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Council awards pedestrian Main Street contract to firm

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday night awarded a $744,000 low bid to an Albany County company for the city’s long-awaited Pedestrian Safety Main Street Improvements Project. The council awarded the bid to James H. Malloy Inc. of Loudonville. “They’re likely to start in ...

Possible COVID-19 exposure

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Health Department is alerting residents of a potential recent COVID-19 exposure on a Gloversville Transit System city bus. A department news release indicated COVID exposure may have been on the following dates: ∫ Tuesday, April 6, between 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

CAC to bring back live concerts

CAROGA — After over a year without live, in-person concerts, entertainment venues in New York can re-open at 33 percent capacity, and that includes the return of Caroga Lake’s Music Festival in time for it’s 10th anniversary and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Sherman’s ...

New lease for tower

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government is entering into new leases for use of the Bleecker Mountain Tower site. Supervisors recently approved agreements for lease of communications tower space at the county site. “It’s a one-year term,” county Emergency Management Director Steven ...

Scam to collect unemployment scheme

A woman from Saranac Lake received a letter from the state Department of Labor telling her she had unemployment insurance money to collect — and then another and another. All of them looked very official. The woman, whom the Enterprise is not naming to protect her from retribution, said the ...

Art group to host art walk

GLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Cities Arts Alliance, or GCAA, is calling all area artists. GCAA will be hosting an artwalk that they feel will be the perfect place to showcase locally known artists, including talent that hasn’t necessarily had a platform. The 2021 Art Walk exhibition will feature ...

Springtime clean-up begins

JOHNSTOWN — If it’s spring in Johnstown, it must be time for citywide curbside brush pickup, garage sales, and cleanups. City government has announced all three are in the offing during April and May. The city’s Department of Public Works will launch curbside leaf/brush pickup started ...

Officials approve town mowings

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors recently authorized nearly $30,000 in 2021 agreements with town highway departments for the mowing this spring and summer of certain county rights-of-way. The 2021 Fulton County Highway Department budget contains $29,886 for contracts with towns to ...

COVID outbreak at jail confirmed

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Correctional Facility is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that hit the jail two weeks ago, which has left at least nine staff members and 38 inmates testing positive for the potentially deadly disease. The origin of the outbreak is still unknown. Sheriff ...

G’ville man pleads to child pornography

ALBANY — A Gloversville man pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to distributing and possessing child pornography. Jonathan L. Morgan, 32, of Gloversville, admitted that he distributed videos depicting the sexual exploitation of children using a phone-based application connected to ...

Titus Sheard — a gentle man, but a very explosive steamboat

When well-respected former State Senator Titus Sheard died suddenly of heart disease at his Little Falls home on April 13, 1904, his death was roundly lamented. His was one of many rags to riches 19th Century success stories. He had, according to the April 14 New York Times, come to America ...

COVID response tying up staff

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Public Health Department staff have been concentrating more on COVID-19 response than routine seeking of grants, officials said. Department Director Laurel Headwell recently requested authorization from the Board of Supervisors’ Human Services Committee to ...

Non-traditional degree programs: Students with careers in mind

As a traditional student who graduated from a non-traditional degree program, and who has gone on to excel as a male professional working in a predominantly female field, I have a strong appreciation for the education I received. My name is Kullen Bailey and I completed the Radiologic ...

Something Special a family affair

JOHNSTOWN — Nearly 30 years have passed since Nancy Blanchard suggested to her daughter that she come to work in her store. Being on her payroll, Blanchard said, would be an improvement over the bank teller job Louanne VanNostrand hated. She promised that selling clothing and gifts for ...

Montgomery County set for busy election year in 2021

FONDA — Montgomery County will experience a busy election year in 2021, including a county Family Court race in the general election. Candidates in the city of Amsterdam and 10 towns filed their petitions with the county Board of Elections from March 22 through 25. Many of the candidates ...

CRG promoting Fulton County

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is currently promoting the county’s business facilities in a major marketing initiative. The effort was discussed by CRG officials at a recent meeting of the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development & Environment Committee ...

SCHUMER VISITS GLOVERSVILLE

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer visited the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market in Gloversville, on Tuesday, to meet with local elected and economic development officials. Topics discussed included the $16.2 million that Schumer secured for Fulton County and its municipalities in the American Rescue ...

Tri-County Blotter

Utica man facing felonies, and more AMSTERDAM — On March 26, state police charged Matthew R. Dryer, 38, of Utica, with six charges relating to a larceny which occurred on Nov. 17. Dryer was charged first-degree falsifying business records, a class E felony, second-degree identity theft ...

GJSD set to bring students back

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District will move forward Tuesday with plans to bring students from Warren Street Elementary School in grades third through sixth back to in-person learning four days a week after the district’s spring break. Monday will be a fully remote day for ...

Hometown Hero banner program set to begin May 28

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Center for Regional Growth has received an enthusiastic response for Gloversville’s Hometown Hero Banner Program, which is looking for applications in by May 1. “Absolutely,” says Downtown Gloversville Development Specialist James Hannahs. “We’ve been ...