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Glen rejects Lystek project

GLEN — The town of Glen Planning Board carried a motion to reject the Lystek application during their meeting Thursday. The motion was carried following an announcement made by an attorney, Robert J. Kruger at Monday’s board meeting of a 1998 waste management facilities law which ...

Man charged with allegedly selling cocaine

CAROGA — A Gloversville area man found in a vehicle with nearly 50 grams of cocaine was arrested by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies on two felonies late Sunday. Deputies said Stephen E. Dingman, no age listed, of 138 Route 29A, Gloversville, was charged with felony counts of ...

Cuomo calls for probe of any school that blocked students

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked state education officials Thursday to investigate reports that some New York schools prevented students from taking part in Wednesday’s nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence. Cuomo appears to be citing a Leader-Herald article that was printed ...

Teachers show mini-grant projects

JOHNSTOWN — Four teachers detailed what they did with their Johnstown Teachers Association mini-grants for the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education last week at Johnstown High School. PTA President Nancy Lisicki explained the teachers have recently celebrated the theme of ...

IDA audit top notch

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday approved its annual agency audit, which gave the IDA the highest grade. “We received our 2017 audit,” IDA Executive Director James Mraz said Wednesday. Mraz noted that based upon a review of the agency’s 2017 ...

GHS staff, cops ‘redirect’ students

GLOVERSVILLE — While students across the country walked out of their schools Wednesday at 10 a.m. in protest against gun violence, students at Gloversville High School were prevented from participating by district officials posted at school exits, according to sources. School officials deny ...

Two pets die in Wednesday morning fire

PERTH — Two pet dogs died in a Wednesday morning fire in Perth. Firefighters responded to the fire at 682 Midline Road Wednesday morning. Responding at the scene was Perth Volunteer Fire Company, Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Greater Amsterdam ...

Mayfield wrestles with field contracts

MAYFIELD — Board of Education members of Mayfield Central School District held a special meeting Monday to award a bid for the high school’s athletic field phase of the Capital Project. The board awarded the bid of $1.2 million to William J. Keller & Sons Construction Corp. A ...

Bidding process started for project

JOHNSTOWN — Over 25 sets of specifications were sent out for possible bidders on Fulton County’s Sewer District No. 2 collection project in Vail Mills. County Planning Director Scott Henze recently informed the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee about ...

Voters approve Canjo bus lease

CANAJOHARIE — The bus proposition allowing the Canajoharie Central School District to lease three 66-passenger buses which was voted on Tuesday was approved. This approval will allow the district to lease the three buses for five years. The bus lease will not have an impact on the local ...

County board honors former chairman Mongin

JOHNSTOWN — The late, former Fulton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Michael Mongin — also a longtime educator and civic leader — was honored Monday by the board. Supervisors passed a resolution at the County Office Building by unanimous standing second for Mongin, who served as ...

Local STOP-DWI crackdown slated for holiday weekend

JOHNSTOWN — The office of Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown on Wednesday announced county police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving Friday through Sunday. The effort coincides with the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, around ...

GMS drama club presents ‘Shrek, Jr.’

GLOVERSVILLE — Rehearsals are well underway for Gloversville Middle School’s annual spring musical presentation. This year, middle school students will present “Shrek The Musical Jr.” during three performances — Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m. ...

Demolition cost of burned building given

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday reviewed proposals from two contractors to demolish and remove debris from the former JBF Industries tannery property that was severely damaged by fire on Feb. 10. Fire broke out at the abandoned warehouse at 41 W. 11th Ave. around 7:30 a.m. Feb. ...

Former officer offered plea deal

JOHNSTOWN —Former Fulton County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Officer Eric D. Sweet was offered a deal in City Court Tuesday to plead guilty to misdemeanor official misconduct, instead of the felony he faces. Sweet was given three weeks to consider taking the plea arrangement, which ...

Officer to be honored

ALBANY — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department is reporting that late Northville Police Officer Robert Johnson will be recognized at the New York Fallen Officers’ Memorial on May 8 in Albany. The sheriff’s Facebook page indicates that “on behalf of the family” of Johnson, who ...

Meet-the artists event today

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library will be hosting an art show, “Local Inspiration: A View Through Local Eyes,” at the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce throughout March and April with a meet the artists night today from 5 to7 p.m. The show was organized and ...

OESJ loses two board members

OPPENHEIM — In a two month, span two Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Board of Education members have resigned. Linda Hart, who had one year of her BOE term left resigned in February and Randy Snell’s resignation was announced by OESJ Superintendent David Halloran at the BOE meeting ...

Music students perform for school board

JOHNSTOWN — Music students in the Greater Johnstown School District celebrated “Music In Our Schools Month” this month by performing for the Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School. The National Association for Music Education celebrates “Music In Our Schools ...

School safety a top priority

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education heard Thursday night how the district is improving ongoing school safety. Nicole Panton, district coordinator of curriculum and professional development, gave a presentation at Johnstown High School. “It is our first ...