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Annual Thanksgiving tradition continues

NORTHVILLE — The oldest and the youngest students at Northville Central School carried on a decades-long annual tradition Tuesday with a mouthwatering Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast served up in the gym. Thirty-three seniors volunteered to make the meal and be paired off with 25 ...

’Tis the season for parades, celebrations

GLOVERSVILLE — The city packed a lot of Christmas into one day Saturday. It all began with the Christmas tree lighting in Wandel Park at 5 p.m. that was filled with spectators despite temperatures in the low 20s. Santa Claus arrived on a firetruck for the lighting, but his work had just ...

County tax rates released

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s final individual municipal 2020 tax rates were released following county budget adoption. The Board of Supervisors on Nov. 25 adopted a roughly $94 million county budget carrying a 1 percent average tax rate hike across the county. Next year’s county budget ...

Legislators call for bail reform law balance

Staff Reports ALBANY — State Sen. Jim Tedisco and state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced new bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation that strikes a balance on providing bail reform while allowing greater judicial discretion to ensure public safety, according to the ...

A day spent as princes, princesses

GLOVERSVILLE — Aela Dench of Johnstown was excited to meet Elsa, a character from the film “Frozen.” “She loves princesses” especially Elsa, said her mother, Nicole, who brought her to the Prince and Princess Holiday Tea on Saturday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative ...

New mapping position created

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on Nov. 25 created a Geographic Information System, or GIS coordinator in the county Information Technology Department to assist county government departments with mapping. The move by the Board of Supervisors headed up personnel action items approved ...

Shopping small, shopping local

GLOVERSVILLE — Shop local, shop small and shop on a personal level today as several local businesses will be open for Small Business Saturday. Now that bellies are full with a Thanksgiving feast, many community members now have the energy to shop 'til they drop all weekend long preparing ...

Gloversville talks amending fund balance allocation in proposed budget

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials on Tuesday discussed amending the fund balance allocation included in the proposed $18.06 million 2020 city budget before it is adopted next month to pay up front for planned capital project expenditures rather than borrowing. Commissioner of Finance Tammie ...

Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board sewer board looks to rebid project

JOHNSTOWN — The Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board decided recently to rebid for modifications and equipment for the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility’s Administration Building. Facility Manager Wallace Arnold noted no bids were received at a June 3 bid opening ...

Applications for federal Home Energy Assistance Program now being accepted

National Grid is reminding customers that applications are being accepted for the federally-funded Home Energy Assistance Program. The program provides assistance to income-eligible families who need help paying their energy bills. It also offers financial aid to households in a heating or ...

Caroga Arts just down the road

Caroga Arts Collective began their off-season events with a holiday tree lighting just down the road from my house along East Shore Road at Sherman’s Park. As their website indicates carogaarts.org/events/, the event was “free and open to all.” A tree was set up and decorated in the ...

Road officially named for trooper

GLEN — A road dedication ceremony was held on Wednesday to honor state police Sgt. Jeremy VanNostrand, who tragically died in a car crash a year ago. Local law enforcement agencies, local and state government officials, along with family members of VanNostrand gathered at the state police ...

Officials endorse hold on bail laws

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday endorsed a one-year moratorium on the state’s new bail and discovery reform laws due to go into effect Jan. 1. “It seems to have a number of negatives,” said county Administrative Officer Jon Stead. Stead said that on the ...

Gloversville Christmas parade planned for Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — Downtown will be aglow with festive offerings on Saturday when the holiday season is officially ushered into the city with the fifth annual Gloversville Christmas Parade at 7 p.m. The parade will begin at the corner of North Main Street and Eighth Avenue traveling south on ...

Vehicle charging stations online

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees on Nov. 21 heard details on the campus’ new grant-funded electrical vehicle charging stations that came online earlier this month. Director of Facilities Joshua Fleming provided an overview of the project that was ...

Backpack Heroes

GLOVERSVILLE — Displaced locals without the necessities to face the winter months will receive support from the Boulevard Elementary School Kindness Club whose members stuffed code blue backpacks with cold weather essentials this month to be handed out to those in need. The Kindness Club at ...

Business incubator unveiled

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Board of Directors on Friday heard plans for the marketing of the agency’s new business incubator to seek tenants to fill the co-working space. The business incubator and co-working space is located on the second floor of the CRG ...

Company courts city for savings

JOHNSTOWN — A Connecticut firm gave a presentation recently to the Common Council on possible utility savings for the city it says it can offer. Tony Procopio and Kirk Horan, connected with the ST Network, outlined those potential savings for the council during its meeting at City Hall. The ...

Winter parking rules go into effect

JOHNSTOWN — If it’s December, it’s time for vehicles not to be parked on city streets during overnight hours. Police Chief David Gilbo reminded the public through a recent report before the Common Council that the annual all-night city parking ban that runs through April goes into ...

B-P readies for Capital Projects

BROADALBIN — The board of education discussed starting the Perth phase of the Capital Project within the next few weeks at its Monday evening meeting. Stephen Tomlinson, district superintendent, said he’s hopeful to begin work on the Perth campus after bids come in mid-January. He said ...