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Sawyer Fredericks to make return appearance on 'Voice' Tuesday

FULTONVILLE

Sawyer Fredericks to make return appearance on 'Voice' Tuesday

Winner of “The Voice” in 2015, Fredericks will return to the show Tuesday night at 8 on NBC.

Accident victim’s mother, Shen students collaborate on new safety campaign

CLIFTON PARK

Accident victim’s mother, Shen students collaborate on new safety campaign

Four years after the death of Shenendehowa senior Chris Stewart, his mother, Regina Stewart, continues to honor her son’s memory by urging others to drive responsibly through her Steer Clear campaign.

PALATINE BRIDGE

Palatine Bridge church concert set on historic organ

There will be a concert celebrating Trinity Lutheran Church’s historic organ at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6 at the church, 5426 Route 10 north.

FMCC receives $2M bequest

FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

FMCC receives $2M bequest

Signs of progress are everywhere on the campus of Fulton-Montgomery Community College.

AMSTERDAM

Town of Amsterdam seeks ban on explosive


In the video a man is seen pouring bags of white granules into a plastic bucket and hand mixing them with smaller packets of gray granules. He repeats the process several times as a twangy banjo plucks away in the background.

Amsterdam's pedestrian bridge to open on Labor Day

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam's pedestrian bridge to open on Labor Day


State and county officials said the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge will be opened to the public on Labor Day, Sept. 5.

UAlbany gets $10M grant for health disparities research

ALBANY

UAlbany gets $10M grant for health disparities research

The University at Albany aims to diversify its graduate faculty and student population and focus increased attention on health disparities research with the help of a $10 million federal grant.

Amsterdam native Catena was finalist for humanitarian award

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam native Catena was finalist for humanitarian award

Dr. Tom Catena, an Amsterdam native who has dedicated the past eight years to running a hospital in war-torn Sudan, was a finalist for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity.

CAPITAL REGION

Slate of candidates set for upcoming vote

Some school voters in and around Schenectady County will have more choices than others when they go to vote for school board members next month.

Regents introduce research workgroup

A new workgroup has been tasked with studying the research behind testing, teacher evaluations and more.

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

ALBANY

Canal system to open April 27, four days early

The New York State Canal System will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday, four days earlier than originally scheduled.

Copter gives unique view of new projects, old favorites

SCHENECTADY & AMSTERDAM

Copter gives unique view of new projects, old favorites

From the air, everything looks different. On Thursday, Gazette photographer Marc Schultz and I took a helicopter ride to get an aerial view of ongoing projects and popular sites in Schenectady as well as Amsterdam.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam schools in lockout after threat

All Amsterdam schools and district buildings went into lockout Friday as police and district officials investigated a threat, according to a post on the district website.

OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

OESJ elementary/middle school principal has resigned

School Superintendent David Halloran confirmed at a school board meeting Wednesday that elementary/middle school principal Rebecca Marzeski gave her resignation to the school board on April 4.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam skipped state financial evaluation for last 3 years


State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli this week released fiscal stress scores for 17 cities in New York as part of the office’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System, which examines the financial health of state municipalities and schools districts.

Two charged in Sprakers in animal neglect case

SPRAKERS

Two charged in Sprakers in animal neglect case

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday to an animal complaint in Sprakers, and found eight horses and three cows living in “unsafe and deplorable conditions with no water or food readily available to them,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

Cuomo signs MMA legislation to local fighter's delight

SCHENECTADY

Cuomo signs MMA legislation to local fighter's delight

Gov. Andrew Cuomo officially signed legislation legalizing Mixed Martial Arts in New York on Thursday. Amsterdam fighter Tommy Marcellino called it a “good feeling” knowing that he could soon be fighting closer to home, rather than having to go out of state.

Teacher evaluation plans still required

CAPITAL REGION

Teacher evaluation plans still required

Educators across the state are developing teacher-evaluation plans based on a law education policymakers say they plan to ditch, working under a system in line for big changes.

Albany man charged with lewd acts in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM

Albany man charged with lewd acts in Amsterdam

An Albany man is facing charges after being caught on camera fondling himself in view of patrons at two Town of Amsterdam stores, state police said today.

Longtime Montgomery County DA to retire when term is up

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Longtime Montgomery County DA to retire when term is up

District Attorney Jed Conboy will retire from his post at the conclusion of his term in December, he said this week.

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