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Amsterdam, New York is located in Montgomery County. Zip codes in Amsterdam, NY include 12010. The median home price in Amsterdam is $119,500. More Amsterdam information.

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Saturday | Gloversville Leader-Herald

Rainy Day Crafters

Mother Nature was no match for craft enthusiasts Saturday, as shoppers made their way through the rain to two different craft fairs. The annual Wemple and Edick's Craft Fair in Johnstown and Eagle Mills Craft Fair in Broadalbin began Saturday despite the drizzle.

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Saturday | Gloversville Leader-Herald

Richard E. - Dutch' Holt

Richard E. "Dutch" Holt, 84, passed away at his home in Conway, SC, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, with his devoted wife Fay McWhirt Holt by his side. He was born in Amsterdam on July 21, 1930, a son of Harry and Mildred Scouten Holt, and attended school in Broadalbin.

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Saturday | Gloversville Leader-Herald

A New Pathway

The first thing you notice when you walk into the new Pathways in Technology Early College High School - or P-TECH program spaces at Jansen Avenue School - is the colors. It's not drab, for sure.

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Saturday Sep 13 | Recorder

City code violators could lose DSS rent

Amsterdam officials are teaming up with the Montgomery County Department of Social Services to help resolve some of the city's ongoing code violations at rental properties. "I think this plan will get the attention of negligent landlords," Mayor Ann Thane said, "which has always been an issue, and always will be an issue, because we are a city and there's never 100 percent compliance, ever."

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Saturday Sep 13 | Recorder

Trust dissolution another step closer

The Montgomery County Legislature has taken one of the final steps needed to ensure the dissolution of the county Health Insurance Trust is complete by the end of the year. "This is one of the final pieces we need to do to dissolve it, and it is to put together a dissolution plan we can take forward to end it," Legislature Chairman Thomas Quackenbush said.

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Saturday Sep 13 | Recorder

County eyeing failed casino property

To prepare for future development at the 585-acre site along Route 30 formerly targeted for a casino, it could cost Montgomery County officials millions before a shovel goes in the ground. At Thursday's Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency meeting, Director Ken Rose said he is preparing a financial budget to investigate the feasibility of developing the site.

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Saturday Sep 13 | Gloversville Leader-Herald

Sweet Season

Todd Rogers, owner of Rogers Family Orchard in Johnstown, said Friday the rest of the 2014 apple season - which is entering its fourth week - is expected to be good, citing the cool weather. Katarina Keyser picks apples with Rob Raczynski, both of Amsterdam, on Friday at Bellinger's Orchard in Glen.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Recorder

Full-day pre-k classes are filling up

The Greater Amsterdam School District is still accepting applications for a full-day pre-kindergarten program scheduled to start next week -- the first time the district is introducing a full-day curriculum to its academic offerings. Both Amsterdam and Broadalbin-Perth Central School District were among 81 districts and community organizations to receive state funding for the program, just weeks before the start of the school year.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Homeless shelter eyes county funds

Janine Robitaille of the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless came before the legislature's Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday to ask for funding for Danielle's House. Danielle's House is a not-for-profit shelter and housing facility that operates at 218 E. Main St. in Amsterdam.

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Awaiting the go-ahead and the money for bridge work

Artist Patrick Morelli purchased his 4,000-square-foot museum and studio above the Rao Center after local officials including Mayor Ann Thane and U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, commissioned him to create sculptures for the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook in Amsterdam. Although the artist is seemingly happy about his decision to move into the large studio and museum space, Morelli is stuck in artist limbo until officials come up with the money to follow through with the original design.

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Gloversville Leader-Herald

Broadalbin-Perth golfers defeat Johnstown

Alex Bond and Brett Getman each finished with rounds of 35 to lead Broadalbin-Perth to a 146-169 win over Johnstown in a Foothills Council golf match at Holland Meadows Golf Course on Wednesday. Chris Geleta had a 38 to lead Johnstown , while Chris Renda finished with a 41. Ben Wager and Ethan Wager each carded rounds of 45 for the Sir Bills.

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Courier Standard

Petition numbers get two tossed from county ballot

Bids from two independent candidates seeking election in Montgomery County in November have been pulled from the ballot due to an incorrect number of petition signatures. The county Board of Elections said Tuesday that James Glorioso, who is running against Sheriff Michael Amato, was taken off ballot due to the lack of valid signatures.

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Gloversville Leader-Herald

County closer to dissolving trust

During a special meeting held Tuesday night, the Montgomery County?Legislature voted unanimously on a disestablishment plan for the no longer operational trust. State law allowed for municipalities to share the costs of self-insuring their employees with other municipalities, school districts or similar groups.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Recorder

What's happening

There will be a special meeting of the Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education at 6 p.m. at the Central Administration Building, Liberty Street, Amsterdam. The purpose of this meeting is to enter into executive session in regard to contractual negotiations with the superintendent of schools.

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Business Journal

Union drops plan to organize nurses at Amsterdam, New York hospital

New York State Nurses Association has withdrawn its petition seeking to unionize 250 workers at St. Mary's Healthcare, a hospital system in Amsterdam. In response to an Albany Business Review request today about the petition withdrawal, a union spokeswoman in an email blamed the hospital leaders for deploying tactics to divide nurses.

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Cancer survivor is turning the town teal, all for a good cause

September marks Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Amsterdam resident Kelly Quist-Demars is spreading the word by turning the town teal -- literally. Quist-Demars, an ovarian cancer survivor, is promoting a national campaign called Turn the Towns Teal, to direct attention to the disease.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

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Reconnecting the cities and the rivers

Almost as soon as construction began on Albany's "riverfront arterial" in the 1960s, ideas were being hatched to mitigate the negative impact of the immense steel and concrete barrier that cut off the city from its historic waterfront. The superhighway, now Interstate 787, is what thousands of state workers and others use to quickly get in and out of the Empire State Plaza and elsewhere in downtown Albany.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Albany Times Union

Amsterdam mayor goes to bat for Schenectady casino project

Mayor Ann Thane of Amsterdam broke with some of the other elected leaders of Montgomery County and threw her support for the Rivers Casino project at the former American Locomotive Co. site along the Mohawk River.

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Recorder

Getting hooked on the new cat

If you recall, last week some philanthropist deposited a stray calico cat in our driveway. My daughter did the noble thing.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

City man due in court on manslaughter charge

David W. Bain, 69, of 54 Edward St., Amsterdam, told the court he does not currently have an attorney for the case, but has been in contact with two. The attorney who represented Bain during his last court date was only representing him for that appearance.

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