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Gloversville ice rink is open for the season

GLOVERSVILLE — The recent cold snap heralded winter fun for area ice skaters at the Lucius N. Littauer Community Ice Rink at 27 Union St. The rink is now open for use every day that temperatures are below 35 degrees during daylight hours for those who own their own ice skates, with skates ...

Temporary OK given for sewer odor mitigation program

JOHNSTOWN — The state Department of Environmental Conservation has granted temporary approval for the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility to launch a 12-month pilot program to mitigate odors. Facility Manager Wallace Arnold reported the approval last week to the ...

Three GJSD school board seats are up

JOHNSTOWN — The seats of three Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education members expire and will be decided by the district’s annual election May 21. The board last week approved a calendar of events for the election, which will be conducted from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day. All ...

Vail Mills power outage causes few problems

VAIL MILLS — While an inconvenience for many, the Tuesday night power outage in the Vail Mills area caused little disruption, with stops signs erected at darkened traffic intersections to help the flow of traffic and National Grid teams working to quickly restore power to customers. ...

Blaze burns vacant St. Johnsville home

ST. JOHNSVILLE — A vacant house in St. Johnsville went up in flames Monday night, causing it to be a total loss. Firefighters responded to the fire on Route 5 and Fox Road around 11:47 when a passerby reported the fire. Upon arrival at the scene of the fire, Montgomery County Sheriff ...

Taylor Made purchases building for expansion

GLOVERSVILLE — City-based recreational marine industry supplier Taylor Made has acquired an 80,000-square-foot, former Swany America Corp. building at the Crossroads Industrial Park on Route 29 in an effort to greatly expand distribution and manufacturing. The move was hailed by all parties ...

Police: Men wanted for questioning in possible thefts

WILTON — State police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying several individuals who are wanted for questioning for a series of larcenies that have taken place in Fulton and Saratoga counties. Troopers said the thefts took place throughout the month of December at Walmart ...

St. Mary’s Healthcare awarded grant

AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s Healthcare over the next five years will be working on a new multi-year initiative totaling $1.125 million to introduce cancer prevention strategies to communities in Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties. St. Mary’s representatives made the announcement ...

Caroga Arts to host winter performances

GLOVERSVILLE — Area residents longing for summer fun will get their wish this week when an organization known for producing summer entertainment, the Caroga Arts Collective, hosts its first Winter Residency with a week of interactive performances culminating in an artists showcase at the ...

Woman finds, returns nearly $8,000

GLOVERSVILLE — Almost $8,000 found its way back to its rightful owner on Monday when a Mayfield woman noticed the money floating between traffic on Route 30A near Runnings. Terri Brubaker did what she hopes someone would do for her if the situation was reversed. Brubaker said she was ...

Fire victims identified, cause accidental

MAYFIELD — The names of the two town women badly burned in Sunday’s mobile home fire were released Monday. The fire victims were listed initially in serious condition at a Syracuse burn center. A state police news release identified the two burn victims and residents of the burned 434 ...

Troopers find Pa. teen who left for Adirondacks

New York State Police found a 17-year-old from southeastern Pennsylvania Monday night, a day after he left home and told his parents he was in the Adirondack Mountains to camp and didn’t want to be found. The teen was found yesterday and is in the care of state police waiting for his family ...

Glen board eyes building to buy for new garage

GLEN — Plans for a new town highway garage continue to move forward as the town board passed a resolution at its regular meeting Monday to spend up to $4,000 on inspections for a building the town is eyeing to buy for the new garage. The town was looking to build a new garage and town ...

Fulton County Supervisors make appointments to groups

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday started its first regular meeting of the new year by naming persons to various county-related groups for 2019. Action by the board came during a personnel-dominated agenda at the County Office Building. “We are back,” said ...

GJSD BOE names David Wood director of facilities II

JOHNSTOWN — David Wood, previously second in command of the Greater Johnstown School District’s Facilities Department, will now lead the department. The Board of Education on Thursday at Knox Junior High School named Wood as director of facilities II, which is the title for heading ...

UPDATED: Fire in Mayfield sends two to burn hospital in serious condition

MAYFIELD — Two female occupants were injured from a severe fire that destroyed their mobile home Sunday morning on Nine Mile Tree Road. Both women were being treated at the Upstate Medical in Syracuse this morning, officials said. State police said this afternoon that 57-year-old Kelly S. ...

County shared services panel may meet this year

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Shared Services Panel will probably meet again sometime this year to review any progress made last year on the county’s state-mandated 2018 Shared Services Plan, an official said. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said Wednesday that at “some point” ...

Greater Johnstown School District completes committee membership

JOHNSTOWN —The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education rounded out its Long-Range Planning Committee membership through a lottery drawing Thursday night at Knox Junior High School. The district recently conducted a public process by which it filled a need for some missing ...

Celebration of Healthcare Excellence dinner Jan. 23

JOHNSTOWN — The Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare will honor individuals and organizations at its 23rd annual Celebration of Healthcare Excellence dinner on Jan. 23 at Holiday Inn, starting with cocktails at 6 p.m., according to a news release. The Excellence in Healthcare Awards will ...

Gloversville Police Chief delivers statistical report

GLOVERSVILLE — Police Chief Marc Porter delivered the department’s 2018 fourth quarter statistical report to the Common Council on Thursday that showed increases in police activity in most areas over the same period in 2017. The report covering the fourth quarter of 2018 from October ...