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09/16/2018

GLOVERSVILLE — Andrew R. Gallup, 20, of 163 Bleecker St., was charged with driving while intoxicated and two felony charges under Leandra’s Law by city police on Monday at 7:15 p.m.

City police received a disorderly conduct complaint on Place Street and located the suspect in a vehicle operated by Gallup. During the course of investigation, officers had reason to believe that Gallup was driving under the influence of alcohol and conducted a field sobriety test that yielded positive results.

Gallup was also found to have two juvenile passengers in the vehicle leading to the two felony charges under Leandra’s Law.

Gallup was taken into custody and transported to the station where he was processed and held for arraignment.

Sex offender charged for failure to register

JOHNSTOWN — Jason P. Brown, 32, of 32 Division St., Gloversville, was charged by city police at 1 p.m. Friday with one felony count of failure to register change of address as a sex offender.

Police said he was charged with an offense at 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Police said an investigation showed Brown failed to register a change of address as a Level II sex offender. He was evicted from a residence in the city of Johnstown and failed to register with his Gloversville address.

He will appear later in City Court.

Local man arrested for possession

JOHNSTOWN — Warren Darby, 40, of 21 Market St., Gloversville, was charged by city police at 12:07 a.m. Sept. 6 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Police said Darby was arrested on Hoosac Street for an offense at 11:50 p.m. Following a vehicle stop, police said he was allegedly in possession of cocaine and marijuana.

Darby was held for arraignment in City Court.

Vehicle stop leads to possession charge

JOHNSTOWN — Solomon A. Wilson, 57, of 120 N. Market St., was charged by city police at 9:25 a.m. Sept. 6 with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Police said he was charged on West Madison Avenue following a vehicle stop at 9:15 p.m. Police said Solomon failed to signal a turn, and a subsequent investigation by patrol officers found he was in possession of concentrated cannabis and marijuana.

He will appear later in City Court.

Driver charged for suspended license

JOHNSTOWN — Tyris J. Smith, 29, of 9 Muldowney Circle, Poughkeepsie, was charged by city police at 9:25 a.m. Sept. 6 with one misdemeanor count of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation.

Police said he was charged on West Madison Avenue after a vehicle stop at 9:15 p.m. for a traffic violation. Police said the driver was allegedly found to have a suspended New York state driver’s license.

He will appear later in City Court

09/16/2018

CRASH CAUSES POWER OUTAGE

A 46-year-old man was reportedly driving a pickup truck north on Forest Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Friday when he swerved to avoid a dog in the road and crashed into a utility pole just south of the intersection with Second Avenue, according to police reports. Amsterdam Detective Joseph Spencer said police determined the man was not impaired. The vehicle was towed from the scene, and no injuries were reported. National Grid estimated 2,000 customers were without power following the incident, with electricity projected to be restored later Friday night.

09/16/2018

A person reportedly caught an Amsterdam man while he was allegedly stealing items from inside their vehicle parked on the city’s South Side, and detained the man until police arrived.

Christopher M. Faboskay, 25, of 77 Academy St., was charged Sunday, Sept. 9, with third-degree grand larceny, a Class D felony, fourth-degree grand larceny, a Class E felony, and three counts of petit larceny, a misdemeanor. Faboskay was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in city court.

Police responded to Minaville Street around 5 a.m. Sept. 9 after a complainant reported having caught a person who was in progress of stealing from their vehicle. The complainant detained the suspect, who officers identified as Faboskay. Police allegedly found him to be in possession of property stolen from other vehicles parked on Minaville Street.

Some of the charges against Faboskay are related to him allegedly committing a similar string of larcenies in Amsterdam, according to police. Two Amsterdam teenagers were charged Aug. 10 for the prior alleged incidents involving stealing an automobile and looting several other vehicles. The mother of one perpetrator also was charged for allegedly knowing about the larcenies and stolen items stored at her home.

Police said Faboskay during the latest incident was aided by an accomplice who let him use their vehicle to drive to the South Side. An investigation was ongoing into the Sept. 9 incident.

