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Johnstown school board officially opposes governor’s tax cap

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education last week voted to have Superintendent Patricia Kilburn send a letter objecting to a gubernatorial plan to cap school aid. She told the board that as an advocate for the district and its finances, the district should not ...

Montgomery County stop DWI event nets 3

FONDA — Local authorities made multiple arrests this St. Patrick’s Day while conducting DWI checkpoints. “DWI checkpoints were setup throughout Montgomery County on March 17, 2018, St. Patrick’s Day,” said Jeffery R. Kaczer, Montgomery County Stop-DWI coordinator. “Results from ...

Student: Not enough communication

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District student board member offered her firsthand account of the March 14 national student walkout at the high school during Monday’s Board of Education meeting, supporting school administrators’ descriptions of the day, while noting a ...

Mom of starving infant sentenced

GLOVERSVILLE — The mother who was accused of depriving an infant in her care of food in December was sentenced to probation in Gloversville City Court on Monday. Crystyl J. Mohrlock-Young, 29, of 18 Pearl St., Apartment 2, was sentenced by City Court Judge Traci DiMezza as part of a plea ...

A look at Fulton County’s top 10 salaries

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown was the county’s highest paid employee in 2017, with a $183,349 salary. Brown’s salary is set by the state. and it is over $93,000 more than the second highest county wage earner - county Administrative Officer Jon Stead. County ...

Forum held at FMCC on local opioid crisis

GLOVERSVILLE — The Foundation of Fulton-Montgomery Community College hosted a discussion on the nationwide opioid crisis as part of the Fifth Friday Speaker Series. The Fifth Friday Speaker Series is sponsored by the FM Foundation, featuring guests seeking to educate students and community ...

Fulton County gets grant for drone

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors Monday approved accepting a $12,000 grant from the Great Sacandaga Lake Advisory Council to purchase a public safety drone. Sheriff Richard Giardino pitched the drone use to the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee at the County Office ...

Mayfied man gets 3 years prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Mayfield man who threatened a domestic violence victim was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court to up to three years in state prison. Joshua S. Hodgson, 37, of 250 Bunker Hill Road, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to 1 1/2 to three years in state prison, ...

Parent University offers program

BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is hosting public presentations that deal with the safety and emotional well-being of students on back-to-back nights, today and Wednesday. Today, the district will host a screening of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers” at ...

Work to proceed on county building

JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Board of Supervisors committee on Monday approved two proposed resolutions to move forward the county’s $500,000 downtown County Office Building renovation project. The Buildings and Grounds-Highway Committee awarded a $364,000 base bid to R&B Construction ...

Young entrepreneur

GLOVERSVILLE — Joshua Daly is not a person to give up easily. The 2014 Gloversville High School graduate and Siena College senior competed three times in the college’s entrepreneurial Spark Tank, but never placed. However, he recently took first place and received $500 for his original ...

Schumer blasts feds for cider industry burdens

JOHNSTOWN — Democrat U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer has blasted federal regulators for unnecessary labeling burdens on the state’s growing cider industry, while he backed President Donald Trump on tariffs against China, during a press conference Friday. Speaking at Rogers Cideryard, Schumer said ...

Voting date set for library

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday set a special June 5 election for district voters to decide whether the Johnstown Public Library will become a school district public library. The election and vote on the proposition shall be held from 11 a.m. ...

Interest high in Vail Mills project

JOHNSTOWN — A Schenectady County construction firm was the low base bidder Wednesday at about $1.15 million for Fulton County’s Vail Mills sewer collection system project that hopes to bring more development to that area. Ten companies bid on the project, and base bids and alternative bids ...

Funds set for area non-profits

FONDA — The Montgomery County Department of Youth and Veterans’ Services is accepting applications from community-based non-profit organizations, public agencies and municipalities who provide direct services to the youth of Montgomery County during this year. Funds are expected to be ...

Nelson brings energy to race for 21st Congressional District

(Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles of the many candidates running to represent New York?s 21st Congressional District.) The youngest member of New York’s 21st Congressional District race has been running the longest. Twenty-eight-year-old Democratic candidate Patrick ...

GHS teacher co-authors state text book

GLOVERSVILLE — It took about two years for Gloversville High School Economics teacher Len Martin to co-author a textbook that is now being used across New York State. But leading up to the publication is 26 years of teaching, over a quarter century friendship with a Syracuse professor, and a ...

Golfing fundraiser now in 6th year

JOHNSTOWN — For city resident Mimi Malatino, the Johnstown Public Library has been a generational thing. Brought to story hours at about age 4, she continued that experience with her children and now her grandchildren. Malatino said “it’s wonderful” that she could bring her ...

KKK flier found in library book on slavery

AMSTERDAM — An Amsterdam business man and writer — doing research on slavery — this week found a Ku Klux Klan flyer inside a book he said he secured on loan from the Gloversville Public Library. Daniel Weaver, owner of The Book Hound book store in Amsterdam, on Thursday checked out a ...

High-speed chase ends in crash

JOHNSTOWN — A Montgomery County driver was unhurt, but later ticketed on numerous charges, after leading city police on a high-speed chase late Thursday that forced a van off a road and culminated in his airborne car crashing upside down in a wooded area. Sgt. Eric Johnson on Friday related ...