Up in smoke?

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties next month is hoping to convince the counties’ third and last city to ban smoking in city parks. The agency has been successful in recent years in getting the cities of Gloversville and Amsterdam to ban smoking in their ...

Martz emphasizes small business, health care

Local News

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles of the many candidates running to represent New York’s 21st Congressional District. SARANAC LAKE — To Emily Martz, this year’s congressional race is all about priorities, and how hers differ from those of Congress. The candidate ...

Bids opened for county project

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JOHNSTOWN — A Montgomery County construction firm was the low base bidder Wednesday at $364,000 for Fulton County’s large County Office Building renovation project to be done this summer in downtown Johnstown. Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead conducted the bid opening, ...

Capital project work to resume

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GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District Assistant Superintendent Steven Schloicka announced to the Board of Education March 12 that work on the district’s $37.8 million capital project will resume once the weather improves. Schloicka informed the board that work on phase one ...

Elmer Van Vranken, Fulton County’s ‘Sky Sailor’

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Whereas Mr. Charles Knox enjoyed financing airship construction, his ‘Gelatine’ ships were always flown by others, such as inventor-flyer George Tomlinson, mentioned previously, but Fulton County had its own ‘aeronaut’ in Gloversville’s Elmer Van Vranken, christened by the Aug. 6, ...

Gloversville: An example of school restructuring

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Editor’s note: The following is a comparison article written by the Cortland Standard looking at what Gloversville Enlarged School District’s restructuring project compared to what Cortland City School District is considering. GLOVERSVILLE — Declining enrollment. Rising costs. ...

61 attend training

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — A total of 61 persons attended two land use training sessions hosted by Fulton and Montgomery counties’ planning boards Wednesday night at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. A news release issued by the Fulton County Planning Board said the sessions were for local planning ...

Fort Plain violinist makes cut

In Brief

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Jodi Dunn of Fort Plain, a violinist in the Empire State Youth Orchestra, will perform a movement from the “Bruch Concerto No.1” on May 5 at 3 p.m. at the ESYO Repertory and ESYO String Orchestra concert at Arthur Zankel Music Center. Dunn was the runner-up in ...

Infant care and parenting class set

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JOHNSTOWN — HealthLink Littauer will hold a program on infant care and parenting on Wednesday, March 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at its wellness center, 2 Colonial Court. “Babies aren’t delivered with instruction manuals,” said Karen Sagan, a registered nurse and Littauer’s community ...

Budget to be discussed at meeting

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Board of Education will conduct a public special meeting with budget discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the high school small cafe.

Veterans spring cleanup day slated

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FONDA — The Montgomery County Department of Youth and Veterans’ Services will hold its fourth Youth Serving Veterans Spring Cleanup Day on April 28 at 8 a.m. The community service event allows county’s youth to give back and show their appreciation to veterans by providing yard clean-up ...

Pysanky Easter egg decorating class set

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GLOVERSVILLE — Olya Szyjka will teach Pysanky Easter egg decorating: Ukrainian style from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on March 26 in the teaching kitchen of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. She teaches students how to make a pysanka, a Ukrainian Easter egg decorated with ...

‘Screenagers’ to be shown at B-PHS

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BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth’s Parent University will present a screening of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers” at 6:30 p.m. March 27 in the Margaret Robin Blowers Auditorium at B-P High School, according to a news release. According to the filmmakers, “Screenagers” is ...

Recruitment day planned at center

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GLOVERSVILLE — Fulton Center, a health facility at 847 County Highway 122, is holding a recruitment day on March 27, from 2 to 6 p.m. for nursing staff—registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. The center is offering sign-on bonuses, flexible shifts, ...

Planning board meeting slated

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CAROGA — The Caroga Planning Board will hold a meeting on March 28 at 7 p.m. at town hall after the March 7 meeting was canceled due to the weather. The public hearing on the Dolan application — Seven Oaks Road will be conducted.

Older American’s month celebration

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AMSTERDAM — Since May is Older Americans month, special acknowledgement will be given by the Office for Aging to residents of Montgomery County who are 100 years of age or older or who will reach their 100th birthday by Dec. 31. Family members, agencies and others are encouraged to call ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man arrested on active warrant JOHNSTOWN — Larry J. Fox, 56, of 1995 Hickory Hill Road, Fonda, was arrested by city police at 11:30 a.m. March 6 on a warrant. Police said he was charged on East Main Street. He was arraigned and will appear later in City Court. Woman taken in on active ...

It’s maple season

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“My boys love sugar,” said Katie Buhaj of Little Falls. She visited Frasier’s Sugar Shack in St. Johnsville on Saturday because “all morning the boys were asking, ‘Can we go to the sugar shack?’” The maple syrup producer treated its visitors to maple fritters made by Bonnie ...

County employees raise funds for American Heart Association

Community News

FONDA — Montgomery County employees donated $608 to the American Heart Association this month after holding a Jeans Day and participating in the National Wear Red Day Campaign. During the National Wear Red Day Campaign, which takes place annually Feb. 2, the public is encouraged to wear red ...



Richard Lee Jr., of Johnstown, has joined National Bank of Coxsackie in Glenmont. Lee comes with a wealth of experience in banking, and he will work to continue to develop NBC’s growing, business loan portfolio in the Capital Region. Lee joins National Bank of Coxsackie working out of their ...