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Public hearing quiet for GESD budget

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District officials reviewed the district’s proposed $67 million 2019-20 school budget once more this week during a quiet public hearing ahead of Tuesday’s budget vote. District Treasurer Cathy Meher presented a final overview of the school ...

Lawyer responds to lawsuit

JOHNSTOWN — An attorney representing the Fulton County YMCA — accused in a civil underage rape case — on Tuesday denied “any liability” pertaining to a recently-filed lawsuit. Attorney Adam H. Cooper of the Albany-based Carter Conboy law firm issued a statement in regards to a ...

‘Girl Blue’ to perform locally

GLOVERSVILLE — An acclaimed capital region based singer-songwriter, Girl Blue, will perform a “magically melodic” concert at Dorn Space on Thursday at 7 p.m. Arielle O’Keefe’s interest in music began early playing piano as a young girl before taking up the guitar around the age of ...

More details released on B-P bus runs

BROADALBIN — More detailed information was released regarding the modifications being made to Broadalbin-Perth Central School District bus runs. Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson sent out a letter to parents of the school district informing them of the change and what those changes will ...

Town hires code person

GLEN — The town during its regular meeting on Monday appointed a new code enforcement officer who immediately began work for the position on Friday. Appointed as the new code enforcer is Thomas DiCaprio who has been a state certified code enforcer since 2000. He has been the code enforcer ...

Fulton County supervisors give nod on eminent domain

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted 13-6 to authorize the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency to initiate an eminent domain procedure to secure two town of Johnstown parcels owned by Robert Bowe. Broker Sharon Baisley of the HBE Group in Dolgeville, ...

2 charged in stabbing

GLOVERSVILLE — Two city teens have been charged in connection with the stabbing of a man on Saturday night. A 15-year-old male was charged with second-degree assault and a 16-year-old male was charged with second-degree menacing by city police after being taken into custody on Monday at ...

Kidnapping co-defendant held on capital murder

JOHNSTOWN — The second man indicted in connection with last August’s kidnapping and assault in Gloversville, Frank Brandon, was due to stand trial in Fulton County Court last week alongside the now convicted Delaney Akins, but the cases were severed after Brandon was taken into federal ...

YMCA being sued in federal court over alleged rape

JOHNSTOWN — The family of a 12-year-old girl allegedly raped by a former Fulton County YMCA employee at the facility filed a $10 million civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Albany Thursday against the facility and the accused suspect. The Albany law firm of O’Brien & Wood, PLLC ...

Sex offender going back to prison

ALBANY — Charles Guyer, 60, of Johnstown, pled guilty Monday in federal court to distributing and receiving child pornography. As part of his guilty plea, Guyer admitted to using two laptop computers equipped with peer-to-peer file-sharing software to download and distribute child ...

Capstone blaze contained, everyone safely evacuated

AMSTERDAM — Teamwork seemed to be the key to evacuating the residents from the Capstone Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on Swart Hill Road after a fire began on the roof of the building on Wednesday. Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Rick Sager said the fire occurred ...

Man sentenced to four years prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man wanted last year on five warrants was sentenced May 3 in Fulton County Court to four years in state prison. Jimmy C. Murray Jr., 27, of Park Street, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye as a second felony offender. He also received a six-month ...

Another person sentenced in gun thefts

SYRACUSE — Dalmary Morales, 38, of Schenectady was sentenced on Friday to 4 3/4 years in prison for receiving, possessing, concealing and storing firearms stolen from Target Sports, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Schenectady County. Senior United States District Judge Norman A. ...

Raising the bar to a new level

When Gloversville native David Szumowski and his college roommate, K. Richard Sinclair, arrived in Vietnam, they were “full of piss and vinegar,” said Sinclair. But after 40 days in that country as a 23-year-old tank commander with the 11th Armored Cavalry, Szumowski was wounded so ...

Turkeys, trout and boats… oh my!

The evening was cold and damp with a light easterly breeze; not ideal but it’s what we are dealing with this spring. Just before the sunset, two barred owl hoots were directed toward the mountain, “who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you” in my best real owl voice. Moments later the ...

Stabbing leaves 1 injured

GLOVERSVILLE — City police continue to investigate a stabbing that left one individual with non-life threatening injuries on Saturday night. The incident occurred near 92 Second Ave. Saturday around 8 p.m. The victim of the stabbing was transported to Albany Medical Center by helicopter ...

Lease on building moves forward

JOHNSTOWN — The new user of the Fulton County Airport’s enterprise building has formed an incorporation titled “28Left Inc.” John Eisler of Johnstown is due to take occupancy of the 1,200-square-foot building June 1. The county will be doing some repairs to the building, as requested ...

Northville residents question proposed zoning changes

NORTHVILLE — Northville residents had a chance on Saturday to talk about what they liked and disliked about the village’s proposed changes to zoning and subdivision. The public open house gave residents a chance to talk one-on-one with Mayor John Spaeth, Monica Ryan of River Street ...

Big turnout for ‘Toying Around’

JOHNSTOWN — When Missy Peek of Utica is in costume as Captain Marvel of the Avengers, she said, “I feel more like myself—my alter ego.” Children think that way too. “They believe I’m a superhero, and the learning disabled come up to me crying to see their favorite superhero,” ...

Conviction upheld in ’16 sex abuse case

JOHNSTOWN — A former St. Johnsville man convicted in Fulton County Court in 2016 of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl had his conviction upheld Thursday by the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court. David W. Introne, 55, who previously resided at 320 Murray Hill Road, appealed his ...