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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County bans e-cigarette use on county property

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Montgomery County has become the second Capital Region county to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on county property because of the possible health risks.
 
CAPITAL REGION

State to fund housing rehabs in Amsterdam, elsewhere

Thursday, April 17, 2014
Amsterdam’s Woodrow Wilson Townhouse complex is scheduled to be completely renovated by the summer of 2015 thanks to more than $8 million in state funding announced Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
 
AMSTERDAM

N.J. food company eyeing former Quandt’s facility in Amsterdam

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A growing New Jersey food distributor is trying to buy an Amsterdam warehouse formerly occupied by Quandt’s Foodservice Distribution.
 
Schenectady County is state’s asthma hot spot

Schenectady County is state’s asthma hot spot

Sunday, April 13, 2014
Schenectady County is the asthma capital of the state, according to a state Comptroller’s Office report released last week that showed more than 13 percent of residents enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program have the lung disease.
 
OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

O-E-SJ board gives embattled superintendent a deadline

Friday, April 11, 2014
The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Board of Education voted Thursday to give embattled Superintendent Laura Lawrence until 5 p.m. today to accept its latest settlement offer or else face formal administrative charges.
 
ALBANY

Canajoharie man pleads guilty of armed bank robbery

Thursday, April 10, 2014
A Canajoharie man faces up to 25 years in state prison after pleading guilty to robbing a bank in Slingerlands, District Attorney P. David Soares announced Thursday.
 
Amsterdam Ukrainian church moves popular bazaar
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam Ukrainian church moves popular bazaar

Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Easter celebration at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church will come a little earlier this year.
 
Casino hopefuls must ante up soon
CAPITAL REGION

Casino hopefuls must ante up soon

Sunday, April 6, 2014
The state Gaming Commission released its 80-page request for applications last week, outlining exactly what is needed from prospective operators and starting the countdown that ends with the June 30 deadline for casino proposals.
 
Auriesville shrine's new plan: Ask for money
AURIESVILLE

Auriesville shrine's new plan: Ask for money

Saturday, April 5, 2014
When the first group of pilgrims file into the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs Coliseum in Auriesville early next month for spring Mass, they’ll hear something never before spoken from the pulpit of that cavernous structure — a plea for money.
 
CAPITOL

State allows assessment reductions for 2013 flood victims

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Owners of flood-damaged properties in 10 counties still paying taxes based on pre-deluge assessments could be getting a break under the 2014-15 New York state budget.
 
Streams swell, but no flooding in Capital Region
CAPITAL REGION

Streams swell, but no flooding in Capital Region

Monday, March 31, 2014
Downpours over the weekend melted a good deal of the snowpack around the Capital Region and brought some waterways to the brink of flood stage, but the abrupt spring thaw didn’t cause any significant problems Sunday.
 
AMSTERDAM

In Rug City, schools considered generally integrated

Sunday, March 30, 2014
As in Schenectady, Amsterdam schools appear to buck the findings of a national student demographics study that found New York state schools the most segregated in the county. “Our schools operate as one,” said District Superintendent Thomas Perillo. “We’re very proud of that fact.”
 
COLONIE

Amsterdam man accused of flashing a passing motorist

Thursday, March 27, 2014
An Amsterdam man is facing a lewdness charge after allegedly exposing himself while driving to a fellow motorist Tuesday afternoon on alternate Route 7 in Colonie.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County lines up company to haul its trash away

Thursday, March 27, 2014
Montgomery County tied up the final loose end of the soon to be dissolved MOSA agreement at a meeting of the Legislature Tuesday night.
 
FONDA

Ex-local farmhand off to prison for human smuggling

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The leader of a Phoenix-based human-smuggling organization was working on a dairy farm in Fonda when Homeland Security agents caught up with him.
 
 

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