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Soroptimist International of Fulton and Montgomery Counties installed two new members — Cheryl McGrattan, vice president of marketing and public relations and community relations at Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, and Sara James, 2018 Miss Montgomery County, at its Jan. 24 meeting ...

Gloversville native working on film

GLOVERSVILLE — A Gloversville native’s second film, a science fiction thriller with a dark twist on eternal life, is in the works, according to a news release. David Jung, 44, of Encino, Calif., a graduate of Gloversville High School class of 1991, is launching his second feature film ...

FMCC’s Perrella Gallery offers new exhibit

JOHNSTOWN — “Romanticism and the Theater of Everyday Life— Works by Erica Harney” is a new exhibit now on display through March 16, at the Perrella Gallery at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Route 67. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by ...

Investigators probing Gloversville fire

GLOVERSVILLE — State and local investigators were due to be on the scene again today following Saturday morning’s spectacular fire on West Eleventh Avenue that destroyed a considerable portion of the former Tradition and JBF leather tannery complex. No one was hurt fighting the blaze at ...

Frozen Fun

MAYFIELD — Six-year-old Kendyl Conyne of Mayfield likes to dance, but Saturday she played ice hockey using a ball with her brother, Landon, 8, at the annual Community Winter Carnival at Mayfield Lake. But she appreciated the similarities between the two activities. “It’s kind of like ...

Former Olympians speak at Northville event

NORTHVILLE — To kick off the 2018 Winter Olympics, students of Northville Central School District had their own opening ceremony with an Olympic presentation from two local Olympians. Olympic athletes who represented the United States in the biathlon event, Deb Nordyke and her husband, ...

Amsterdam receives state funds for projects

AMSTERDAM — The city will continue to move forward with its redevelopment and revitalization projects with $194,400 in state funding. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state has provided $2 million in Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program grants for 13 municipalities in the state. This ...

Gloversville police looking for missing teen

GLOVERSVILLE — City police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old who was reported missing on Feb. 4. Police said they are attempting to locate Brianna Mae Fisher. Fisher was reported as missing on Feb. 4, and was last seen by family members at her home on Feb. 2. ...

VOLUNTEER EFFORT

The Broadalbin-Perth High School gym was set up Saturday so that volunteers can pack food for this year's Broadalbin-Perth effort that raised $14,500 to aid Rise Against Hunger to provide 50,000 meals to hungry people worldwide. The district partnered with Broadalbin First Presbyterian Church ...

Fire levels abandoned leather plant

GLOVERSVILLE — Arson wasn’t being ruled out as the cause of a huge fire at an abandoned leather plant in the city that raged through the day Saturday. Firefighters from the region were busy fighting a blaze at the former JBF Industries leather complex at 41 West 11th Ave. that broke out ...

Show brings the outdoors indoors

JOHNSTOWN — For Paul Nielsen, the 13th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show was like an outing. A repeat visitor to the event, Nielsen said, “A lot of people I know here. I know hunters and fellow sportsmen.” “It’s a middle-of-the-winter meeting,” he said after buying edibles from ...

Appellate court confirms decision

ALBANY — The state Appellate Division on Thursday affirmed a Fulton County Court decision from 2015 to keep a Gloversville man at the state’s highest level of sex offender status. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court decided on the case of Robert S. Remonda, 44, of Prospect ...

McAuliffe announces run for Fulton County Family Court judge

JOHNSTOWN — Longtime Fulton County Public Defender J. Gerard McAuliffe Jr. this week announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Fulton County Family Court judge. Current Family Court Judge Edward F. Skoda has announced to the County Clerk’s Office that he is retiring ...

F-M CONNECT VISITS FFCS ELEMENTARY

The F-M Connect series brought Fulton-Montgomery Community College staff to Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School for robotics workshops with fourth-graders Jan. 19. The series aims to expose elementary students to college at a young age and features different programs throughout the year. Jeremy ...

STUDENTS OF THE WEEK

Knox Junior High School’s second-quarter Students of the Week winners are shown, from left, eighth-graders Luke Solby, Mickey Winton, Dylan Barter and Abigail Brownell and eighth-graders Emily Blood, DJ Long, Garrett Bobowski and Ethan Blood. Missing from photo is Zoe Bailey. They were ...

Valentines for Vets program Monday

AMSTERDAM — Elementary school students at Marie Curie Institute are set to present hundreds of specially prepared Valentine’s Day cards to local veterans at 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the school, 9 Brice St., according to a news release. The presentation is part of Assemblyman Angelo ...

Shuttleworth Park lands $200,000 state grant for improvements

AMSTERDAM — Plans to make improvements to Shuttleworth Park will move ahead after state grant was secured. Senator George Amedore announced a $200,000 state grant to go toward the park’s improvements. According to a press release, the funding will be used to make much needed ...

Sheriff looks to replace patrol vehicle

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino recently requested authorization to purchase a replacement vehicle for a patrol vehicle totalled in a recent crash. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee approved the purchase. The action goes Monday to the full board for ...

County board set to meet Monday

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors will see a Telehealth program demonstration at its monthly meeting, which starts at 1 p.m. Monday at the County Office Building. County Public Health Director Irina Gelman and county Information Services Director Perry Lovell will present ...

Johnstown school budget sees slight increase in revenue

JOHNSTOWN — The first run of projected education state aid figures to apply to Greater Johnstown School District's 2018-19 budget indicates a “modest” increase in revenue, a district official said. District Assistant Superintendent Ruthie Cook briefly discussed the upcoming budget ...