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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 ...

Knesseth Israel Synagogue hosts remembrance event for Holocaust victims

GLOVERSVILLE — The Knesseth Israel Synagogue hosted a public Yom HaShoah observance, or Holocaust Remembrance program, on Wednesday to commemorate the approximately six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust. Approximately 140 people attended the synagogue’s remembrance program ...

‘Enhanced’ weather watchers wanted

JOHNSTOWN — Calling all severe weather watchers! The National Weather Service in Albany next week will be conducting a free, volunteer Skywarn training program to recruit “enhanced” severe weather spotters. The roughly 90-minute event will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton County ...

Canajoharie BOE seeks applicants

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie Central School District is accepting nominating petitions from qualified residents interested in seeking a seat on the board of education. One term is expiring this year and the seat is for five years, according to a news release. The seat, presently occupied ...

Rhea Costello featured artist at Nigra Center

GLOVERSVILLE — Rhea Haggart Costello, a painter and ceramic artist, will be the featured artist at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts’ 2018 Fulton Montgomery Art Show. Her pieces will be displayed alongside work from artists who live and work in Fulton and Montgomery counties as ...

Owner of Carville charged

JOHNSTOWN — Former Carville National Leather Corp. owner Robert J. Carville was arrested Tuesday on a federal indictment alleging he knowingly stored hundreds of gallons of hazardous chemicals at his plant. The U.S. Department of Justice, Northern District this week issued a news release ...

Program to honor victims of Holocaust set for tonight

GLOVERSVILLE — Knesseth Israel Synagogue will hold a public Holocaust Remembrance program today at 7 p.m. Yom HaShoah is an annual holiday meant to commemorate the approximately six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust, observed at the synagogue in a remembrance event each year ...

Student shot with BB gun at school

GLOVERSVILLE — City police took a 16-year-old male into custody at Gloversville High School Tuesday for allegedly shooting another juvenile with a BB pistol several times the day before inside of the Gloversville Middle School. The juvenile suspect was charged with misdemeanors for ...

Sharing hair for cause

JOHNSTOWN — Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services Career and Technical Education Cosmetology program, and Fulton-Montgomery Community College Outreach Club hosted their ninth annual hair donation event Tuesday. Throughout the years they have made donations to ...

Gun recovered in Gloversville home invasion case

GLOVERSVILLE — City police recovered a revolver while conducting a follow up search on Tuesday in relation to the armed home invasion that took place at 69 Yale St. on March 22. Kent Tucker, 21, of 1013 Hope St., Utica; Maurice Wallace, 35, of 108 Forest St., Gloversville; and Robert ...

Transfer program with Saint Rose set at FM

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College and The College of Saint Rose have announced new transfer agreements that outline suggested semester-by-semester coursework easing the transition for transfer students. The new articulation agreements include four-year “roadmap” plans ...

Similar workforce goals, issues shared

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton and Montgomery counties share similar same workforce issues than other counties in this region of New York state, a local development official says. Gail B. Breen, executive director of the Amsterdam-based Fulton/Montgomery/Schoharie Counties Workforce Development Board, ...