×

Local News

Johnstown Water Board OK’s sand filter purchase

JOHNSTOWN —The city Water Board recently voted to purchase an emergency piece of equipment — a $113,500 sand filter for the city Water Department. At its Sept. 9 meeting, the board passed a resolution indicating the department was in “emergency” need of an aggregate washing machine, ...

Fonda Fair youth awards

FONDA — More than 70 youths from Fulton-Montgomery 4-H exhibited at this year’s Fonda Fair, with highlights as follows: Dairy Cattle Show: Champion Novice Dairy Showman — Alex Thomas; Champion Dairy Showman 11 and younger — Charlise Canary; Champion Dairy Showman 12 to 13 years — ...

FM seeking more international students

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a tuition rate reduction for out-of-state and international students setting the rate equal to the tuition charged to in-state students beginning next fall. Director of International Student and ESL ...

Payroll CEO charged in bank scheme

ALBANY — An Edinburg man whose home was searched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in relation to an alleged bank fraud scheme involving the payroll company MyPayrollHR appeared in federal court Monday on a criminal complaint charging him with committing a $70 million bank fraud. ...

Route 30A road work on course to completion

JOHNSTOWN — The state Department of Transportation’s multi-million dollar project to widen the business section of Route 30A in the city from three to five lanes is on schedule and winding down. About a month of work is left on the project, which started last spring, the state says. The ...

6 charged in cell phone scheme

FONDA — State police arrested six men allegedly involved in a cell phone scheme in which $90,000 worth of cell phones were stolen using fraudulent information. According to state police, an investigation into a series of cell phone larcenies that have taken place at Walmart stores located ...

City of Johnstown OK’s sewer line agreement

JOHNSTOWN — A $16,930 agreement between the city and Latham-based C.T. Male Associates was authorized by the Common Council recently aimed at engineering for a new sewer line. The council passed the resolution to contract professional engineering services with C.T. Male at its monthly ...

New home for Veteran’s Service Agency Office in Montgomery County

FONDA — Local representatives and veterans celebrated the grand opening of the relocated Veteran’s Service Agency Office on Thursday. The office, which was previously located at the county annex building on Park Street, is now located at the Montgomery County Office Building which is in ...

FMCC’s quest to find new president

JOHNSTOWN — State University of New York officials on Thursday briefed members of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees on the recommended steps for conducting a search for a new college president, officially launching the process to select a permanent successor to former ...

Broadalbin Youth Commission Fair a success

BROADALBIN — A steady stream of people visited the first Broadalbin Youth Commission Craft Fair on Saturday at the high school as 57 vendors presented a variety of goods. Most of the vendors set up Friday night so the fair opened with “a good flow of people,” said Keith Buchanan, a ...

Bacon Jam to return on Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — The city’s downtown will once again be filled with the three Bs, bacon, beer and bands, during the third annual Bacon Jam on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Farmers Market Pavilion. “Bacon Jam is downtown Gloversville’s premier bacon themed event,” explained Downtown ...

Council adopts housing program

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Sept. 16 adopted a five-year, 2020-24 plan for operation of the city’s Section 8 Housing Program. Action by the council at City Hall followed public hearing comments by one of the principals involved in the voucher program. The council approved a ...

GJSD community forum date changed

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District has changed the date of its planned community forum from Sept. 25 to Oct. 9 at Johnstown High School. Assistant Superintendent Ruthie Cook noted the date change at the Board of Education meeting Tuesday night at JHS. Cook said the public ...

Sheriffs discuss changes to bail system

Imagine being a victim of a home burglary. Then imagine the alleged suspect is arrested, released on an appearance ticket and is back on the street that same day. This is an example of how New York state’s criminal justice system will be completely transformed as the state's new Criminal ...

Woman pleads guilty in heroin case

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville woman arrested last fall following an investigation into heroin and Fentanyl sales in that city pleaded guilty Thursday in Fulton County Court. Dana C. Horning, 23, of 19 E. 11th Ave., Apartment 3, pleaded guilty before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to counts ...

Wine and pasta event slated

JOHNSTOWN — Friends of Johnson Hall will hold its first-ever “Wine and Pasta Pairings” fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sam’s Seafood Steakhouse, 281 N. Comrie Ave. According to the Friends group, proceeds will directly benefit the Johnson Hall State Historic Site on Johnson ...

Crews praised for emergency actions after tornado

JOHNSTOWN — City emergency crews were praised Monday night for the way an August tornado in the city was handled. During city Fire Chief Bruce Heberer’s monthly report to the Common Council at City Hall, Second Ward Councilwoman Kathi Iannotti praised local authorities. “I just want to ...

Plan for Johnstown project bond ongoing

JOHNSTOWN — City Treasurer Michael Gifford’s office continues to develop a bond for city projects and equipment, whose cost is creeping up toward $2 million. Gifford gave a brief report on the situation to the Common Council Monday night at City Hall. “We’re working on the bond ...

8th annual Woofstock slated for Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — Tails will wag when area residents and their well-behaved pups attend the eighth annual Woofstock to benefit the Regional Animal Shelter on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Concordia Club. “Woofstock is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” explained Regional Animal Shelter ...