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Dustin Swanger honored for service

JOHNSTOWN — Outgoing Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger was recognized by state and local officials for his dedication to the community throughout his 13 year tenure at the institution during a special meeting of the Fulton County Democratic Committee. Fulton ...

Problems persist for regional business park

MOHAWK — The Town Board on Thursday night voted procedurally to “accept” the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or DEIS, for the proposed regional business park project, but there’s a problem. Town Supervisor Ed Bishop said today that the DEIS has been found unsatisfactory by ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors recognizes first responders

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday issued a proclamation recognizing the “dedicated efforts” of the county’s first responders this winter. As the winter draws down, the board issued the proclamation at the County Office Building highlighting various efforts ...

The Arts Factory awarded grant

CANAJOHARIE — The Arts Factory of Montgomery County has been awarded a $2,059 Community Arts Grant from Saratoga Arts to go toward programs to take place this year. According to a press release, with the grants and combined funds that TAF raised through a membership appeal, it will present ...

Gloversville Common Council approves emergency RFPs

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council approved a pair of emergency resolutions Tuesday authorizing the city to issue requests for proposals seeking quotes for the replacement of deteriorating catch basins and manholes throughout the city and the demolition of a long vacant factory ...

Broadalbin to vote on assessor

BROADALBIN — Town officials on Wednesday listened to residents during a public hearing to abolish its elected, three-assessor protocol and establish a sole, appointed assessor position by agreeing to put the proposal to a public vote. State law allows the board to make the change without a ...

Fulton County officials seeking lawsuit over Medicaid payments

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County legislators this week authorized a $4,000 base legal retainer to seek litigation against the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare to recover past nursing home settlement funds. A resolution approved by the Board of Supervisors on Monday authorized the ...

Two felonies results in prison term

JOHNSTOWN — A Broadalbin man convicted of two felony driving offenses in Fulton County Court is going to state prison for up to three years. Adam J. Winney, 27, of 7387 Fishhouse Road, pleaded guilty March 5 before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to felony counts of first-degree aggravated ...

K9 helps in area drug bust

ALBANY — A Johnstown resident was arrested Thursday after police discovered the man to be in possession of a controlled substance. Victor M. Diaz, 29, of Johnstown was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. According to a news release, Diaz was ...

County officials support USMCA passage

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday supported federal passage of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The board voted at the County Office Building to urge area representatives in Congress to pursue “swift ratification” of the USMCA. Supporters of ...

Amsterdam man sentenced for role in burglary

SYRACUSE — Onic Martinez, 34, of Amsterdam was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a burglary of a Glenville gun shop. Martinez was found guilty of transporting, storing and possessing firearms stolen from Target Sports, a federally licensed firearms dealer in ...

Fire damages Gloversville home

GLOVERSVILLE — A structure fire in a two-family home on Chestnut Street on Tuesday has temporarily displaced seven residents, but the dwelling will be salvageable following a quick stop by fire crews. The Gloversville and Johnstown Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire at 16 ...

Railfest is a go

GLOVERSVILLE — Questions surrounding the future of Railfest after its absence in 2018 were answered during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting when former organizers officially turned the event over to the city Recreation Commission whose members say Railfest will be held this year. The ...

Glen building put up for sale

GLEN — The town board at its regular meeting on Monday passed a resolution putting the existing highway garage up on the market. The town listed the existing highway garage at $175,000 with Coldwell Banker. Listing the highway garage for sale comes following the town purchasing the Delaney ...

Band awarded grant for concerts

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Citizens Band, Inc. has been awarded a $4,000 Community Arts Grant from Saratoga Arts to support this year’s free summer concert series at Melchior Park. Community Arts Grants from Saratoga Arts support artists, non-profit organizations and government ...

Healthy eating workshops set

GLOVERSVILLE — The dark days of achieving healthy eating through a bland diet have passed, but for area residents still struggling to cultivate a balanced daily diet of affordable healthy foods they enjoy, registered dietitian and nutrition educator for the Seniors’ Health Improvement and ...

Man faces 3 arrests over 2 days

PALATINE — A village resident faces several charges following an incident that took place at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office when deputies attempted to process the man on domestic violence charges. Donald B. Lane, 48, of 93 E Grand St., Room 128, Palatine Bridge was charged with ...

Mayor offers Johnstown Water Board ‘free’ superintendent

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Water Board on Monday night tinkered with a proposed request for proposal for a new water superintendent drafted by the Fulton County Planning Department. But the board also heard a proposal from city Mayor Vern Jackson, who said the Deputy City Engineer Joel ...

Area resident on speaking tour to help teenagers

GLOVERSVILLE — A young man who has focused on helping struggling teens facing issues he has overcome, will extend his reach in the coming months as he embarks on a national speaking tour. Alexander Kovarovic is known locally for his work providing support and resources to teenagers in ...

Supervisors send governor a message

JOHNSTOWN — Negative comments were made about Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday opposed the proposed 2019-20 executive state budget as it impacts aid and incentives to municipalities and shifts state costs to counties. The entire board seconded the ...