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Annual Christmas Toy Drive kicks off

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Donations are needed more than ever this year for the Christmas Toy Drive as the need has more than doubled this year due to the impacts of COVID-19. Ryan Lorey, of Fulton County Area News and coordinator, kicked off the Fulton and Montgomery County 2020 Christmas Toy Drive ...

Dollar General now open in Caroga Lake

Business

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General recently announced that its store at 3266 State Route 29A in Caroga Lake is now open. Normal hours of operation may be found online or through the Dollar General app.    Dollar General stores are proud to provide area residents with a convenient ...

Healthy turnout for area counties

Local News

Early voting started Oct. 24 in New York state. The Fulton County Board of Elections has early voting at the County Services Complex, Route 29, Johnstown. The board had a total of 3,329 early voters as of noon Friday. The Montgomery County Board of Elections has early voting at the old ...

VALK HONORED

Business

Bridgia Valk, Manager of the Johnstown McDonald’s has won an Outstanding General Manager Award, an accolade that recognizes the top performing McDonald’s Restaurant Managers. Valk was one of 33 McDonald’s Restaurant managers from New York state to receive the honor, which included a cash ...

Microtel in Amsterdam hosts grand opening

Business

AMSTERDAM — Despite the challenges 2020 has presented to the hospitality industry, the grand opening ceremony of the new, 67-room Microtel by Wyndham Hotels along Route 5S in the City of Amsterdam is another sign that Montgomery County is a growing destination for people and investment. ...

Asbestos abatement complete at Exit 29 Project in Canajoharie

Business

CANAJOHARIE — Montgomery County’s efforts to redevelop the vacant Exit 29 site, formerly the home of Beech-Nut Nutrition for more than 100 years, took a major step forward this month with the completion of the asbestos abatement process for the remaining portions of the former manufacturing ...

Johnstown city road work progressing

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — City road work and receipt of new DPW vehicles were highlighted in a recent report to the Common Council. The council reviewed monthly reports from city department heads, including City Engineer Christopher Vose. The report indicated that Empire Paving completed the subbase ...

County approves contracts

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County legislators on Tuesday approved the county Community Services Department’s proposed 2021 contracts for mental health/addition services. The Board of Supervisors’ Human Services Committee supported approval, but contracts aren’t actually final until after the ...

FIRST SNOW

Local News

The first snow of the season is pictured at Sherman’s in Caroga Lake on Friday.

Liberty ARC receives grant from Walmart

Local News

AMSTERDAM — The Liberty ARC, the Montgomery County Chapter of The Arc New York, has received a $2,500 grant from the Amsterdam Walmart Community Grant Program, according to a news release. The WCGP receives more than 150,000 applications annually. These grants are awarded by local stores ...

State DMV issues reminder on expired items

Local News

ALBANY — The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is urging New Yorkers to renew their expired vehicle inspections, vehicle registrations and non-driver identification cards now, with just one week left before the extension for these documents runs out. All registrations, ...

OESJ schedules board meetings

In Brief

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The following are the meetings for the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education, according to a news release. ¯ At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Curriculum and Instruction Committee in the elementary library. ¯ At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Policy ...

Food distribution slated for Tuesday

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — There will be a community partnership mass food distribution Tuesday at the Fulton County YMCA, 213 Harrison St., according to a news release. The Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to help in the packing and distribution of food items. The volunteers are asked to ...

Northville to host food distribution

In Brief

NORTHVILLE — The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, in partnership with the Mohawk Valley Physicians Healthcare, will be holding a Southern Adirondack drive-thru food distribution event beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Northville Central School, according to a news ...

Johnstown mails out water bills

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The City Water Department has mailed the November (north side) water/sewer invoices to customers. The payments made by Nov. 30, will not be subject to a late charge, according to a news release. It should be noted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the water department office ...

Largest solar farm to date proposed

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Planning Board is reviewing the county’s largest proposed solar farm project to date. Planning Director Scott Henze alluded to the town of Perth project during his activities report delivered at the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee meeting ...

Breast cancer awareness

Community News

With October being “Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Gloversville Firefighters Association Local 719 “Fighting for a Cure”  presented a check for $1,000 to the St Mary’s Tesiero Cancer Center at the Rao Outpatient Pavilion in Amsterdam. Pictured from the left is Jason Malik, ...

Get out and vote sign erected in Amsterdam

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association representing a group of local citizens, most of whom are women , formed a Voter Support Group to encourage all eligible voters to participate in the 2020 elections for federal, state, and local candidates. Representatives from ...

‘Objectives and goals’ set by Chamber

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has set a few Fulton County tourism “objectives and goals” for 2021. Chamber Director of Tourism Development Anne Boles briefed the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee on ...