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Online ‘Lunch and Learn’ series

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino will host a new three-part online “Lunch and Learn” history series on Facebook. The series was mentioned during her monthly report Wednesday to the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee. “I ...

CRG, city working together to market Gloversville digitally

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GLOVERSVILLE — Downtown Development Specialist James Hannahs is preparing to launch a new digital marketing campaign with the city’s former videographer, Osama Mustafa. Hannahs on Friday outlined to the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Board of Directors plans to market the city ...

Area news in brief

In Brief

The following is the area roadwork planned by the state Department of Transportation: Fulton County ∫ Town of Broadalbin: Bridge Street over Route 29. Motorists will encounter shoulder and lane closures in both directions on Route 29 with flaggers in place due to concrete work and bridge ...

Graduation rate for GESD drops 3 points

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GLOVERSVILLE — The graduation rate at Gloversville High School as of June was down roughly three points from the previous year despite hopes from school administrators that the cancellation of Regents exams amidst the shift to remote learning due to the coronavirus would help boost overall ...

Dick Handy remembered

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JOHNSTOWN — Accolades have been coming in related to the dedication of longtime Fulton County Supervisor Richard “Dick” Handy of Johnstown, who passed away June 24. The 88-year-old U.S. veteran and veteran Republican legislator from Johnstown’s First Ward passed away at Ellis Hospital ...

The Re-opening

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The inability to attend church each week has been one of the most affecting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing guidelines, it’s been nearly impossible for congregations around the country to gather in ways they were accustomed to prior to the COVID-19 ...

FC sheriff’s office gets position grant

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino on Monday received preliminary permission to accept a $125,000 Federal School Resource Officer Grant — a deputy position he’s trying to establish for the Mayfield Central School District. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety ...

Outdoor-A-Palooza event set for this fall

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Tourism Department is sponsoring an “Outdoor-A-Palooza” event to explore the county’s outdoor activities on Sept. 26 in the Mayfield/Broadalbin area. The “hub” of the activities will be the county Visitor Center in Vail Mills, according to the Fulton ...

Montgomery County gives back to teen who donated gloves to MCEM

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FONDA — After a 16-year-old resident in Montgomery County, Alabama donated a box of gloves to Montgomery County Emergency Management Department in here in New York in April, county Emergency Management Director Rick Sager decided to return the favor. The Montgomery County Emergency ...

Library ramps up program offerings

In Brief

FORT PLAIN — The COVID-19 may have prompted the cancellation of fairs, festivals and other recreational activities, but the Fort Plain Free Library and the Mohawk Valley Library System have conjured up lots of summer reading and virtual family activities and one doesn’t need a library card ...

Local students graduate

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ELMIRA — The Elmira College graduates had a virtual event on May 31. While the college tentatively plans to host an in-person commencement event in early to mid-August, the May event marked the original commencement date and celebrated the students’ achievements with raising the 2020 class ...

Farmers Markets open

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The Fulton Montgomery Farmer’s Market Association 2020 season is now in full swing. With weekly market’s in Johnstown, Broadalbin, and Gloversville they are stocked with seasonal produce, baked goods, syrups, plants, prepared foods, and more! Dates and locations: ∫ Tuesday’s 3 to ...

New art show at Micropolis

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GLOVERSVILLE — Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery opens a new show this week, featuring the work of Ruth Christie Crotty. A resident of Saratoga Springs, Crotty has painted since receiving her first box of oil paints at age 10. She continued her interest in art by majoring in painting, and ...

The future of cleaning webinar

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AMSTERDAM — The Hill & Markes, wholesale distributor in Amsterdam, is partnering with experts in the sanitation industry on how the Internet of things, touchless technology, and robotics enhances operational and restroom efficiencies, according to a news release. What does the future of ...

Mayfield Junior Senior High School honor roll

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MAYFIELD — The following is the Mayfield Junior Senior High School June honor rolls. Academic Excellence (95 and above): Grade 12: Shawn Allen, Kaylee Bellinger, Layla Carenz, Emily Chrysler, Haley Clemons, Ryan Foreman, Anna Gates, Lindsey Hampton, Grace Harper, Brianna Hubiak, Josie ...

Plans announced to honor GESD graduates

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GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District Superintendent David Halloran on Thursday announced plans to honor graduating Gloversville High School seniors in a pair of modified in-person events scheduled later this month. Halloran in a letter to seniors and families outlined plans ...

Montgomery County asks governor for fireworks nod

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FONDA — Montgomery County officials are asking for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to allow fireworks for this year’s Fourth of July celebration. Due to the restrictions on large gatherings, firework displays have been prohibited in Upstate New York, and Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort is ...

GESD plans various scenarios for re-opening

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GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District officials will post positions for the upcoming school year and begin planning for the resumption of school under several different scenarios while awaiting word from the state on whether aid to the district will be cut and guidance on ...

Gloversville Workforce Center may close this fall

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Workforce Center on North Main Street is redesigning offices, downsizing and consolidating services toward a possible closure of the center office, Fulton County officials heard. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead gave a report on the center Wednesday to ...