Good wheel: Holiday convoy to ride through Fulton, Montgomery counties
JOHNSTOWN — Drivers are expected to get their trucks in a row Saturday as 20 emergency response agencies, and counting, will traverse a stretch of eastern Fulton County to pick up toy donations in the second annual Emergency Services Toy Haul. All items will be stuffed in a truck,...
Glenville faces lawsuit over alleged workplace harassment
GLENVILLE — A Montgomery County man formerly employed by the Glenville Highway Department is suing the town, claiming he was fired for reporting harassment that included homophobic slurs and being required to pick up tissues used by his alleged abuser to masturbate. Nicholas Sellick claims in the lawsuit that...
Montgomery County OKs third public defender for family court
FONDA — A growing caseload shared by just two part-time public defenders in Montgomery County Family Court has led the county Legislature to authorize hiring another staffer. “The two lawyers that have been handling a lot of these cases have been doing an absolutely fantastic job, but they really...
Road Work Report for the Week Beginning December 4, 2023
Town of New Hartford, Town of Paris: (D#264869) Route 8 between Route 5/8/12 and Morgan Road. Motorists will encounter lane closures in both directions with flaggers in place due to sign installation and striping operations. City of Utica: (D#264847) French Road between Seward Ave and Chenango Road. Motorists will encounter...
Local Broadalbin-Perth Elementary Students Explore Mars' Geology Right Here at School
Sixth graders at Broadalbin-Perth Elementary School recently started a project under the supervision of science teacher Michael Nacheman. The project involved finding signs of water on Mars using their school's nature trails. They were asked to identify signs of flowing water, a process that can shape landscapes.
Amsterdam woman accused of Veterans Park shooting indicted on seven counts
FONDA — The Amsterdam woman accused of shooting another woman at Veterans Park over the summer has been indicted on seven counts in Montgomery County Court. Josefina J. Baret-Araujo, 36, of Amsterdam, was indicted on felony counts of first-degree assault, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm in a sensitive location. She is additionally charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors.
New York High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Montgomery County Today - December 1
Support your favorite local high school basketball team in Montgomery County, New York today by tuning in and seeing every play. Details on how to watch all of the high-school action can be located below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family...
Tree lighting ceremonies in Fulton and Montgomery Counties
As the holiday season gets underway, many cities, towns and villages are preparing to light up and unveil their holiday trees. Here’s where and when you can find different tree lighting ceremonies in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. Canajoharie Tree Lighting. On Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6...
Waite: Canajoharie dummy light a signal of where local politics could go
Anyone feeling disoriented by local politics may want to look to a traffic light in the village of Canajoharie. The 1920s-era “dummy light” is set to be reinstalled at a notoriously confusing Wagner Square intersection in the Montgomery County village by the end of the year. And the story of its triumphant return after two years in storage is a signal of what local politics can be: devoid of national debates and hyper-focused on something that matters a great deal to locals — even if it matters very little to most everyone else.
Special Weather Statement by NWS
Target Area: Eastern Albany; Eastern Greene; Montgomery; Schoharie; Western Albany; Western Columbia; Western Greene; Western Rensselaer; Western Schenectady. A cluster of snow showers with moderate to heavy snow is expected to bring hazardous conditions. These snow showers are accompanied by winds of up to 30 MPH, which can significantly reduce visibility to less than a mile. At 457 PM EST, the cluster of snow showers was located over Schoharie, approximately 7 miles east of Cobleskill, and it is moving southeast at a speed of 40 MPH. The area of heavy snow will be near Berne around 510 PM EST, Westerlo around 520 PM EST, Ravena and Selkirk around 535 PM EST, and Castleton-On-Hudson around 540 PM EST. Travelers need to exercise extra caution if they must travel through this area of heavy snow. The rapidly changing visibility and potentially slippery roads could lead to accidents. Winter weather conditions can worsen quickly, so it is important to be prepared for snow or ice-covered roads. Drivers should slow down and allow extra time to reach their destinations.
Ames, New York: A Historical Beacon of the Erie Canal's Legacy
Nestled in the heart of Montgomery County, New York, the Village of Ames serves as a living tribute to the Erie Canal's profound influence on the state's small communities. Founded in 1814 and incorporated in 1924, this quaint village was originally settled by New England pioneers. The completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, however, marked Ames's transformation into a pivotal stop that spurred New York State's economic growth. This engineering marvel linked the Great Lakes to the Atlantic, triggering a commercial boom and infrastructure development that benefited towns like Ames, where the historic Ames Academy Building still stands.
This Town Named The Worst In New York State
Ask anyone who lives in New York where the worst place to live is and you will get 100 or more different answers. Some people would say New York City due to the crime levels, some would say Buffalo due to the snow and some would say Syracuse because it is Syracuse.
Sharon Springs man arrested after rollover crash
A Sharon Springs man has been arrested following a rollover crash, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Florida Town Board refers PUD to county, hears response to public criticisms
TOWN OF FLORIDA — A decision on the proposal to rezone roughly 500 acres of farmland for commercial and industrial use is unlikely to be made before the end of the year. The Florida Town Board last week referred the Planned Unit Development (PUD) application to the Montgomery County Planning Board for review and comment. This step is required before town officials can make a decision on the proposal.
This Upstate New York Christmas Shop Must Be Seen to Be Believed!
Surely there is no shortage of Christmas gift shops around the Upstate New York region. But, this one? Well, this one takes the Christmas cake!. Lee's Shops at Wagner Square is one of the largest and most adorable Christmas shopping destinations in the Upstate region. It is located in tiny (population 2,000) Canajoharie, NY in Montgomery County. The shops are actually three separate historic Main Street buildings that are connected on the inside. To say that there is a large variety of holiday shopping items on display would be a hug understatement.