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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 ...

Broadalbin company celebrates new Adirondack-theme sweet

BROADALBIN — Chocolate lovers of all kinds piled in at EMVI Chocolate for a sweet treat on Thursday. Owners and operators of EMVI Chocolate, Victor Gelman and Dr. Irina Gelman held an open house and the introduction of their newest delicacy, the Adirondack Peppermint Tree. “It is very ...

Johnstown Sewer plant online

JOHNSTOWN — The Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility’s upgraded CAST system has been continuously operational for over three months, although the plant is still mitigating odor issues. Facility Manager Wallace Arnold reported recently to the Joint Sewer Board that the CAST ...

‘Allen House’ opens up

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees met in the Allen House for the first time on March 15. FMCC President Dustin Swanger addressed the board in their new meeting place approximately two weeks after staff finished moving in. “We’re in the Allen House,” ...

Johnstown hopes to pay off owed sewer money

JOHNSTOWN — City Treasurer Michael Gifford said Wednesday his city will “hopefully soon” pay off a longstanding sewer debt to the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility. “I’m pulling this all together,” Gifford said this week from his office at City Hall. Sewer ...

Car show planned for 4th of July weekend

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Antique Car Club will present a free public Fourth of July Wings-n-Wheels celebration—vintage car and airplane show—at the Fulton County Airport, Route 67. The first show will include vehicles from the early 1900s to 2018 muscle cars, as well as ...

Theater gets Saratoga Arts grant

JOHNSTOWN — Colonial Little Theatre was recently awarded a $4,382 Saratoga Arts Community Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts to help with its upcoming season. “It’s our 2018 theatre season,” CLT board of directors Treasurer Lisa Pfeiffer said Thursday. “We are ...

Liberty ARC gets grant

AMSTERDAM — The Liberty ARC’s health care subsidiary, New Dimensions in Health Care was awarded an $11,000 incentive through New York State Department of Health’s Data Exchange Incentive Program, according to a news release. DEIP’s goal is to bridge the healthcare information gap by ...

Three arrested in armed home invasion

GLOVERSVILLE —Three people were charged following an armed home invasion robbery at 69 Yale St., between Third and Fourth avenues on Thursday. Kent Tucker, 21, of 1013 Hope St., Utica; Maurice Wallace, 35, of 108 Forest St., Gloversville; and Robert VanHorne, 36, of 74 Fifth Ave., ...

School budget may hike tax levy

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday night endorsed a proposed 2018-19 district budget carrying a roughly 5 percent tax levy hike and $900,000 in cuts. The board presented a scenario of sacrifice for the district for next year and the next few ...