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The FJ&G Electric Lines has its last run

On June 28, 1938, veteran FJ&G motorman Alvah Johnson piloted electric car number 176 on the usual run from Gloversville to Scotia and back. While nothing special happened during the trip, it was unique nevertheless: it was the very last run any FJ&G electric ‘trolley’ would ever ...

Southern Adirondack Wine and Food Festival a success

GLOVERSVILLE — A perfect day was had at the Southern Adirondack Wine and Food Festival on Main Street in Gloversville on Saturday, as upwards of 500 guests showed up for the festivities. With more than 50 vendors coming in from all over the state, guests were able to sample food, wine, ...

Townsend Leather to restore Wandel Park

GLOVERSVILLE — Townsend Leather is undertaking a project downtown to restore Wandel Park in partnership with the city. Terry Kucel, a retired principal at Townsend, said Wednesday the company began work at Wandel Park located at the corner of Spring Street and Elm Street about three weeks ...

Opioid reversal recall won’t cause problem

GLOVERSVILLE—Officials say the recall of an opioid overdose reversal medication announced this week will not impact the ability of emergency responders or hospitals to treat overdose victims locally. The US Food and Drug Administration announced the voluntary national recall of two lots of ...

Sawyer Rocks Sherman’s fest

CAROGA — Fans of all kinds made their way to Sherman’s Amusement Park on Friday to see Sawyer Fredericks, the 2015 winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” perform. Longtime fans since Fredericks’s appearance on the show, Alyssa Hight, Melissa Eagles and Judy Link came from Dolgeville to see ...

Olympian brings anti-bullying message

JOHNSTOWN — Olympic speedskating medalist Trevor Marsicano brought a personal anti-bullying message to the students of Warren Street Elementary School on Wednesday, telling them not to keep their feelings inside. “If you’re struggling with something, keep trying to reach out to ...

Gloversville Housing Authority OK’s $67K settlement

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on Friday afternoon voted unanimously to approve a $67,500 settlement for former tenant relations assistant Sheri McCloskey. Action by the board followed a closed-door executive session during a special meeting ...

Perth woman pleads in County Court

JOHNSTOWN — A town of Perth woman — arrested with two co-defendants after a regional heroin and ecstasy sales investigation last winter and fall — pleaded guilty this week in Fulton County Court. Jazmin Jimenez, 21, of 795 County Highway 107 Lot 13, pleaded guilty Wednesday before ...

Board of supervisors considers bids

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors will consider awarding a bid for seven stationary compactors for use at transfer stations at its meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the County Office Building. Department of Solid Waste Director of Operations David Rhodes recently told the ...

MHA gives out education awards

JOHNSTOWN — Two area high school seniors have received the sixth annual education award from the Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties at the agency’s dinner on May 31 at Holiday Inn. Kaylee Cappuccio from Amsterdam High School and Josephine Mowrey from Johnstown ...

City of Johnstown treasurer shoulders blame for debt

JOHNSTOWN — City Treasurer Michael Gifford said this week he takes blame for some of why his city hasn’t fully paid some Sewer Fund back payments that have dragged on for well over a decade. But Gifford said there are some other external factors for delinquency to the ...

Three public safety bills pass Senate

ALBANY — The state Senate has passed a bill named after two Montgomery County dogs who were killed during a home burglary in 2016. The bill will now move to the Assembly. Sen. Jim Tedisco, R — Glenville, announced Thursday that the senate has passed three of his public safety bills aimed ...

Garbage topic of committee talk

JOHNSTOWN — A subcommittee of the Fulton County Shared Services Committee met Tuesday to discuss garbage collection methods and possible garbage truck sharing. The subcommittee met at the County Office Building, and members of area municipalities kicked around ideas. County Administrative ...

First students graduating from HFM BOCES PTECH

JOHNSTOWN —The first class of students from the Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School is set to graduate this month, with 12 students earning both their high school diplomas and associate degrees. The 12 students, making up about 28 percent of the ...

Caroga Lake Music Festival kicks off today

CAROGA — The seventh annual Caroga Lake Music Festival will kick off today with NBC’s 2015 winner of “The Voice,” Sawyer Fredericks, who is set to perform at Sherman’s Amusement Park. The free concert, which will begin at 7 p.m., also marks the first of seven concerts, part of the ...

Trial date set for Mayor Dayton King after motion for dismissal denied

JOHNSTOWN —After a motion to dismiss charges against Gloversville Mayor Dayton King were denied in Johnstown Town Court on Wednesday, a trial date was set for September. King appeared briefly in Court on Wednesday in connection to charges of official misconduct brought against him by state ...

Ethics Board member resigns

GLOVERSVILLE — One city Ethics Board member resigned following the board’s decision to dismiss two of the three complaints filed by former mayoral candidate William Rowback Jr. against three city officials, citing reservations regarding the decision and concern over the appointment of new ...

CRG fields inquiries for potential businesses

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth has fielded numerous inquiries recently for potential business in the county, including two restaurants and a coffee house in Johnstown. The inquiries were imparted recently by the CRG to the county Board of Supervisors’ Economic ...

Johnstown’s town Board member holds report class

JOHNSTOWN — Town of Johnstown board member Tim Rizzo held a workshop on Monday for town department heads to learn how to create a meaningful monthly report. Rizzo went through a PowerPoint presentation to get his message across and gave an example of what a monthly report should look like ...

Johnstown, PBA heading toward labor arbitration

JOHNSTOWN — A three-person interest arbitration committee will meet July 23 to finally resolve issues preventing a new contract between the city and the Johnstown Police Benevolent Association. The city’s last contract with its police union expired Dec. 31, 2016. Both sides have been at ...