Montgomery County

Officials in Montgomery County are wondering what to do about a former factory that was once the cornerstone of a community.

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After eight years, the city of Amsterdam will have a new mayor. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, Republican challenger Mike Villa ousted incumbent Democratic mayor Ann Thane on election night.

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Amsterdam native and Republican Mike Villa is challenging Democratic Mayor Ann Thane in November. Villa, a retired policeman and Montgomery County welfare fraud investigator, explained to WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard why he entered the race and what he'd like to accomplish if elected to city hall. Villa spoke from his backyard on the city's South Side.   

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Seven upstate regions are competing for $1.5 billion in state funding as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Upstate New York Economic Revitalization Competition.

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A new primary care center in Amsterdam aims to provide services to the city’s underserved populations. 

Amsterdam Printing

More than 360 jobs will be protected after one of Montgomery County’s largest employers, which was considering relocation, has agreed to remain.

City of Amsterdam

Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane delivered her state of the city address last week. While Amsterdam is similar to other post industrial cities in New York and beyond, it’s also changing.

Matt Ossenfort

Montgomery County, New York is celebrating its first year under a new system of government — and doing so under new leadership. County Executive Matt Ossenfort spoke to WAMC’s Lucas Willard about his first year in office and what’s ahead for the largely rural county.

Matt Ossenfort

Communities across New York's Mohawk Valley are working today to dry out and clean up after heavy rains late yesterday caused serious flooding and temporarily closed a portion of the Thruway. Hardest hit was Montgomery County, where County Executive Matt Ossenfort declared a state of emergency.

New York’s gambling regulators will meet tonight to discuss the potential disqualification of a Mohawk Valley casino bid, but local officials are hoping the regulators can give the proposal a pass.

On the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the New York State Gaming Commission is a discussion surrounding the Florida Acquisition Corporation. The bidder is backed by Canadian companies Clairvest Group, Inc. and Great Canadian Gaming Corporation to build a resort-style casino off Thruway Exit 27 in the Town of Florida overlooking the City of Amsterdam.