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Three honored by NLH for community service

GLOVERSVILLE — Three Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home employees were surprised with the A.C. E. Award — Awards Celebrating Employees —which they received Monday. The Rev. Bonnie Orth, Pamela Bell and Alexis Hayes each received the award for their extraordinary work done outside ...

Eight properties added to Fulton County demolition list

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors last week added eight more city of Gloversville projects to the county Demolition Team’s schedule. The county in the mid-2000s established “Operation Green Scene” to demolish dilapidated residential properties in Gloversville and ...

Brick fundraiser set for Johnstown’s Drumm House

JOHNSTOWN — The Drumm House can be described as an understated treasure that sit quietly on the very outskirts of Main Street. The house, often overshadowed by some of the more prominent historical buildings, is one of three buildings owned by the Johnstown Historical Society, and will soon ...

Tedisco spends afternoon with Northville CSD second-graders

NORTHVILLE — Senator Jim Tedisco (R,C,I,REF-Glenville) read the book “Before We Eat” to second-grade students in teacher Amy Clapper’s class at Northville Central School District as part of an agriculture in our classroom program. “Northville is a wonderful school district in the ...

Hay bales were placed for upcoming placemaking meet

GLOVERSVILLE — A number of hay bales placed along N. Main Street around the intersection with Church Street over the weekend were removed by 8 a.m. this morning. Councilman-at-Large Vincent DeSantis said today that the hay bales were placed at the corner to create bump outs to improve ...

A love for all things with a history

MAYFIELD — Brenda and Dean Abruzzi of Lasselsville loved to collect antiques until they had a conversion experience. They became overwhelmed. “We were collectors at first” until they moved from Pennsylvania to New York, said Dean. “We had too much stuff. We had to ...

Earth Day event set for Saturday

JOHNSTOWN — A local observance of the worldwide 2018 Earth Day celebration will take place with the third annual Earth Day Renewable Resources Fair set for Saturday in the Sir William Johnson Park off West Main Street. The free, public event will feature vendors, music and informational ...

CRG visits William Coffey Studio & Gallery

NORTHVILLE — Village artist/furniture marker Bill Coffey — originally from New York City — has no plans to retire anytime soon. He’s also in no hurry to live downstate again, falling in love with the Northville area nearly two decades ago. “I do need to take some time to promote ...

Program helps employees in times of need

SCHENECTADY — You’re an employee with a very young child and are worried about paying for food. This weighs on your mind and heart as you try to do your job. Or you’re an employer who has a good worker, but that employee suddenly becomes a no call-no show, and you don’t know ...

Home and garden dreams come true

BROADALBIN — A lot of people came to the ninth annual Fulton-Montgomery County Home Show and Craft Fair Saturday not knowing what they were looking for. “We like to look at different ideas for the home,” said Chuck Rose. “We came before and ended up redoing our kitchen,” said ...

County accepts grant for drone

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday formally accepted a $12,000 grant to purchase a public safety drone, despite some opposition. Opposing the move to buy the drone — recommended by Sheriff Richard Giardino — were Mayfield Supervisor Richard Argotsinger, ...

Public hearing on pet plan set for this Monday

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will set a public hearing to amend the City Charter related to reptiles at its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Benson’s Pet Center on Route 30A approached the council at its March 20 meeting because it wants to sell certain small, harmless ...

RecruitNY event to be held in Stratford on April 28

STRATFORD — The Stratford Volunteer Fire Company will join firehouses across the state on the last weekend in April for the eighth annual RecruitNY, a major initiative of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York designed to increase membership in the volunteer fire service. The ...

Triple Crown registration still available

JOHNSTOWN — The Triple Crown 5k series will return to the Glove Cities this spring with a new race added to this year’s lineup. The organizers of the 5K Triple Crown have announced that they are joining forces with the Johnson Jog in 2018 for the fourth annual event and for the first time ...

Gloversville father pleads guilty to assaulting newborn

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville father accused of assaulting his week-old son late last summer pleaded guilty to one charge for first-degree assault, a class B violent felony, in Fulton County Court Friday as part of a plea arrangement. Andrew S. Allen, 31, of 6 Cherry St., was charged in an ...

‘Sewing’ a connection

GLOVERSVILLE —Hanspeter Ueltschi — the fourth generation owner of sewing machine manufacturer BERNINA International — will visit the Gloversville Sewing Center on Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in celebration of BERNINA’s 125th anniversary. During his visit to the authorized BERNINA ...

GESD superintendent clarifies incident involving BB gun

GLOVERSVILLE — In a letter to parents, Gloversville Enlarged School District Interim Superintendent Robert DeLilli clarified on Wednesday that an incident in which one student shot another with a BB gun at Gloversville Middle School on Monday took place in the building’s basement level near ...

Supervisors ok infrastructure work bids

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved $1.8 million in bids for two large infrastructure projects the county is doing this year. The board awarded a $380,000 bid to R&B Construction of Amsterdam for the County Office Building renovation project. The project ...

Fulton County passes several personnel items

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved several personnel items, including one for a state union leader who works for the county Probation Department. The board authorized a paid leave of absence for Fulton County Probation Officer Ronald Briggs to accommodate ...