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NY Assembly speaker Heastie tours Schenectady
SCHENECTADY

NY Assembly speaker Heastie tours Schenectady

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat from the Bronx, says he has only seen one Broadway show in New York City — when he was 8 years old.
 
Montgomery County leaders oppose Fonda Connector plan
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montgomery County leaders oppose Fonda Connector plan

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
Just two days before a public hearing for the Fonda Connector project, Montgomery County leaders announced their official opposition to the new bypass that would connect the Thruway with the Johnstown Industrial Park on the southern edge of Fulton County.
 
NY Assembly speaker Heastie visiting Schenectady
CAPITAL REGION

NY Assembly speaker Heastie visiting Schenectady

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
NY Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is planning to visit Amsterdam and Schenectady tomorrow to tour businesses and developments in the two cities, his office confirmed.
 

Woman killed in Amsterdam when tree falls on truck

Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015
A woman died Monday morning in Amsterdam after a tree fell on the truck she was traveling in, according to police.
 
Counterfeit Jason Aldean shirts confiscated in Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM

Counterfeit Jason Aldean shirts confiscated in Amsterdam

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
A traffic stop for speeding last week led police to a cache of counterfeit concert T-shirts, state police said.
 
Capital Region pools stay cool in hot spell
CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region pools stay cool in hot spell

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
The Capital Region hasn’t had too many 90-degree days this summer — just three, in fact — but you can expect to battle such temperatures today and Tuesday.
 
New life for long-shuttered landmark Amsterdam diner
AMSTERDAM

New life for long-shuttered landmark Amsterdam diner

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Carmel’s Free Diner Inc is a non-profit that aims to revive the 100-year-old diner with the aim of providing healthy, affordable food to residents of Amsterdam’s impoverished East End.
 
Saratoga 5K will benefit man trying to walk again
FULTONVILLE

Saratoga 5K will benefit man trying to walk again

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Fultonville native Trevor Comeau considers himself lucky, in a way. When he suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2010, he never heard that medical drama cliche, “You’ll never walk again.”
 
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Study to look at transit options for Fulton, Montgomery counties

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Leaders from Fulton and Montgomery counties are backing a study that aims to find a better and, ideally, cheaper alternative to the patchwork of public transportation systems currently operating in the area.
 
MOHAWK VALLEY

Mohawk Valley leaders weigh method of landing $500M in state funds

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015

At a forum Thursday morning hosted by MV500, the Mohawk Valley coalition angling for $500 million in upstate revitalization funds, area leaders grappled with how to craft a winning identity for one of the state’s lesser known regions.
 
Amsterdam post hosts cross-country bicyclists
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam post hosts cross-country bicyclists

Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015
Three Boy Scouts and a Vietnam veteran were treated to some well-deserved hot dogs and hamburgers at American Legion Post 701 in Amsterdam Wednesday afternoon where they stopped on the last leg of their cross-country bike ride.
 
AMSTERDAM

Queens teen arrested for Amsterdam burglary

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
A teenager from Queens was arrested Tuesday in the town of Amsterdam for allegedly breaking into a Country Feed Store, according to police.
 
PALATINE

Palatine Town Board seeks lead role in town hall site review

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015

Aiming to start construction of a new town hall by this autumn, the Palatine Town Board is proposing a change to its laws to allow the Town Board, rather than the Planning Board, to conduct the site plan review for the project.
 
FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Three potential routes outlined for proposed Fonda bypass

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
The preliminary feasibility report for the Fonda Connector, a proposed new highway to route traffic from Thruway Exit 28 in Montgomery County to the Johnstown Industrial Park in Fulton County, finds that the bypass could be beneficial and outlines three potential routes.
 
Amsterdam makes slow progress in war on graffiti
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam makes slow progress in war on graffiti

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
The graffiti on the garage door of an industrial building on Amsterdam’s Park Street has been painted over a few times, judging by the blocks of white behind the latest tag, a swirl of lines in black spray paint that vaguely resemble letters.
 
 

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