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Daily events are happening at the Dorn Space

GLOVERSVILLE — Wide World of Writers Week at Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., will consist of daily events and presentations from now through Nov. 18 as follows: ∫ Today at 8 p.m. — “My Life in the FBI.” Recently retired (April 2018) FBI agent Daniel Kelly provides an inside ...

Veterans Day service plans made at the USS Slater landmark ship

ALBANY — A public Veterans Day observance will be held Monday at 9 a.m. on the USS Slater, a national historic landmark and the only destroyer escort afloat in America. The ship will be open to the public for guided tours following the observance until 4 p.m. Admission will be ...

County hosts ribbon cutting for renovation

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government will conduct a public ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday to officially open the newly reconstructed main entrance to the County Office Building. The ceremony will take place outside the main entrance at 223 W. Main St. Work was a major ...

Sex offender arrested on McNab school grounds

GLOVERSVILLE — A registered sex offender was taken into custody on the grounds of McNab Elementary School on Thursday morning by a school resource officer who suffered a broken hand during an altercation that broke out as the man attempted to flee the area on foot. Mark J. Aldi II, 32, of ...

St. Johnsville woman facing homicide charges

PALATINE — A St. Johnsville women is facing multiple charges, including vehicular homicide, following the four-month long investigation into a fatal traffic accident that occurred in July. According to a press release, Danielle A. Dager, 29, of 135 Matis Road, was charged Thursday by ...

Veterans honored at Fulton Center event

JOHNSTOWN — American military service by individuals was respectfully observed, as the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare conducted a veteran’s ceremony and program Tuesday afternoon at the facility. “You really appreciate it, especially for all the veterans,” said center ...

Johnstown city budget workshop held Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — Members of the Common Council Thursday night referred to the city’s tentative $12.9 million 2019 budget — with a 1.9 percent tax increase — as a “sound” and “solid” spending plan. The council met at City Hall for its first budget work session, setting the next one ...

Veteran’s Day program slated

JOHNSTOWN — The city’s annual public Veterans’ Day Program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday at the Charles Jenner Memorial Bandshell, downtown on West Main Street. The somber service is conducted yearly on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The program will begin after church bells have ...

Relax through meditation program held

GLOVERSVILLE — Area residents were invited to take a breath and learn to relax when the Gloversville Pharmacy presented a free, hour-long breathing exercise and guided meditation session at the Gloversville Senior Center on Friday at 11 a.m. Pharmacist Pranav “Pro” Balang organized ...

City of Johnstown’s budget shows small tax increase

JOHNSTOWN — The city’s tentative $12.9 million 2019 budget shows a 1.9 percent tax increase, which is below the state’s tax levy cap of 2.5 percent for the city. Mayor Vern Jackson and city Treasurer Michael Gifford on Oct. 29 released what is known as the “mayor’s budget,” or a ...

Free learn to relax program

GLOVERSVILLE — Area residents are invited to take a breath and learn to relax when the Gloversville Pharmacy presents a free, hour-long breathing exercise and guided meditation session at the Gloversville Senior Center on Friday at 11 a.m. Pharmacist Pranav "Pro" Balang organized Friday's ...

Parkhurst Field plan approved

GLOVERSVILLE — With questions surrounding stormwater management and parking access addressed, the Planning Board granted final site plan approval for the redevelopment of Parkhurst Field. C. T. Male Associates Director of Engineering Chad Kortz appeared before the Planning Board on Tuesday ...

Rollover injures driver

GLOVERSVILLE — A motorist was airlifted to Albany Medical Center due to serious injuries following a one-car rollover accident that occurred late Wednesday morning. The accident occurred on East State Street between Nathan Littauer Hospital and Lexington. At the scene, first responders ...

Space heater woes

Residents and police are show outside of 4 Hawk St. in Gloversville on Wednesday afternoon after a small structure fire caused minor damage in the living room of the second-floor apartment. The fire occurred in the area of a space heater and the cause is currently under investigation, ...

Midterm election brings out voters

SARANAC LAKE — More than half of New York’s 21st Congressional District’s 405,521 active registered voters turned out to the polls Tuesday, re-electing incumbent Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik by a margin of 32,337 votes. These turnout numbers were higher than usual for midterm ...

Officials consider ‘large loads’ of waste at landfill

JOHNSTOWN — Officials are considering allowing the Fulton County landfill to take in an extra 40,000 tons of so-called “large load” waste from out of the county in 2019 in order to balance the budget. County Solid Waste Director David Rhodes last week requested the Board of ...

MCSD names interim superintendent

MAYFIELD — Mayfield Central School District named Kathy Dougherty as the district’s interim superintendent for the remainder of the school year. Dougherty, who is also president of the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education, began her interim position on Monday. “It ...

Annual Christmas in November holiday home tour set for Nov. 17

AMSTERDAM — The St. Mary’s Healthcare Auxiliary will present the 12th annual Christmas in November Holiday Home Tour on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year, community members and guests enjoy strolling through the beautifully decorated homes, each uniquely displayed in a style and ...

Tax exemptions public hearing set

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District will hold a public hearing regarding the Alternative Veteran’s and Cold War tax exemptions at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release. The district is considering the adoption of these tax exemptions. Whether or not the ...

Robert Smullen takes 118th Assembly seat

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County has its first state legislator in Albany since the early 1990s. Republican Retired Marine Corps Colonel Robert J. Smullen of the Meco hamlet of the town of Johnstown on Tuesday handily defeated Democratic challenger Keith Rubino of Herkimer County to claim the seat ...