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Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Cover Fulton County

The Emergency EMS response plan put in place two weeks ago by the Fulton County Emergency Management office, will be terminated 8 a.m. Thursday. According to Director and Fire Coordinator Steven Santa Maria, the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps will be taking over starting then.


NYSP arrests man accused of driving vehicle without license plates

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - New York State Police arrested a man they say was driving a vehicle without any license plates. Police say during the traffic stop, Allen Jordan, 25, gave troopers a fictitious Texas Temporary Registration. Jordan also had a suspended driver's license.


Congressman Antonio Delgado holds town hall in Montgomery County

CANAJOHARIE – Dozens of people attended a town hall at Canajoharie High School Wednesday night. They were there to ask Congressman Antonio Delgado questions. Delgado represents the 19th Congressional District after winning one of the most hotly contested races in the country.


Upstate NY lawmakers rally public to save state prisons

A group of Upstate NY lawmakers has started a petition to rally the public against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for shutting down up to three state prisons by Labor Day. North Country Sen. Patty Ritchie is leading the online petition drive with Assemblymen Ken Blankenbush, of Carthage, and Mark Walczyk,


Seventh-seeded Running Rams lose to 10th-seeded Ballston Spa

AMSTERDAM — Trailing 36-30 at the half, Ballston Spa used a second-half rally to post a victory over Amsterdam in a Section II Class A first-round contest Wednesday. The 10th-seeded Scotties notched a 74-65 victory over the seventh-seeded Running Rams.


GVAC taking over ambulance response

FULTON COUNTY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps officially took over emergency services for the Ambulance Service of Fulton County. This comes after the Fulton County service was forced to close amid financial issues.


Top GASD officials set to leave

Greater Amsterdam School District Business Manager Kim Brumley, left, and Superintendent Vicma “Vicky” Ramos are shown at a 2018 board of education meeting. Brumley plans to retire at the end of the school year, while Ramos is leaving April 1 for another position.


New York State STAR program reimbursement by county

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The New York Department of Taxation released the latest data on the number of School Tax Relief (STAR) reimbursements by county. The latest data shows the number and amount of rebates for 2017. Hover over each county to see the number of basic exemptions, amount of basic reim


Saratoga Sheriff: Ballston Spa woman charged with welfare fraud

BALLSTON SPA - A Ballston Spa woman obtained social services benefits she wasn't entitled to, Saratoga County Sheriff's officials said. Meghann K. Blain, 37, was charged with one count each of first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, first-degree grand larceny and fourth-degree welfare f


Two NYS troopers hospitalized after responding to fight between father, son on I-88

WORCESTER, N.Y. (WBNG) — New York State Police say two troopers were hurt Tuesday afternoon when responding to a fight between two men along Interstate 88 in the town of Worcester.


Hudson Valley man killed in Florida crash

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — A Hudson Valley man was killed when the bicycle he was riding on a sidewalk was struck by a car that veered off a road after a crash, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.


Pop band Why Don’t We to perform at Chevy Court during NY State Fair

SYRACUSE, NY — Pop quintet Why Don’t We brings its harmonies and hits to a debut performance at Chevy Court during the 2019 Great New York State Fair’s Chevrolet Music Festival at 2 p.m. Thursday, August 29. All performances on Chevy Court are free with Fair admission.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


“New Amsterdam” star: ‘When you’re confident you can rarely be brilliant’

Anupam Kher’s 35-year career encompasses Bollywood stardom, a best-selling self-help book, an acclaimed acting school, appearances in innumerable plays and TV shows and over 13 million followers on Twitter.


City of Johnstown ambulance service up and running

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday night took no action on a proposal from a Connecticut firm, which wishes to handle billing for the city’s ambulance service. Certified Ambulance Group, Inc. of Weathersfield, Conn. gave a presentation at City Hall. It was also noted during the session that th


Fired employee sues Rivers Casino, charges discrimination

SCHENECTADY — A former employee of Rivers Casino & Resort is suing the casino and several supervisors there, alleging she was harassed because of her Muslim faith and then unfairly fired after complaining about the harassment.


Johnstown Police crack down on illegally parked trucks

JOHNSTOWN — The city Police Department is cracking down on commercial trucks parked illegally on Route 30A, near and inside the Johnstown Industrial Park. Police Chief David Gilbo said Tuesday that officers recently ticketed many drivers from a situation that has long hampered traffic on Route 30A a


Natasha Wilson named employee of the month

Certified Nursing Assistant Natasha Wilson at Fulton Center in Gloversville was named Fulton Center’s Employee of the Month for January. Administrator Leonard Hirsh hands Wilson the certificate. Photo submitted.


Glens Falls man faces 15 years in child sex case

BALLSTON SPA — A Glens Falls man who was arrested last year for repeated sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl and for filming the sexual assaults pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge.


Amsterdam Council OKs foreclosure auction sales

Amsterdam Common Council members only denied one of the 20 high bids received in the city’s foreclosure auction Monday, with $134,800 remaining in pending sales. Collar City Auctions Realty and Management auctioned 25 parcels Monday that were left over from Amsterdam’s foreclosure auction in October