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Laurence Kelly announces retirement

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home announced this week the pending retirement of President and CEO Laurence E. Kelly, effective Oct. 2, after 19 years leading the city-based hospital during a 41-year career in administrative healthcare. Throughout Kelly’s tenure as ...

Johnstown police seeking robbery suspect

JOHNSTOWN — City police are on the lookout for a man who robbed the Nickelback Bottle and Can Return Center Tuesday. The Johnstown Police Department on Wednesday issued a news release indicating that the 205 N. Perry St. business was robbed about 4:22 p.m. Tuesday. The release said police ...

Northville continues to examine zoning ordinance

NORTHVILLE — The Board of Trustees is taking steps to continue to work on the new zoning ordinance after a proposed new ordinance was defeated in December. The village board held a workshop on Monday to discuss what direction to go next with the defeated ordinance. “The new zoning was ...

GJSD presents outreach listening tour

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education President Christopher Tallon recently gave a presentation about the district to his board — the same slide show the district is making available to the general public. “We want to be able to better communicate with the ...

DEC issues a new recreational plan

FULTON COUNTY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a plan on Wednesday to create more recreational opportunities for state forest in the county while preserving and protecting natural resources. According to a press release, the DEC issued the final Unit Management ...

County moves due date for bids

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government has moved back to next month the bids due date for purchase of the former county Probation Department building in Gloversville. The original bid date was Jan. 15. But county Administrative Officer Jon Stead said Jan. 16 that the date was pushed ...

Joint sewer board elects 2020 officers

JOHNSTOWN — The Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board recently elected a new slate of 2020 board officers, headed by John Rizzo as chairman. Rizzo follows former Chairman Wrandy Siarkowski to head the volunteer board, which oversees operation of the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater ...

Johnstown mayor lauds growing businesses

JOHNSTOWN — The mayor lauded growing Johnstown business activity, while insisting his administration has a handle on blight, during his annual “State of the City” speech Tuesday night at City Hall. Mayor Vern Jackson’s address kicked off the Common Council’s monthly business ...

Police locate missing teen

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Police Department in a Facebook post on Tuesday night canceled the search for 15-year-old Nizaya Z. Chandler, stating that the teen who had been reported missing just over a week earlier has been located by police and is safe. “Thank you to everyone for ...

Amsterdam mayor seeks to confront debt, revitalization

AMSTERDAM — Mayor Michael Cinquanti gave his first State of the City address on Tuesday, highlighting the city’s debt with ways he plans to get solvent, other issues he plans to tackle during his administration and upcoming Downtown Revitalization Initiative projects expected to break ...

GHA hires a new interim executive director

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Directors on Tuesday introduced Amsterdam Housing Authority Executive Director Damaris Carbone as the GHA’s new interim executive director. The GHA initiated a search for a new executive director in a job posting on Oct. 31 ahead ...

Stabbing case may go before a Fulton County grand jury

JOHNSTOWN — No arrests have been made yet in a stabbing at a New Year’s Day party in the town of Perth that left three men with serious injuries. But the incident could be headed to a Fulton County grand jury. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department investigated the incident, which ...

New union contract at Vireo OK’d

PERTH — Unionized cannabis workers at Vireo Health of New York — the medical marijuana manufacturer at the Tryon Technology Park — have a new retroactive, three-year contract after months of negotiations Local 338 Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU)/United Food and ...

GJSD BOE to meet

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday is expected to hire an Albany County broker to help market an elementary school the district is closing by the school year’s end. The board is expected to take action at its special meeting at 6:30 p.m. in ...

Gloversville is seeking new DPW head

GLOVERSVILLE — The city over the weekend began the search for a new Department of Public Works director following the announced resignation of current Director Dale Trumbull. The city posted the position online on Facebook on Friday around 6:45 p.m. and on indeed.com on Saturday around 10 ...

Johnstown Water Board moves to hire law firm

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Water Board has taken action to retain an Albany law firm to prepare a “response” to a Fulton County grand jury report that investigated the board. Action taken by the board Jan. 13 to hire the Hinckley Allen law firm will also litigate possible future legal ...

B-P updating graduation requirements

BROADALBIN — In order to keep up with the expectations of graduating high school students heading to college or entering the workforce, educators at the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District are working to update the district’s graduation requirements for the first time in more than 30 ...

Conviction of sex offender upheld by county court

ALBANY — The 2015 Montgomery County Court conviction of a sex offender, and his 10-year prison sentence, was upheld Thursday by the state Appellate Division. David J. Santana of Amsterdam — represented by attorney Thomas F. Garner of Middleburgh — had appealed his conviction. The ...

And the winners are …

GLOVERSVILLE — The 50th Miss Fulton County was crowned along with the 13th Miss Montgomery County during the 2020 scholarship program at Gloversville Middle School Sunday evening. Marriana Mattice was awarded with the crown for Miss Fulton County and a $4,000 scholarship. Victoria Lee ...

Annual doll tea party brings the fun

AMSTERDAM — Despite impending snow, more than 60 grandparents and parents, children and dolls, came out to enjoy the 11th annual My Favorite Doll Tea Party on Saturday at the Century Club. They had their fill of an array of finger sandwiches, miniature cupcakes, tea and juices, using real ...