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King: I am not resigning

GLOVERSVILLE — Signs were held and petitions were passed during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting asking Mayor Dayton King to resign following charges filed against him by state police. But the mayor made it clear to media members that he plans to stay in office. King was charged with ...

Local schools come out winners

AMSTERDAM — President and CEO Gerrard P. Bushell of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York announced in a press release that 11 school districts within the Mohawk Valley will collectively achieve $2.4 million in net present value savings as a result of DASNY’s refunding more than ...

Board approves principalships

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday at Johnstown High School approved several personnel items, three involving principalships. A leave of absence was granted for JHS Assistant Principal Corinne Cotter, effective immediately and running through ...

PTECH students propose ag tunnel

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Agriculture PTECH students on Dec. 6 presented their preliminary plans for a 20-foot-by-48-foot, Gothic-style high tunnel greenhouse to the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District Board of Education. The students hope to use funds from the Soil and Water ...

Glen residents discuss zoning changes

GLEN — The town of Glen held a public hearing Monday to allow residents to speak about the proposed zoning changes with the Glen Canal View Business Park. Residents also made comments on Lystek, a Canadian company of Thermal Hydrolysis solutions for the management of biosolids and ...

Overuse of antibiotics can cause more harm

GLOVERSVILLE — It may seem ironic that the thing used as the first line of defense in fighting bacterial infections can actually cause more harm than good when used incorrectly. In response to last month’s U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, Nathan Littauer Hospital is taking the initiative ...

Emergency asbestos removal done

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District recently did $35,689 worth of emergency asbestos abatement work at the Johnstown High School’s old pool. Superintendent Patricia Kilburn reported to the Board of Education Thursday at JHS that a certain amount of asbestos was found in a ...

Teen allegedly uses hammer on victim

GLOVERSVILLE — A city teenager has been picked up on arrest warrant after city police they hit a person with a hammer during an argument. Jordan A. Fregin, 18, of Spring Street was charged with second-degree attempted assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal ...

Students hold pets with Santa event

GLOVERSVILLE — The HFM Ag PTECH FFA Chapter held its second annual Picture Pet With Santa on Dec. 2, at the Tractor Supply Company. During the day Santa was able to interact with dogs, cats and even a lizard. This is one of the chapter members favorite event — not only does it allow our ...

Santa to be giving out gifts at event

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Santa Claus will be giving out presents at the unwrapping of the gift of Christmas at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Reformed Church, 68 W. Main St. The event will begin with a reading by Dawn Lamphere and Christmas carols will be sung. The presents will be given to the ...

Mentoring program offers students more

NORTHVILLE — In the spirit of giving for the Christmas holidays, Northville High School and Middle School students made Christmas cards for veterans housed at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. Making the Christmas cards was one of their projects for the school’s advisory program. ...

F-F senior nominated for scholar award

FONDA — Nicholas Demitraszek, a senior at Fonda-Fultonville High School, is one of 25 students statewide who’ve been nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship Award. He was nominated by state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to be one of two seniors from the state to be named a ...

County building renovations eyed

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on Wednesday voted to support bidding a massive County Office Building renovation project in Johnstown, which officials estimate could be done by next September. The Board of Supervisors’ Buildings and Grounds/Highway Committee authorized advertising ...

George Croghan was Johnson’s #1 man

One of Sir William Johnson’s problems as Superintendent of Indian Affairs was that he couldn’t always go where he needed to, particularly after his health declined. Official Deputy Indian Department agents represented him on the frontier, men who understood Indian languages, cultures ...

3rd ‘Polar Express’ successful

GLOVERSVILLE — Children made a variety of Christmas crafts and then competed in dance contests using their own individual styles and seemingly inexhaustible energy at the Polar Express Celebration Saturday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. Then, they suddenly quieted down and ...

Warrant sweep clears streets

JOHNSTOWN —The driver of a vehicle that contained a weapon and several drugs which was stopped last summer by Gloversville police pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fulton County Court. Christina M. Whelly, 26, of 117 S. Market St., Johnstown, pled guilty before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to ...

JHS inspires minds

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown High School’s Freshman Academy — now in its fourth year — continues to reach many students with a variety of activities. JHS science teacher Heidi Bolebruch gave a report on the academy to the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday at the ...

Santa breakfast a big hit

GLOVERSVILLE — The Breakfast with Santa Saturday at the Gloverville Senior Center brought back memories for senior Linda Kelly of Johnstown. “I remember standing in line for Santa,” she said. “They’re [the children] cute. I like to watch them.” The annual joint venture of the ...

Mayor Dayton King arrested

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Dayton J. King is facing a misdemeanor charge after state police alleged he used his position to gain access to and review the personnel file of a city employee. King, 39, of 27 Seventh Ave. was charged with official misconduct by state police on Friday. Troopers said ...

Union Hall back open

JOHNSTOWN — Back taxes totalling less than $50,000 were paid and Union Hall Inn Restaurant will reopen for the public on Tuesday. The historic restaurant was seized by the state Department of Taxation & Finance for non-payment of back taxes on Nov. 28. Since then, backers of the ...