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Kingsborough honors veterans with parade

GLOVERSVILLE — Students and staff at Kingsborough Elementary School honored veterans and active duty service members from the school community during a parade through the building on Friday. The Gloversville Glamour Girls and fellow member, school secretary Deborah Ashe, organized ...

Northville students give thanks to veterans

NORTHVILLE — Local veterans were serenaded with many thanks as elementary students at Northville Central School District honored them during the Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Friday. Throughout the event, students presented what Veteran’s Day means to them, while also giving the history ...

Students teach students at PTECH food expo

JOHNSTOWN — Students taught students about the food industry, and how it can be improved, during a two-hour Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School program event Thursday morning at Jansen Avenue School. The PTECH school was the site of the first-ever ...

Walter C. Porter, Gloversville’s disappearing drummer

If younger readers immediately wonder what an old-time drummer was, that’s no surprise considering the only drummers drumming these days drum in bands, but in our old times, although a ‘drummer’ made little noise unless he laughed or sneezed, he was still an essential component in ...

Solar farms: A boon or an eye sore?

Technology is ever changing and evolving. Through that technology comes new ways to communicate, watch television, listen to music, find a date and even get to work. Included in these lifestyle changing technologies are new ways to generate electricity through the use of solar farms, also known ...

2020 Fulton County tentative budget presentation slated for Tuesday

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s tentative average tax increase for 2020 revealed Tuesday will be below the state’s tax levy cap of 2 percent, a county official said Friday. Budget Director Alice Kuntzsch will present the county’s tentative 2020 budget to the Board of Supervisors at its ...

Man to get 4 years in state prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man, the subject of a federal felony investigation, is headed to prison for four years for selling drugs. Maurice A. Wallace, 37, of 108 Forest St., pleaded guilty Oct. 22 in Fulton County Court before Judge Polly A. Hoye to one count of third-degree criminal sale ...

Village of Hagaman goes tobacco-free

HAGAMAN — The village adopted a tobacco-free policy last summer to help protect residents and visitors from the effects of second-hand smoke, while also helping keep the environment free of tobacco waste products, according to a news release. The tobacco-free policy took effect on June 18. ...

Flag event slated for Sunday

PATTERSONVILLE —An official flag retirement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pattersonville Volunteer Fire Department, 5279 Pattersonville-Rynex Corners Road, according to a news release from Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s office. The ceremony is for the proper retirement ...

BOCES leader gives introduction to Johnstown School Board

JOHNSTOWN — New Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES district Superintendent David Ziskin told the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday night that his educational organization exists to boost its component schools. “It’s really a special responsibility we have,” ...

Grand opening held for volunteer organization

GLOVERSVILLE — CAPTAIN Community Human Services on Wednesday held the grand opening of a full-time office located inside the First Congregational United Church of Christ dedicated to addressing homelessness in Fulton and Montgomery counties. The 42 year-old non-profit organization that ...

Alien smuggler arrested

ALBANY — A vehicle stop in Amsterdam early Tuesday morning has led to the arrest of a Virginia resident who is being charged with transporting six illegal alien passengers, according to a news release. Anselmo Padron Martinez, age 47, a citizen of Mexico residing in Middletown, Virginia, ...

City to conduct Veteran’s Day program

JOHNSTOWN — The city will conduct its annual Veterans’ Day Program at 11 a.m. Monday at the downtown Charles Jenner Band Shell at Sir William Johnson Park off West Main Street. The public program will begin after all church bells have sounded. Featured speaker for the program will be ...

Arrest made in Shih Tzus rescue case

FLORIDA — State Police arrested a woman on Thursday in connection with 14 Shih Tzu dogs that were rescued after they were found to be living in deplorable conditions earlier this week. Troopers charged Elizabeth A. Dolder, 46, of Duanesburg on Thursday, with 14 counts of failing to provide ...

Students Against Destructive Decisions group present annual haunted house

BROADALBIN – The Students Against Destructive Decisions — SADD — group at Broadalbin-Perth High School recently presented its annual Haunted House. In addition to offering a frightening fun time, the SADD group partnered with Reality Check to bring awareness to the problem of tobacco ...

PBA: Patrol coverage in crisis soon

JOHNSTOWN —The head of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputies Police Benevolent Association has recently made statements about the possibility of the department’s road patrol and night patrol being eliminated because of personnel shortages, according to Sheriff Richard Giardino. But ...

Shih Tzus rescued

FLORIDA — The Montgomery County Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued 14 Shih Tzu dogs living in what they called horrible conditions on Wednesday. An anonymous call was made to the state police concerning alleged animal cruelty and neglect at an abandoned residence in ...

Sewer service agreement gets nod

JOHNSTOWN — A proposed intermunicipal agreement involving sewer service operation/maintenance between Fulton County and the village of Broadalbin was recently approved by county supervisors. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee voted at the County Office Building authorizing ...

Law enforcement officers going hairy for good causes

JOHNSTOWN — Community member shouldn’t be alarmed if they see some hairy faces in the local law enforcement ranks, as members will not be shaving for the month of November. Members of local law enforcement agencies will be participating in No Shave November, a month-long event to raise ...