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JOHNSTOWN — New life has taken up residence in a long vacant building, shaped through the longevity of a city based leather finisher supplying designers internationally that celebrated its 50th anniversary this month and the grand opening of the restored building. Local leaders attended ...

Ames Museum keeps village history alive

Local News

AMES — The village of Ames was once part of a bustling region—Ames, Buell and Sprout Brook—with some 30,000 residents. In the 1870s and 1880s, it was “the largest hop-growing region in the United States,” said village historian and Ames Museum curator Dennis Malcolm. “We shipped ...

More work is slated for the Karg site

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — More environmental work is in store for the city-owned, 5.4-acre former Karg Bros. tannery site. The Common Council will consider approval of a $1,635 agreement with Arcadis at its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The firm will complete additional work required ...

College fair is set for Tuesday

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The annual Tri-County Counselors Association College Fair is set for Tuesday in the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Physical Education Building. During the free event, high school students and parents will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 70 ...

Events at the library

In Brief

The following events are for the Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St., according to a news release. ∫ From 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, will be the creative writing group. Those attending will participate in a brief writing exercise and share their personal works. This group is meant to be a ...

Forest Ranger searches & rescues

In Brief

The following is the forest ranger actions for the week of Sept. 2 to 8 according to the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation Town of Brighton
 Franklin County
 Wilderness Rescue: On Sept. 3 at 9:18 p.m., DEC’s Ray Brook dispatch received a request for assistance ...

Nathan Littauer Hospital

Community News

Sept. 4 There were no births. Admissions John F. Mattice of Wells. Kathryn B. Towne of Gloversville. Discharges Dawn M. Blowers of Palatine Bridge. Esther Hart of St. Johnsville. Sept. 5 There were no births. Admissions Brooke Lamont of Gloversville. Discharges Jeffers baby ...

Office for the Aging menu

Community News

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 ...

The family of God

Community News

There is an institution that God values above every other. I know what your thinking, but its not the church, its definitely not any of our human governmental system. The institution God values above all else it the family. God designed the family from the beginning. We see in Genesis 2:18 ...

Area religious news

Community News

Adirondack Baptist Church, Gloversville Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for ...

Hill & Markes donates backpacks with supplies to schools

Community News

AMSTERDAM — Hill & Markes held a backpack drive to benefit children in need for the new school year, according to a news release. Hill & Markes employees collaborated with leading manufacturers such as Essendant, Clorox, Gojo, Cascades, and Unfi to collect and fill over 200 ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Woman sentenced to prison for drugs JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville woman was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to two years in state prison on a drug offense. Sarah B. Lathrop, 42, of 211 Woods Hollow Road, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye as a second felony offender. ...

Gloversville grapples with parking enforcement

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials this week discussed how to enforce downtown parking restrictions following the April ruling from a federal appeals court that deemed the chalking of tires to be unconstitutional. Sixth Ward Councilman Wrandy Siarkowski broached the subject of enforcement of ...

Crime victims positions abolished

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday abolished two positions that over the years assisted the county’s crime victims. The board ended the crime victim services coordinator and crime victim services assistant positions in the county District Attorney’s Office. ...

Town officials address container storage

Local News

MAYFIELD — Town officials addressed a growing concern expressed by residents over the visual aesthetics of the increasing use of tractor trailer containers for storage. A proposed “box trailer law” is being drafted to smooth the residents concerns about trailers and campers being not ...

STFSL housing goal attained

Local News

NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living, after more than 12 years of effort, the goal of affordable senior citizen housing in the village of Northville is about to be realized, according to a news release. The STFSL was formed in 2006 to promote affordable senior housing ...

Sheriff’s authorized to buy equipment

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department on Monday was authorized to purchase over $108,000 worth of equipment and services as part of its CAD/RMS System upgrade project. Action by the Board of Supervisors at the County Office Building improves the law enforcement capabilities ...