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  1. County to honor area's first respondersRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Courier Standard

    Montgomery County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort is starting a new tradition of recognizing those who go above and beyond to serve others. Ossenfort announced Friday he will hold an inaugural appreciation dinner Nov. 19 for first responders.


  2. Amedore claims a state Senate seat he narrowly lost last timeRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Courier Standard

    The hotly contested race for the 46th Senate District was a repeat match between Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk, a Democratic farmer from Duanesburg, and Amedore, the Republican home builder and former assemblyman from Rotterdam. Amedore celebrated with fellow Republicans at the River Stone Manor in Schenectady as he declared victory two and half hours after the polls closed.


  3. Two county bridges are replaced and reopenedRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 5 | Courier Standard

    Two bridges in the town of Root were officially reopened Thursday, Oct. 30, marking the completion of a $1.3 million bridge replacement project that began last year. The bridges, on Logtown Road and Brand Road , were replaced because they had started to deteriorate and were deemed not safe and not able to meet state standards.


  4. Sheriff is facing a write-in challengeRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 30 | Courier Standard

    However, Amsterdam resident James Glorioso, who was removed from the ballot as an independent candidate last month, said he is still challenging the sheriff as a write-in candidate. "I want to give the community an option," Glorioso said.


  5. Officials not taking chances with EbolaRead the original story

    Oct 23, 2014 | Courier Standard

    While the effects of the Ebola outbreak have yet to reach the East Coast, Montgomery County officials are taking proactive steps to ensure local emergency workers are prepared if the virus reaches the area. More than 30 emergency responders and representatives from various health agencies gathered in the Office of Emergency Management Office Wednesday for a two hour discussion about the necessary procedures, training and resources that need to be put into place.


  6. OFA makes necessary repairs, continues to seek fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Courier Standard

    Joshua Thomas On the newly installed concrete dock are, from left, Mike Wancewicz, OFA board member; Peter Capobianco, OFA board president; David Jordan, OFA executive director; Joan Conboy, OFA board member; Sharlene Cornacchia, OFA board member; Bill Winsman, OFA board member; Tom Sorbero, OFA board member; Ted Madej, OFA board member; and Joe Santangelo, Arkell Foundation administrator. Joshua Thomas Trinity Services Group Food Services Director Melanie Dumlao and Trinity Services Group Head Chef Tanya Tisko begin preparation for Tuesday's meals on Monday afternoon.


  7. Adirondack District GFWC fall meeting heldRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Courier Standard

    The Adirondack District fall meeting of the Greater Federation of Women's Club's was held Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. John's/St. Marks Church in Canajoharie.


  8. County legislature adopts their first budgetRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2014 | Courier Standard

    The Montgomery County Legislature unanimously adopted a $109 million budget Tuesday featuring a 2.75 percent increase in the tax levy and a new vehicle use tax. The adopted budget is based on County Executive Matthew Ossenfort's proposal, but with several amendments to reduce the levy by .23 percent.


  9. 88 take to the rainy streets in prove there's "No Excuse for Abuse"Read the original story

    Oct 8, 2014 | Courier Standard

    On Saturday, even the constant rain couldn't keep away the 88 people determined to walk in support of domestic violence awareness. Umbrellas up, the participants of the No Excuse for Abuse Awareness Walk made their way across the village and back to the Canajoharie Community Youth Center in the first of what may become an annual event.


  10. Legislature weighs budget changesRead the original story

    Oct 2, 2014 | Courier Standard

    Several amendments to the proposed $109 million Montgomery County budget could, if approved, reduce the tax levy by .38 percent, officials said Tuesday. The amendments were proposed by the Budget and Finance Committee in a report issued to the clerk of the legislature Tuesday.


  11. County planners review their rolesRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2014 | Courier Standard

    The function of the Montgomery County Planning Board became a question planners struggled with last Thursday as they looked over two local municipal projects referred to them for review. It was the first time projects appeared before the nine-member panel since changing from a 15-member board to reflect this year's change in county government.


  12. Local governments to grapple with huge road salt price hikeRead the original story

    Sep 24, 2014 | Courier Standard

    The New York State Department of General Services has opened the bid for salt mining manufacturers, and prices have shot up an average of 27.5 percent per ton from last year. According to department spokeswoman Heather Groll, the increased cost can be attributed to stockpile shortages and a greater user demand due to last year's harsh winter weather.


  13. Developing failed casino site could be costlyRead the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | Courier Standard

    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.


  14. Petition numbers get two tossed from county ballotRead the original story

    Sep 11, 2014 | Courier Standard

    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.


  15. Commissioner: Montgomery County sheriff candidates challenging each other's petitionsRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Courier Standard

    There aren't any locally contested races on next month's primary election ballots, but come November, voters will have choices between who will be Montgomery County's clerk and sheriff.


  16. County cleaning up after another stormRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2014 | Courier Standard

    Montgomery County residents went to bed Thursday night under a state of emergency as flood waters made their return to the Mohawk Valley.


  17. Officials question casino failureRead the original story

    Aug 14, 2014 | Courier Standard

    Less than a week after Montgomery County lost its chance at becoming a potential site for one of four casinos in the capital region, officials said they are moving forward in a new economic development initiative to bring revenue to the area.


  18. No deal: County out of the casino gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2014 | Courier Standard

    The city of Amsterdam and Montgomery County were dealt a losing hand Thursday when the development team for a proposed Exit 27 casino was disqualified from the application process.


  19. Grant will buy bulletproof vestsRead the original story

    Aug 7, 2014 | Courier Standard

    Law enforcement agencies in Montgomery and Fulton counties received a combined $27,000 in grant funding Monday from the state Attorney General's office for the purchase of new bulletproof vests.


  20. New rules are proposed for train cargoRead the original story

    Jul 31, 2014 | Courier Standard

    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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