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Man charged in Baton Rouge killings

Police line/crime scene (CNN) -- A 23-year-old Louisiana man was charged with murder Tuesday after police matched his DNA to shell casings found at the scene of a pair of homicides, authorities said. Kenneth Gleason, 23, was charged in connection with two killings that happened last week -- and wi

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 21:55:00

Cuomo endorses rival and fellow Democrat de Blasio for mayor

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday picked up the endorsement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his fellow Democrat and frequent rival. Cuomo voiced his support for the mayor during an interview on WNYC radio's Brian Lehrer Show. De Blasio, who is seeking a second term, won last week's five-way primary

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:21:00

Tensions in St. Louis: How did we get here?

CNN) -- Since white ex-St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted Friday in the 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, a 24-year-old black man, demonstrators have taken to the streets every night. Largely peaceful in the daytime and sometimes turning violent after dark, the protests

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:12:00

Hurricane Maria back at Category 5 as it barrels toward Caribbean

(CNN) -- Hurricane Maria, making its first landfall as a Category 5 storm, has blasted Dominica with "widespread devastation," according to the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation. With the US territory of Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands now in its path, Maria's powerful

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:11:00

Paige announces candidacy for state Assembly

Dusten Rader/For The RecorderPhilip Lloyd Paige, center, announced Monday, Sept. 18, his candidacy for assemblyman of the 118th Assembly District. From left, supporters Jack Moulton of Glens Falls, Nick Wildey of Madrid, Gloversville Mayor Dayton King, Ben Eddy of Albany, and Trevor Bender of Albany

RECORDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Chamber schedules open house at new primary care center

FONDA - The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home will hold an Open House at Littauer's new Fonda Primary & Specialty Care Center in Fonda, 46 E. Main St., on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Open House will offer refreshments with a bount

RECORDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Search is on for superintendent

GLOVERSVILLE - Applications for the Gloversville superintendent position are due at the end of October, according to a news release from the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services. HFM BOCES Superintendent Patrick Michel will be assisting the Gloversville Enlarged Schoo

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Seafood boil held in downtown Gloversville

Jullenne Cunnigham, left, the chef of Arcadian Pastures, a butcher shop/restaurant to open at month's end in Gloversville, works with Karen Gordon to prepare food Saturday for the first Seafood Boil at Castiglione Memorial Park. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff) Husband-wife team from the town of F

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

State Police: man arrested for sending naked picture on Craigslist

BRUNSWICK, NY (WRGB) --- An Amsterdam man is facing an aggravated harassment charge after sending several messages to someone on Craigslist, including a naked picture of himself. According to State Police, troopers arrested Keith Graham, 26, of Amsterdam after a six-week long investigation. They sai

WRGB - 2017-09-19 07:29:58

Aldermen adopt new zoning law, eye possible tweaks

Recorder News Staff Amsterdam Common Council members unanimously adopted an ordinance Tuesday to rewrite the chapter on zoning in the city code. Mayor Michael Villa said after the meeting, he intended to sign the ordinance, upon which the new regulations would be effective immediately. While no chan

RECORDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Wilbur H. Lynch High School Class of 1967 holds 50th reunion

Alumni of the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School Class of 1967 of Amsterdam recently celebrated their 50th reunion. Events for the weekend included a tour of the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge narrated by classmate US Rep. Paul Tonko followed by a gathering at Parillo's Armory Grill on Friday

RECORDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Protesters back in St. Louis streets after night of violence

(CNN) -- Protesters angry over the acquittal of ex-police officer Jason Stockley, a white cop on trial for murder in the shooting death of a black man, were back in the streets of downtown St. Louis early Monday after demonstrations the previous night turned violent. More than 80 people were arreste

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 00:44:00

Women accused of burglarizing Ballston town building

BALLSTON - Two women are accused of breaking into a Town of Ballston building and stealing property, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office. Ballston Spa resident Alycia Andreadakis, 42, and Amsterdam resident Moquisha Harrison, 20, were charged with felony burglary after they broke into

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 17:55:29

3 dead, several critically injured when buses crash in Flushing

Three people are dead and 16 others are injured, including multiple in critical condition, after a "very serious" collision involving two buses, which sent one into a building that later caught fire in Flushing Monday morning. A city bus and private charter bus collided at Main Street and Northern B

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 19:33:00

Diversity took center stage at Emmys

(CNN) -- Are you paying attention, Oscars? Diversity was on display and celebrated Sunday night at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. From people of color to women, the night's biggest winners continued to strengthen the argument often made that the small screen is more inclusive. Step aside, #O

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 19:27:00

More than 80 arrested in third night of St. Louis protests

(CNN) -- More than 80 people were arrested after a third night of demonstrations in St. Louis over the acquittal of a former police officer who had been charged with first-degree murder. Arrests came after police officers were assaulted and "a concentrated area" was hit with vandalism including brok

AMSTERDAMNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 14:29:00

AHS gets ready for homecoming this weekend

Chantelle DeRose/Recorder staffSeniors Sarah Izzo, student government president Paige Bertuch and Kelsey Bogdan spend their Sunday painting parts of their float for homecoming. Recorder News Staff Homecoming festivities are on the horizon and Amsterdam High School students are putting the finishing

RECORDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Vernice 'Pat' Pieniazek

PIENIAZEK Vernice "Pat" Pieniazek, 98, of Amsterdam, N.Y., passed away Sept. 16, 2017 at River Ridge Living Center, LLC Amsterdam, N.Y. She was born on July 21, 1919 in Amsterdam, N.Y. to Frank and Josephine Lewandowski . Vernice is survived by her two sons Stephen (Janet) Pieniazek Jr. of Ballston

RECORDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

2 charged in alleged Ballston break-in

Alycia M. Andreadakis (left) and Moquisha M. Harrison. Photographer: Provided BALLSTON - Two women face charges in connection with a building break-in in the town over the summer, according to the Saratoga County Sheriff's Office. Alycia M. Andreadakis, 42, of 1509 Saratoga Road, Ballston Spa, and M

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Amedore eyes bill to notify vets of tax exemption

Recorder News Staff Sen. George Amedore is weighing legislation to require veterans be notified when an Alternative Veterans' Exemption is enacted following Greater Amsterdam School District's rollout. Some Amsterdam veterans were reportedly upset when they opened this year's school tax bill and dis

RECORDERNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00