Local News

Two local craft brewers tapped for show

Central New York is making a name for itself in the brewing and winery business, and local crafters are “tapping” into the growing trend. Stump City Brewing, LLC, in Gloversville and Rogers’ Cideryard, of Johnstown, are two local craft beverage producers being featured in a series of ...

Paul Simon in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) — Paul Simon has given students at his daughter’s college alma mater a few tips on songwriting. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Thursday to participate in a master class about songwriting, followed by an event ...

Halloween parade down Main Street

GLOVERSVILLE — Parade goers gathered on the sidewalks, and police had the streets blocked off, for the first Halloween parade presented by The Fulton Center. Everyone there was excited to see the first Halloween parade in Gloversville. “It means the community is getting together ...

Website gets accolades from public

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency’s new website has been well received, IDA Executive Director James Mraz said Monday. “It’s good,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback.” The agency’s new website — fcida.org — was discussed at the ...

GHA set to sell homes

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority has agreed to sell two properties that were purchased under a limited liability corporation founded under the agency’s umbrella. During the Oct. 17 meeting, the GHA board of commissioners agreed to sell 113 Kingsboro Ave. and 11 Academy ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship service ...

Galway schools get donation

GALWAY —A $54,000 donation from a Galway High School alumni couple enabled the Galway Central School District to implement computer science instruction K-12 sooner than planned. The Galway couple, who wish to remain anonymous, have fond memories of Galway and said the school helped launch ...

Amsterdam develops new logo

AMSTERDAM —The City of Amsterdam’s website is in the process of being revamped and updated to reflect the positive changes and progressive direction that the City is moving toward. With the new website design, the city updated its logo as well to echo the new excitement and energy felt in ...

Worship Directory

GLOVERSVILLE: Agape Christian Fellowship 33 N. Main St. (518) 921-0121 Bleecker Street Church of Christ 97 Bleecker St., (518) 725-0542 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 68 Grand St. (518) 332-1103 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 417 Steele Ave. Extension (518) ...

Fall reflections

Fall foliage is shown as seen along East Shore Road of West Caroga Lake on Oct. 19. (Photo courtesy of Richard Nilsen)

No ‘smoking gun’ found in HUD GHA investigation

GLOVERSVILLE — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Buffalo Field Office has released its findings from an on-site review at the Gloversville Housing Authority started earlier this year. GHA Interim Director Daniel Towne, Board of Commissioners Chairman John Castiglione and ...

Stefanik votes no to GOP budget bill

WASHINGTON — The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives barely passed a 2018 budget and tax bill Thursday, but without the support of Rep. Elise Stefanik. The North Country congresswoman and six other New York Republicans voted no to the bill. Two others voted yes. It passed by ...

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the NeighborhoodsAgainstDrugs has teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration and local drop-box locations to give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially ...

Author signs, gives away books

AMSTERDAM — Alpin Haus hosted a book signing with renowned author, business consultant and motivational speaker, Paul Cummings on Tuesday for his new book, “It All Matters.” Cummings gave away a free book to everyone who went to his book signing. He not only signed his name, but also ...

Several honored by officials at Legislature’s meeting

FONDA — During the Legislature’s regular meeting Tuesday, the legislators recognized and honored both Jayson Hulbert and Betty Flint. Hulbert raised and donated money to Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter over the summer, and Flint has been the primary caregiver of her husband of 50 years, ...

Keeping safe on Halloween

Halloween can be a lot of fun. However, the spookiness of witches and goblins prowling the neighborhood can turn scary — with the potential for trick-or-treaters to be injured from falls, burns or to be hit by cars. Montgomery County Public Health urges everyone to follow these safety tips ...

City to honor fire responders

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials are planning to recognize those involved with the Oct. 20 rescue of three people from a fire on Grand Street. Mayor Dayton King said he, the Common Council, Fire Chief Tom Groff and Police Chief Marc Porter are planning to recognize the officers and ...

Fundraiser for new K-9

The Amsterdam Police Department is selling T-shirts to raise money for another K-9 police dog. T-shirts are $15 each. XXL and bigger are $20 each. To purchase a T-shirt or make a donation, call (518) 842-1100 or visit the department at 1 Guy Park Ext, Amsterdam.

Halloween fun in the making

From corn mazes to haunted mansions, there is plenty to do in the area to get you into the Halloween spirit. This Halloween weekend there are countless activities that are both family fun, just for the kids, and even adults only. At Rogers’ Family Orchard, they are celebrating Halloween by ...

Police department releases report

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Police Chief Marc Porter has released the department’s quarterly report for the third quarter of 2017. For the third quarter, the department responded to 5,147 calls for service and made a total of 392 arrests. Of the calls for service, 413 were for ...