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Chalmers project in Amsterdam set to apply for tax credits
AMSTERDAM -- Developers of the proposed $34 million Chalmers Mill Lofts apartment building project are set to submit their application for federal tax credits and gap loan funding from the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal on Wednesday.
Chalmers Mill Lofts project revised after feedback
Chalmers Mill Lofts project developers made several revisions to their mixed-use proposal following a public forum in the spring, and they’re moving to secure financial incentives for the redevelopment.
New road sign gets Glenville's name wrong
GLENVILLE - You might say the Schenectady County town of Glenville had an "unofficial" name change over the weekend. A new sign went up, welcoming people to the town of "Glenfield," instead of Glenville.
Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says
(AP) - Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled researchers, who had figured abuse might go up regardless of the specific day kids got their grades.
Washington Heights-Inwood: 5 Latest Homes To Hit The Market
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS-INWOOD, NY — When you're in the market for a new place, keeping tabs on all the latest listings can take hours of tedious browsing online. That's why we've gone ahead and done the prepwork for you.
Package thief caught on surveillance video in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY - Police in Schenectady are searching for a package thief. It was caught on surveillance video by the homeowner, who lives on Nott Street. You can see a woman walking down the sidewalk. She walks right up the walkway to the home and onto the front porch. She grabs a package leaning again
Swing-era music slated for Dec. 29
AMSTERDAM — Linda Lee and the Foxcreek Band will play music from the swing era through the 1960s for square and round dancing from 4 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 29, at Elks Lodge 101, 8 Fourth Ave.
Walter Elwood Museum offers glimpse of city’s past
AMSTERDAM — To city resident Mike Schuttig, visiting the Walter Elwood Museum seemed like looking through “Amsterdam’s attic.” “It’s a storeroom of Amsterdam’s past, ethnic cultures, and natural plants and animals,” he said.
Castro sentenced to maximum for shooting, paralyzing neighbor
BALLSTON SPA — The Moreau man who was shot and paralyzed by a neighbor 14 months ago had five succinct words for his shooter Monday in Saratoga County Court. "You're not worth my time."
2018-19 High School Girls Basketball Preview: Seeking Success
Last season, nine of the 11 local girls basketball teams qualified for the sectional postseason tournament with Amsterdam advancing to the Class title game for the third straight time and Gloversville moving into the Class A final four for the second straight year.
Officials voice concerns about proposed snow removal contract
Two municipalities have raised concerns about a proposed snow and ice removal contract for county roads. Officials said the Montgomery County Department of Public Works is proposing to 10 towns, the city of Amsterdam and the village of St. Johnsville a three-year contract with a 1 percent increase y
Seely Conover’s long legacy
AMSTERDAM — Seely Conover’s Office Centre, a local office supply dealer which has been in the city for nearly 140 years, has merged with Hummel’s Office Plus of Mohawk in Herkimer County. The merger went into effect on Dec. 1, making Hummel’s Office Plus “the largest independently owned office suppl
Saratoga Sheriff: Schenectady man drove intoxicated with child in car
TOWN OF BALLSTON - A Schenectady man drove intoxicated Saturday with a child in the car, Saratoga County Sheriff's officials said. David A. Saxby, 43, of 479 Cedar St., now faces multiple charges, including aggravated driving while intoxicated related to the child, a felony.
Pen pals meet after two years
AMSTERDAM — Christmas cheer and friendship was celebrated at the Hillcrest Spring Assisted Living Facility along with a group from Liberty ARC on Friday. Liberty ARC residents met with their pen pals at Hillcrest Spring Assisted Living Facility on Friday to help decorate for Christmas.
Lady Rams victorious at Union TCITL meet
SCHENECTADY — The Amsterdam girls topped the field in the afternoon session of the Tri-County Indoor Track League meet Saturday at Union College. The Lady Rams scored a 116-77 victory over Albany Academy for Girls in the meet, while the Amsterdam boys placed fifth in the team standings.
Amsterdam edges Johnstown, 57-55
JOHNSTOWN — When the Amsterdam Running Rams found their stroke from 3-point range, it helped them race out to a double-digit lead in the second half Friday, Dec. 7, against the Johnstown Sir Bills. When the 3-point well dried up, it almost opened the door for the Sir Bills to snatch an out-of-nowher
Help KLM Find “Tracy”, An Everyday Flight Hero From 1999…
In 1999 an every day hero flew from Amsterdam to Minneapolis. Her name (for now) is only known as “Tracy” and to this minute, she has no idea the impact she made on the lives of others. KLM is on the search to find “Tracy” on behalf of two girls who’s lives she forever impacted who just want to say
Perth set to consider distribution center zoning change
PERTH & AMSTERDAM -- The Perth Town Board is set to vote on changing its zoning laws to allow distribution centers to be built in the Tryon Technology Park — a move that would likely put Church Street in Amsterdam square in the cross hairs for even greater truck traffic.
Drug, animal abuse charges lodged in Gloversville, Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM — A confidential tip to the Gloversville Police Department led the agency and the Amsterdam Police Department to arrest three individuals on drug related charges and a fourth on a charge of animal cruelty on Tuesday.
Police: Man drove drunk with child in vehicle
BALLSTON — A Schenectady man was arrested Saturday for allegedly driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle. The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a reckless driver just after 9 a.m. on Route 50. David A. Saxby, 43, of 479 Cedar St. was stopped by police. He also a