Local News

City of Johnstown ambulance service up and running

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday night took no action on a proposal from a Connecticut firm, which wishes to handle billing for the city’s ambulance service. Certified Ambulance Group, Inc. of Weathersfield, Conn. gave a presentation at City Hall. It was also noted during the ...

Delaney Akins heads to May trial

JOHNSTOWN — The New York City man indicted on multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged August kidnapping incident in the city of Gloversville will face trial in May if a plea agreement cannot be reached in the intervening months. Delaney Akins, 27, of 260 W. 131st St., Manhattan was ...

Town of Broadalbin seeks to switch to single assessor

BROADALBIN — The town board, during its regular meeting Tuesday, proposed a local law to establish the office of a sole appointed assessor. A public hearing on the proposed local law will be held at the board’s March meeting on March 12. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. According to the ...

Mayfield discusses snow removal, elections

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Board of Trustees met Tuesday to discuss a myriad of things pressing on the village including snow removal, elections, and a broken snow blower. The village snow blower is in need of parts so the village is using a bucket loader to clear the sidewalks of snow as a ...

Grant, fundraising helps club purchase trail groomer

CAROGA — Nick Stoner Trailers Snowmobile Club was awarded a grant, which along with additional fundraising, helped the club purchase new track grooming equipment. The snowmobile club purchased a track groomer that is a 2017 Snow Rabbit SR3 demo model, a diesel engine with 99 horsepower, ...

IDA website updates possible

JOHNSTOWN — The new website serving the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency could be updated in the future. The IDA board recently authorized IDA Executive Director James Mraz to utilize $500 in the agency’s 2019 budget to have Emery Designs of Gloversville update the website — ...

Five property owners to see refunds

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education recently voted to refund five property owners over $4,400 for overpayment of taxes. The board approved the tax refunds at its regular business meeting at Johnstown High School. Refunds were approved for the 2018-19 ...

Gloversville seeks to establish tree commission

GLOVERSVILLE — The city is seeking volunteers to establish a Street Tree Commission ahead of plans to submit a grant application to launch a program to subsidize the purchase and planting of trees along city streets. Mayor Vincent DeSantis said on Wednesday that the city plans to submit an ...

The one that didn’t get away

BROADALBIN — Cameron Oathout of Gloversville was elated when he submitted his 40 7/8-inch pike in the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation annual ice fishing contest Saturday. “This is my first over 40 inches,” he said. To make matters better, Oathout took both first and third ...

Supervisors give nod to leasing airport building

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors last week authorized a new lease for use of the county airport’s enterprise building. Supervisors approved a lease with John Eisler of Johnstown to lease the building for the “purposes of aviation activities, education, events ...” ...

Industrial Development Agency approves Century Linen & Uniform’s plan

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency board last week approved an expansion project by Century Linen & Uniform, Inc., which requested a sales tax exemption. “We went through the process,” IDA Executive Director James Mraz said Friday. Mraz indicated in ...

More problems for Fulton County ambulance services

JOHNSTOWN — The acquisition of a 60-day certificate of need by the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps to provide emergency services to territories previously covered by the Ambulance Service of Fulton County has caused questions to arise over the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance ...

Approval given for micro grants

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors last week authorized a contract with the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth to administer a 2019 Micro-Enterprise Grant Program. “We have the grant,” county Administrative Officer Jon Stead told the board at the County Office ...

Students learn anti-bias and bullying prevention Friday

NORTHVILLE — Students at Northville Central School District participated in workshops on Friday that taught them anti-bias and bullying prevention through the Anti-Defamation League. Throughout the day, students were put into eight groups by grade — grades sixth through 12th — ...

Fulton County’s new Neighborhood Plan set

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s $100,000 New Neighborhood Plan involving a school safety project included in the county’s 2019 Capital Plan was established by the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building. The program runs through the office of District Attorney Chad Brown. ...

Gloversville Common Council gives nod for events

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing the city Recreation Commission to spend an estimated $8,500 on the calendar of events they will organize and contribute to this year. Events this year will include such returning favorites as the Easter Egg Hunt ...

Common Council adjourns scheduled public hearing

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday pulled a scheduled public hearing and associated ordinance amending city code that would subject non-owner occupied two-family residences to annual inspections, wanting to ensure the fire department is able to keep up with the increased workload ...

Annual Walleye Challenge brings fishers, family and friends together

MAYFIELD — This year’s Walleye Challenge did what it was supposed to do. It rewarded people who like ice fishing, brought families and friends together, and drew tourists to Fulton County. Hourly cash prizes were awarded seven times instead of six, raffled door prizes totaled $18,300 ...

Men sentenced for terrorist threats

JOHNSTOWN — Two Glove Cities men convicted of making terrorist threats to police and a private firm were recently sentenced in separate Fulton County Court cases. Gary Bernard, 45, of Carpenter Street, Gloversville, was sentenced Feb. 7 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to time already ...

Board of Supervisors adopts new discriminatory harassment prevention policy

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday adopted a new, more streamlined discriminatory harassment prevention policy and complaint procedure for county government. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead told the board at the County Office Building that the state last ...