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Former chairman appointed to Ethics Board

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday appointed one of its former chairman to the county Ethics Board. Supervisors named two-time, former board Chairman Michael F. Gendron to the Ethics Board during personnel action at the County Office Building. On a Personnel ...

Time is short, and so are these trips

Although this summer seemed hotter than normal, everyone I talk to still doesn’t want to think about winter coming. But the leaves are changing and the days are shorter, so whether we want it to be or not, fall is upon us. But there’s still time to get out on the water or take a quick ...

New roundabout considered in Mayfield

MAYFIELD — A public informational session to discuss the creation of a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 30 and 30A is planned for Tuesday. State Department of Transportation personnel will be holding the meeting on a future Route 30 and Route 30A Intersection Safety Improvement ...

A walk through history: Visitors get a look at a former settlement

GLOVERSVILLE — “The future you don’t have, the present is gone instantly, and the past is all you have.” Area native Bradley Shane put that philosophy into action with a historical walking tour on Sept. 9 of the Kingsborough settlement, which is considered the oldest settlement in ...

Twilight Market

The third and final Twilight Market of the summer at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Gloversville Friday. The market is a three-part summer series of events held on the second Friday of each month from July through September with vendors, prepared food, family-friendly activities and live ...

Alleged rapist’s case sent to different court

AMSTERDAM — The case against the man who allegedly raped two teenagers has been moved to the Montgomery County Supreme Court. City police said Mark W. Culbertson, 36, of 312 Grand St. was charged on Aug. 31 with two counts of first-degree rape and two counts of a criminal sex act, all ...

Two area women sue local stores

JOHNSTOWN — Two Glove Cities women recently filed separate civil lawsuits against two area stores, claiming negligence in connection with falls they took. Michele Kadle of 15 Briggs St., Johnstown, filed an Aug. 13 lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Johnstown against Price Chopper Operations ...

Johnstown to talk county vehicle swap

JOHNSTOWN —The Common Council will consider a vehicle exchange between the city and Fulton County at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The council will review a proposed resolution to do an “even exchange” of the city’s 1992 dump truck for the county’s 2009 freight van ...

Smullen claims victory in State Assembly primary

JOHNSTOWN — Retired Marine Corps colonel Robert J. Smullen of the town of Johnstown — who was arrested this summer over a property tax issue — beat challenger Patrick Vincent in Thursday’s Republican primary for state Assembly. According to unofficial numbers from the state Board of ...

Safety awareness event slated

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Women of the Moose will conduct its first-ever, free Community Safety Awareness Event/Ice Cream Social for the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Johnstown Moose Family Center. The center is located at 109 S. Comrie Ave. in Johnstown. Planned activities at ...

A formal affair

JOHNSTOWN — The new school year just started, so thoughts of the high school prom are many starry nights away. But that doesn’t mean teen girls can’t ponder that special time now, and the non-profit Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association stands ready to make their dreams come ...

Three charged in armed robbery

GLOVERSVILLE — Three people face felony charges in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night at a Third Avenue home. Vittorio T. Barnett, 18, of 44 Third St.; Kye K. Shelton, 18, of 224 Snoffer School Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland; and Trey P. Feldle, 20, of 474 County ...

Shared services plan ready for state

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Shared Services Panel on Wednesday unanimously approved the county’s state-mandated 2018 Shared Services Plan, which will be forwarded to the state by Friday. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead, who led the panel’s “procedural” final session at the ...

City mulls spray park

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials are discussing the possible future construction of a spray park at Trail Station Park, planning to put out a Request for Proposals for design work. Fifth Ward Councilman Jay Zarrelli has spearheaded discussion surrounding the construction of a spray park among ...

Final Twilight Market of season planned for Friday evening

GLOVERSVILLE — The third and final Twilight Market of the season will be held Friday night at the Farmers Market Pavilion for one more night of summer fun. The Twilight Market is a three-part summer series of events held on the second Friday of each month from July through September with ...

Board authorizes $134K payment

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday authorized a $134,639 payment to the state to satisfy an old bill involving its former Mental Health Clinic. The board authorized the ‘recoupment” payment to the state Department of Health for what the state has said for years ...

Women’s health expo slated

MAYFIELD — For any community members who may be interested in learning more about local businesses that offer and promote health and fitness services, can attend the Women’s Health and Fitness Expo. The Women’s Health and Fitness Expo will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at ...

McAuliffe, Smrtic face off in primaries

JOHNSTOWN —Two experienced litigants will be battling it out in a Fulton County Family Court judicial showdown in three political primaries Thursday in the county’s only local races. Local attorneys Gerard McAuliffe and Michael W. Smrtic will face each other in Republican, Independence ...

Officials: Despite work, buildings set

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District officials reported that buildings were ready when teachers and students returned to school last week despite ongoing capital project work. School started on Sept. 5 following a summer that saw buildings go through major renovations as part ...