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Iraq veteran to be guest speaker at Saturday Sportsmen’s event

BROADALBIN — A veteran of the war in Iraq who organizes hunting and fishing expeditions for wounded warriors and other veterans will be the guest speaker at the 10th annual Sacandaga Sportsmen’s Day. The event will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Sacandaga Bible ...

Six charged in Amsterdam drug raid

AMSTERDAM — Six people are facing felony drug charges following a drug raid at an apartment in the city Wednesday. According to a news release from the Amsterdam Police Department, the search warrant was executed at 5 p.m. at 9 Bayard St., Apt. 2, following a three-month investigation into ...

Dayton King to resign as mayor

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Dayton King accepted a plea agreement today in City Court, pleading guilty to official misconduct, a misdemeanor, and resigning from office by 5 p.m. King, 40, was taken into custody by state police on Nov. 14 and charged with felony first-degree falsifying business ...

Montgomery County leaders chosen

FONDA — The Montgomery County Legislature held its organizational meeting on Tuesday during which legislators elected the chairman and deputy chairman for 2019. District 4 Legislator Robert Headwell was elected as chairman for a second year in a row with the annual salary of $15,000. Last ...

New details set on Palatine Dairy plant move

JOHNSTOWN — More details were released about Palatine Dairy’s project to move into the vacant Spray Nine building and operate a cheese manufacturing operation, among other planned business at the Planning Board’s meeting Tuesday. Justin Battisti, plant manager of Palatine Dairy LLC’s ...

Miss Fulton County and Miss Montgomery County competition slated

GLOVERSVILLE — The Miss Fulton County & Miss Montgomery County Scholarship Program will be holding its annual competition at the Gloversville Middle School on Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. Again this year, the board will be awarding two crowns, Miss Fulton County 2019 and Miss Montgomery County ...

Transportation for veterans to medical appointments set

FONDA — Montgomery County Veterans’ Service Agency is working to ensure the daily needs of area veterans are met by providing a new bus route for them this year. According to a news release, the bus service currently provides transportation for veterans to the Albany Stratton VA Medical ...

Tedx back at FM

JOHNSTOWN — TEDxFMCC will feature talks on community leadership at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30, in the Allen House at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 Route 67. The speakers will be as follows: ∫ Johanna Duncan-Poitier, the senior vice chancellor for Community Colleges and the ...

24-hour, 7-day a week prayer service held at Church of the Holy Spirit

GLOVERSVILLE — Millions of Christians showing up for Sunday services across the world is unremarkable and to be expected. But a chain of people praying 24/7 for 365 days a year is a feat. The Church of the Holy Spirit on South Main Street has been quietly hosting an organized prayer ...

Mobile home fire claims woman’s life

AMSTERDAM — Firefighters responded to a fully involved fire Monday night at Pine Meadow Trailer Park that claimed the life of a 77-year-old woman. According to a press release issued by Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Smith, Ramona L. Hall suffered fatal injuries during the fire and was ...

Sheriff Giardino to run for re-election

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino announced Monday he’s seeking reelection to a second, four-year term. In a written statement, the Republican Giardino, a Mayfield resident, said he will have a formal kick-off press conference in the future. “As sheriff, my primary ...

Former Gloversville Police Chief to challenge Giardino

JOHNSTOWN — Former Gloversville Police Chief Donald VanDeusen this week has announced his candidacy for Fulton County Sheriff. The town of Johnstown resident, VanDeusen, was a member of the Gloversville Police Department for 25 years, serving as chief of police from 2012 until his retirement ...

GESD makes nurse’s dismissal official

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution on Monday terminating Licensed Practical Nurse Teddy Germain effective Dec. 20 during the first meeting since accusations late last month that the elementary school nurse subjected a ...

Johnstown seeking new ward councilman

JOHNSTOWN — A Common Council member has resigned and the city is seeking his replacement, Mayor Vern Jackson announced Monday night. Jackson said that Fourth Ward Councilman Timothy Cellary resigned, effective Jan. 1. The mayor made the announcement at the council’s organizational meeting ...

Century Linen finds its home

GLOVERSVILLE — Expansion plans by Century Linen & Uniform have ended where the company started — the city of Gloversville. The city-based laundry and uniform firm, which employs about 300 people locally at two Glove Cities locations, has been planning to expand in recent years. A deal ...

GJSD Board of ed. to hear faculty mini-grant reports

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will hear reports on faculty mini-grants at its board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Knox Junior High School cafeteria. During superintendent reports, three mini-grant reports will be given by the Johnstown Teachers ...

Sportsmen’s Day on Saturday

BROADALBIN — A veteran of the war in Iraq — who now organizes hunting and fishing expeditions for wounded warriors and fellow veterans — is the guest speaker at Saturday’s 10th annual Sacandaga Sportsmen’s Day. The region’s most informative day for local hunters, fishermen and ...

New year brings new healthy option

GLOVERSVILLE — Area residents whose New Year’s resolutions include making healthy lifestyle changes or losing weight can learn how to make changes that will last a lifetime during Nathan Littauer Hospital’s 12-week Core 4 Adult Weight Management program meeting on Thursdays from 3:30 to ...

EDC gone, $50K cash assets available for city of Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The little-known, once-solvent Johnstown Economic Development Corp. has finally been dissolved by the state. The city now has $50,000 in cash assets from the former agency to do something with. City Treasurer Michael Gifford, a longtime director of the group and legally its ...

Baby girl Bella Waffle is the first baby of 2019 at NLH

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home announced Friday that baby Bella Ann Waffle was the first baby born at the hospital in the New Year. Bella’s parents, Alyssa Duma and Michael Waffle of Gloversville welcomed little Bella on Jan. 3 at 9:19 a.m. Bella, shown here ...