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Second man indicted in August kidnapping incident

JOHNSTOWN — A second man has been indicted in relation to an alleged August kidnapping incident in the city of Gloversville, according to Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown's office. According to a press release from Brown's office, Frank J. Brandon, 32, of 73 Park St., was indicted ...

Halloween drunk driver pleads guilty

GLOVERSVILLE — The drunk driver who struck a bicycle officer in the city on Halloween accepted a plea agreement in City Court on Wednesday. Bobbi C. Trudel, 63, of 106 Bleecker St., pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor, before ...

Holiday parade and tree lighting in Mayfield on Saturday

MAYFIELD — The village will be starting a new Christmas tradition this year with its first-ever Mayfield Christmas Parade on Saturday. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mayfield High School. “The idea came about because neighboring communities have a Christmas parade every year ...

Johnstown planning board sets public hearing for storage project

JOHNSTOWN — The city Planning Board on Tuesday set a public hearing and declared itself lead environmental agency for a planned expansion project at City Line Storage on North Perry Street. After reviewing plans for a third lot submitted by DMR Civil Engineering PLLC of Gloversville, the ...

Troopers continue the search for a man missing for 21 years

ST. JOHNSVILLE — New York State Police are highlighting the 1997 disappearance of a village man in their Cold Case Tuesday series. State police said they are continuing to investigate the Feb. 24, 1997 vanishing of then 62-year-old John Sapienza. According to a state police news ...

John C. Miller dealership in Johnstown is closing

JOHNSTOWN — A landmark city car dealership in business for 62 years is shutting its doors for good Dec. 15. Principals of the John C. Miller Inc. dealership at 509 N. Perry St. said the establishment will be closing that day after over six decades in business. The founder of the company is ...

Fulton Friendship House PILOT given tentative OK by Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — City leaders on Monday night tentatively entered into a 15-year deal with Fulton Friendship House in which the not-for-profit will pay the city $495,000 during that time through a Payment In Lieu of Taxes agreement. The PILOT was structured as part of Fulton Friendship House’s ...

FMCC’s ‘Fifth Friday’ series holds discussions about assault

JOHNSTOWN — The FM Foundation of Fulton-Montgomery Community College hosted a discussion on sexual assault and the affect on the victim last week as part of the Fifth Friday Speaker Series. The Fifth Friday Speaker Series is sponsored by the FM Foundation, featuring guests seeking to ...

CRG hopeful for CFA awards

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is looking ahead to the stream of funding that may flow into the county when this year’s Consolidated Funding Application awards are announced later this month. During Friday’s Board of Directors meeting CRG President and CEO ...

Board of Supervisors reviews rates

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee last week reviewed state equalization rates for the county’s municipalities, and the news wasn’t encouraging. “The majority have not maintained their equalization rate and have actually gone down,” said county ...

School taxes report accepted

JOHNSTOWN — A report on returned school taxes was accepted recently by Fulton County supervisors. The Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee reviewed and accepted the report involving area school districts. “This is going to be what is relevied on the county tax bill,” said county ...

Former Carville owner pleads guilty to storing hazardous waste

JOHNSTOWN — The former owner of a city tannery pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. Northern District Court in Albany to felony storage of hazardous waste, and faces up to five years in federal prison. Former Carville National Leather Corp. owner Robert J. Carville, 56, of West Palm Beach, Fla., ...

Hundreds gather in mourning for trooper killed in accident

SCHENECTADY — Family, friends, state troopers, sheriff’s deputies, police officers and first responders all gathered at St. Gabriel’s Archangel Roman Catholic Church on Monday to say their goodbyes and mourn the loss of Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand. “The loss of Trooper VanNostrand is ...

Residents line the streets of Broadalbin for Christmas parade

BROADALBIN — Area residents lined the streets, candy was tossed, and Santa Claus was seen in the Broadalbin Christmas Parade held on Monday. The parade, which was hosted by Becky Spraker, featured Broadalbin Police, the American Legion, girl scouts, boy scouts, the Lions Club, a monster ...

New details provided in Gloversville mayor’s case

GLOVERSVILLE — Documents filed in City Court last month, including a deposition from the director of the Department of Public Works, provide additional details on the charges brought against Mayor Dayton King by state police. King, 40, was taken into custody by state police on Nov. 14 and ...

GJSD to talk about its budget Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — A budget discussion is scheduled for part of the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Johnstown High School small cafe. Assistant Superintendent Ruthie Cook is due to lead the discussion, an early look at the district’s ...

Fulton County gets offers for airport building

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government received three public proposals seeking use of the County Airport’s vacant enterprise building, including an experimental aircraft group. The county accepted public proposals until Nov. 28 from interested parties wishing to rent the building at the ...

Gloversville eyes options for a new DPW building

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council is exploring options to replace the city’s aging Department of Public Works building, including one from a property owner who has offered to fund an engineering study on a former textile mill building for consideration by the city. During Tuesday’s ...

Old Fort Johnson hosts tea fundraiser

FORT JOHNSON — Madison Hawkins of Glenville has been visiting the Old Fort Johnson National Historic Site for as long as her can remember with her grandmother, Betty Clough. So she was excited about the opportunity to dress up in colonial garb and serve visitors at the site’s ...

A day of mourning

Mourners came to pay their respects at the calling hours for state Trooper Jeremy VanNostrand, who died Tuesday in a motor vehicle accident on Route 5s in the town of Glen, on Sunday at the Mayfield Junior/Senior High School. Funeral services for VanNostrand, who grew up in Mayfield, will be ...