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New equipment to keep officers safe

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Officers conducting drug-related investigations in the city will be aided by a newly acquired piece of equipment purchased through a grant donation from the Nathan Littauer Foundation. Police Chief Marc Porter, Det. Sgt. Rick Richardson and Det. Lucas Nellis were joined at ...

Caroga mulls over costs for groundskeeping at Sherman’s

Local News

CAROGA —While the Town Board sought out bids for the maintenance of the Sherman’s property grounds, along with separate bids for the North Bush Cemetery, they realized the town may be able to perform the duties in-house, saving taxpayers’ money. “I think the main purpose of the bid ...

County supervisors approve six contracts

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors approved six bidding and contractual matters involving Fulton-Montgomery Community College Monday at the County Office Building. Supervisors awarded nearly $800,000 worth of bids for prime contracts related to the FMCC campus labs and ...

Public defender now full time

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Full-time job status issues involving the office of Fulton County Public Defender Roger Paul dominated personnel items handled by the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building. The board conducted a public hearing on a local law amending a previous local law to ...

Vape pen causes school to evacuate

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Middle School was temporarily evacuated Friday, March 15, after an e-cigarette, or “vape pen,” combusted in a student’s pocket about 11:30 a.m., the school district reported. As a result of smoke from the malfunctioning device, the school fire alarm was set ...

Pro-active caring stress reduction course offered

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The ProActive Caring is a three year project designed by The Center on Aging and Disability Policy at Mount St. Mary College, and funded by the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, to enhance quality of life for parents and other informal caregivers who ...

Breastfeeding group meeting planned

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Birthing Center at Littauer will host a breastfeeding support group on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at HealthLink Littauer, 2 Colonial Court. The group offers a friendly, relaxed, positive atmosphere where moms can share experiences and be assisted by lactation specialists ...

Public budget workshop slated

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will conduct a public 2019-20 budget workshop at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Johnstown High School Lecture Hall. For those unable to attend, the event will be live streamed on the district’s Facebook page. That link is: ...

Historical society meeting on Tuesday

In Brief

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin-Kennyetto Historical Society will host Sandy and Dennis Malcolm from the Ames Museum at the society’s meeting on Tuesday. A presentation about their town museum, which is housed in the Historic Ames Academy. Sandy and Dennis Malcolm will share the challenges ...

Chicken, biscuit dinner slated

In Brief

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The St. Johnsville Masonic Lodge 611, 24 Bridge St., will be having a chicken and biscuit dinner from 2 to 5 p.m. March 24. Takeout will be available, according to a news release. The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children younger than age 12. The menu will consist of ...

Historical society to present event

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will present “Adirondack Lumber Camp Songs” by Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle, award winning songwriters and singers who live near the Adirondacks in upstate New York. As a duo, they have been performing for eight years and tour both regionally ...

Sign up for sheriff’s camp starting

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office looks for kids this time of year who might be interested in attending the New York State Sheriff’s Summer Camp Program that is to be held July and August. The kids must be between the ages of 9 and 12 and a resident of Fulton County, ...

Office for the Aging menu

Community News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Teacher of the Year visits B-P school

Community News

BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth Central School District hosted New York State Teacher of the Year Alhassan Susso as a speaker during Superintendent’s Conference Day on Wednesday. As Teacher of the Year, Susso represents all of the state’s teachers at events throughout the state and at ...

Area religious activities

Community News

Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship service with Pastor Richard Klueg preaching (service is live streamed at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org), 10 a.m.; youth choir at Bcon Corner, 11:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m. Monday: Bible Club for ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Three charged with petit larceny JOHNSTOWN — Three people were arrested by city police on petit larceny charges at 4:22 p.m. March 6 at Price Chopper, 240 N. Comrie Ave. Police said those charged with the misdemeanors were: Daniel I. Lucas, 23, of 19 Main St., Fonda; Ryan M. Hayes, ...

Dustin Swanger honored for service

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Outgoing Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger was recognized by state and local officials for his dedication to the community throughout his 13 year tenure at the institution during a special meeting of the Fulton County Democratic Committee. Fulton ...

Problems persist for regional business park

Local News

MOHAWK — The Town Board on Thursday night voted procedurally to “accept” the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or DEIS, for the proposed regional business park project, but there’s a problem. Town Supervisor Ed Bishop said today that the DEIS has been found unsatisfactory by ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors recognizes first responders

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday issued a proclamation recognizing the “dedicated efforts” of the county’s first responders this winter. As the winter draws down, the board issued the proclamation at the County Office Building highlighting various efforts ...

The Arts Factory awarded grant

Local News

CANAJOHARIE — The Arts Factory of Montgomery County has been awarded a $2,059 Community Arts Grant from Saratoga Arts to go toward programs to take place this year. According to a press release, with the grants and combined funds that TAF raised through a membership appeal, it will present ...