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Videographer’s contract extended

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday approved the extension of city videographer Osama Mustafa’s contract through the end of the current year. Today, the Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education is set to appoint Mustafa to a full time position as the district’s ...

Police investigate infant’s death

GLOVERSVILLE — The death of an infant who was found unresponsive and not breathing early Wednesday morning at a Union Street apartment is under investigation. According to a police press release, the investigation began after emergency services were dispatched Wednesday around 2:08 a.m. to ...

Bannertown Fair events start tonight

MAYFIELD — A traditional community and family event jam packed with rides, food, vendors, games, music and more is scheduled to begin today. Family, friends and community members can make their way down to the annual Bannertown Fair, which will start today and run through Saturday night. ...

Audit: GJSD employees ‘accurately paid’

JOHNSTOWN — A state Comptroller’s Office audit from March indicated that Greater Johnstown School District employees were “accurately paid” their approved salaries and wages during the time period studied. An eight-page, independent audit by the Glens Falls regional office of ...

Arrest made in shooting

AMSTERDAM — One arrest has been made in relation to a shooting that occurred Tuesday evening at a gas station on Church Street, and police are seeking the whereabouts for a second suspect who police believe to be armed and dangerous. Daquan T. Folks, 17, of 47 Milton Ave., Apt. 1, was ...

Man sentenced to prison for rifle possession

ALBANY — Mark P. Messare, 43, of Amsterdam, was sentenced Wednesday to 1 1/2 years in prison for possessing an unregistered, short-barreled rifle. Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn also imposed a 3-year term of post-imprisonment supervised release. In pleading guilty, ...

Burglary suspect appears in court

JOHNSTOWN — The young suspect accused in the Aug. 6 burglary of more than $1,000 at Udderly Delicious was still without legal counsel Tuesday. John C. Crabbe, 18, of 108 Washington St., Gloversville, appeared in City Court one week after the crime in front of City Court Judge Brett ...

Gloversville eyes its own demo team

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday resumed discussions surrounding the possible formation of a city or intermunicipal demolition team after plans to establish a housing program offering tax foreclosed city residences to income-qualified homebuyers to occupy and rehabilitate were put ...

Despite dog, bee issues, beach generating funds

BROADALBIN — The town has been working to solve unexpected issues happening at the beach, including the presence of ground bees and service dogs. Town of Broadalbin Supervisor Sheila Perry gave an updated report on the town beach in which she said despite unexpected issues, beach revenues ...

Caroga Arts and Utica Dance to join for collaborative performance

GLOVERSVILLE — Professional musicians with the Caroga Arts Ensemble will combine their talents with members of Utica Dance this week for their first ever collaborative performance of live music and dance at the Glove Theatre on Thursday at 7 p.m. Artistic and Executive Director of Caroga ...

Town lowers price of former garage

GLEN — The town lowered the asking price of its former highway garage to $149,900, which has been on the market since March and has yet to be sold. The town listed the former highway garage in March at $175,000 with Coldwell Banker after the town purchased a new highway garage known as the ...

Police investigate gunfire at gas station

AMSTERDAM — Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at a gas station Tuesday afternoon in which no one was injured. According to a news release, a shooting took place at a gas station on Church Street at approximately 3:50 p.m. The incident began during an argument between people ...

Two plead guilty in separate cases

JOHNSTOWN — Two Gloversville defendants pleaded guilty recently in separate Fulton County Court cases and are each headed to jail for a year. Joshua Dedicke, 39, of West Street, pleaded guilty Aug. 5 before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, as ...

‘Student success’ caseworker job created

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday created what the county is calling a “student success” caseworker for the Department of Social Services to prevent school absenteeism. DSS requested the full-time, two-year position, which will pay $23.28 per hour to start, ...

Johnstown officials work on comptroller’s audit

JOHNSTOWN — An audit conducted on the town by the state Comptroller’s Office that resulted in a list of items and policies to be updated or looked over, including more oversight needed when transferring money between accounts, aligning credit card payments to avoid late fees and penalties ...

Tourism director presents initiative

JOHNSTOWN — The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association is continuing to work on next year’s planned “Ride the Women’s Revolution” event, according to Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, tourism director of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. She recently reported on the event ...

Police investigating 2 ‘suspicious’ fires

GLOVERSVILLE — City police and fire crews investigating an early morning structure fire on North Water Street on Sunday discovered a motor vehicle fire on the parallel running North Arlington Avenue after members of both departments heard what they described as a “small explosion.” Both ...

Arrest made in burglary

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville teenager was arrested Saturday by Johnstown police in connection with last Tuesday’s burglary at popular ice cream stand Udderly Delicious on Route 30A. John Crabbe, 18, of 108 Washington St., was charged, Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown verified ...

Town seeking residents’ help with EMS review

NORTHAMPTON — The town is conducting a comprehensive review of its current emergency medical services and are seeking input from community members who are served by the Northampton Ambulance. According to a press release, the town is conducting an online survey of residents, taxpayers and ...

Caroga moves forward with Sherman’s sale referendum

CAROGA — The town board during a special meeting on Aug. 5 passed a resolution approving the wording for the referendum for the sale of the Sherman’s property to be submitted to the Fulton County Board of Elections. Councilman Kent Kirch said the town will pass a second resolution at its ...