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Public hearing set for eminent domain

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency board of directors on Tuesday voted to pursue eminent domain action in the town of Johnstown for a project, and set a public hearing on the issue. Action by the IDA at the Fort Johnstown Annex follows Fulton County Board of ...

Drugs, guns gets man 6 years

ALBANY — An Edinburg man who was charged with federal weapons and drug charges was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday. Justin W. May, 37, of Edinburg, was sentenced in federal court for possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, possessing a machine gun and ...

Council looks to create new job

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council is prepared to adopt a local law Monday creating a new one-person, Department of Internal Control in city government. The council meets at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall, and a public hearing is on the agenda relating to a local law that would amend the City ...

Teens stand up to big tobacco

DOLGEVILLE — Nearly 100 teen leaders from New York state took on Altria Group executives and shareholders on Thursday for the fourth consecutive year, according to a news release. Their actions, centered outside the Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, Va., and areas nearby, focused on ...

GHS graduation rates slowly on the rise

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Tuesday heard early projections for the district’s high school graduation rate with just over a month left before students cross the stage. Gloversville High School Principal Richard DeMallie reported that as ...

St. Johnsville murder suspect was seen scratched

JOHNSTOWN — Documents recently filed with the Fulton County Court indicate that the man who is charged for the murder of Michaela MacVilla, was seen with scratches on his arms when interviewed by police just three days after her disappearance. According to a statement made by the Fulton ...

Fulton County Museum, Schine gallery owners collaborate

GLOVERSVILLE — An exhibit at the Fulton County Historical Society and Museum on the history of the Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad featuring a replica model train will be renovated this year through the efforts of the Schine Gallery owners working in partnership with the museum ...

CRG reports $3.2M in grant funds

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth brought in $3.2 million in grant money in 2018, according to its annual report. That report and an annual update was provided by CRG President/CEO Ronald Peters to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors Monday afternoon at the County ...

New Meco sewer district established

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday established new County Sewer District No. 3 in the Meco area of the town of Johnstown. The board on April 8 had put the approval on hold after Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board Chairman Wrandy Siarkowski raised concerns and ...

Johnstown Renewables project still on the table until end of year

JOHNSTOWN — The long, partially-completed Johnstown Renewables project isn’t dead yet, as the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency decided Tuesday to extend the project’s legal completion date until Dec. 31. Officials have said the project was mainly halted due to the unexpected ...

Meet the GJSD candidates night held

JOHNSTOWN — Four Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education candidates imparted their thoughts on the issues at a “Meet the Candidates Night” forum Tuesday at Johnstown High School. Seeking three available board seats, with three-year terms, are incumbent board member Jennifer ...

Broadalbin strikes down $25 fee mobile home park fee

BROADALBIN — After another lengthy, heated discussion against the yearly application fee of $25 for a mobile home park, the town board voted down the fee, removing it completely. During the town board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, tensions were high after mobile home park owners received ...

Assemblyman’s case settled as a violation

ALBANY — Fulton County state Assemblyman Robert Smullen has pleaded guilty to a violation in connection with a property dispute that hung over his 2018 campaign. The town of Johnstown Republican legislator from the 118th Assembly District said Wednesday the criminal case that was brought ...

Glen enters contract with county

GLEN — While board members expressed frustration about lack of legislative representation and the cost to taxpayers over a mandated contract to take care of mowing the grass alongside county roads, board members approved the grass and brush control contract with Montgomery County at the ...

Driver charged with two DWI’s in 3 days

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man was arrested twice last week for drunk driving over a three-day span and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest this week after he failed to appear in court. Daniel L. Degnan, 28, of 21 Maple Ave., was charged with driving while ability impaired, driving while ...

Man headed to prison for DWIs

JOHNSTOWN — A Broadalbin man convicted of two felony driving offenses in Fulton County Court is headed to state prison for one to three years. That sentence was meted out to Adam J. Winney, 27, of 7387 Fishhouse Road, on May 3 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye. In addition, Winney was ...

GJSD budget still holding at 35%

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District Superintendent Patricia Kilburn on Tuesday night gave an overview of the district’s proposed $38.7 million 2019-20 budget, which carries a $4 million budget gap the district is trying to close. The spending plan — with a proposed 35 percent ...

Raid results in four arrests

GLOVERSVILLE — Several police agencies convened at a local convenience store Tuesday after the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department had a hit on a license plate reader indicating a stolen vehicle the department was looking for was in the area. Four were arrested and charged, and the stolen ...

Public hearing quiet for GESD budget

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District officials reviewed the district’s proposed $67 million 2019-20 school budget once more this week during a quiet public hearing ahead of Tuesday’s budget vote. District Treasurer Cathy Meher presented a final overview of the school ...