Local News

Man pleads not guilty in New Year’s Eve death

CANAJOHARIE — The village man who was charged with second-degree assault pleaded not guilty to the charges and the upgraded charge of second-degree manslaughter. Stanley T. Hall, 55, who was initially charged with second-degree assault, following an altercation that led to the death of ...

County ready to give service

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is looking to execute user agreements for the first four property owners within the county’s new sewer district in Vail Mills, according to county Planning Director Scott Henze. “We are able to service right now 25 properties,” he said Wednesday. But Henze ...

County seeking funds for Tryon

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is approving an Empire State Development Corp. “incentive proposal” for a grant the county received to fund a new primary electric service project at the Tryon Technology Park in Perth. County Planning Director Scott Henze told the Board of Supervisors’ ...

30A widening project slated for spring

JOHNSTOWN — Weather permitting, the state’s multi-million dollar project to widen the bustling business section of Route 30A in the city is expected to start in March or April, the state says. State Department of Transportation Region 2 Public Information Officer Jim Piccola in Utica said ...

Fulton County Jail security upgrades approved

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee on Monday authorized a $163,500 contract to replace computer equipment used for security at the county jail. The proposed approval for a contract with Black Creek Security Systems is due to be brought before the ...

Supes authorize change order

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors this week authorized a roughly $250,000 change order for the county’s ongoing VHF Simulcast System upgrade project. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee took the action at the County Office Building. County Emergency Management ...

Our first sheriff was a staunch loyalist

When Sheriff Giardino reminded me that 2018 was the 180th anniversary of the 1838 founding of Fulton County, and therefore also the founding of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, I commented that he enjoys a much more positive relationship with our citizens than did Alexander White, the ...

Liberty Fresh Market bids farewell

AMSTERDAM — Deserae MacDonald of Gloversville really appreciates Liberty Fresh Market on Route 30 “because there are not many stores like this that have natural, local products.” To which her daughter Brianna added, “and great cookies.” Unfortunately Saturday was a farewell day with ...

Man arrested after report of shots fired

GLOVERSVILLE — A 22-year-old man was arrested by city police at 10:30 p.m. on Friday after police responded to reports of shots fired on Cedar Street, according to a news release. Kyle D. Rodeo of 702 Pickle Hill Road, Fort Plain, was apprehended at a Cedar Street residence, police ...

Trout Power: Finding heritage strains of brook trout in the Adirondacks

On Jan. 21, the Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Albany hosted Trout Power to the monthly meeting where their short film titled “South Inlet Revival: An Adirondack Comeback Story” was shown. The film showcased Trout Power’s commitment to identifying the location of ...

Council approves dissolving of BID

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council approved a local law on Thursday dissolving the Gloversville Downtown Business Improvement District and abolishing a section of the City Code pertaining to the BID. Ballots putting the organization’s future to a vote were sent out by certified mail to the ...

Firefighter treated following house fire

BROADALBIN — A firefighter was treated and released from St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam, during a fire about 10:30 a.m. Friday at a one-family modular home at 135 Ridge Road, according to Broadalbin Fire Chief Scot Hall. Hall of the Broadalbin Volunteer Fire Company would not release the ...

Airport awarded grant for new sign

JOHNSTOWN — The state Department of Transportation has awarded Fulton County a $27,000 Aviation Capital Grant toward replacement of the County Airport sign off Route 67. County Planning Director Scott Henze related news of the grant Monday to the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works ...

Man gets three years for possession

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man convicted of possessing crack cocaine is headed to state prison for three years. Billy W. Singleton, 31, of Grove Street, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Fulton County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one felony count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a ...

Developer proposes 60-unit apartment complex in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — A Saratoga Springs firm is proposing to build a 60-unit apartment complex in the city, east of the Arterial Highway. The site plan proposal by DHC Properties at 23 North East Ave. is slated to come before the city Planning Board at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The developer is ...

County eyes Great Sacandaga history museum

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead presented a very positive outlook during his annual “State of the County” address Friday, concluding it with a surprise announcement. Stead said the county was unveiling a 2019 “exploratory effort” to create a new Great ...

Recycling profits on decline

JOHNSTOWN — The recycling market hasn’t been good on Fulton County, with revenue declining by over $143,000 last year. County Solid Waste Director David Rhodes presented his Department of Solid Waste 2018 annual report to the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development Committee on ...

Fulton County Solid Waste looks at machine

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Solid Waste is eyeing purchase on an estimated $275,000 excavator for the landfill. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee on Monday authorized advertising for bids at the County Office Building. “We will be replacing a loader,” ...