Faboskay was held for arraignment and remanded to the Montgomery County jail in lieu of $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond bail.

09/16/2018

AMSTERDAM TO HOLD FORECLOSURE AUCTION IN OCTOBER

Almost 150 properties could be sold to the highest bidder in Amsterdam’s foreclosure auction scheduled next month, with the annual process already yielding the city more than $1.3 million in back taxes.

Collar City Auctions Realty and Management is scheduled to hold Amsterdam’s foreclosure auction on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Riverfront Center, with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. and the auction kicking off at 10 a.m. Collar City will hold pre-registration followed by an informational meeting Wednesday, Oct. 24, starting at 6 p.m. in the Riverfront Center.

City Controller Matthew Agresta said more than $1.3 million in back taxes and penalties had been collected leading up this year’s foreclosure auction. Dozens of property owners settled their debts before Amsterdam took ownership of properties.

Agresta said his office completed a title search for approximately 300 properties and the city took ownership of 142 properties. He said the actual amount hitting the auction block could be reduced because some properties could be removed for demolition.

Amsterdam officials had hoped to already have held this year’s foreclosure auction but extensive filing requirements postponed the date, along with waiting approximately one month for Montgomery County Supreme Court approval.

“This was the first time that our new corporation counsel was doing this, so we were cautiously going through the steps to make sure that we didn’t miss anything so that we didn’t run into any issues,” Agresta said.

The corporation counsel for the former mayoral administration started the foreclosure process before Villa took office in 2016.

Amsterdam had not held a foreclosure auction for six years before holding an auction in October 2016. A second foreclosure auction in January 2017 was held for parcels that either did not receive a bid in October, properties where winning bidders did not pay in full by the required deadline, or properties aldermen had denied selling to the highest bidder.

Agresta said while holding the auction in October is not ideal, but he was hopeful it will be a success. He is eyeing an eight- to nine-month period from starting the foreclosure process to completion next year.

“We had done everything so that we were hopefully having an auction by now at the latest,” Agresta said Friday. “The first auction I was a part of took place on Oct. 20, and that process went well. I think this process will go well.”

Agresta said the next foreclosure process would start in about a month and should proceed more smoothly with the experience Corporation Counsel William Lorman has gained.

Local officials initially targeted mid-August for the auction, but the court did not sign off on the foreclosure paperwork until Sept. 6.

Mayor Michael Villa said he believed the city had improved its foreclosure process this year to ensure the “right thing” is done when selling properties. Villa, however, wants to streamline the process and reduce fees paid to Montgomery County for processing the foreclosures.

“One thing that is kind of troubling to me is that when we do our submissions to the county they charge us and they want us to do individual deed assignments,” Villa said in an interview Friday. “Schenectady County, city of Schenectady and Fulton County are able to submit one piece of paper with all the things listed, and they don’t get charged the amount of money that we’re getting charged.”

Villa said he wants to negotiate a “better set of terms and an easier path” to process and approve foreclosures with the county. He said holding foreclosures regularly benefits the city and the county.

This year, the city is foreclosing on property owners who are delinquent on their payment plan. Local officials opted against the measure last year due to how many properties faced foreclosure before going after owners with delinquent payment plans. Amsterdam took ownership of 374 properties last year, more than double this year.

Payment plans are only offered to property owners who have not defaulted on a payment plan within the last three years, according to Agresta. He said a minimum down payment of 15 percent is required for property owners who live at the property; otherwise, the minimum down payment is 25 percent. Anyone who owes less than $1,000 cannot enter into a plan.

Amsterdam will not pay Collar City anything to hold the auction, but anyone who purchases a property will be charged a “buyer’s premium” equal to 10 percent of the bid price, along with a 1.5 percent advertising fee, according to the contract. The company also must pay any fees required to secure the location for the auction.

Aldermen will again have the option to deny a high bid for any reason. City officials had reportedly contacted the second highest bidder when the highest bid was rejected during the prior foreclosure process.

