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Glove Cities’ mayors still at odds

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Gloversville Water Superintendent Christopher Satterlee was questioned by Johnstown police in early March about records he forwarded to the state. Although he was not arrested following questioning, the incident left some city of Gloversville officials upset at a time when both ...

Local students on dean’s list

In Brief

ALBANY — Two area students have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University at Albany for at least a 3.5 grade-point average with six graduation credits. They are Ashley Ostrander of Fort Plain and Justin Springer of Amsterdam.

County seeks state grant

Community News

FONDA — Montgomery County is accepting pre-applications for the county’s proposed Agriculture Microenterprise grant, according to a news release. Montgomery County, along with Montgomery County Business Development Center and Montgomery County Soil & Water, is applying for a $200,000 ...

Scholarship winners announced

Community News

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium announced the winners of their seventh  annual scholarship awards. The consortium honored the top female students in the participation in government courses in 12 high schools in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties. The awards were given in ...

Tri-county blotter 06/27

Police Blotter

Traffic stop leads to several charges AMSTERDAM — Pamela Jean Russell, 33, of 2287 County Highway 107 was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, uninspected motor vehicle and no/inadequate exhaust by the ...

Glove Cities’ mayors still at odds Part 2

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville officials say they feel a recent issue involving the city water superintendent helping the Johnstown Water Board could have been handled in a different way. In 2003 former Gloversville Mayor Frank LaPorta and former Johnstown Mayor Robert F. Schultz along with ...

Historical society plans concert

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will hold its annual Summer Concert and Ice Cream Social on July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road.  The concert will feature The Saints Jazz Quintet Plus One, which plays easy-listening swing, Dixieland and standard ...

Gloversville threatens Johnstown with lawsuit

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The city of Gloversville is looking at possible legal action if the city of Johnstown does not pay sewer rents it owes. In a June 22 letter to the city of Johnstown’s attorney, Michael Poulin, Gloversville city attorney Anthony Casale states that Johnstown has not yet paid ...

Briggs named to Empire 8 list

In Brief

UTICA — Kiernan Briggs, the son of Lynn and David Briggs of Fort Plain, was named to the Empire 8 Conference President’s List for student athletes at Utica College. Briggs is a 2015 graduate of Fort Plain High School and will be a junior this fall at Utica College. He is majoring in risk ...

The USS Slater is one of the museums library patrons can check out free passes for. It will be open on the Fourth of July for tours. (Photo submitted)

Library offering free passes

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Parents looking for an activities for the family this summer have a chance to get some culture through a pass checkout the Gloversville Public Library. The Gloversville Public Library is loaning out passess to Capital Region and Mohawk Valley museums. The passes can be taken ...

Church sets worship time

In Brief

MAYFIELD — Starting July 2, Mayfield Presbyterian Church’s Sunday worship time will change to 9 a.m. An “old-fashioned hymn-sing” will begin the summer services for 15 minutes followed by worship. The time change will remain in effect until Sept. 10, when the service will return ...

Lazy Eight club offers instruction

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Lazy Eight Radio Control Club has designated Wednesday evening as free instruction night. People who want to learn how to fly radio-control aircraft can come to the flying field at 144 Knoblauch Road on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m., a news release said.

Students named to Alfred dean’s list

In Brief

Two Fulton County students were named to the spring dean’s list at Alfred State University. Cassandra Ryan of Gloversville had an average of 4.0 in mechanical engineering technology, and Megan Frasier of Mayfield had a 3.5 average in criminal justice.

Photo contest focuses on waterways

Community News

The Montgomery County Water Quality Coordinating Committee is sponsoring a photo contest as part of its ongoing photo inventory of Montgomery County waterways. All waterways must be wholly or partially located within Montgomery County. All photos must be taken in Montgomery County. All ...

Battle continues over shared services

Local News

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part story on shared services and the issues facing the two cities. GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Mayor Dayton King says he would like to see the city and the city of Johnstown work together to share more services. In an interview with The ...

Caroga Lake music festival planned

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — The Caroga Lake Music Festival will present one of its annual summer concerts at 7 p.m. July 27, at Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd. Founder and artistic director, Kyle Barrett Price, will feature young instrumentalists, many of them returning musicians of the annual ...

Community calendar

Community News

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Woman charged with criminal trespass GLOVERSVILLE — Laurel D. Stewart, 59, of 152 Kingsboro Ave. was charged by city police with second-degree criminal trespass on June 21. Officers said they were dispatched to a domestic violence complaint. Upon arrival they spoke with the victim who ...

Battle continues over shared services between Glove Cities

Local News

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part story on shared services and the issues facing the two cities. JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson stated categorically Tuesday that he and the Common Council are “not interested in” consolidating the cities of Johnstown and Gloversville ...