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A theme of gratitude for educators and family at Johnstown commencement

JOHNSTOWN — Student speakers told the 130 graduating seniors of Johnstown High School on Saturday that they had much to be thankful for. A theme of thanking both educators and family was spun through student speeches at the school’s 137th commencement ceremony. Graduation was moved to the ...

Taking over authorship: Gloversville graduates open a new chapter

GLOVERSVILLE — With the pre-written story of high school nearly behind them, the graduating class of Gloversville High School was called on to act while retaining their kindness as they take over authorship of their lives. “Whether we like to admit it or not so much of our lives have been ...

Fonda-Fultonville grads connect the dots of their future

FONDA — Commencements are times to wax philosophical while trying not to bore a captive audience. And hoping against hope that something said really sticks and inspires somebody, somehow, some way—since nothing said was really bad advice. Alison Codi, valedictorian, was one of the four ...

Mayfield seniors finish ‘final assignment’

MAYFIELD — Mayfield High School seniors had their “final assignment” which was being the graduating class of 2018 in the school’s commencement ceremony on Saturday. Rain or shine, the 70 graduating students wearing white and blue gowns each received their high school diplomas. ...

Good advice from Fort Plain graduates

FORT PLAIN — High school commencements never lack for good advice. One axiom an audience is unlikely to hear came from the valedictorian of the Fort Plain High School graduation Saturday morning. “A good advice is to make your bed every morning,” said Jason Huang. “By doing ...

Devil Dave’s breaks new ground

MAYFIELD — Need a quick Bloody Mary this morning? Devil Dave’s Bloody Mary Sticks have you covered. From down on his luck to innovator in a budding industry, Ryan Pakenas, the man behind Devil Dave’s Bloody Mary Sticks, is curing hangovers and bringing cool and hip to Mayfield and ...

Patriots begin a new chapter

BROADALBIN — The words of iconic singer-songwriter Jackson Browne influenced the top student among the Broadalbin-Perth Central High School Class of 2018 members graduating Friday night. Commencement ceremonies included students featuring a look at Browne’s words, as well as speeches that ...

Strive for excellence, meet the challenges

NORTHVILLE—In a small town with a small graduating class, students and faculty acknowledged that change is coming to bring them apart, but they will always have their memories. “The great thing about teaching at Northville, is the special connections you can form with the kids you teach. ...

Words of wisdom for Canjo graduates

CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie High School Salutatorian Samantha Field had a message for her fellow classmates as well as the audience Friday night at Canajoharie’s 140th Annual High School commencement. “We are going to be a great generation,” she said several times, encouraging the crowd ...

OESJ graduates told the choice is always theirs

ST. JOHNSVILLE — With the theme of positive attitude and a good work ethic, Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville held their fifth annual commencement ceremony for the graduating class of 2018 on Friday with 38 graduating students. For one last time, high school Principal David Slater told the ...

Wells commencement

WELLS — Families and friends from Wells, Speculator, Hope and Piseco gathered to recognize the achievements of the 11 seniors of the Class of 2018. The class consisted of students that were part of the school community since kindergarten, others attending in more recent years from West ...

Galway supervisor killed in tractor accident Friday

GALWAY — State Police have announced that Town Supervisor Paul Lent was killed Friday in an agricultural accident at his residence. Troopers said Lent was conducting agricultural work on his property when his tractor overturned and pinned him, causing his death. Lent was pronounced deceased ...

Knox Field fireworks postponed

JOHNSTOWN — This Saturday’s free sixth annual Star-Spangled Fireworks Celebration of America at Knox Field has been rescheduled for July 21 due to anticipated rain, organizer Tom Christiano said Thursday. He said the event was rescheduled due to possible “wet weather.” “We did ...

Field Day held for Fonda-Fultonville students at Hale Creek Field Station

JOHNSTOWN — Fonda-Fultonville Middle School students spent the day Tuesday enjoying the outdoors and getting a closer look at nature at the Hale Creek Field Station. The New York Department of Environment Conservation hosted it’s 28th annual Field Day at the Hale Creek Field Station. ...

Johnstown town board to accept mowing contract

JOHNSTOWN — The town board carried a motion to accept the county’s mowing contract with four votes in favor and one opposed. The town entered into the mowing contract with the county in 2017 to mow approximately 31 miles of highway at the rate of $400 per mile. This year the rate was ...

Montgomery County reports most jobs since 2006

FONDA — Montgomery County’s unemployment rate has reached is at it’s lowest since October 2006. According to a news release, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort made the announcement Wednesday that the county’s unemployment rate had dropped under five percent for the first ...

Summertime hours set at local church

GLOVERSVILLE — The Foothills United Methodist Church, 17 Fremont St., will be changing its worship times from now until Sept. 2. The summer worship will start at 10 a.m. and will include children’s time. Coffee fellowship will be held in the Adirondack Room at approximately 11 a.m., ...

Greater Johnstown school district officials thanks public for vote

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District officials on Wednesday night thanked the public for approving the district’s revised 2018-19 budget by 70 percent on Wednesday. The Board of Education formally accepted final numbers from Tuesday’s budget revote at a special meeting at ...

Fire burns Murphy’s Irish Pub in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE—City fire crews responded to Murphy’s Irish Pub early this morning where a large fire had broken out, burning away a large portion of the back side of the building. Capt. Jason Sweet said the fire department received a call at approximately 12:28 a.m. today regarding the ...

Devanneys of the Fulton County Salvation Army are relocating

GLOVERSVILLE—The Salvation Army of Fulton County will be under new leadership starting next month as Lt. Mark Devanney and Capt. Ann Marie Devanney move on to their next assignment. “It’s bittersweet,” Ann Marie Devanney said Tuesday. “We’ve invested ourselves in the community and ...