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Gloversville man sentenced to time in prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to up to five years in state prison, as a second felony offender. Emory L. Ostrander, 49, of West Fulton Street was sentenced July 1 by County Court Judge Polly Hoye, as part of a plea arrangement. He received 2 ...

Johnstown Common Council to look at bid for paving

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will consider accepting a paving bid from a Schenectady County firm at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The season is underway for the resurfacing of certain city streets, and the council is poised to accept a $289,530 bid from Empire Paving of ...

Fulton County auction brings in $360K above back taxes owed

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government’s annual property auction of tax-delinquent properties June 19 cleared more than $360,000 above the back taxes owed, according to results made public. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead on Thursday released the results of the auction run by ...

Caroga residents express speeding concern

CAROGA — Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino discussed possible solutions to stop drivers from speeding on East Shore Road, an issue that has created a danger to residents who live on the road. During the town board’s regular meeting Wednesday, residents packed into town hall to make ...

Shared services panel opt not to create 2019 plan

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Shared Services Panel decided Monday not to produce a new plan for 2019, opting instead to continue work on one started in 2018. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead and Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Wilson led the group’s meeting with other municipal ...

Council seeks funding for spray park

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council authorized the submission of a $345,000 state grant application on Tuesday seeking the funds to bring a spray park to the city. The Common Council has been discussing the possible construction of a spray park in the city over the last year and awarded a bid ...

HFM BOCES reappoints board members; elects board officers

JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Board of Education on Wednesday officially reappointed two board members who were reelected in April and elected board officers for the coming school year during the annual organizational meeting. Board of Education members Joanne Freeman and ...

Power authority official addresses panel

JOHNSTOWN — A New York Power Authority official told the Fulton County Shared Services Panel this week that her agency will continue working with the county’s municipalities interested in an LED replacement project. Jessica Waldorf, NYPA senior business development representative, ...

Council authorizes funding application

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday authorized the submission of a state funding application aimed at preparing a strategy to redevelop areas of the city impacted by brownfields that could open future grant funding opportunities for redevelopment. The city has been laying the ...

Re-opening of Broadalbin beach deemed successful

BROADALBIN — Although there were many obstacles faced, the re-opening of Broadalbin Town Beach was deemed successful. Broadalbin Town Supervisor Sheila Perry, during the town board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, went through all the steps taken to make the opening of the beach possible ...

Star Spangled Fireworks set for Saturday

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Area Community Center’s annual, free “Star Spangled Fireworks Celebration” is reset and ready to go with patriotic music and festivities Saturday night at Knox Field, 400 S. Perry St. Musical entertainment provided by Lexington Center’s “Flame” group ...

Gloversville looks into foreclosure program

GLOVERSVILLE — The city is exploring the possible development of a program that would see the city purchasing some underbid properties from the Fulton County tax foreclosure auction to be offered to income qualified homebuyers under certain restrictions. Mayor Vincent DeSantis explained on ...

Fulton County highway superintendent is reappointed

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Superintendent of Highways and Facilities Mark Yost was reappointed, heading up personnel matters approved by the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building. The Gloversville resident was reappointed to a term that is retroactive to April 1, and runs ...

Fulton County approves GESD action

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a Memorandum of Understanding between the county Department of Social Services and the Gloversville Enlarged School District for the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. ESSA legislation was passed in 2015 and addresses ...

North to depart Glebe Elementary

JOHNSTOWN — After seven years with Glebe Street Elementary School, Principal Abbey North is taking a principalship in Albany County. She will become the principal of Loudonville Elementary School, which is part of the North Colonie Central School District. North, a Rock City Falls ...

Kids glove contest starts Thursday

GLOVERSVILLE — Kids of all ages seeking an outlet for their creativity during the summer months will have an opportunity to exercise their artistic talents while entering the Kids’ Glove Design Contest through the Gloversville Public Library and the Fulton County Museum beginning on ...

County honors FMCC’s Swanger

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday recognized retiring Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger with a proclamation, later adopting his last FMCC operating budget. Swanger is retiring for Florida July 31 and Fulton County supervisors gave their ...

Council seeks to set markers around lake

JOHNSTOWN — A move is afoot to place several historical markers around the Great Sacandaga Lake, according to Fulton County Planning Director Scott Henze. Henze, a member of the Great Sacandaga Lake Advisory Council (GSLAC), recently reported on the effort and other GSLAC projects to the ...

Buyer backs out of garage purchase

GLEN — The town’s former highway garage will remain on the market after the real estate company looking to purchase the building backed out. During the regular town board meeting on Monday, Supervisor John Thomas said Sager Real Estate LLC, of Amenia, N.Y., in Dutchess County, has ...

Teens charged after alleged assault of state trooper in Albany on July 4

ALBANY — Three 18-year-olds from Amsterdam are facing charges in connection to an incident at the Empire State Plaza on the Fourth of July when two of the teens allegedly assaulted a state trooper while attempting to evade arrest for setting off fireworks, according to a police press ...