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CAPITAL REGION

Flu already a problem in four area counties

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
With the number of flu cases rising both locally and across New York, the state Health Department has declared influenza “prevalent” in New York state.
 
Canajoharie farmer gets goats back, eyes justice
CANAJOHARIE

Canajoharie farmer gets goats back, eyes justice

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Her goats are back home, but Marigrace Hoag isn’t resting easy.
 
Liquid nicotine kills Fort Plain toddler
FORT PLAIN

Liquid nicotine kills Fort Plain toddler

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
A baby boy died Tuesday in Fort Plain after drinking liquid nicotine, the chemical used in increasingly popular electronic cigarettes.
 
Stolen Canajoharie goats found online
CANAJOHARIE

Stolen Canajoharie goats found online

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Marigrace Hoag located 21 goats stolen from her family's farm after the Broome County man who bought them from the alleged thief learned on Facebook that the five baby goats — called kids — and 16 adults had been snatched.
 
Area districts’ pre-K programs up and running
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Area districts’ pre-K programs up and running

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
The Gloversville Enlarged School District, the Greater Amsterdam School District, the Fort Plain Central School District and the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District were among dozens of districts and community organizations throughout the state to receive pre-kindergarten grants.
 
Holiday lights shine on Amsterdam for 16th season
AMSTERDAM

Holiday lights shine on Amsterdam for 16th season

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014
Two holiday season light shows are underway in the city for the 16th consecutive year.
 
Local tab for helping out Buffalo: $125K
CAPITOL

Local tab for helping out Buffalo: $125K

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
Two Capital Region counties that sent public works employees to help in the aftermath of the historic snowstorm that hit Buffalo two weeks ago incurred more than $125,000 in expenses, though they may be reimbursed.
 
Canalway Trail bridge reopens in Fort Plain
FORT PLAIN

Canalway Trail bridge reopens in Fort Plain

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014
State, Montgomery County and local officials announced the reopening of the Otsquago Creek Bridge on the Erie Canalway Trail Wednesday, saying the improved infrastructure is a sign the county is almost back to full strength after a number of severe storms in recent years.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam to host open house on revitalization

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
An open house will be held Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. in the Wilbur H. Lynch Middle School cafeteria to give residents, property owners and businesses the opportunity to voice their opinions on the efforts to revitalize downtown and the city’s south side.
 
Kirk Douglas still very much alive
AMSTERDAM

Kirk Douglas still very much alive

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
Legendary actor, author and Amsterdam native Kirk Douglas is still very much alive, contrary to details in an obituary posted this weekend on the website of People magazine.
 
AMSTERDAM

Contest’s goal: Determine Amsterdam’s oldest building

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
In an effort to spur economic development, the Historic Amsterdam League is hosting a contest to find the oldest building in the city.
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Seven hospitalized when vehicle hits Amish buggy in Montgomery County

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
Seven people were taken to area hospitals Tuesday evening after a motor vehicle rear-ended the back of a horse drawn buggy in the town of Florida, according to authorities.
 
Alleged St. Johnsville sexual predator weighs deal
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Alleged St. Johnsville sexual predator weighs deal

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014
A St. Johnsville man accused of sex crimes against six separate children has until the end of next week to consider a plea bargain offer or take his case to trial.
 
New bakery opens in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

New bakery opens in Amsterdam

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

As the sun rose early Tuesday morning, a number of customers patiently waited for Nana’s Bakerz Dozen to open for the first time.
 
Event helps find horses new homes
AMSTERDAM

Event helps find horses new homes

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
The Easy Street Horse and Barnyard Rescue held an adoption clinic Sunday in hopes of finding long-term homes for some of the horses that currently live on the farm.
 
 

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