09/16/2018

AGs ask for Trump's communications with foreign officials about DC hotel
Two attorneys general are asking a court to order President Trump to hand over any communications with domestic or foreign government officials related to his Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The requests were filed Friday in a U.S. District Court in Maryland, as part of discovery in the civil suit alleging Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution, according to NPR. D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Peter Frosh claim in the lawsuit that Trump is profiting from foreign governments without congressional approval due to foreign officials staying in his hotel. Trump has tried to have the case dismissed, but U.S. District Judge Peter Missette ruled in July that the lawsuit can go forward.

The attorneys general also asked for records of the hotel’s business with foreign government officials, records of cash flow between the hotel and the president and records from the federal agency that leases the hotel building to the Trump business.

The case is one of multiple lawsuits that Trump has faced, both as president and as an individual, over alleged violations of the Emoluments Clause. Trump has faced criticism for not fully divesting from his business interests when he took office, instead handing over control of his assets to his two sons.

09/16/2018

Holder: ‘Make America Great’ mindset flawed, rooted in fear



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Former Attorney General Eric Holder said late Saturday that the "Make America Great Again mindset" is flawed and "rooted in fear."

“This sort of thinking, this 'Make America Great' mindset is not only flawed, it’s rooted in fear. And it favors an imagined past over a realistic future," Holder said while speaking at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner.

Holder also questioned what time period people who want to "make America great again" would rewind to if given the chance, referring to President Trump's campaign slogan.


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Holder: ‘Make America Great’ mindset flawed, rooted in fear

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder said late Saturday that the "Make America Great Again mindset" is flawed and "rooted in fear."

“This sort of thinking, this 'Make America Great' mindset is not only flawed, it’s rooted in fear. And it favors an imagined past over a realistic future," Holder said while speaking at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner.

Holder also questioned what time period people who want to "make America great again" would rewind to if given the chance, referring to President Trump's campaign slogan.

“Certainly it was not when people were enslaved,” he said. “Certainly it was not when segregation was the law of the land. Certainly it was not when women were disenfranchised. Certainly it was not when the LGBT community was routinely stigmatized.”

Holder has said he is considering running for the presidency in 2020. He served as attorney general from 2009-2015 under President Obama and currently runs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, an organization he created that encourages pro-Democratic redrawings of congressional districts.

Holder on Saturday also encouraged people to vote in the November midterm elections.

We have an opportunity to send a message ... to the present occupant of the White House, to the extremists who surround him and to those that support him, that we will not allow for the dismantling of the social compact forced by Roosevelt and other great presidents between we the people and our government," he said.

"Make no mistake, we are in the struggle of our lives.”

09/15/2018

Todays weather

Considerable clouds this morning. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 82F. Winds light and variable.

Tonight Clear to partly cloudy. Low 62F. Winds light and variable.

09/12/2018

Wednesday Weather
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Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 81F. Winds light and variable.

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El huracán Florence mantiene su rumbo hacia Carolina del NorteSe espera que el fenómeno atmosférico se fortalezca aún má...
09/12/2018
Limb View of Hurricane Florence | NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

El huracán Florence mantiene su rumbo hacia Carolina del Norte
Se espera que el fenómeno atmosférico se fortalezca aún más entre esta noche y el miércoles
El Centro Nacional de Huracanes (NHC, en inglés) emitió esta madrugada una vigilancia de huracán para la costa este de los Estados Unidos -desde Edisto Beach, en Carolina del Sur, hasta el borde de Carolina del Norte y Virginia, incluidas las localidades de Pamlico y Albemarle Sounds- ante la amenaza que representa el potente huracán Florence.

El boletín, emitido a las 5:00 a.m. de hoy, también incluyó una vigilancia de marejadas ciclónicas para las zonas mencionadas, y las advertencias no cambiaron en el informe de las 5:00 de la tarde.

