Local News

Turning life into art as a statement

NORTHVILLE — Local artist, Linda Finch, uses her art to spread awareness and to teach the community on environmental issues such as fracking. Finch’s collection, “Channeling Moses” is being displayed at the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network located at the Northville Public Library now ...

Headwell named chairman

FONDA — During the Montgomery County Legislature’s organizational meeting Tuesday, District 4 Legislator Robert Headwell, Jr. was unanimously elected as the 2018 chairman of the Legislature. Headwell thanked his family for support they have given him. “Before we start, I’d like ...

Music continues at chamber

GLOVERSVILLE — Music will return to the rotunda of the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 20 with a performance by Syliva Bloom. Bloom will appear at the chamber at 3 p.m. as a part of the ongoing “Chamber Music at the Chamber” that started it’s 2017-18 season in ...

Three out of six committees have new chairpersons for ’18

JOHNSTOWN — Half of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ six major standing committees will have new chairpersons in 2018. New board Chairman James Groff named members to standing committees at the board’s annual organizational meeting Tuesday at the County Office ...

Painters sought for juried art show

FORT HUNTER — The Friends of Schoharie Crossing are inviting painters state residents to showcase their work in a competitive, juried exhibition. The theme of the exhibition is Lock in the Fun: Recreation at Schoharie Crossing.  To recognize the centennial of the Barge Canal, Schoharie ...

Fires continue to plague responders

MAYFIELD — Mayfield Fire Department was kept busy with two fires, one structure fire and one car fire that occurred shortly after the structure fire was put out. The structure fire occurred on Tuesday at 134 Pine Tree Way, Mayfield at approximately 11:01 p.m. and lasted until about 2:37 a.m. ...

First baby for Gloversville for 2018 born

GLOVERSVILLE — The Birthing Center at Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home announced the arrival of the first baby of the New Year 2018. Ryder Xavier Henderson, son of Ashley Boles and Aaron Henderson of Gloversville, was born at 5:31 p.m. on Jan. 2, weighing 6 pounds, 10 ounces. He ...

Cuomo: State will sue to block tax overhaul

ALBANY (AP) — New York state will take Washington to court to challenge the new Republican tax overhaul, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday, calling the new law an unconstitutional assault on states’ rights and New York in particular. The lawsuit is one of several ways Cuomo, a ...

Sex offender fails to comply

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man is facing charges after city police said he failed to update his address, a violation of his sex offender status. Robert D. Litchfield, 36, of 51 S. Judson St., Apartment 1, was charged with failure to register his change of address on Tuesday. Officers said on ...

Tree drop-off area set

JOHNSTOWN — The city has established a Christmas tree drop-off area behind the city senior center, it was announced during the Common Council’s organizational meeting Monday at City Hall. Mayor Vern Jackson said the tree drop-off area is at Prindle Court, behind the Johnstown Senior ...

FMCC partners with MVCC for manufacturing program

JOHNSTOWN — New signs have gone up around the area promoting Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s latest partnership. FMCC has partnered up with Mohawk Valley Community College for the Advanced Institute for Manufacturing program. According to a news release from MVCC, the AIM program ...

Morning fire destroys mobile home

BROADALBIN — Local firefighters have been busy the past few days with a half-dozen of small, but potentially dangerous fires. The most recent was a fire in Broadalbin where a mobile home caught fire Tuesday, destroying it. No was injured in the blaze, but a pet lizard perished. The ...

Two NYC men charged with several felonies

GLOVERSVILLE — Two New York City men are facing a number of felony charges following the discovery of dozens of baggies containing crack cocaine, according to city police. Jonathan Hernandez, 27, of 590 Gates Ave., Apartment 2E in Brooklyn and Laquan Warren, 23, of 345 Livonia Ave. in ...

New chairman sets agenda

JOHNSTOWN — New 2018 Fulton County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Groff said Tuesday he doesn’t have an ambitious personal agenda, but is looking forward to seeing infrastructure projects continue. Groff, the town of Northampton supervisor, made brief remarks after being unanimously ...

FMCC looks to advocate

JOHNSTOWN — Members of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees will be joining college President Dustin Swanger to discuss advocacy efforts. During the Dec. 21 board meeting, Swanger shared with trustees information from the Higher Education Act reauthorization that the ...

St. Mary’s welcomes first baby of 2018

AMSTERDAM — The St. Mary’s Healthcare staff welcomed the first baby of the New Year on Jan. 1 at 7:27 a.m. Mom and dad, Theresa and Dana Mesick of Esperance, started their New Year by giving birth to the first girl in five decades of the Mesick family. Weighing 7 pounds, 10 ounces, ...

$100K demo work approved

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors last week approved over $100,000 in private contract demolition work for a Rensselaer County firm, but why the Fulton County Demolition Team wasn’t used was raised. The board awarded a $100,200 low bid to Dan’s Hauling and Demo of Wynantskill, for ...

Big plans for little historic store

NORTHVILLE — The Northville 5 and 10 store has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the State Regional Economic Development Coiuncil, which will go towards renovations for the historic store, along with renovations for the building next door at 132 S. Main St. “[I’m] proud that we got ...

Man keeps cops at bay

STRATFORD — A town man who allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend with a gun — and was the subject of a standoff with authorities — was arrested Monday at his home on several felonies. A Fulton County Sheriff’s Department news release said James M. Davis, 54, of 415 Avery Road, ...

Man keeps officers at bay

STRATFORD — A town man who allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend with a gun — and was the subject of a standoff with authorities — was arrested Monday at his home on several felonies. A Fulton County Sheriff’s Department news release said James M. Davis, 54, of 415 Avery Road, ...