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MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County executive seeks Smart Climate tag

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort is hoping to have the county eventually designated as a Climate Smart Community with a handful of initiatives aimed at increasing energy efficiency and drawing more power from solar energy.
 
Amsterdam mayor: Mural is not a target
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam mayor: Mural is not a target

Friday, Jan. 15, 2016
For many in the city’s volunteer and arts communities, the destruction of a stone labyrinth on the south lawn of City Hall last week by new Mayor Mike Villa, without consulting its creators, sent a clear signal that their efforts were neither appreciated nor welcome.
 
PALATINE

Palatine settles one lawsuit, faces another one

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

The mostly new Town Board in Palatine started 2016 hoping to settle a lawsuit filed over the development of the disputed new town hall only to find themselves hit with another lawsuit from the former town attorney.
 
Palatine Supervisor Niccoli mulls state Senate run
PALATINE

Palatine Supervisor Niccoli mulls state Senate run

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
After a successful election in Palatine in November, Town Supervisor Sara Niccoli is exploring a run for the 46th state Senate district, currently held by Republican George Amedore.
 
Destruction of Amsterdam labyrinth baffles builders
AMSTERDAM

Destruction of Amsterdam labyrinth baffles builders

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
In his first week in office, Amsterdam Mayor Mike Villa has ordered the destruction of a stone labyrinth built outside City Hall by community volunteers under former mayor Ann Thane.
 
Montgomery County officials say there’s adequate space at shelter
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County officials say there’s adequate space at shelter

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Leaders from around Montgomery County met Wednesday morning in Amsterdam to discuss how to implement Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order to move homeless people into shelters in dangerously cold weather.
 
Old downtown Amsterdam hotel to become assisted living center
AMSTERDAM

Old downtown Amsterdam hotel to become assisted living center

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

The new owner and fate of a vacant hotel in the middle of downtown Amsterdam have both come to light recently after the building sold for $1 million at auction in October to an undisclosed buyer.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Former DPW chief tapped as Montgomery County Legislature chairman

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016

Montgomery County District 5 Legislator Terry Bieniek was elected to serve as county Legislature chairman for 2016 at a reorganizational meeting Jan. 1.
 
MOHAWK

Town and county both want to take lead on industrial park review

Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
With the town of Mohawk preparing to challenge Fulton County for lead agency status in an environmental review of a proposed annexation that would pave the way for a two-county Regional Business Park, the decision is likely to fall to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
 
Montgomery County seeks residents' input on tourism
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County seeks residents' input on tourism

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
The Montgomery County Tourism Department is asking county residents for input over the next month on how best to develop its tourism strategy in 2016.
 
OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

OESJ district eyes feedback for capital improvements

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District is gearing up for what could be a $30 million capital project in the coming years.
 
Michael Villa, son of former mayor, takes office in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

Michael Villa, son of former mayor, takes office in Amsterdam

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016
Michael Villa, a 58-year-old former police officer who hasn’t held elected office, defeated two-term incumbent Democrat Ann Thane by a solid margin in November, and took office Friday, New Year’s Day.
He said he plans to work on getting the city’s finances in better order, addressing housing blight, and trying to attract a hotel. The Best Value Inn on Market Street, the city’s only hotel, has been closed for more than a year, and was recently sold, its future uncertain.
 
Montgomery County may seize former Beech-Nut plant

Montgomery County may seize former Beech-Nut plant

Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015
Montgomery County is exploring foreclosure on the former Beech-Nut plant in the village of Canajoharie after three years of unpaid tax bills and stalled demolition plans.
 
Three charged with gang assault in Amsterdam

Three charged with gang assault in Amsterdam

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
Amsterdam police have arrested three men in connection with a stabbing at a Stewart’s Shop on Saturday afternoon.
 
Amsterdam police: Missing teen found, is safe
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam police: Missing teen found, is safe

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015
A teenager last seen on Dec. 24 has been located and is safe, according to a news release tonight from the Amsterdam Police Department.
 
 

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