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8 hrs ago | The Gazette

Lawsuit: Montgomery County inmates not fed enough

By Steven Cook Gazette Reporter Inmates at the Montgomery County jail are not being adequately fed, leading to substantial losses in body weight and symptoms of malnutrition, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Albany.

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15 hrs ago | Gloversville Leader-Herald

Moped driver hurt in accident

A Montgomery County moped driver suffered head injuries and was transported to the Albany Medical Center Hospital after being in an accident Friday on North Comrie Avenue.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Fort Johnson, NY, Gloversville, NY

19 hrs ago | Gloversville Leader-Herald

Man charged after crash: police

State police said an Amsterdam man was arrested after he crashed his vehicle into a ditch while under the influence of a controlled substance.

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Related Topix: Amsterdam, NY

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Recorder

Hard-working youths find a way to help out

Two teenage boys wearing orange safety vests, wielding weed trimming machines and rakes can be seen this summer sprucing up different areas of the city.

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Related Topix: Amsterdam, NY

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Man sues officials for jail accident

An Amsterdam man is suing Montgomery County, the Montgomery County sheriff and medical personnel at the county's correctional facility after he was injured while staying at the jail's medical housing unit.

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Related Topix: Prison, Amsterdam, NY, Montgomery County Jail, State Prisons

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Albany Times Union

Cops: Driver in crash impaired by drugs

FLORIDA A Montgomery County man is accused of crashing into a ditch Friday while he was impaired by drugs, then leaving the car and getting a ride home from his mother, State Police said.

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Related Topix: Amsterdam, NY

Recorder

Report eyes Mohawk Valley government payrolls

A recent study of Mohawk Valley government payrolls says among the top 10 overall highest paid employees were both Montgomery and Fulton counties' district attorneys.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, NY, Utica, NY, Amsterdam, NY, Schoharie County, NY

Recorder

County looking to move operations

Montgomery County officials are moving on a $3.4 million plan to build an addition to the public safety building in Glen in an effort to consolidate departments and upgrade county facilities.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Fonda church plans Bible school

"What's Under God's Big Top?" will be the theme of the 15th annual Vacation Bible School, sponsored by the Saving Grace Baptist Church, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Aug. 1 and at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 3. The program will feature Bible teaching, games, prizes, gifts, crafts and snacks.

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Related Topix: Fonda, NY, Vacation Bible School, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Fulton County, NY

Gloversville Leader-Herald

Making Progress

Most of the projects in Fulton and Montgomery counties awarded state funding under a new program in 2011 and 2012 are using the money and moving froward.

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Related Topix: Fulton County, NY, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Gazette

Montgomery County sued over jail injury

By Steven Cook Gazette Reporter A former Montgomery County Jail inmate is claiming jail officials there ignored his repeated requests over the safety of his cell, resulting in him falling and breaking his hip, according to a new lawsuit.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison, Montgomery County Jail

Gloversville Leader-Herald

FMCC planning capital projects

During the recent Board of Trustees meeting, college President Dustin Swanger reviewed three capital projects the college would like to push forward in the coming year.

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Recorder

New rules are proposed for train cargo

The U.S Department of Transportation proposed new rules Wednesday to improve the safety of trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials.

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Related Topix: Amsterdam, NY

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Courier Standard

Looking Back - 07/24/2014

The Canajoharie-Palatine Bridge Chamber of Commerce devoted nearly all of its monthly meeting to a discussion with engineers from the New York state Department of Transportation regarding the possible state takeover of Church and Main streets in the village of Canajoharie.

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Related Topix: Canajoharie, NY, Palatine Bridge, NY, Fulton County, NY, Lowry Air Force Base, US Military, US Air Force

Recorder

County contracts topic of legislature

Power over contracts was called into question Tuesday as the Montgomery County Legislature reviewed agreements approved by Executive Matthew Ossenfort.

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Related Topix: Canajoharie, NY

WGY-AM Albany

Amsterdam Man Charged with Rape

An Amsterdam man is facing rape charges near the Schoharie Boat Launch, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Amsterdam, NY

Recorder

Residents map out flood plain information

At an open house Tuesday at the county annex building on Park Street, officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency sat with residents to discuss changes to Montgomery County's preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map and the insurance program, which are expected to be finalized in ... (more)

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Canajoharie, NY

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Recorder

F-MCC trustees given update on capital projects

Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger updated the board of trustees last Thursday regarding the more than $5 million in capital projects planned for 2015.

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Gloversville Leader-Herald

Attendance at Canal Days appreciated

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site would like to offer our sincere appreciation to all those who attended our 31st Annual Canal Days recently.

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Recorder

Health insurance benefits Retired city firefighters seek relief

A lawsuit was filed July 15 with the Montgomery County Clerk's office by 20 retired members of the Amsterdam Fire Department alleging they are owed reimbursement for Medicare payments, which the city is supposed to pay, as outlined in their contracts.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Medicare

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