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Give a big hand to the Year of the Glove

One of the major attributes of historical societies is their desire to not only preserve the past but also to share knowledge of it, thereby making today’s citizens both aware and proud of their social and industrial heritage. This year, your Fulton County Historical Society is actively ...

Wellness Words: For better health, go for whole grains

Celebrate National Nutrition Month by brushing up on your knowledge of what healthy eating really means!  According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a healthy diet involves eating all five food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy. The 2015-2020 ...

Senior news in brief

Adirondack Bridge Club met March 11 JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement March 11 at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners for first place, Carol Brookins and Sue Shaver; tied for second place, Sheila Sammons and John ...

Gloversville DPW Director: Trucks dispatched 57 times

GLOVERSVILLE — Department of Public Works Director Dale Trumbull provided the Common Council an update on the department’s winter weather related activities throughout the city and began looking towards the warmer months, going over this year’s summer clean-up program details. As of ...

PBA contract moves closer to end draft

JOHNSTOWN — The draft of a new Johnstown Police Benevolent Association contract continues to be reviewed by the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, but may be getting closer to finalization. “It’s still being reviewed by PERB,” Mayor Vern Jackson said Thursday. The ...

American Legion post celebrates 100 years

BROADALBIN — The 100th-year birthday of the American Legion this year will be especially meaningful for the Robert Lee Walsh Post 337 as the post celebrated with a dinner on Saturday. The post has existed since the American Legion’s founding in 1919 by World War I veterans and still ...

First Cardboard Sled Derby held at Royal Mountain on Saturday

CAROGA LAKE — In the first Cardboard Sled Derby at Royal Mountain Ski Area on Saturday, competitors went downhill in their homemade racers forward, backward, sideways or tipped over. Some never made it to the bottom or had to be helped to finish by adults. But it was clearly a fun event ...

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern N.Y. celebrates the opening of new location

AMSTERDAM — The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York celebrated the opening of their new location in the city on Thursday with a ribbon cutting that featured guest speakers from local representatives. LASNNY opened its new location at 6 Market St., Amsterdam along with a new free ride ...

Board seeks department name change

JOHNSTOWN — For the second time this year, the Fulton County Board of Supervisors is looking to change the name of one of county government’s departments to make it more modern. The board voted Monday at the County Office Building to conduct a public hearing to amend previous local laws ...

Council considers contract approval

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday will consider approving a contract with a Connecticut firm to handle billing for the city’s new ambulance. The council will consider a resolution to approve a contract with the Certified Ambulance Group at its meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. Monday ...

Oakroom Artists’ works now on display at museum and library

CANAJOHARIE — A free exhibition of 46 paintings, prints and sculptures by the accomplished Oakroom Artists has just finished its first week at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library—with many weeks to go. The display, in two rooms of the library and one in the museum, will continue ...

Village elections slated for Tuesday

FULTON COUNTY — Village elections are being held in Fulton and Montgomery Counties on Tuesday including two mayoral races in Fulton County and one mayoral race in Montgomery County. Villages in Fulton County up for elections this year will be Broadalbin and Mayfield. In Broadalbin, ...

New equipment to keep officers safe

GLOVERSVILLE — Officers conducting drug-related investigations in the city will be aided by a newly acquired piece of equipment purchased through a grant donation from the Nathan Littauer Foundation. Police Chief Marc Porter, Det. Sgt. Rick Richardson and Det. Lucas Nellis were joined at ...

Caroga mulls over costs for groundskeeping at Sherman’s

CAROGA —While the Town Board sought out bids for the maintenance of the Sherman’s property grounds, along with separate bids for the North Bush Cemetery, they realized the town may be able to perform the duties in-house, saving taxpayers’ money. “I think the main purpose of the bid ...

County supervisors approve six contracts

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors approved six bidding and contractual matters involving Fulton-Montgomery Community College Monday at the County Office Building. Supervisors awarded nearly $800,000 worth of bids for prime contracts related to the FMCC campus labs and ...

Public defender now full time

JOHNSTOWN — Full-time job status issues involving the office of Fulton County Public Defender Roger Paul dominated personnel items handled by the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building. The board conducted a public hearing on a local law amending a previous local law to ...

Vape pen causes school to evacuate

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Middle School was temporarily evacuated Friday, March 15, after an e-cigarette, or “vape pen,” combusted in a student’s pocket about 11:30 a.m., the school district reported. As a result of smoke from the malfunctioning device, the school fire alarm was set ...

Dustin Swanger honored for service

JOHNSTOWN — Outgoing Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger was recognized by state and local officials for his dedication to the community throughout his 13 year tenure at the institution during a special meeting of the Fulton County Democratic Committee. Fulton ...

Problems persist for regional business park

MOHAWK — The Town Board on Thursday night voted procedurally to “accept” the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or DEIS, for the proposed regional business park project, but there’s a problem. Town Supervisor Ed Bishop said today that the DEIS has been found unsatisfactory by ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors recognizes first responders

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday issued a proclamation recognizing the “dedicated efforts” of the county’s first responders this winter. As the winter draws down, the board issued the proclamation at the County Office Building highlighting various efforts ...