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CANAJOHARIE

1 killed in 2-vehicle crash on Thruway in Canajoharie

Thursday, May 14, 2015
State police say one person has been killed in a two-vehicle accident that shut down both westbound lanes of the New York Thruway in the Mohawk Valley.
 
Farley to face primary challenge
49TH SENATE DISTRICT

Farley to face primary challenge

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Longtime state Sen. Hugh Farley, R-Niskayuna who has represented the 49th Senate District for nearly 40 years, will face a primary challenge this fall for the first time since 1992.
 
Fredericks reaches finals of ‘The Voice’
AMSTERDAM

Fredericks reaches finals of ‘The Voice’

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Montgomery County singer again advanced Tuesday night and will compete in the final round of the show next week. Now, local fans are wondering, could he win the whole thing?
 
MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Most proposed Montgomery County school budgets carry tax hike

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
School taxes will go up for most of Montgomery County if proposed budgets pass next week.
 
PERTH

Medical marijuana operation proposed in Perth

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A medical marijuana processor may become the first tenant of Fulton County’s new Tryon Technology Park and Incubator Center, according to plans presented to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors this week.
 
OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

OESJ District plans to close elementary school

Monday, May 11, 2015

In an effort to remain financially stable, the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Jonhsville Board of Education voted last week to close the David H. Robbins Elementary School at the conclusion of the 2014-15 school year.
 
Aunt denied custody of Kenneth White's sisters
ALBANY

Aunt denied custody of Kenneth White's sisters

Monday, May 11, 2015

An Albany County Family Court judge ruled Monday that Brenda Van Alstyne, the aunt of slain 5-year old Kenneth White, will not be able to see the boy’s two sisters for the foreseeable future.
 
Sawyer Fredericks known for signature hat, too
CAPITAL REGION

Sawyer Fredericks known for signature hat, too

Monday, May 11, 2015
The black hat that typically sits atop Sawyer Fredericks’ long, flowing golden locks has become a fashion fad among adults and children throughout the Capital Region, as the Montgomery County singer’s popularity continues to grow as he advances in competition on “The Voice.”
 
Cities team up to fight blight
SCHENECTADY

Cities team up to fight blight

Monday, May 11, 2015
The mayors of Amsterdam, Gloversville, Schenectady and Troy are working to establish a system to share code enforcement data in an effort to combat blight.
 
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam native dies after trailer fire

Friday, May 8, 2015
An Amsterdam native has died after suffering severe burns in a fire at his residence in Johnstown last weekend.
 
Welcome home, Sawyer
ALBANY

Welcome home, Sawyer

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Sawyer Fredericks, a semifinalist on “The Voice,” gave an hour-long performance at the Palace Theatre that was taped for a hometown episode of the NBC vocal talent competition.
 
Thousands welcome Sawyer Fredericks home with parade
FONDA

Thousands welcome Sawyer Fredericks home with parade

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The fanfare surrounding the Montgomery County singer whose run on NBC’s “The Voice” has captured the attention of the entire region reached a new pinnacle Wednesday, as thousands filled the Fonda Fairgrounds to watch him do in person what he’s been doing so well on television.
 
AMSTERDAM

Filing glitch led to Amsterdam sewage spill going unregistered on DEC site

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
After a massive December 2013 sewage spill into the Mohawk River went largely unnoticed, the state Department of Environmental Conservation recently fined Amsterdam and is forcing the city to upgrade its sewer system.
 
For Sawyer Fredericks' followers, the fandemonium continues
AMSTERDAM

For Sawyer Fredericks' followers, the fandemonium continues

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The large crowd on hand Tuesday night at Parillo’s Armory Grill to watch NBC’s “The Voice” erupted when the show’s host announced Sawyer Fredericks is advancing to the next round of the competition.
 
Sawyer Fredericks has local fans singing his praise
AMSTERDAM

Sawyer Fredericks has local fans singing his praise

Monday, May 4, 2015
As Sawyer Fredericks took the stage Monday night on NBC’s “The Voice,” Margaret Persico couldn’t hold back her excitement in anticipation of the 16-year old’s first performance.
 
 

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