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  1. Montgomery County residents charged with welfare fraudRead the original story

    Jan 14, 2015 | Courier Standard

    A total of seven Montgomery County residents were arrested and charged with welfare fraud following a joint investigation between the Montgomery County Department of Welfare Fraud, Sheriff's Office, District Attorney's Office and the Amsterdam Police Department. That includes a 21-year-old Amsterdam woman who allegedly filed for $982 worth of benefits she was not entitled to.


  2. Amedore opening satellite office in FondaRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | Courier Standard

    A satellite office for Sen. George Amedore, R-Rotterdam, is being located in the Montgomery County Annex building to better serve the needs of county residents, officials said Friday. The Montgomery County Legislature approved a resolution authorizing county Executive Matthew Ossenfort to sign a two-year in-kind agreement with Amedore for use of Room 102 in the building on Park Street.


  3. Breeders, sellers speak out Animal regs draw concernRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2014 | Courier Standard

    Small-animal breeders in Montgomery County filled the Legislative chambers last Wednesday to voice their concerns about a new county Animal Cruelty and Prevention Law, passed by the Legislature the week before last. The law seeks to address animal abuse offenders, regulates peddlers and sellers, and reaffirms animal ownership laws.


  4. Port Jackson Media changes ownershipRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 | Courier Standard

    The sale of The Recorder and five weekly newspapers to publisher Kevin McClary was announced Monday by Robert Kosineski Sr. The new company, McClary Media Inc., finalized a deal with Port Jackson Media, LLC to acquire the assets of the papers. The Kosineskis purchased the papers in June 2013 and made numerous changes and improvements, including changing The Recorder back to an afternoon publication and starting up the Fulton County Express, the 13,500 circulation weekly covering the Johnstown and Gloversville region.


  5. $2.6 million State funding is on the wayRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Courier Standard

    Nearly $1.5 million in community renewal funding is being allocated to projects in Montgomery County to improve public facilities, create jobs and help businesses expand and succeed. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday $13.6 million in funding for 44 projects in regions around the state as identified by the Regional Economic Development Councils.


  6. County creates new animal welfare departmentRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2014 | Courier Standard

    A new local law that establishes an animal welfare and cruelty prevention department was a topic of debate for the Montgomery County Legislature Monday. The board voted 8-1 to approve a resolution establishing a local law to strengthen animal welfare investigation and cruelty prevention laws in the county, but not before debating the benefits and downsides of establishing a new county department.


  7. Anita Smith celebrates her 90th birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | Courier Standard

    St. Johnsville historian, author, lifelong local resident and endless fountain of knowledge Anita Smith celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday at the St. Johnsville Methodist Church, where friends from the community, village officials and family members gathered. At the beginning of the event, Village Board Member Margaret DiGiacomo presented Smith, whose actual birthday was Monday, Nov. 24, with a proclamation wherein St. Johnsville Mayor Bernard Barnes named Nov. 22, 2014 "Anita Smith Day" in the village.


  8. County may update road rate formulaRead the original story

    Nov 26, 2014 | Courier Standard

    The Montgomery County Legislature may conduct a feasibility study to change a formula used to determine the rate paid to the 10 towns for county road services. The idea was pitched at the county Physical Services Committee last Tuesday, prior to the committee's approval of a resolution that authorizes annual increases for road service contracts with the towns.


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

    Nov 12, 2014 | 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.


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

    Nov 5, 2014 | 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.


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

    Nov 5, 2014 | 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.


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

    Oct 30, 2014 | 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


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