Local News

‘Raise the age’ may lead to new jobs

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Social Services is proposing the creation of two positions totaling over $127,000 to help locally address the state’s new “Raise the Age” legislation. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on April 10, 2017 signed legislation raising the age of criminal ...

Active shooter training held

GLOVERSVILLE — City police and fire personnel used the last week before classes resumed to train in the previously closed Meco Elementary School that is reopening as the new home of the Foothills Pathways in Technology Early College High School. “We want to make sure that the training is ...

Man facing rape charges

AMSTERDAM — City police arrested a man at a Jay Street residence on Friday for allegedly forcefully raping two teenage girls over the course of two years. Mark W. Culbertson, 36, of 312 Grand St. was charged with two counts of first-degree rape, a class B felony, and two counts of ...

Business looking at opening at Crossroads Industrial Park

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is working on a project for the Crossroads Industrial Park, but details are scant. CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters alluded to the project at the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee ...

Talk on notorious murders to be held at Northville Public Library

JOHNSTOWN — A historical program about Fulton County’s “notorious” murderers planned for Sept. 19 in Johnstown is sold out, but the public may still be able to catch the show in Northville. County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino recently reported on the program to the Board of ...

Meeting planned

JOHNSTOWN — A historical program about Fulton County’s “notorious” murderers planned for Sept. 19 in Johnstown is sold out, but the public may still be able to catch the show in Northville. County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino recently reported on the program to the Board of ...

Public hearing on Parkhurst Field set

GLOVERSVILLE — The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on redevelopment plans for Parkhurst Field today at 7 p.m. during the regular meeting at City Hall. Redevelopment plans for Parkhurst Field were prepared by C. T. Male Associates, at the direction of the Parkhurst Field Foundation ...

Samrov retires from the Glove Theatre

GLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Theatre’s executive director of nearly a decade, Richard Samrov, is retiring, but he said his work preserving the history of the theater is far from over. “I will work in the museum, maybe go to Florida for the winter and help with the transition,” Samrov said ...

Northville schools capital project on time

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School District’s $7.5 million capital project is expected to be complete by the end of October. As students go back to school, they will notice the several changes that have been made and what is still a work in progress both inside and outside of the ...

Bleecker Historical Society installs historical markers

BLEECKER — The Bleecker Historical Society dedication of markers at four cemeteries in the town took place Aug. 11. Prior to unveiling the signs, Bleecker Town Historian Eleanor Brooks gave a brief presentation on early history of the town and its early settlers at the town hall, according to ...

St. Johnsville plans beer, wine festival

ST. JOHNSVILLE — A unique take on a beer and wine festival is scheduled to take place in the small town on Sept. 8. The first Erie Canal Beer and Wine Festival located at 44 Bridge St., will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will get the opportunity to taste approximately 100 ...

­Meet and greet with candidates

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club will host a meet and greet with Robert Smullen and Patrick Vincent, Republican New York state Assembly candidates at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. Both Smullen and Vincent will meet with voters, discuss their ...

Convoy for a Cause rides into the Fonda Fairgrounds

FONDA — Route 5 from Amsterdam to Fonda was lined with trucks as far as the eye could see on Sunday, but the cause was not traffic, rather it was charity. The fifth annual Convoy for a Cause kicked off around 10 a.m. on Sunday heading from Beech-Nut on Route 5s to the Fonda Fairgrounds via ...

Intervention partnership may start again

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Social Services on Tuesday requested it enter into contract with the Gloversville Enlarged School District to reinstate the School Intervention Partnership, or SIP program, at Gloversville Middle School and Gloversville High School. DSS ...

A now-forgotten national event once produced huge parades

President Trump’s call for a Washington military parade is nothing compared with what happened all across America 94 years ago on Sept. 12, 1924. If you lived then, it was almost impossible in any city to avoid celebrating an event called National Defense Day, a demonstration of America’s ...

Moderate Saturday weather brings attendance rebound at Fonda Fair

FONDA — If temperatures over 90 deterred traffic to the Fonda Fair Friday, more moderate weather had the opposite effect Saturday, with the admissions booths showing a 50 percent rebound. Three bouts of the demolition derby that filled the grandstand with spectators at noon also couldn’t ...

Supervisors propose waiving taxes

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on Thursday proposed waiving over $5,000 in delinquent taxes on three parcels in the heart of the city of Gloversville. County Treasurer Terry Blodgett told the Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee that he received a request to waive delinquent ...

Fulton County agencies awarded nearly $550,000 to enhance Medicaid

GLOVERSVILLE —Nearly $550,000 in health grants have been awarded to Fulton County agencies to enhance the use of Medicaid dollars. The Adirondack Health Institute will dispense the state money to the Family Counseling Center of Fulton County and Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home ...

Mental health service to propose housing unit

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton Friendship House, which provides area mental health services, will propose a new two-story housing unit before the City Planning Board at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. A site plan for a 65,000-square-foot housing building at 507 N. Perry St. is on Tuesday’s board ...

DEC finalizes plans for the High Peaks, Vanderwhacker

RAY BROOK — The state Department of Environmental Conservation finalized its plans for the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest and the vastly expanded High Peaks Wilderness Area, including access to the recently purchased Boreas Ponds tract. The two plans work in conjunction with each other, ...