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Glove Theatre board gears up for future

GLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Theatre may be closed for the season, but with a flush of new board members, a new board president and loads of fresh ideas, it is gearing up for a bigger and brighter future. “We are dark for the winter,” said Laurie Lazinski, board president. Lazinski is a ...

Walter Elwood Museum offers glimpse of city’s past

AMSTERDAM — To city resident Mike Schuttig, visiting the Walter Elwood Museum seemed like looking through “Amsterdam’s attic.” “It’s a storeroom of Amsterdam’s past, ethnic cultures, and natural plants and animals,” he said. The museum’s annual holiday open house on ...

LED benefits presented at meeting

CAROGA — The first step towards the town transitioning its street lights to LED fixtures was taken on Wednesday with a presentation by a New York Power Authority representativethe during the town’s regular meeting. There to give the presentation was Jessica Waldorf, NYPA senior business ...

Owners question mobile home park fees in Broadalbin

BROADALBIN — Several mobile park home owners addressed both the planning board and the town board members regarding changes made to the town’s Mobile Home Park Law. A public hearing was held during the town board’s regular meeting on Tuesday on the updated Mobile Home Park Law that was ...

Ensuring a toy for every child

GLOVERSVILLE — In the spirit of Christmas giving, the Fulton County Highway Association held its fourth annual Toys for Tots event with members, local representatives, highway workers and other local vendors all donating toys to be given to local children. Mel Dopp, president of the Highway ...

HFM BOCES to look at results of superintendent survey

JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services Board of Education next week will review the results of the online survey that was open in November to gather public feedback regarding the upcoming district superintendent search. The HFM BOCES Board of ...

Breakfast with Santa is today

The Gloversville Senior Center, located at 53 Church St., and the Gloversville Recreation Commission will host Breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon. A homemade breakfast will be served for children and families to enjoy with Santa before having their picture taken. Photos with Santa are ...

Area students participate in student cabinet

SCHENECTADY — Area students were among state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s largest student cabinet to date, which gathered recently at Clarkson University Graduate School. The students were as follows: ∫ Amsterdam High School — Nicholas Antonelli, Nicholas Auspelmyer, Christopher ...

Canal Corp to waive fees again for the 2019-21 boating season

WHITE PLAINS — A waiver of tolls for recreational vessels on the state’s canals will continue through 2021, following two years of toll-free travel that saw increases in canal traffic, has been approved by the state Canal Corporation board of directors. The tolls, $25 to $100 depending on ...

Local PTECH part of nationwide threat

JOHNSTOWN — Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Pathways in Technology students were evacuated from the Jansen Avenue school on Thursday after an unspecified bomb threat was made by email to the school. It was one of hundreds made nationwide from a spoof email address. According to a news release ...

GESD participates in Toys for Tots

GLOVERSVILLE — Members of the Gloversville Enlarged School District community and the Gloversville High School Key Club helped fill two full size school buses with toys on Tuesday for distribution to the families of district students in need to make sure the upcoming holiday is a merry ...

City considers state funding

GLOVERSVILLE — The city is mulling applying for state funding to conduct studies of two sections of the city that include former industrial sites and the surrounding residential areas, potentially opening the path to future funding and generating a six percent income tax credit within the ...

Drug, animal abuse charges lodged in Gloversville, Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — A confidential tip to the Gloversville Police Department led the agency and the Amsterdam Police Department to arrest three individuals on drug related charges and a fourth on a charge of animal cruelty on Tuesday. Harold Nelson, 27, of New Hartford, was charged with ...

Broadalbin residents outraged over tax increase

BROADALBIN — Town hall was filled to capacity on Tuesday as dozens of residents showed up to address their concerns regarding the adopted 2019 budget that shows a 177 percent tax increase. The majority of residents said that while they understand the raise in taxes is not the current ...

Gloversville school district appoints new safety officer

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education approved the creation of a new school safety officer position and appointed a retired state police officer with 25 years of law enforcement experience to fill the post on Monday. The GESD Board of Education included ...

Historic Canajoharie school to be restored

CANAJOHARIE — The historic West Hill School will soon be restored to its former glory and serve as part of a new cultural arts center for the Mohawk Valley region. According to a news release, The Mohawk Valley Collective historic preservation society took control of the original ...

TEDx set to return to FM

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College supported by the Fulton-Montgomery Young Professionals Network of the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, will host Technology Entertainment Design-x FMCC at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Allen House on the FMCC Campus, 2805 Route 67. ...

Wreaths Across America planned for this Saturday

SCHUYLERVILLE — The Wreaths Across America ceremony will take place at noon on Saturday at the Gerald B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, Saratoga County, according to a news release. The State Police will be guiding traffic. There will be no driving in ...

Town of Mayfield, village of Broadalbin consider annexation

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Town Board and the Broadalbin Village Board of Trustees met in a joint meeting to discuss annexing three town parcels to the village during a public hearing Tuesday night. No public comments were mentioned. Property owners petitioned to have their parcels included ...