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Ethics Board member resigns

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GLOVERSVILLE — One city Ethics Board member resigned following the board’s decision to dismiss two of the three complaints filed by former mayoral candidate William Rowback Jr. against three city officials, citing reservations regarding the decision and concern over the appointment of new ...

CRG fields inquiries for potential businesses

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth has fielded numerous inquiries recently for potential business in the county, including two restaurants and a coffee house in Johnstown. The inquiries were imparted recently by the CRG to the county Board of Supervisors’ Economic ...

Johnstown’s town Board member holds report class

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JOHNSTOWN — Town of Johnstown board member Tim Rizzo held a workshop on Monday for town department heads to learn how to create a meaningful monthly report. Rizzo went through a PowerPoint presentation to get his message across and gave an example of what a monthly report should look like ...

Johnstown, PBA heading toward labor arbitration

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JOHNSTOWN — A three-person interest arbitration committee will meet July 23 to finally resolve issues preventing a new contract between the city and the Johnstown Police Benevolent Association. The city’s last contract with its police union expired Dec. 31, 2016. Both sides have been at ...

Southern Adirondack Wine and Food Festival planned

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Southern Adirondack Wine and Food Festival will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday on Main Street between Fulton and Fremont streets. This year’s festival is the kickoff event to Gloversville’s monthly Twilight Market with an expanded vendor list that includes New ...

Mayfield alumnus becomes West Point Graduate

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WEST POINT — Cadet Nicholas Edward Petricca, son of Thomas and Tracy Petricca of Mayfield, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy West Point on May 26. Petricca graduated from Mayfield High School in 2012. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in engineering psychology. He was ...

Board to discuss pending litigation

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold a special board meeting to discuss pending litigation at 3 p.m. on Friday. It will be held in the conference room at Gloversville City Hall, 3 Frontage Road.

Church to hold rummage sale

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Bleecker Street Church of Christ, 97 Bleecker St., will hold a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lunch and a bake sale will also be available to purchase.

Historical Society meeting slated

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BLEECKER — The Bleecker Historical Society will have this month’s meeting at 6:45 p.m. Monday at the Bleecker Town Hall, 575 County Highway 112. The dedication dates for history markers for local cemeteries will be set, according to a news release. The society announced that the local ...

Grange meeting to be held on June 16

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MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Grange 683 and Perthshire Grange will have their next meeting at 11 a.m. June 16 at the Mayfield Grange Hall, Phelps Street. The Grange members will have a business meeting, program and potluck luncheon. This is an open meeting. At the last meeting, Russell Ford was ...

Narcan training slated for today

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AMSTERDAM — There will be a Narcan training, responding to opioid overdose state targeted response, at 6 p.m. today at St. Mary’s Healthcare, Carondelet Pavilion auditorium, 380 Guy Park Ave., according to a news release. Naloxone has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of ...

Canajoharie School offering swim lessons

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CANAJOHARIE — Canajoharie Central School District is accepting registrations for a learn to swim summer program. The program is free for district/enrolled students, or $25 for each non-district/non-enrolled student. Two sessions are scheduled this summer for swimmers of all levels, ...

What’s To do?

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5K race Saturday ∫ The Lexington 5K Run will be held at 9 a.m. starting at Lexington, 465 N. Perry St., in Johnstown at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $20 and racers can register at www.zippyreg.com. Artwork Ongoing ∫ Tyler Schrader of Johnstown — Nature’s Prospect: The Paul Nigra Center ...

Embezzlement charges filed against former Mayfield clerk

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MAYFIELD — Former Mayfield Town Clerk Dorothy Hart was arrested Tuesday for allegedly pocketing more than $35,000 in public funds, according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office. Hart, 61, of Mayfield was charged with two counts of third-degree grand larceny, class D felonies. ...

Recommendations set forth for development

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the last of a series of four stories on the economic development plan for Fulton County. JOHNSTOWN — Recommendations — including implementation of retail initiatives and marketing of assets — are all set forth in Fulton County’s new development strategy ...

Voters support library change

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JOHNSTOWN — Squeals could be heard upstairs after it was announced Tuesday night in the basement of the Johnstown Public Library that a public proposition passed 662-243 to permanently establish the facility as a school district public library. Greater Johnstown School District Clerk ...

A moose on the loose

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GLOVERSVILLE —City police fielded a number of calls from residents earlier this week regarding a moose spotted in the area. According to a police press release, the city police department received several calls over a 24 hour period Monday and Tuesday regarding moose sightings in the city. ...

Boat crash caused by inattention

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MAYFIELD — A boat crash that occurred Saturday on the Great Sacandaga Lake caused minor injuries to the passengers on the two boats involved. The crash was caused by a moving boat that collided with a boat docked on the Great Sacandaga Lake in the vicinity of 193 Highland and occurred at ...

Search on for Knox principal

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JOHNSTOWN —The Greater Johnstown School District will begin interviewing this week to fill the Knox Junior High School principal’s position, which becomes open at the end of the school year. The Board of Education on April 25 accepted the resignation of nine-year Knox Principal Michael ...

Sawmill fire in the town of Glen

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GLEN — Fire companies from Fulton and Montgomery counties were on hand today to fight a fire in the town. A sawmill on Lasher Road was a total loss following the blaze. Firefighters were able to save an adjoining building. There were no injuries reported from this fire. The ...