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Adirondack Academy seeking more space — and respect
FULTON COUNTY

Adirondack Academy seeking more space — and respect

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

For some students at the Adirondack Academy near Johnstown, Gloversville residents concerned with the “alternative” middle and high school moving to their neighborhood are the latest in a long line of doubters.
 
Cops: Students, then parents, in altercation at Amsterdam High
AMSTERDAM

Cops: Students, then parents, in altercation at Amsterdam High

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016
An altercation between two students, and then their parents, shook up Amsterdam High School on Tuesday morning, according to the school and police.
 
Amsterdam gets $400,000 housing rehab grant
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam gets $400,000 housing rehab grant

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
The neighborhood between Park Street and Van Derveer Street in Amsterdam is on the brink. Well-kept two-family homes with manicured lawns and American flags hanging from the porch give way quickly to vacant, boarded-up houses tagged with graffiti.
 
Amsterdam drug recovery ‘clubhouse’ site chosen
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam drug recovery ‘clubhouse’ site chosen

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
The addiction recovery “clubhouse” recently announced for the city of Amsterdam will be located in the city’s Creative Connections Arts Center, according to city officials.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam High School to beef up hall supervision

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

The Greater Amsterdam School District is hiring a third assistant high school principal this year to try to get more students out of the halls and into classrooms, according to the district superintendent.
 
Money raised to buy Saint Kateri relic
AURIESVILLE

Money raised to buy Saint Kateri relic

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
An online fundraiser is underway to help supporters of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha acquire a rare relic and return it to the Roman Catholic Church.
 
WWII vet Checca remembered for his service and as family man
AMSTERDAM

WWII vet Checca remembered for his service and as family man

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Mario Checca saw life for what it was. "He was definite in the way he did things,” Pauline Kretser, Checca’s daughter, said. “He knew what he wanted and looked at life in a matter-of-fact way." Checca, a decorated World War II veteran and former prisoner of war known for his service and bravery, died this week.
 
Musician details brutal beating in Saratoga Springs
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Musician details brutal beating in Saratoga Springs

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Street musician Sam Mitchell on Thursday recounted the many “wonderful people” he’s met in recent years playing on the streets of Saratoga Springs.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam 'clubhouse' to help fight scourge of heroin

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

This spring, one of seven new “clubhouses” across the state for young people recovering from addiction is set to open in Amsterdam, part of a $1.6 million program announced Thursday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
 
AMSTERDAM

Mario Checca, WWII vet from Amsterdam, dies

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

World War II veteran and former prisoner of war Mario Checca, of Amsterdam, died Monday at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center.
 
Suspect ID'd in Amsterdam, Colonie, Clifton Park larcenies

Suspect ID'd in Amsterdam, Colonie, Clifton Park larcenies

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
A man is being sought by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in relation to multiple larcenies in Amsterdam, Colonie and Clifton Park.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam East End park plans taking shape

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Putting a new park in Amsterdam’s East End was one of Ward 5 Councilman James Martuscello’s highest priorities when running for the office last year, and he’s wasted no time in making it happen.
 
Officials tour former Beech-Nut site, look to future
CANAJOHARIE

Officials tour former Beech-Nut site, look to future

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016
Village of Canajoharie Mayor Francis Avery stepped over broken glass, fallen ceiling panels, dead birds and carpets of green moss Tuesday morning as he led county and federal officials on a tour of the former Beech-Nut factory.
 
Amsterdam man honored for World War II service
FONDA

Amsterdam man honored for World War II service

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016
Thomas R. Williams on Tuesday was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in the U.S. Army during World War II.
 
Amsterdam mayor outlines goals; city's finances top list

Amsterdam mayor outlines goals; city's finances top list

Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
Amsterdam Mayor Mike Villa released his State of the City address quietly on Friday evening, outlining his goals for the coming year, beginning with straightening out the city’s finances.
 
 

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