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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 ...

Smoke alarm program ongoing this April

GLOVERSVILLE — Firefighters from the Johnstown, Gloversville and Berkshire Fire departments are partnering with the New York State Fire Chiefs Association as a part of their Smoke Alarm Installation Project. This is part of a grant awarded from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Fire ...

Meter readings begin in Broadalbin

BROADALBIN — Reading of water meters for the May 2018 water billing have begun according to a news release from Village Clerk Sheila Bleyl. Water bills are scheduled to be mailed on or about May 1. Meters will be read by village personnel bearing proper identification. According to ...

GESD MORP postponed

GLOVERSVILLE — Due to the forecast for inclement weather and potentially dangerous road conditions this evening, Gloversville Enlarged School District officials have decided to reschedule the MORP (GHS senior dance). The new date for this event is May 5 at the same location and time: ...

DEC, brewery break new ground on old theme park site

NORTH HUDSON — The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Paradox Brewery broke ground Wednesday at the site of a new brewery and “Gateway to the Adirondacks” tourism hub. The two facilities are part of a $25 million public-private investment to repurpose the former Frontier ...

Powerful message

NORTHVILLE — Bailey Wind, who is one of the two survivors in a fatal car crash that occurred on the Northway on Dec. 1, 2012, spoke with Northville Central School District students Monday about the accident and the choices people make. Wind’s boyfriend, Chris Stewart, and her friend ...

Man charged after making terroristic threats to business

JOHNSTOWN — City police on Wednesday arrested a former employee of Century Linen & Uniform for allegedly making a terroristic threat toward the company. A city police news release said Charles E. Quackenbush, 48, of 51 Yale St., Gloversville, was charged with making a terroristic ...

Tri-county blotter

Gloversville woman faces charges JOHNSTOWN — Amanda J. Ahnert, 33, of 73 Homestead Drive, Gloversville, was charged by city police at 10:08 p.m. April 9 with misdemeanor third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and inadequate headlight, a violation. Police said she was charged on ...

Canajoharie hires school safety officer

CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie Central School District appointed its School safety officer as Jason Peruzzi. He began the position on Monday and will continue to be the SSO until the end of the school year. According to the press release, Peruzzi is deeply connected to the local community. He ...

Johnstown man pleads guilty in drug case

JOHNSTOWN — A city man is due to spend two years in state prison after pleading guilty recently in Fulton County Court in a drug case. Jesus Santiago, 31, of Glebe Street, pleaded guilty Wednesday before County Court Judge Louise K. Sira to one felony count of fifth-degree criminal ...

Porter reports increase in police activity

GLOVERSVILLE — City Police Chief Marc Porter delivered the Gloversville Police Department’s quarterly statistical report to the Common Council during Tuesday’s meeting that showed increased police activity in most areas over the same period last year. The quarterly report showed 5,013 ...

Santabarbara earns Excellence Award

LAKE GEORGE — Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, chair of the New York State Assembly’s Subcommittee on Autism Spectrum Disorders, received the 2018 New York State Excellence Award from the NY Alliance for Innovation and Inclusion and NY State Association of Community and Residential ...

Smullen running for Butler’s seat

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County has a state Assembly candidate to call its own. Town of Johnstown resident Robert J. Smullen, executive director at the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District, on Wednesday announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the state’s 118th Assembly ...