Estas vigilancias se emiten porque se prevé que Florence comience a impactar el área en las próximas 48 horas con vientos de tormenta tropical y oleaje de hasta ocho pies. El Nuevo Día

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El huracán Florence mantiene su rumbo hacia Carolina del Norte
Se espera que el fenómeno atmosférico se fortalezca aún más entre esta noche y el miércoles
martes, 11 de septiembre de 2018 - 6:39 AM

Actualizado en: martes, 11 de septiembre de 2018 - 8:35 PM

Por Frances Rosario


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Impactantes imágenes de Florence captadas por un avión cazahuracanes
Los visuales del Servicio Nacional de Meteorología muestran cómo el avión se acerca al fenómeno sobre el Atlántico hasta que entra en el ojo del ciclón.
El Centro Nacional de Huracanes (NHC, en inglés) emitió esta madrugada una vigilancia de huracán para la costa este de los Estados Unidos -desde Edisto Beach, en Carolina del Sur, hasta el borde de Carolina del Norte y Virginia, incluidas las localidades de Pamlico y Albemarle Sounds- ante la amenaza que representa el potente huracán Florence.

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Trump hace un llamado a prepararse para el azote de Florence
El boletín, emitido a las 5:00 a.m. de hoy, también incluyó una vigilancia de marejadas ciclónicas para las zonas mencionadas, y las advertencias no cambiaron en el informe de las 5:00 de la tarde.

Estas vigilancias se emiten porque se prevé que Florence comience a impactar el área en las próximas 48 horas con vientos de tormenta tropical y oleaje de hasta ocho pies.

“Estas condiciones harán que los preparativos en el exterior sean difíciles o peligrosos”, advirtió el NHC.

A las 8:00 p.m., Florence se mantenía como un huracán categoría 4 en la escala Saffir-Simpson, con vientos sostenidos de 140 millas por hora (mph). Se movía al oeste noroeste a 17 mph, con una presión central estimada de 945 milibares. La agencia pronosticó que el meteoro se fortalecerá aún más entre la noche de hoy, martes, y mañana, miércoles.

A esta hora, se encontraba en la latitud 28.0 grados norte y la longitud 67.9 grados oeste, a 350 millas al sur-suroeste de Bermuda y a 725 millas al este-sureste de Cape Fear, en Carolina del Norte. Los vientos huracanados de Florence se extienden a 60 millas del centro y los de tormenta tropical a 175 millas. Según la trayectoria trazada por la agencia meteorológica, “el huracán se moverá al suroeste del océano Atlántico, entre Bermuda y las Bahamas durante el miércoles y se aproximará a la costa de Carolina del Norte y Carolina del Sur entre el jueves y el viernes”. La proyección es que Florence aumente aún más sus vientos huracanados en los próximos días, mientras se acerca peligrosamente a los Estados Unidos. Sería catalogado un huracán categoría 5, advirtió el NHC. Sin embargo, se prevé que disminuya nuevamente a categoría 4 antes de llegar a Carolina del Norte.

“Se espera que Florence sea un huracán mayor extremadamente peligroso cuando entre a tierra”, añadió la agencia federal.

Se proyecta que el ciclón azote a Carolina del Norte y se mantenga casi inamovible desde el viernes en la madrugada hasta el domingo. Durante este periodo de dos días se degradaría a tormenta y adepresión tropical. Dejaría hasta 30 pulgadas de lluvia en Carolina del Norte, Carolina del Sur y Virginia. El Nuevo Día

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El huracán Florence mantiene su rumbo hacia Carolina del Norte
Se espera que el fenómeno atmosférico se fortalezca aún más entre esta noche y el miércoles
martes, 11 de septiembre de 2018 - 6:39 AM

Actualizado en: martes, 11 de septiembre de 2018 - 8:35 PM

Por Frances Rosario


Play Video
Impactantes imágenes de Florence captadas por un avión cazahuracanes
Los visuales del Servicio Nacional de Meteorología muestran cómo el avión se acerca al fenómeno sobre el Atlántico hasta que entra en el ojo del ciclón.
El Centro Nacional de Huracanes (NHC, en inglés) emitió esta madrugada una vigilancia de huracán para la costa este de los Estados Unidos -desde Edisto Beach, en Carolina del Sur, hasta el borde de Carolina del Norte y Virginia, incluidas las localidades de Pamlico y Albemarle Sounds- ante la amenaza que representa el potente huracán Florence.

