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Work begins, again, on Glove Theatre marquee sign

GLOVERSVILLE —Work on the Glove Performing Arts Center marquee sign has begun to repair damage caused in late February when a delivery truck driver backed his vehicle into the sign. A driver for convenience store supplier Harold Levinson Associates struck the theater’s marquee sign while ...

Residents question Johnstown school board

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District on Tuesday reviewed the district’s revised $35.7 million budget that will go before district voters next week. The Board of Education conducted a public forum to impart the latest details to the public at Johnstown High School. About 20 ...

Gloversville gets $660K for pedestrian safety

GLOVERSVILLE—The city has received a $660,000 state grant to improve pedestrian safety downtown on Main Street. The award is part of a $62 million investment utilizing engineering, education and enforcement campaigns to enhance pedestrian safety across upstate New York and Long Island ...

Arrests made after armed robbery

FORT JOHNSON — State Police at Fonda have taken three people into custody following a reported armed robbery at a Stewart’s Shop. State Troopers said the following people were charged on Monday: ∫ Nicholas B. Angelo, 29, of Amsterdam with first-degree robbery ∫ Robert A. ...

Turkey Farm Road two-vehicle car accident leads to serious injuries

MAYFIELD — A two-vehicle car accident that occurred on Wednesday, May 23, at the intersection of Route 29 and Route 29A, also known as Turkey Farm Road, led to serious injuries and damage done to the vehicles. According to the accident report, the accident was caused by a vehicle driven by ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors authorizes submittal of block grant

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday authorized submittal of a $200,000 2018 Community Development Block Grant application to the state Office of Community Renewal to again operate a Fulton County Microenterprise Grant Program. The grant program has assisted several ...

Demolition to start on blighted house in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE —Demolition is slated to take place today of a Temple Street house that was damaged by fire in 2014. The two-family residence located at 14 Temple St. caught fire after being struck by lightning on July 3, 2014. The resulting fire badly damaged the roof and portions of the ...

Johnson Hall gets public input

JOHNSTOWN — The Baronial home of influential 18th Century landowner Sir William Johnson was given the once over by the public Monday night at Johnstown High School. The Johnson Hall State Historic Site conducted a master plan public informational meeting. About 25 people were in attendance, ...

HFM BOCES gives presentation

JOHNSTOWN — The superintendent of the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational services gave a presentation on what his agency offers to the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School. BOCES Superintendent Patrick Michel ...

Johnson Hall to hold hands-on history day

JOHNSTOWN — Johnson Hall State Historic Site will hold a free hands-on history day Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. At noon, senior interpreter Audrey Humphrey will invite visitors to try out stilts, whirlygigs, draughts, skittles and other colonial toys and games. At 1:30 p.m., what kinds of ...

Gloversville bands to perform in D.C.

GLOVERSVILLE —The middle school band is due to get a new look next school year and visit the nation’s capital to perform and honor veterans following their successful appearance in the city’s Memorial Day parade. Gloversville Middle School Band Director Marissa Izykowski appeared before ...

Nathan Littauer holds gala

JOHNSTOWN — The Nathan Littauer Foundation's 2018 Mardi Gras EVENT, Friday at the Johnstown Holiday Inn, proved to be another well attended, grand celebration benefiting Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home and community. “What a fun way to raise money supporting the health of our ...

Village of Broadalbin enters into agreement for sewer district

BROADALBIN — The Village Board approved an intermunicipal agreement between the village and Fulton County for the formation of the Vail Mills Sewer District during a special meeting Friday morning. According to the Intermunicipal Agreement contract, the purpose of it is for the Fulton ...

Johnstown school personnel garner tenure status

JOHNSTOWN — The granting of tenure to four persons, including two principals, topped personnel items handled by the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School. “It is the pleasure of the board and administration on occasion to grant tenure ...

Fonda-Fultonville students graduate from D.A.R.E. program

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville fifth grade students had smiles on their faces as they each received a certificate signifying their completion of the 10-week D.A.R.E. program. Fonda-Fultonville held their first D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony on Wednesday with family members there to help the ...

The FJ&G Electric Lines has its last run

On June 28, 1938, veteran FJ&G motorman Alvah Johnson piloted electric car number 176 on the usual run from Gloversville to Scotia and back. While nothing special happened during the trip, it was unique nevertheless: it was the very last run any FJ&G electric ‘trolley’ would ever ...

Southern Adirondack Wine and Food Festival a success

GLOVERSVILLE — A perfect day was had at the Southern Adirondack Wine and Food Festival on Main Street in Gloversville on Saturday, as upwards of 500 guests showed up for the festivities. With more than 50 vendors coming in from all over the state, guests were able to sample food, wine, ...

Townsend Leather to restore Wandel Park

GLOVERSVILLE — Townsend Leather is undertaking a project downtown to restore Wandel Park in partnership with the city. Terry Kucel, a retired principal at Townsend, said Wednesday the company began work at Wandel Park located at the corner of Spring Street and Elm Street about three weeks ...

Opioid reversal recall won’t cause problem

GLOVERSVILLE—Officials say the recall of an opioid overdose reversal medication announced this week will not impact the ability of emergency responders or hospitals to treat overdose victims locally. The US Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary national recall of two lots of ...

Sawyer Rocks Sherman’s fest

CAROGA — Fans of all kinds made their way to Sherman’s Amusement Park on Friday to see Sawyer Fredericks, the 2015 winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” perform. Longtime fans since Fredericks’s appearance on the show, Alyssa Hight, Melissa Eagles and Judy Link came from Dolgeville to see ...