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Few glitches with local early voting

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Elections reported it had some equipment problems that delayed early voting on the weekend. Deputy Election Commissioner Cinda Spraker said today that there were no issues Saturday - the first day of early voting at the County Services Complex on Route ...

Public hearing slated for rezoning

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday will conduct a public hearing on a request to rezone three recently subdivided portions of the former Pine Brook Golf Club on South Main Street from residential to commercial. Approval of the request through passage of a local law would allow ...

PAINTED PUMPKIN

This farmer got creative in making a sign about pumpkins for sale on County Highway 116 near Sammonsville last week.

Three charged in fraud scheme

Staff Reports ALBANY — Three men were charged in a 17-count indictment Oct. 5 for their roles in a large-scale contractor fraud scheme perpetrated against dozens of unsuspecting homeowners and businesses across Fulton and Montgomery counties. Robert Decker, also known as Bob Dale, 66; ...

Dollar General donates to Chamber to help businesses

GLOVERSVILLE — Dollar General expressed support for businesses hit most deeply by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Fulton Montgomery region through sponsorship of the “Fulton Montgomery RESILIENT” campaign of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Mark Kilmer ...

NOAH given Hometown Hero Award

JOHNSTOWN — On Thursday, state Assemblyman Robert Smullen awarded the inaugural Hometown Hero Award to Anna Holland, director of the NOAH meal program (Needy Or Alone and Hungry) at One Church Street, according to a news release. Smullen said that during the current pandemic, he wanted to ...

Elk Street Park renovations

The basketball court at Elk Street Park in Gloversville sports a fresh coat of asphalt following resurfacing and is surrounded by a newly-installed fence as seen Thursday. Additional landscaping is expected to be completed beyond the court and in the spring a mural selected by the community ...

Tri-county blotter

Two charged with 2 counts of petit larceny GLEN — On Oct. 17, state police charged two people with two counts each of petit larceny for an incident which occurred in Amsterdam on Aug. 8. Maisarh Selim, 32, of Schenectady was released in her own recognizance and James L. Salvon, 49, was ...

High voter turnout expected

MOHAWK VALLEY — Officials in Fulton and Montgomery Counties are anticipating an above average voter turnout this year with an already expanded use of absentee ballots due to the coronavirus and early voting in the state set to begin on Saturday running through Nov. 1. “This is an unusual ...

Warren Street Elementary School reopens to students

JOHNSTOWN — Warren Street Elementary School will reopen today after coronavirus test results for two individuals presumed positive for the virus from the school earlier in the week came back negative. The Greater Johnstown School District on Thursday announced that Warren would resume its ...

Official: Infrastructure intact

JOHNSTOWN — As Fulton County government muddles through an uncertain budget year for 2021, its top legislator says the county’s infrastructure remains intact. “The county is currently in good physical shape, overall,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Warren Greene said Tuesday. His ...

Trump formally endorses Stefanik in a tweet

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has praised U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik many times, but on Wednesday he formally endorsed the Republican from Schuylerville for reelection Nov. 3. He did so in a tweet: “Congresswoman @EliseStefanik is doing a terrific job for New York! She fiercely ...

More demolition planned for Beech-Nut

CANAJOHARIE — With approximately $2 million in funding remaining for the Exit 29 Project, Montgomery County plans to demolish about 50 percent of the western side of the former Beech-Nut plant, with hopes to gain more funding to keep progress flowing. Local and state representatives ...

GESD plans $32.5M capital project

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Wednesday approved several resolutions setting a public referendum on a $32.5 million proposed capital project for Dec. 15. The district throughout the year has worked to develop capital project plans aimed at ...

Caroga trims budget

CAROGA — The town board adopted the proposed 2021 budget which shows a 23 percent increase in property tax and goes over the state’s property tax cap, and although, the state is in a financial strain due to COVID-19 with an anticipated decrease in state funding, some salaries and other ...

Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

JOHNSTOWN — On Monday, George L. Shuttleworth, Jr., 73, entered a plea of guilty to first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony. The evidence showed that the Shuttleworth subjected an 8-year-old child to sexual contact. This stems from an investigation involving a search warrant ...

Johnstown eyeing ways to update time sheets, payroll

JOHNSTOWN — Questions over the city’s payroll were raised as to whether they can go to an updated payroll software rather than continue handwriting time sheets. During the council’s meeting on Monday, 3rd Ward Councilwoman Amy Prought questioned whether the city can transfer to a ...

The Arc Lexington and Schoharie Arc merge

GLOVERSVILLE — The Arc Lexington, based in Fulton County, and Schoharie Arc in Schoharie County, merged Oct. 1, to become one organization, known as The Arc Lexington NY.  Both agencies are affiliated chapters of the Arc New York and provide services to individuals with intellectual and ...