Local News

Fulton County seeks grant money

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is looking to use state grant money to purchase police video equipment and computer equipment for the county’s mobile command trailer. Purchase requests came recently from county Civil Defense-Fire Coordinator Steven Santa Maria to the Board of Supervisors’ ...

Twilight Market returning to downtown Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — The second Twilight Market season will kickoff downtown on Friday with the first of three monthly summer events. Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Jennings and the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth announced that the first Twilight Market will be held downtown ...

Buyer still sought for Karg Bros. site in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The city continues to aggressively market the former Karg Bros. tannery site that taxpayers own off North Perry Street, but has had no serious offers, according to Mayor Vern Jackson. “It is definitely marketable,” the mayor said Thursday. The city on its website — ...

Funding for VHF system upgrade a priority for Fulton County Civil Defense

JOHNSTOWN — Funding for the second and final year of Fulton County’s $1.3 million VHF simulcast upgrade project is a priority among two proposed 2019 capital projects submitted by Civil Defense-Fire Coordinator Steven Santa Maria. Santa Maria recently submitted a $462,000 capital project ...

New fee possible for use of gun range by retired officers

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department is proposing that retired officers be charged a $20 fee to use the county’s firing range to recertify. Sheriff Richard Giardino said such officers were never charged before, but aren’t upset about a possible new fee. “Most of the ...

Fulton County Supervisors look to approve 2018-19 budget for FM

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors may adopt Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s tentative $19.8 million 2018-19 budget during its meeting Monday. Prior to action, the board will conduct a public hearing on the budget at 1:30 p.m. in the Supervisor’s Chambers. The ...

WENT owner sells station after 32 years

GLOVERSVILLE — The owner of WENT Radio, Jack Scott, agreed last month to sell the station after 32 years as president and general manager. Scott said Thursday he filed the sale of WENT Radio which broadcasts on channels 1340 AM and 105.1 FM to Michael Shaus of Schenectady with the Federal ...

Structure fire causes damage

OPPENHEIM — A massive structure fire caused major damage to a structure causing both the garage and porch roof to collapse. Several Herkimer and Fulton County Fire departments responded to the structure fire at 181 Bacon Brook Rd. at approximately 4:01 p.m on Wednesday. The Hilltop and ...

Man with autism survives 50 hours in woods

BLEECKER (AP) — A man with autism relied on his Boy Scout skills to find drinkable water and stay safe while he was lost in New York’s Adirondack woods for 50 hours during a heat wave, according to forest rangers and family members. Bruce Williams floated on his back in a lake to conserve ...

‘Images of a Woman’ seminar set for July 18

JOHNSTOWN — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announces its 22nd annual women’s wellness conference entitled, “Images of a Woman” will be held on July 18 at the Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave.; choose to ...

Board makes personnel moves

JOHNSTOWN — Department coordinators were named for the 2018-19 school year among personnel moves made by the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Monday night at Johnstown High School. The board accepted the recommendation of Superintendent Patricia Kilburn to approve ...

Annual Canal Days slated for Schoharie Crossing

FORT HUNTER — People who come to the annual Canal Days on July 14 and 15, can get hands-on experience helping to build a big balloon mural of an Erie Canal packet boat. For the first time, the company Airigami, which makes art out of environmentally friendly balloons, will be at the ...

Birthday celebration slated

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will celebrate the 250th birthday of Riceville’s namesake, Oliver Rice, who was born July 15, 1768, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, at Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road. Mayfield’s hamlet of Riceville was named after its first prominent ...

Beekeepers meeting set for Ballston Spa

BALLSTON SPA — The Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association will meet on from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 16 at 50 W. High St., according to a news release. Dan Conlon, the owner of Warm Colors Apiary, will discuss selling honey for the small beekeeper. He will cover bottling, branding, venues ...

Sheriff proposes $300K in projects

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department is proposing more than $300,000 worth of capital projects for 2019, including one to replace the internal security system at the County Jail. Sheriff Richard Giardino released his proposed projects recently to the Board of Supervisors’ ...

Library renovations coming along

GLOVERSVILLE — With just over a month left, work on the Gloversville Public Library is coming together with much of the updated infrastructure in place and painting in some rooms complete. Library Director Barbara Madonna and Capital Campaign co-chair and library trustee Elizabeth Batchelor ...

Wings-n-Wheels held at airport

JOHNSTOWN — To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the Fulton County Antique Car Club hosted its first Wings-n-Wheels event at the Fulton County Airport on Wednesday. Don Baker, the event coordinator, said they wanted a way to get more members and a younger membership for the car club and for ...

Local high school student earns RPI paid internship

GLOVERSVILLE—A local high school student will be working at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this summer as a paid intern. Gloversville High School student Mason Lampron will enter his junior year in the fall just after he finishes his paid summer internship performing research at RPI with ...

Specialists urge caution in heat wave

GLOVERSVILLE — Hydrate, hydrate and then hydrate some more. That is the best advice Sari Stewart, RN, nursing division resource manager at Nathan Littauer’s Emergency Care Center said they can give. She said the obvious precautions include, staying inside as much as possible, avoiding ...

County prioritizes housing

JOHNSTOWN — Housing is among the four main items Fulton County government seeks to fund through proposed annual Consolidated Funding Applications, or CFAs, submitted to the state by a July 27 deadline. The county Planning Department made the CFA filings public at a meeting of the Board of ...