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Blaze destroys old factory

GLOVERSVILLE — Fire crews this morning remain on the scene of four-alarm fire that broke out at a former leather mill on Rose Street on Monday night. Police investigating the fire have one man into custody this morning on charges of arson and reckless endangerment, with additional charges ...

Stefanik updates supervisors on federal issues

JOHNSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Monday provided the Fulton County Board of Supervisors an update on federal issues impacting the county, especially associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Republican 21st Congressional District representative also answered questions remotely during ...

Two found dead in Gloversville home

GLOVERSVILLE — City police are investigating the deaths of a 31-year-old male and a 31-year-old female after their bodies were discovered in a residence on West Street on Sunday during the course of a welfare check. City police responded to 128 West St. on Sunday at approximately 3:30 p.m. ...

Kayaker drowns in reservoir

ST. JOHNSVILLE — An kayaker who was reported to have struggled in the water at the Beardslee Reservoir on Friday was quickly located with the help of multiple agencies, and found dead. The Ilion man who had been reported to struggle in the water and go under was located and identified as ...

Man puts another in choke-hold until he passes out

PALATINE — An altercation between two men on July 6, led to the arrest of one and minor injuries to another. Theodore Nichols, 33, of 101 Barclay St., Canajoharie was arrested by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and second-degree ...

Man fires shotgun at another, hits him

ROOT — An argument between two males on Sunday escalated, resulting in the use of firearms by one of the men, who is now facing several charges. Matthew P. Cool, 44, of 1031 Logtown Road, Fultonville was charged by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with two counts of second-degree ...

Future of Johnson Hall to be topic

JOHNSTOWN — The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will conduct an online public meeting July 22 to plan the future of the Johnson Hall State Historic Site on Hall Avenue. Albany-based OPRHP Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning Assistant Director ...

Friday fire displaces family of 11

JOHNSTOWN — Fire caused smoke damage Friday morning to a Meadow Street home occupied by 11 people, but no injuries were reported. Fire Chief Bruce Heberer this morning said the blaze broke out at about 6:35 a.m. Friday at a one-family home at 213 Meadow St. “The cause is still under ...

Police investigate death of two individuals

GLOVERSVILLE — City police are investigating the deaths of a 31-year-old male and a 31-year-old female after their bodies were discovered in a residence on West Street on Sunday during the course of a welfare check. City police responded to 128 West St. on Sunday at approximately 3:30 p.m. ...

City trims manhole project

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials are considering awarding a $100,000 contract to adjust the heights of a portion of the sunken manhole covers in the city this year to level out dips in the roadways, with a larger volume of work to be completed in 2021. The Common Council during the May 26 ...

Alleged burglar arrested, charged

ST. JOHNSVILLE — As a result of the investigation into three separate, but similar burglary complaints in which members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, state police Troop G and state police Troop D Bureau of Criminal Investigation followed several leads that led to the arrest of ...

GJSD budget vote slated

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District 2020-2021, budget revote will be held between the hours of 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 28, at the Johnstown Junior-Senior High School, 1 Sir Bills Circle, according to a news release. The definition of a qualified voter: A person shall be ...

GJSD board keeps Tallon as president

JOHNSTOWN — The top two Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education officers were reelected during the board’s online organizational meeting Tuesday night. The board voted 9-0 to retain Christopher Tallon for another year as board president. His current three-year board term runs ...

Report: Nursing home staff brought in virus

MOHAWK VALLEY — The state this week issued a detailed COVID-19 report on nursing homes that local health officials appear to mostly agree with. But county officials are also proud of their own agency’s independent actions working with local entities during the coronavirus pandemic. The ...

Man charged in string of burglaries

ST. JOHNSVILLE — As a result of the investigation of three separate, but like related burglary complaints in which members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, state police Troop G and state police Troop D Bureau of Criminal Investigation followed several leads that led to the arrest ...

Planning board reviews solar farm

GLOVERSVILLE — The city Planning Board on Tuesday reviewed a visual analysis provided by Eden Renewables that found a solar farm proposed for development by Eden on the former Pine Brook Golf Club on South Main Street would be screened from the view of nearly all properties in the city by ...

Stefanik to be at meeting virtually

JOHNSTOWN — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik will provide an update on federal issues at the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ online meeting at 1 p.m. Monday. The monthly meeting will be held via Zoom teleconference, according to the office of county Administrative Officer Jon Stead. Shortly ...

$415K contract for communications approved

JOHNSTOWN — A $415,749 contract for a new Fulton County communications system was recently approved by county supervisors. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee voted to contract with Motorola Solutions at the request of county Emergency Management Director Steven Santa ...

Drowning ruled accidental

FLORIDA — State police are investigating the death of a 79-year-old man who was found dead in the Schoharie Creek on Tuesday. Edward Kazlauskas, of Fonda, was found dead in the Schoharie Creek near the area of Power House Road in the town of Florida. State police were dispatched to that ...

County tourism events

GLOVERSVILLE — The following are the upcoming Fulton-Montgomery tourism events — continue to practice social distancing and wear face masks when in public, according to a news release. — From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday July 11, 18, (every Saturday through mid-October) Gloversville ...