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Amsterdam track star staying strong for family after fire

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam track star staying strong for family after fire

Izaiah Brown’s collection of trophies — gold and gleaming awards for feats of speed — filled shelves inside his home in Amsterdam.

'Statement day': Amsterdam pedestrian bridge opens

AMSTERDAM

'Statement day': Amsterdam pedestrian bridge opens

New York Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul was in Amsterdam on Wednesday to herald the opening of the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian bridge, a $17.5 million project connecting Amsterdam’s South Side with the rest of the city.

Parmalee heads Music Fest lineup at Fonda Fair

Parmalee heads Music Fest lineup at Fonda Fair

When Montgomery County farmers got together and created the Fonda Fair back in 1842, it was all about agriculture. The fair has added a few things since.

Rutgers track standout loses everything in Amsterdam blaze

AMSTERDAM

Rutgers track standout loses everything in Amsterdam blaze

A fire on Tuesday destroyed the home of Amsterdam track star Izaiah Brown, just days before he was to begin his sophomore year at Rutgers University.

Amsterdam ‘clubhouse’ opens to battle heroin epidemic

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam ‘clubhouse’ opens to battle heroin epidemic

The first of seven state-funded “clubhouses” for substance abuse prevention and recovery opened in Amsterdam on Thursday.

Canajoharie to hold public meeting about Beech-Nut site

CANAJOHARIE

Canajoharie to hold public meeting about Beech-Nut site

The Village of Canajoharie will hold a public meeting and work session Aug. 31 to discuss the future of the decrepit Beech-Nut plant.

AMSTERDAM

Section of Amsterdam to receive state grants, tax credits

A section of Amsterdam is now included in a state program aimed at helping communities revitalize areas through planning, grants and tax credits, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

Missing Amsterdam woman found in woods

Missing Amsterdam woman found in woods

Amsterdam police are asking for the public’s help in finding 34-year-old Lynn Sausville of Amsterdam, according to a missing vulnerable adult alert issued shortly after 5:40 p.m. on Wednesday.

Amsterdam pedestrian bridge pays tribute to city

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam pedestrian bridge pays tribute to city

The soon-to-open Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge is a paean to Amsterdam’s past and a hopeful toast to its future.

Thruway rest stop in Montgomery County offers history lessons

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Thruway rest stop in Montgomery County offers history lessons

A new rest area opened Thursday on the New York State Thruway to provide travelers a chance to take a break from driving, eat food produced in the Mohawk Valley, and sit in the grass while they watch the day-to-day operations of a lock on the Erie Canal.

Man accused of stealing $50,000 from Montgomery County relative

FONDA

Man accused of stealing $50,000 from Montgomery County relative


State police in Montgomery County arrested a state of Florida man who allegedly stole more than $50,000 from a family member living in the county.

Don't blame just Amsterdam for Mohawk River quality woes

MOHAWK VALLEY

Don't blame just Amsterdam for Mohawk River quality woes

Amsterdam’s recent 500,000 gallon spill of raw sewage in the vicinity of a creek that feeds into the Mohawk River is certainly alarming.

Dive team wanted after Great Sacandaga drowning

FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Dive team wanted after Great Sacandaga drowning

The family of an Amsterdam teenager who drowned on Great Sacandaga Lake last Saturday has started a memorial fund in his name to raise funds for increased search and rescue and dive operations in Fulton and Montgomery counties.

AMSTERDAM

State intervening in Amsterdam sewer break


Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed two state agencies on Monday to assist Amsterdam in finding a permanent solution to its ongoing sewer infrastructure problem along Forest Avenue.

Bypass alleviates Amsterdam sewage leak

AMSTERDAM

Bypass alleviates Amsterdam sewage leak

The city of Amsterdam has made temporary repairs to a sewage leak that began early last week, spilling at least 50 gallons of raw sewage per minute near the Chuctanunga Creek, according to state officials.

Bypass expected to end ongoing Amsterdam sewage leakage

AMSTERDAM

Bypass expected to end ongoing Amsterdam sewage leakage

Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa said crews expected to have the sewer line leak on Forest Avenue fixed by Thursday evening.

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

CAPITAL REGION

Safyre Terry tours police, fire stations with message of thanks

Young Safyre Terry not only looked the part sitting in the front seat of an Amsterdam firetruck, but she sort of sounded the part, too, a fire official recalled Wednesday.

Amsterdam system spilling raw sewage

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam system spilling raw sewage

For the second time this month, Amsterdam’s beleaguered wastewater treatment system has sprung a leak, spewing tens of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into the Mohawk River so far.

SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

ROTTERDAM

SACC moves to ViaPort, expands reach

Schenectady’s original public access station is moving out of the city and expanding its reach to cover more than a dozen counties.

Amsterdam faces $55,000 penalty over sewer system violations

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam faces $55,000 penalty over sewer system violations

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has hit Amsterdam with a $55,000 civil penalty for a series of environmental violations related to the Clean Water Act and the city’s sewer system.

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