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Gloversville Police Chief gives statistical quarterly report

GLOVERSVILLE — Police Chief Marc Porter delivered the department’s statistical quarterly report to the Common Council during Tuesday’s meeting that showed increases in police activity in most areas over the same period last year. The report covering the second quarter of the year from ...

Travers Diner closed for several days

GLOVERSVILLE — The Travers Diner which is normally open seven days a week has been closed for several days, with only a note written on a dry erase board posted at the door for the duration of that time reading “closed for the day, please come see us tomorrow” as explanation. Travers ...

Board votes on plan

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to make the state’s Deferred Compensation Plan available to all county employees. It is a retirement plan created for New York state employees, and employees of participating agencies. The plan is designed to help retirees ...

Jennings reaches out to artists

GLOVERSVILLE — Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Jennings is reaching out to the artist community at large to let them know what the city has to offer while gearing up to launch a program that would serve residents and visitors alike. Jennings reported that she mailed out the second ...

HFM BOCES superintendent to retire

JOHNSTOWN — Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Educational Cooperative Services Superintendent Dr. Patrick Michel has announced he will retire next month after 33 years in public education. The HFM BOCES Board of Education voted to accept Michel’s resignation during the annual ...

Medical license in temporary surrender

JOHNSTOWN — The New York State Department of Health last month placed into effect a temporary surrender of local pediatrician Dr. Richard A. Solby’s medical license. Action was taken June 15 by the state’s Professional Medical Conduct Board. The state didn’t indicate how long the ...

Group rallies against passed bill

NORTHVILLE — About 100 people including, the Sacandaga Protection Committee, came together Tuesday morning to rally against a bill recently passed by the New York State Legislature. The bill, if signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, will require the Hudson River Black River Regulating District ...

Historical Society needs volunteers

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Historical Society and Museum is in dire need of volunteers for many of its ventures for both its buildings and upcoming events. “We’re trying to ramp up what we’re doing,” society board Vice President Helen Martin said Wednesday. Martin says there are ...

Special deal on Saratoga seats offered

ALBANY — Dunkin’ Donuts and the New York Racing Association, Inc. are partnering for a special offer on premium reserved seats at The Stretch, the newest hospitality area at Saratoga Race Course located in the Grandstand at the Top of the Stretch. Fans who purchase one premium reserved ...

Fulton County makes changes to oversight at Solid Waste department

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is making a change in its legislative oversight of the county Department of Solid Waste. The Board of Supervisors on Monday at the County Office Building amended the county’s Rules of Order to realign oversight of the department. “This is a major change to ...

Mayfield graduate earns $3,000 scholarship

MAYFIELD — Recent Mayfield High School graduate, Anna King, was announced the first place winner of Richie’s Spirit Foundation Significant Challenge College Scholarship and will be awarded a $3,000 prize. According to a press release, King is the winner of the 10th annual scholarship. ...

County board approves union contracts

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday ratified new contracts for two of its four unions, including county government’s largest union — the over 250-member Civil Service Employees Association General Unit. Raises averaged about 2.5 percent over the years of the two ...

Supervisors approve FM’s 2018-19 budget

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday adopted Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s proposed $19.8 million 2018-19 budget following a public hearing at the County Office Building. The budget — for the fiscal year beginning Sept. 1 — asks for an additional ...

Town approves a new website

GLEN — Town Board members unanimously passed a resolution to allow the planning board to move forward with developing a town of Glen website. There to present the website proposal were planning board members Tim Reilly and Sandra Hemstreet. Hemstreet said she spoke with the Montgomery ...

250th birthday festivities for Riceville namesake Thursday

MAYFIELD — The Rice Homestead, as the Mayfield Historical Society, will celebrate the 250th birthday of Riceville’s namesake, Oliver Rice, on Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mayfield’s little hamlet of Riceville was named after its first prominent citizen, Oliver Rice, a Revolutionary ...

Training, education for workers available

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the last of a three-part series on the shortage of skill workers in the trades and manufacturing. This part focuses on training opportunities. The shortage of skilled workers in the trades, including construction, auto work and manufacturing, has not ...

GESD preparing resource officer details

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District is preparing final details surrounding the addition of three school resource officers for the coming school year, including whether to arm the officers who will be stationed inside district schools. During the July 2 GESD Board of ...

Youth day event slated

FONDA — Youth within the community can look forward to a day of fun and games at Montgomery County’s Youth Day event. According to the Youth Day flyer, it will be held Wednesday on the grounds surrounding the Montgomery County Annex Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date will be ...

Future Broadalbin Park looks at possible spring 2019 opening

BROADALBIN — The future Broadalbin Park, which began construction in March 2017, is now 90 percent complete and will possibly be open by spring 2019. Keith Buchanan, Broadalbin Youth Commission member, said although it is 90 percent complete, there is still work to be done to parts of the ...

Manufacturers looking to add workers

Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a three-part series on the shortage of skilled workers in the trades and manufacturing. This part focuses on the causes. Repeated often enough, a mantra can be mesmerizing—everyone should have a four-year college degree to get a well-paying ...