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Forest Ranger searches & rescues

Community News

Recent missions carried out by DEC Forest Rangers from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13 include: Town of North Elba
 Essex County
 Wilderness Search: On Jan. 8, a 26-year-old Rochester woman called DEC’s Ray Brook dispatch to request help descending Mount Marcy in the Eastern Adirondacks High Peaks ...

Littauer Hospital

Community News

Jan. 9 Admissions Francis R. Durrin Sr. of Johnstown. Discharges Effie Poyfair of Gloversville. Sullivan baby girl of Gloversville. Jan. 10 Admissions Edward Bunn of Gloversville. Joan Egan of Gloversville. Sherri Gordon of Johnstown. Sarah Anna VanNostrand of ...

Red Cross shares steps to stay safe during winter storm watch

Community News

ALBANY — With a winter storm watch posted for all of eastern New York, the American Red Cross has steps that everyone can take to stay safe in the face of potentially heavy snowfall and bitter cold. “A winter storm is headed our way, and our first priority is making sure that residents ...

Education news in brief

Community News

SUNY Canton lists academic honors CANTON — The following is the list of students for the fall semester at the State University of New York at Canton, St. Lawrence County. The president’s list full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 3.75 or greater: ∫ Isabel Abrams ...

Northville students attend Siena’s STOP conference

Community News

LOUDONVILLE — On Jan. 11, juniors from Northville High School attended the 15th annual Students Together Opposing Prejudice (STOP) Conference at Siena College. Students from all the schools in attendance participated in a variety of workshops pertaining to issues of racism, gender and sexual ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Teen charged with unlicensed operation JOHNSTOWN — Charles JV. Ody, 19, of 121 Goldman Road, Sprakers, was charged by city police at 1:35 p.m. Jan. 8 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor; and inadequate headlight, a violation. Police said he was arrested on ...

Perfect conditions for outdoor fun

Business

AMSTERDAM — With a heavy blanket of snow due to cover much of the region this weekend, there’s bound to be some grumbling as residents head outdoors to shovel driveways and scrape off cars. But all that snow doesn’t have to be just a headache. With the wintry blitz comes fresh ...

Apartments sought in Broadalbin old school building

Local News

BROADALBIN — Village trustees and an area resident on Tuesday discussed the possibilities of changing the zoning of the old school building at 14 School St. to multi-family use for apartments. Ryan Douglas attended Tuesday’s meeting with interest in either changing the zoning of the ...

Pair face charges related to Palatine burglaries

Local News

PALATINE — The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says two men face burglary and larceny charges after allegedly taking items from vehicles around the town — their second such charges in less than a month. Anthony J. Hogan, 19, of 247 Spring St., Fort Plain and John J. Lemche III, ...

NYC man sentenced to three years in state prison

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A second felony drug offender from New York City was sentenced Monday in Fulton County Court to three years in state prison. Kenneth Betts, 34, of 225 E. 149th St., Bronx, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to three years, as a second felony offender. He also ...

D’Amore named chairman of the FCIDA board of directors

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — David D’Amore was named chairman of the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency board of directors Wednesday night at the Fort Johnstown Annex. D’Amore’s two-year term headed several personnel items approved by the board at its annual session. He succeeds Joseph ...

Office for the Aging menu

In Brief

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 ...

Diocese OK’s Mass cancelation, delays

In Brief

ALBANY — Due to the impending winter storm, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has told parishes that they may cancel, delay, postpone or reschedule Masses for Sunday, if necessary, according to a news release. In the event of a cancellation, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has dispensed ...

Area religious activities

Community News

Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship service with Pastor Andrew Larson preaching (service is live streamed at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org), 10 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; man up Bible study at Bcon Corner, 7:30 p.m. Monday: Trustees ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Unlicensed operation charged by police JOHNSTOWN — Monica J. Snedecker, 36, of 1014 County Highway 138, Broadalbin, was charged by city police at 10:03 p.m. on Jan. 11 with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor. Police said she was arrested at 204 N. Comrie Ave. ...

Winter snowstorm heading for region

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — With a winter snowstorm warning in effect for Saturday through Sunday night with almost two feet of snow predicted, Fulton County Emergency Management Office Director/Fire Coordinator Steven Santa Maria this week offered public reminders on dealing with extreme cold and ...

Swanger leaving FMCC

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger announced to the college Board of Trustees on Thursday that he will be retiring at the end of July after 33 years in higher education. “It has been an absolute pleasure to be here for 13 years and work with this ...

Mayfield fire victim succumbs to injuries

Local News

MAYFIELD — The elder of two women badly burned in Sunday’s mobile home fire in the town has passed away from her injuries. Sally A. Stanton, 78, a Gloversville native, succumbed to injuries sustained in the fire that destroyed her 434 Nine Mile Tree Road mobile home, according to ...

Helicopter part of search warrant for guns

Local News

MAYFIELD — A low-flying helicopter in the early-morning hours Thursday had many local residents questioning its purpose. State police verified the helicopter was part of the execution of a search warrant for a Mayfield man who was reported to be in illegal possession of firearms. State ...

Housing board looks forward to new year start

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners is looking to start the new year off with improved organization and communication from board committees. Board Chairman John Castiglione announced during Tuesday’s meeting that he will be asking board members to ...