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Gloversville High School students remember those who were lost

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville High School students participated in a supervised walkout and organized remembrance assembly Friday on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. High School Principal Richard Demallie said that during the most recent monthly meeting of school ...

Walkout plans differ at local schools

Schools across the nation held a second national student walkout Friday in effort to end school violence and to change control laws. Friday was also the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School. The previous student walkout March 14, which was the one month ...

Unfounded threat made against Amsterdam High

AMSTERDAM — An unfounded social media threat made to Greater Amsterdam School District was investigated on Thursday night. School Resource Officer C.J. Rust said city police and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office received complaints of a social media post of that started at 6 p.m. ...

Johnstown Common Council gives OK for seeking grants

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday authorized city applications seeking over $830,000 worth of federal grants to assist two expansion projects at the Johnstown Industrial Park. Action by the council followed a public hearing conducted at City Hall on grants sought by Pioneer Windows ...

Johnson Jog set to take to the streets of Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — This year’s Johnson Jog 5K Run/Walk scheduled for May 19 will be the middle event in the city’s 5K “Triple Crown” running series. Organizer Ron Robinson outlined the Johnson Jog for the Common Council Monday at City Hall. The event will start at 9 a.m. May 19 at the ...

Former Mayfield animal control officer files suit against town officials

MAYFIELD — A lawsuit filed against Town Supervisor Richard Argotsinger and town councilmen, Jack Putman, Steven VanAllen, Thomas Ruliffson and Vincent Coletti will be moving foward in federal court. Mayfield resident and former dog control officer, Douglas Kampfer filed the suit and is ...

Greater Johnstown School District $36M budget carries 5% tax levy hike

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday night approved sending a $35.8 million 2018-19 district budget to the voters that carries a 5 percent property tax levy hike and eliminates 13 positions. A public hearing on the proposed spending plan will be ...

Fulton County gets boost of $750K

JOHNSTOWN — Excellent Fulton County sales tax news continued for the first quarter of the year, with a nearly $750,000 overall revenue boost from a year ago. That figure resulted in Fulton County recording two consecutive sales tax quarters going back to late last year showing increases ...

Route 30A will be widened in $4.5 M project

JOHNSTOWN — The state Department of Transportation is planning a $4.5 million project next year on a busy commercial stretch of Route 30A that will result in expanding the highway from three to five lanes. DOT officials presenting the initiative at a public meeting Thursday night at City ...

Five new members appointed to Glen planning board

GLEN — The town of Glen planning board appointed five new board members during a special town board meeting Thursday. The appointment of the new members comes after the resignation of Frank Casler, Donna Brooks, Wanda Burch and Ray Dykeman who all resigned in March following the ...

Funk Evolution to be at The Glove in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — Stephen “Rocco” Christman feels great about coming back to Fulton County and bringing his band with him. Funk Evolution is part of the multifaceted Evolution Entertainment Group of Schenectady, which has entertained far and wide in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, ...

Johnstown smoking ban for parks still lingers in the air

JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson says the Common Council might make a decision by May 21 whether the city bans smoking in city parks. “It’s going to be very difficult to enforce,” Jackson told the council Monday night at City Hall. Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties ...

The Children’s Foundation of Amsterdam is growing

AMSTERDAM — When the Children’s Foundation started here in March 2015 to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect, it served 486 clients that year. That rose last year to more than 2,500—with indications that number will rise. The all-volunteer nonprofit agency is moving from 100 ...

Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education adopts $64M budget

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education adopted a $64.49 million proposed 2018-19 budget by a vote of eight to one during Monday’s meeting. The proposed $64.49 million budget represents a 4.86 percent increase over the current year’s $61.5 million ...

Becoming a National Weather Service weather watcher

JOHNSTOWN — The National Weather Service in Albany may have recruited a few volunteer severe weather spotters during a basic training program Wednesday night at the Fulton County Emergency Operations Center. The weather service put out the call to young and old to attend a free presentation ...

Perth’s Deerfield Estates mobile home park owner hit with $858K fine

PERTH — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s office won a $858,000 judgment against a Fulton County mobile home park’s owner over the failure to correct sewage discharge onto park grounds over a span of 10 years, despite several fines and agreements. C and J Enterprises and its ...

Johnstown High School students to present projects

JOHNSTOWN — Five first-place winning students in two groups from Johnstown High School’s Global History and Geography 9 Honors class will be presenting projects at the 2018 New York State History Day competition Monday in Cooperstown. The students — led by JHS social studies teacher Adam ...

Former Carville National Leather Corp. owner pleads not guilty in federal court

ALBANY — Former Carville National Leather Corp. owner Robert J. Carville pleaded not guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to an indictment alleging he knowingly stored hundreds of gallons of hazardous chemicals at his Johnstown plant. A court clerk on Wednesday said Carville entered his plea ...