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Celebrating roots: Church hosts Ukrainian-American Heritage Day
AMSTERDAM

Celebrating roots: Church hosts Ukrainian-American Heritage Day

Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015
Fifteen years ago this month, Vira Dyakiv came to Amsterdam from Ukraine in search of a better life, “like a fish looking for water.” Saturday morning, she sold ornate hand-painted eggs, called pysanky, and other traditional Ukrainian crafts outside St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam district gets $50K to add behavior specialist

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
The Greater Amsterdam School District is receiving $50,000 this year to hire a second behavior specialist to help keep at-risk students in the classroom.
 
Ukrainian heritage and pride to be focus of Amsterdam festival
AMSTERDAM

Ukrainian heritage and pride to be focus of Amsterdam festival

Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
A portrait of Ukrainian national poet Taras Shevchenko hung over steaming pans of freshly made varenyky in the basement of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Amsterdam on Wednesday morning, a vase of bright yellow sunflowers on a windowsill to the poet’s left.
 
Four accused of using cloned credit cards in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

Four accused of using cloned credit cards in Amsterdam

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Four people are accused of using cloned credit cards at a city of Amsterdam store.
 
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Police seize marijuana in Fulton, Montgomery counties

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
More than 250 marijuana plants and 15 pounds of processed marijuana were seized in Fulton and Montgomery counties as the New York State Police conducted surveillance flights over the last two weeks, according to police.
 
Fort Plain man accused in Glen sex abuse

Fort Plain man accused in Glen sex abuse

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
A Fort Plain man has been charged with sex abuse after allegedly forcing sexual contact onto a woman in Glen.
 
Amsterdam land bank project sells quickly
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam land bank project sells quickly

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
Last week, the first project of the Capital Region Land Bank in Amsterdam was completed at 35 Julia St., a white, one-floor, three-bedroom house that had been abandoned and neglected in recent years.
 
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Fulmont Community Action gets strong audit

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Fulmont Community Action Agency Inc. scored high marks on a recent state audit, missing only one of 278 total standards and indicators of success.
 
PALATINE

Palatine candidates form new party

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Four candidates seeking seats on the Palatine Town Board, including incumbent Supervisor Sara Niccoli, have formed a new party to “bring a new spirit of collaboration to the embattled Palatine Town Council.”
 
‘Million dollar baby’ defies odds with babe of her own
AMSTERDAM

‘Million dollar baby’ defies odds with babe of her own

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Alyana Millan, born with a rare congenital disease that causes her to stop breathing when she falls asleep, has been defying the odds since she was born.
 
Fort Plain gets $2M for flood work
FORT PLAIN

Fort Plain gets $2M for flood work

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

Montgomery County will receive $2.7 million in state funding as part of the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan to reduce vulnerability to flooding in the wake of the 2013 floods.
 
Montgomery County residents say no to Fonda bypass
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County residents say no to Fonda bypass

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Montgomery County residents showed up at a public information session about the proposed Fonda Connector project Wednesday night with a clear message: We don’t want it.
 
NY Assembly speaker Heastie tours Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

NY Assembly speaker Heastie tours Schenectady

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat from the Bronx, says he has only seen one Broadway show in New York City — when he was 8 years old.
 
Montgomery County leaders oppose Fonda Connector plan
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County leaders oppose Fonda Connector plan

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Just two days before a public hearing for the Fonda Connector project, Montgomery County leaders announced their official opposition to the new bypass that would connect the Thruway with the Johnstown Industrial Park on the southern edge of Fulton County.
 
NY Assembly speaker Heastie visiting Schenectady
CAPITAL REGION

NY Assembly speaker Heastie visiting Schenectady

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is planning to visit Amsterdam and Schenectady tomorrow to tour businesses and developments in the two cities, his office confirmed.
 
 

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