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County unveils $12.5M capital plan

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government on Wednesday unveiled a proposed $12.5 million county capital plan for 2018, including a $914,571 project to improve vital emergency 911 communications. The Board of Supervisors’ Capital Projects Committee met for the first time this year at the County ...

Police looking for escaped prisoner

Local News

FONDA — A high-ranking Montgomery County official has confirmed that the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the New York state police are looking for a prisoner who escaped from the Montgomery County Courthouse earlier today. A "hyper-reach" reverse 911 call was made to village ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man charged with possession of drugs GLOVERSVILLE — Bruno A. Daniels, 33, of 319 Pleasant Ave. in Johnstown was charged with two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; criminal possession of a hypodermic needle and unlawful possession of marijuana by city ...

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors' Capital Projects Committee conducts its first meeting of 2017 on Wednesday at the County Office Building in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Concerts slated for Sherman’s

In Brief

CAROGA — Although the ultimate fate of the former Sherman’s Amusement Park remains uncertain, the town board voted unanimously Wednesday night to approve a series of four summer concerts sponsored by the Caroga Arts Collective slated to be held at the 8.6-acre venue located at the ...

City sets approval for alcohol

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — City events will be able to serve alcohol for sample or sale with the proper permits and licenses following a decision by the Common Council on Tuesday. The council voted to approve a resolution that altered the city code chapter on special events to allow public events on ...

Mayor considering GHA options

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Dayton King said he is not ready to appoint anyone to the board of commissioners at the Gloversville Housing Authority. During Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, King told the council and public that he has not yet found anyone he thinks would be a good fit for the ...

21-year fire dept. veteran retiring

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A pending city fire department retirement was noted by Mayor Vern Jackson at the Common Council meeting last week at City Hall. In his report to the council, Jackson said he received a letter from Fire Chief Bruce Heberer that one of the department’s four assistant chiefs was ...

County approves $125K loan from IDA to local business

Local News

FONDA — The Montgomery County Legislature Tuesday voted to authorize a $125,000 Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency loan to the TES Corporation and New Process Cleaners to enable the dry cleaning company to purchase the former Hotaling Florist building in the city of ...

Third Option plans meeting

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Third Option will meet Aug. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The topic will be expectations. The Third Option, an on-going support group to build better marriages and relationships, meets every other Sunday at the Shirley Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. According to a news ...

Women Democrats schedule picnic

In Brief

BROADALBIN — The local Women Democrats organization will hold their annual picnic Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Pine Park Pavilion, Route 29. Members, families and friends are invited to the free event. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. Democrats in office and those planning ...

Co-op plans open-mic night

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — Open- mic night is held at Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month, including Aug. 12. For more information, contact Mohawk Harvest Manager Gianna DeLilli at (518) 429-7748 or manager@mohawkharvest.org.

Sing-along event set in Canajoharie

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — Songs of Suffrage, a sing-along program of music for all ages, will be held Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Arkell Museum. The program will explore opinions and movements about the right of women to vote in the United States. The songs—for and against — show how women won the ...

Fulmont offers energy program

Community News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulmont Community Action Agency is encouraging people to apply before winter to the Energy Services program. The waiting list before winter is shorter and weatherization crews are less hampered by winter conditions, a news release said. Programs can save participants money ...

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City man charged with arson

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man has been charged following what city police and fire officials are calling an arson at a downtown church. Mitchell S. Swart, 32, of 15 Second Ave., Apartment 1, was charged with third-degree arson, third-degree burglary and second-degree escape on Tuesday. ...

Bible school set in Mayfield

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield United Methodist Church will hold vacation Bible school, “Camp out! Getting S’more of Jesus,” beginning Monday. This is open to all bathroom- trained children and older. Those interested do not have to be a member of the church. The hours will be from 5:30 to ...

Conservation funding offered

Community News

FULTONVILLE — The Greater Adirondack Resource Conservation and Development Council and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts have partnered with the New York Natural Resources Conservation Service to bring focused conservation program funding to the region. The Regional Conservation ...

Tri-county blotter 07/26

Police Blotter

Insurance lapse leads to charges MOHAWK — Audrey L. Marshall, 17, of 2 Mills Terrace Road, Fonda was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies Tuesday with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration. Deputies said Marshall was operating a motor vehicle with a ...

County sees sales tax revenue drop

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s sales tax came in slightly lower for the second quarter — the reverse of several other regional counties that saw gains. Fulton County was one of only nine of New York state’s 62 counties that saw a sales tax decrease for the quarter. “It just concerns ...

Hair of the Dog to perform at center

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — Celtic rock band Hair of the Dog will perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Tickets will cost $10. The band has been featured in Billboard Magazine, on high-profile compilations and were named “Best Band” since ...