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Caroga highway superintendent arrested

CAROGA — The town highway superintendent was arrested by state police on Monday for allegedly submitting a false claim to the town’s insurance company. Steve Putnam, 63, of Caroga was charged with fourth-degree insurance fraud, a felony. According to a state police news release, the ...

Northville gears up for Doins

NORTHVILLE — The biggest event of the summer, and a major community tradition, the Northville Doins, will begin on Thursday, with parades, music and community events. “The whole idea of the Doins is to bring people into the community,” said Doins Committee member Wendy Reu. “Families ...

CRG explores programs designed for farmers, first-time home buyers

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is exploring opportunities for the possible development of a pair of programs to support first time homebuyers and farmers in the county. CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters presented early details on the prospective programs ...

New president named for Johnstown BOE

JOHNSTOWN — Creating a fresh start, the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education appointed one of its three newest members as its new president at Monday night’s reorganizational meeting at Johnstown High School. New member Christopher Tallon was elected board president. He ...

Man found not guilty

FONDA — The man who was facing manslaughter charges after an incident that took place on New Year’s Eve was found not guilty on Monday. Stanley T. Hall, 55, of Canajoharie was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree manslaughter following an altercation that led to the death ...

Going solar? City approaches BOE about buying power

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District may benefit from a planned solar project at the former city landfill after city officials learned that the project will generate more energy than required to power city facilities and approached the district to potentially share in the ...

Man to serve time on drug offense

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man pleaded guilty in Fulton County Court recently to a felony drug offense and is headed to state prison for five years. Clyde C. Jones III, 53, of 74 E. Fulton St., pleaded guilty June 24 before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one felony count of ...

County supervisors approve contract for communications

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors recently approved a proposed $188,734 contract with a Texas firm to improve communications between two towers that the county utilizes. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee gave preliminary approval to enter into an agreement with ...

Gloversville top 10 students for 2019

Paul-John Clet This year’s valedictorian is Paul-John Clet with a GPA of 98.95. He is the son of Eufemio and Fermina Clet. Clet will be attending the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall. As a junior, he was the recipient of the prestigious RPI Medal of Excellence Award ...

Northville Middle School — High School academic honors

NORTHVILLE — The Northville School District has announced its fourth-quarter middle school-high school academic honors, as follows: Principal’s List Grade 12 — Brianna Bace, John Bace, Daniella Angela Brown, Jenna Forsey, Jessica Rose Miller, Alyssa Marie Quillan, and Destiny ...

Sewer plant hit with $12K in DEC fines

JOHNSTOWN — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has hit the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility with violations that the sewage treatment plant must pay $12,600 in civil fines related to past odors. Facility Manager Wallace Arnold said today that both cities ...

Lawyer sues Caroga

CAROGA — Just two weeks after the town board passed a resolution to enter into a contract for the sale of the Sherman’s property to the Caroga Arts Collective, former owner, George Abdella, filed a notice of claim against the town and wants the property back. Abdella, who is the president ...

Library’s board of trustee votes released

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Public Library on Friday released the results of Wednesday’s library Board of Trustees election involving three members. Library Director Erica Wing announced that the official results of the trustee election at the library were as follows: Elizabeth Russo — 69 ...

Rec commission events successful

GLOVERSVILLE — The city Recreation Commission on Thursday conducted a debriefing on a pair of well-attended events organized by the commission earlier this month. A total of 737 wristbands were sold during the fifth annual Southern Adirondack Wine and Food Festival held downtown on June 1, ...

Graduating Class of 2019 encouraged to pay it forward with acts of kindness

FONDA — Students aren’t the only ones who learn in high school. At yesterday’s class of 2019 commencement, Fonda-Fultonville School Superintendent Thomas Ciaccio said the class taught him a lot. They were fourth-graders when he came to the district, and he recalled distinct events ...

Students told to be ‘unique’ and follow their own path

FORT PLAIN — Be unique. The valedictorian and salutatorian of Fort Plain High School stressed the value of being yourself at the Fort Plain High School graduation yesterday. “Life loses its luster if you decide to give in and be just like everyone else,” advised Valedictorian Bryce ...

New director for historical society named

JOHNSTOWN — Part-time Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino has been named the new first-time, full-time executive director of the Fulton County Historical Society. Hall-Saladino, who started Thursday in the position, informed the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and ...