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AMSTERDAM

Audit faults Amsterdam school district’s management of surplus funds

An audit by state Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli’s office found that the Greater Amsterdam School District consistently developed and adopted realistic budget estimates, but exceeded the limit for the district’s fund balance since the 2012-13 school year.

AMSTERDAM

500,000 gallons of partially treated sewage spills into Mohawk River

A half-million gallons of partially treated sewage spilled into the Mohawk River early Wednesday morning because of an equipment failure at the Westside Pump Station, according to an alert sent out by the Department of Environmental Conservation.

OESJ teacher dies in bicycle accident

CAROGA

OESJ teacher dies in bicycle accident

A special education teacher with the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District died in a July 1 bicycle accident in Fulton County, sheriff’s officials said today.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Former Montgomery County Jail inmate files lawsuit

The former inmate at the center of criminal charges filed against two Montgomery County Jail guards last October has formally filed a lawsuit against the county, the two guards and other guards.

Siblings thrive balancing Harvard, music career

AMSTERDAM

Siblings thrive balancing Harvard, music career

Being a full-time musician touring the country can be a hectic and exhausting career — late to bed after gigs, and early to rise for press junkets and promotional radio and TV appearances. But Fort Plain siblings Jocelyn and Chris Arndt seem to make it work with ease.

Three addiction outreach centers eyed

CAPITAL REGION

Three addiction outreach centers eyed

The Prevention Council of Saratoga County has received a $1.75 million state grant to establish a regional clearinghouse for addiction treatment services.

FORT PLAIN

Fort Plain Mayor Guy Barton dies

Fort Plain Mayor Guy Barton died Friday following a brief illness.

Four charged in Amsterdam drug raid

AMSTERDAM

Four charged in Amsterdam drug raid


The Amsterdam Police Department arrested four city residents in an early-morning drug raid on Friday.

19TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Faso, Teachout roll to primary victories in Congressional race

Early election results showed the two major party front runners in the 19th Congressional District race coasting to primary victories on Tuesday night with comfortable margins separating them and their opponents.

Police: Boy playing with fireworks started Amsterdam fire

AMSTERDAM

Police: Boy playing with fireworks started Amsterdam fire

Amsterdam Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Hennessy said the fire that destroyed three buildings and damaged a fourth on Monday was caused by a 10-year-old boy playing with fireworks in the rear of one of the buildings.

Fire strikes three houses in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM

Fire strikes three houses in Amsterdam

Amsterdam firefighters are battling a blaze that took down three houses on West Main Street this evening.

Following sit-in, Tonko to continue push for gun control

ALBANY

Following sit-in, Tonko to continue push for gun control

In the 25 hours he spent sitting on the floor of the House of Representatives, Congressman Paul Tonko didn’t sleep at all.

Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies

AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY

Amsterdam, Mohonasen high schools hold graduation ceremonies


As soon as the students got to their seats, they turned and looked. In the seats behind and above them, they saw smiling parents and grandparents looking back.

Fulton and Montgomery counties unveil mobile command trailer

FULTON & MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

Fulton and Montgomery counties unveil mobile command trailer

Officials from Fulton and Montgomery counties unveiled a new mobile command trailer on Wednesday, marking the completion of a joint effort between the two county governments dating back to 2013.

Website touts Montgomery County as enticing place to work

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Website touts Montgomery County as enticing place to work

Montgomery County’s economic development team has launched a website that highlights job opportunities within the county, in an attempt to boost the county’s economy and burnish its image as a business location.

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

ALBANY

Lawmakers pass lead contamination testing bill

School districts across the state will be required to test water taps for lead contamination under a law passed by the state Legislature in its final hours of work last week.

Montgomery County updating agriculture protection plan

MONROE, Ga.

Montgomery County updating agriculture protection plan

Montgomery County is working with a research firm in Syracuse to update the county’s agricultural and farmland protection plan, which is meant to identify and prioritize initiatives that will increase the economic viability of agriculture and agri-business in the county.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Appeals court overturns veterans' DWI conviction in Montgomery County

A DWI conviction in Montgomery County was overturned after the assistant district attorney prosecuting the case improperly used suppressed medical records to challenge evidence presented during the trial, according to state Supreme Court Appellate Division judges who reviewed the case.

Woman with history of horse neglect charged in Fultonville

FULTONVILLE

Woman with history of horse neglect charged in Fultonville

A woman convicted in 2012 on 19 misdemeanor animal cruelty charges in Saratoga County has just been charged with committing the same crime in Montgomery County, resulting in the death of a horse within her care.

AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam budget set as mayor’s vetoes stick


The Common Council voted not to override any of the four vetoes by Mayor Michael Villa on proposed changes to his 2016-17 budget, effectively finalizing the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.

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