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Mohawk Valley vies for high tech corridor status

The Mohawk Valley wants to be a high tech corridor.

There is a forum Tuesday at Fulton- Montgomery Community College.

New York State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk is hosting it.

Speakers will include the president of SUNY IT, the vice president for business from Albany's College of Nanoscale Science And Engineering and the president of the Fulton- Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The forum is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.           

Montgomery Co. passes underage drinking sting with zero arrests

FONDA – An underage drinking initiative in Montgomery County netted zero arrests.

State Police say they monitored 16 local establishments for alcohol sales to underage customers.

Troopers say all 16 businesses checked IDs and complied with the laws.

Small explosions bring bomb squad to Amsterdam neighborhood

AMSTERDAM – Two juveniles are facing felony charges, and a third is sought for questioning, in connection with the "bottle bombs" that rattled a block of Division St. on Sunday, police said.

Several neighbors told NewsChannel 13 they heard what sounded like fireworks or shotgun blasts during their Easter dinner.

"We heard three explosions, and we really didn't pay much mind to it because it wasn't loud, loud," Skip Richter said. "But it was loud enough to know that it wasn't just somebody dropped a piece of lumber."

Kristine Kellogg, a mother of four young children with a fifth on the way, said she feared for her family’s safety. Kellogg said she ran outside and found three juveniles chuckling about the blasts. 

Area teachers selected for NYS Master Teacher Program

A big honor for several teachers in the Capital Region.

The teachers were picked for New York State’s Master Teacher Program.

The program honors growth, mentorship and leadership.

Only 215 teachers were selected this year.

The list of Capital Region teachers is below, courtesy of the Governor’s Office:

Daniel Anderson, Queensbury School District

Janice Balogh, Schodack School District

Theresa Billington, Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District

Heather Buskirk, Johnstown School District

Jeffrey Bower, Scotia-Glenville School District

Kim Bruton, Troy School District

Elizabeth Carroll, North Colonie Central School District

Stephanie Conklin, Saratoga Springs City School District

Tammy Darby, Lake George School District

Kristin Darlington, Galway School District

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National Grid promises lower bills in April

National Grid is promising electricity customers some relief in their next bill.

The utility company says April bills should drop by about 40 percent.

However, there will be an added charge on your may bill, reflecting last month's record cold.

The good news, the company says that charge will be lower than the one you saw in March.

In many cases, customers have seen their bills double since January.

National Grid has blamed the increases on the cold weather, which it says, pushed up demand and in turn, pushed up rates.

Montgomery County Public Health sends out vaccination reminder

Montgomery County Public Health is reminding parents to vaccinate their babies.

National Infant Immunization Week runs from April 24-April 30.

Health experts say babies need to be immunized against 14 preventable diseases before age two.

Immunizations clinics are help every other Tuesday and Wednesday.

More information on vaccinations in Montgomery County can be found here.

You can also visit the CDC’s website by clicking here.

Saratoga Co. man arrested in Fulton Co.

BROADALBIN – A Galway man is under arrest after State Police say he was drinking and driving.

Troopers arrested 47-year-old Jeffrey Stangle for DWI after a traffic stop on State Route 29 in Broadalbin.

Police stopped the car because Stangle was not wearing his seatbelt.

When they smelled alcohol on his breath, sobriety tests were performed.

Stangle failed the tests and was found to have a blood alcohol content of .08 percent.

He is due in court on May 1.