RELACIONADOS:
Trump hace un llamado a prepararse para el azote de Florence
El boletín, emitido a las 5:00 a.m. de hoy, también incluyó una vigilancia de marejadas ciclónicas para las zonas mencionadas, y las advertencias no cambiaron en el informe de las 5:00 de la tarde.

Estas vigilancias se emiten porque se prevé que Florence comience a impactar el área en las próximas 48 horas con vientos de tormenta tropical y oleaje de hasta ocho pies.

“Estas condiciones harán que los preparativos en el exterior sean difíciles o peligrosos”, advirtió el NHC.

A las 8:00 p.m., Florence se mantenía como un huracán categoría 4 en la escala Saffir-Simpson, con vientos sostenidos de 140 millas por hora (mph). Se movía al oeste noroeste a 17 mph, con una presión central estimada de 945 milibares. La agencia pronosticó que el meteoro se fortalecerá aún más entre la noche de hoy, martes, y mañana, miércoles.

A esta hora, se encontraba en la latitud 28.0 grados norte y la longitud 67.9 grados oeste, a 350 millas al sur-suroeste de Bermuda y a 725 millas al este-sureste de Cape Fear, en Carolina del Norte.



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Los vientos huracanados de Florence se extienden a 60 millas del centro y los de tormenta tropical a 175 millas.

Gráfica de trayectoria de Florence sobre un mapa satelital. (Captura / NOAA)
Según la trayectoria trazada por la agencia meteorológica, “el huracán se moverá al suroeste del océano Atlántico, entre Bermuda y las Bahamas durante el miércoles y se aproximará a la costa de Carolina del Norte y Carolina del Sur entre el jueves y el viernes”.

La proyección es que Florence aumente aún más sus vientos huracanados en los próximos días, mientras se acerca peligrosamente a los Estados Unidos. Sería catalogado un huracán categoría 5, advirtió el NHC. Sin embargo, se prevé que disminuya nuevamente a categoría 4 antes de llegar a Carolina del Norte.

“Se espera que Florence sea un huracán mayor extremadamente peligroso cuando entre a tierra”, añadió la agencia federal.

Se proyecta que el ciclón azote a Carolina del Norte y se mantenga casi inamovible desde el viernes en la madrugada hasta el domingo. Durante este periodo de dos días se degradaría a tormenta y adepresión tropical. Dejaría hasta 30 pulgadas de lluvia en Carolina del Norte, Carolina del Sur y Virginia.

Observa el movimiento de Florence

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“La lluvia provocará inundaciones que pondrán en riesgo la vida”, especificó el NHC.

El próximo boletín de Florence se emitirá a las 8:00 p.m.

¿Qué efecto pudiera tener un huracán categoría 4?

Un huracán categoría 4 “tiene vientos de entre 131 a 155 millas por hora. Árboles y arbustos son arrasados por el viento. Anuncios y letreros son arrancados o destruidos. Hay extensos daños en techos, puertas y ventanas. Se produce colapso total de techos y algunas paredes en muchas residencias pequeñas. Se producen, marejadas de entre 13 a 18 pies sobre lo normal. Los terrenos llanos de 10 pies o menos sobre el nivel del mar son inundados hasta seis millas tierra adentro. Las rutas de escape son interrumpidas por la subida de las aguas tres a cinco horas antes de la llegada del centro del huracán. Posiblemente, se requiera el desalojo masivo de las zonas costeras”, según la descripción del NHC.

NOAA's GOES-15 satellite captured this limb view of Hurricane Florence churning through the western Atlantic Ocean at 10 a.m. ET on September 11, 2018. The latest update from the National Hurricane Center shows Florence moving west-northwest around 17 mph, with its forward speed expected to increase...

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