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3 hrs ago | North County Public Radio

Big storms coming? NYS has a plan

Gov. Andrew Cuomo gathered local leaders from around the state to talk about reaction to past storms, and to plan for the next ones.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Madison County, NY, Natural Disasters, Flood, Fort Plain, NY, Weather

5 hrs ago | Courier Standard

Cudmore speaks to Senior Citizen Saints

Bob Cudmore, author, radio personality and newspaper columnist was guest speaker at the St. Johnsville Senior Citizen Saints meeting on Wednesday, April 16. His "Focus on History" articles appear weekly in the Schenectady Gazette, the "Bob Cudmore Show" broadcasts daily on WVTL and he has authored several books.

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Related Topix: St. Johnsville, NY, Fulton County, NY, Amsterdam, NY

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

County supports neighbor's casino plan

Montgomery County, which recently passed a resolution supporting location of a commercial casino in that county, asked Fulton County on March 5 to do the same.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, NY, New Scotland, NY, Slingerlands, NY, Bethlehem, NY, Amsterdam, NY

WTEN-TV Albany

Three juveniles accused of making, detonating bottle bombs

According to authorities, police responded to 255 Division Street on Sunday around 5:40 p.m. They say suspicious devices, later determined to be bottle bombs, were located in front of the address.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Schenectady County, NY

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

E-cigarettes banned in county buildings

Montgomery County is following in the footsteps of Albany County with its recent ban of e-cigarettes in county-owned buildings.

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Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law, Smoking, Health

Law.com

Absence of Gun Fails to Upset Robbery Conviction

An appellate court in Albany has upheld a gun-related robbery conviction in a case where the defendant did not reveal the weapon to the victim but did point it at a man pursuing him.

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Gloversville Leader-Herald

Jobless rates show improvement

Local unemployment rates have declined by more than 1 percent since February 2013, but the rates are still among the highest in the state, according to state Department of Labor data.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, NY, Law, Employment / Labor Law, Hamilton County, NY

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Undersheriff to run for Assembly seat

Montgomery County's undersheriff will try to run as the Republican candidate for the 111th New York State Assembly seat, now held by Democrat Angelo Santabarbara.

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Related Topix: Folk, Assembly, Canajoharie, NY, Prison

WHEC-TV Rochester

NY awards $95M in loans, tax credits for housing

New York officials say more than $95 million in tax credits and low-interest loans will help build and maintain almost 2,100 units of affordable housing around the state.

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Related Topix: New York, Amsterdam, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY

Courier Standard

Tax relief coming for flood victims?

The Montgomery County Education and Government Committee has moved a resolution to the full Legislature opting into a program that will provide tax relief to flood victims.

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Related Topix: Niagara County, NY, Fort Plain, NY, Education Etc.

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Man arrested for 2002 Md. murder, awaiting extradition

Montgomery County Police confirm that a man wanted for the 2002 murder of Winston King has been arrested in New York.

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Gloversville Leader-Herald

Officer already serving his time

Convicted rapist and former city Patrolman Adam Schwabrow is serving jail time ahead of his May 13 sentencing, but not in the Fulton County Jail.

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Related Topix: Prison, Fulton County, NY, Lake George, NY, Warren County, NY

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

City deals with casino resolution

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors' Economic Development-Environment Committee recently sponsored a similar resolution to support Montgomery County's casino, which will be considered for approval by the full board today.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, NY, New Scotland, NY, Slingerlands, NY, Bethlehem, NY, Amsterdam, NY, Gloversville, NY

WTOP-FM Washington

Car Report

It's hard to believe that Miata has been around since 1989 offering a small, affordable roadster that's easy on the wallet and easy to maintain.

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Related Topix: Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda, Convertible, Mazda Miata

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Albany Times Union

Burn ban in

Emergency management officials in Montgomery County - where two large brush fires recently occurred - are reminding residents of a statewide burn ban lasting until May 15. State and local police and Department of Environmental Conservation officials are sent to all calls about open burning and will investigate the nature of any brush or grass ... (more)

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Albany Times Union

Man charged with rape, predatory sex assault involving...

The State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation charged David A. Andrews, 61, of Tribes Hill, with first-degree rape, criminal sexual act, course of sexual conduct against a child, predatory sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Related Topix: Tribes Hill, NY

The Item Extra

Edward McNamara

He was born Sept. 30, 1924, in Richfield Springs, N.Y. His family moved to Canajoharie, N.Y., where he grew up on a dairy farm.

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Related Topix: Canajoharie, NY, Richfield Springs, NY, Springs, NY, Warrensburg, NY

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Albany Times Union

Man in construction garb admits bank

A Montgomery County man is facing 25 years in prison after admitting he robbed a Slingerlands bank at gunpoint last summer while dressed as a construction worker.

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Related Topix: New Scotland, NY, Slingerlands, NY, Bethlehem, NY, Canajoharie, NY, Albany County, NY

Courier Standard

Roads getting financial help

State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk announced Monday that municipalities in Montgomery County will receive more than $4.2 million for local highway, road and bridge repair projects.

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Related Topix: Weather, Amsterdam, NY, Fort Johnson, NY

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Courier Standard

County taking a look at charter

Montgomery County officials will begin discussing a series of amendments to the county charter that could take several months to complete.

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