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Gloversville man facing numerous charges

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GLOVERSVILLE — A man pulled over in the city for erratic driving was taken into custody after police determined he was driving a stolen U-Haul truck and was in possession of one of the firearms stolen from a Johnstown gun shop days earlier. Cody A. Beagle, 20, of Gloversville, was charged ...

State funding cuts a concern for Fulton County

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government’s department that deals with funding for several human services agencies is concerned about increasing losses of state and federal aid. The county Community Services Department coordinates planning, management and oversight of the mental health, ...

Construction to close Amsterdam bridge

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AMSTERDAM — Those traveling in the city this week will have to avoid driving over the Route 30 Northbound Bridge over Route 67 as the bridge will be closed to traffic. According to the state Department of Transportation, the bridge will be closed starting today due to construction work on ...

Pedestrian safety project on hold after bids are high

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GLOVERSVILLE — The grant-funded pedestrian safety project the city planned to implement this year has been put on hold after bids from contractors came back roughly $300,000 over engineering estimates. Department of Public Works Director Christopher Perry reported to the Common Council on ...

Change is a good thing for FM business division

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To succeed in business and in life, one must be able to change an adapt to new technologies, strategies and situations. Change can be difficult for many people, but with practice, one can learn to, at least professionally, embrace change. At Fulton-Montgomery Community College the ...

Tri-County Blotter

Police Blotter

Sprakers man facing weapons charges ROOT — A Sprakers man faces weapons charges after a domestic dispute and for allegedly pointing a rifle at horses. Joseph Snyder, 32, was charged by state police on July 24 with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare ...

Church to hold chicken barbecue

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HAGAMAN — The St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, 51 N. Pawling St., will be holding a drive-thru chicken barbecue from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release. The donation is $13 per dinner. The dinner includes a half chicken, salt potatoes, coleslaw, sweet corn and roll. ...

Golf tournament slated for Sunday

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CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Arts golf outing will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nick Stoner Municipal Golf Course, The golf outing is the only onsite fundraising event for this year’s season, according to a news release. The participants can help Caroga Arts continue its ...

Driver charged in crash that killed trooper

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FONDA — On Friday, State Police in Fonda, in consultation with the Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli P. McCoski, arrested 34-year-old Aaron M. Munise of Johnstown, for criminally negligent homicide, a class E felony and reckless driving, a misdemeanor. The charges are the result of a ...

Business Professional, Business Partner awardees named by chamber

Business

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Partnership recognizes a business professional and business partner each year for their sustained interest and continuing participation in activities that strengthen and enhance public education in the ...

Trailways discontinues long distance route

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Trailways long distance bus route operated out of the city has been discontinued. The final run departed from the transit station on Friday morning. According to city Mobility Manager Brent Warren, the transit department was notified by Trailways at the beginning of the ...

Johnstown school board thanks voters for support after budget revote

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JOHNSTOWN — One day after Tuesday’s successful passage of the Greater Johnstown School District’s revoted $38.9 million 2020-21 district budget, the Board of Education officially accepted the results. The board voted 7-0 Wednesday night during its virtual, special meeting to accept the ...

Sitterlys honored by Rotary Club

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Cities Rotary Club has announced the winner of the sixth annual Dr. Mark ‘Doc’ Crandall Community Service Award. Jane and Clayton Sitterly of Johnstown have been selected as the honorees of this year’s award in recognition of their many years of community ...

Broadalbin residents to see increase in water bills

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BROADALBIN — Residents in the village will see an increase in their water bills starting in November after the village Board of Trustees increased water rates $25. A public hearing was held at the Broadalbin Village Board of Trustee’s regular meeting on Tuesday in which the board held its ...

Littauer celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2020

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GLOVERSVILLE — According to a press release from The World Health Organization, the theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governmental bodies to protect and promote women’s ...

NCS board slated to meet Tuesday

In Brief

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. All meetings will be publicly accessible via Webex until further notice, according to a news release. Each meeting’s Webex link will be posted across all NCSD social media formats when available.

Gloversville plans bridge replacement

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday authorized borrowing for planning and design work related to an upcoming bridge replacement project and assessments of the city’s brownfields. The approved bond resolutions will allow the city to pay up front for projects that will be funded ...

Two charged after lying to state police about fatal accident

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MAYFIELD — Two people in one of the vehicles involved in a July 4 bicyclist crash that killed a 16-year-old Mayfield resident have been arrested for allegedly providing police with false information regarding the fatal accident. Benjamin Govel, 27, of Clifton Park was charged by state ...

City eyes ways to cut trash pickup expense

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GLOVERSVILLE — City officials plan to explore the potential cost savings of contracting out regular trash collection that is currently performed in-house by the Department of Public Works. Officials say no DPW positions would be cut through layoffs if trash collection is ultimately ...

City eyes ways to cut trash pickup expense

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials plan to explore the potential cost savings of contracting out regular trash collection that is currently performed in-house by the Department of Public Works. Officials say no DPW positions would be cut through layoffs if trash collection is ultimately ...