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Riding to raise awareness

AMSTERDAM — An advocate for employment for people with disabilities cycled off Tuesday on the Erie Canalway Trails to continue the cycle of raising awareness of the abilities of those with developmental and physical disabilities. John Robinson and Doug Hamlin, who founded Our Ability, an ...

St. Mary’s Healthcare leaving Fulton County annex building

GLOVERSVILLE — St. Mary’s Healthcare plans to vacate its mental health clinic offices at the Fulton County Annex Building on East Fulton Street Sept. 24, after nearly seven years of leasing space from the county. The private health care company plans to consolidate all clinic services ...

Montgomery County sheriff candidate Glorioso charged with felony

FONDA — James Glorioso Jr., a candidate for Montgomery County sheriff was arrested Tuesday by New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation for first-degree offering a false instrument, a felony, for allegedly filing a petition knowingly with invalid signatures to run on the ...

House to finally be razed today

GLOVERSVILLE — A blighted city residence on the list of properties slated to be taken down by the Fulton County Demolition Team will be torn down today, roughly two years after it was added to the list. Fire Chief Thomas Groff reported to the Common Council during Tuesday’s meeting that ...

Fonda-Fultonville school district to begin new evaluation, law tests

FONDA — At Fonda-Fultonville Central School board meeting, Superintendent Thomas Ciaccio discussed a federal public school law the district will begin implementing this school year. The Every Child Succeeds Act was signed by former President Barack Obama on Dec. 10, 2015 to ensure success ...

3 charged in park burglary

JOHNSTOWN — Three city residents — including two 16-year-olds — each face three felonies following their recent arrests involving alleged theft of thousands of dollars of electronics, and vandalism at a Johnstown Industrial Park business. Police reported the arrests of James J. Hammond ...

Teens face vandalism charges

JOHNSTOWN — City police last weekend arrested three teens who allegedly went on a vandalism spree walking the Glove Cities. Johnstown police on Tuesday reported these arrests: Curtis J.H. Bartlett, 16, of 110 First Ave., Caroga Lake; Thomas L. Blackwell, 17, of 307 W. Madison Ave.; and Noah ...

Alleged kidnapper back in Gloversville court

GLOVERSVILLE — Kidnapping suspect Delaney E. Akins was back in City Court on Monday for a short appearance, with his case adjourned until Sept. 19. Akins, 26, of 260 W. 131st St., Manhattan, is currently incarcerated in the Fulton County Jail on a single Class A felony count of first-degree ...

Fulton County to install tracking devices

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government is working with a private vendor to purchase a GPS tracking system to better monitor its highway snowplowing vehicles on the road. Mark Yost, county superintendent of highways and facilities, told the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee Monday ...

Convoy for a Cause set for Sunday

FONDA — Trucks in the fifth annual Convoy for Cause will take off Sunday on a new and longer route to the Fonda Fairgrounds. In past years Convoy for a Cause, trucks would leave Beech-Nut and go down Route 5S to Fultonville to the Fonda Fairgrounds. This year, the convoy will make its way ...

Montgomery County gets rehab bus for first responders to use during crisis

FONDA —Montgomery County’s Emergency Services Office has a new rehabilitation “Rehab” bus for first responders to escape from the elements or recover during emergency scenes, according to a news release. Brown Coach and Eastern Med funded the project for Emergency Services. Brown ...

Newly-discovered sewer line opens options

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is working with the Gloversville Enlarged School District to deed over a newly discovered district sewer line to the county so the county can create a sewer district. County Planning Director Scott Henze briefed the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee ...

’18 Fonda Fair set to start Wednesday

FONDA —From Skeeter Creek to Convoy for a Cause, to rides, horse shows and monster trucks, this year’s Fonda Fair promises to have something for everyone who walks through its gates. President of the Fonda Fair board, Richard Kennedy, said preparation for the fair has been in full swing ...

Tour highlights farm’s substantiality, products

FORT PLAIN — For more than a year, the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market has been selling meat from Bolster Farm for good reasons. “It’s a really great quality product—the taste, the texture,” said the store’s general manage Gianna DeLilli. The market recently hosted a visit to ...

Jail time meted out in dog’s death

JOHNSTOWN — A town of Bleecker woman who killed a dog and stabbed a man last year was sentenced Wednesday in Fulton County Court to two years in jail. Rebecca J. Wesson, 57, of 150 County Highway 112, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to a total of two years, as part of a ...

Republican picnic brings out crowd, politicians for speeches

GLOVERSVILLE — After the gladhanding was over, numerous GOP speakers imparted their thoughts at the Fulton County Republican Club’s annual RepubliCan and Clams Picnic Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Square Firehouse grounds. About 90 people attended the event, in which numerous federal, ...

Local couple finalize adoption of three sons

GLOVERSVILLE — Families can be formed in many ways. Regardless of their origins, the connection between parents and their children is instantly recognizable. People who observe Tammi and Stephen Beck with their three sons see an ordinary family, because that is what they are, the Becks say, ...

Young Eagle program offers free airplane rides to youngsters

JOHNSTOWN – Doug Sterling has taken some 650 youngsters for free flights in his single-engine airplane. Some are afraid at first but then “become part of it,” he said. Sapphire Bonafede of Johnstown was a little skittish at first, but after she saw “how tiny things are” from the air, ...

Candidates show zeal at Democratic picnic

JOHNSTOWN — Zeal was not lacking at this year’s Democrat picnic Saturday as three up-and-coming candidates made pitches to get out the vote. All three were united in pushing for universal health care, single-payer health care for all. Lamenting the lingering death of Obamacare, they said ...