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B-P gives nod to $35.9 M budget

BROADALBIN — During its regular meeting on Monday, members of the Broadalbin-Perth Board of Education adopted a $35,894,890 budget proposal for the 2020-21 school year. Qualified district residents will vote on the proposal exclusively via absentee ballot because of the ongoing COVID-19 ...

Second Feed the Truckers event set

FULTONVILLE — After successfully feeding 200 truck drivers in April during a Feed the Truckers event, volunteers are participating in a second event to provide meals for truck drivers. The second Feed the Truckers event, being called “Sandwiches 4 Semis, A Free Meal to Say Thank You” ...

Contest helped break boredom

GLOVERSVILLE — While students across the country are adapting to the remote learning setting at home while schools are closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, students at Gloversville High School were recently offered the chance to break from their new routines and flex their creative ...

One dies, 2 injured in accident

BROADALBIN — A fatal one-car motor vehicle accident occurred on Saturday killing one and sending two others to the Albany Medical Center. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a one-car motor vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday that killed a passenger in the ...

Only 50% of GESD students participating in remote learning

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville High School Principal Richard DeMallie stated that only 50 percent of students are participating in remote learning mid-way through the fourth quarter on Friday. DeMallie called on students and parents to engage in at home learning as school officials make ...

Restaurants cook up creativity, adapt to uncertainty

At Forte, a restaurant in Jamestown, New York, presentation matters. Before March, dining out was more about the social interaction — the presentation of courses and the inevitable Instagram post to follow — than it was about the weight of the plastic to-go box. At Forte, they leaned into ...

Drive-ins given green light

BROADALBIN — The smell of popcorn was wafting over the field and the sound of the movie playing could be heard from every car this weekend as drive-ins were given the green light to open. “There is nothing like standing outside and hearing everyone, from every car laugh together at a ...

Guidance given on Phase I re-opening

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Vincent DeSantis discussed the phased reopening of the city and Fulton County while fielding questions from residents during a virtual town hall meeting on Friday. The Mohawk Valley which includes Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties was ...

Morey Road project goes forward

CAROGA — The town is ready to move forward with the Morey Road project now that all property owners are in agreement with the eminent domain procedure law to allow the town to extend the road for recreational purposes. “We’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the ...

Honoring those on the front lines

Staff members at Nathan Littauer Hospital exchange thank yous with a wave to the Gloversville Fire Department during the Salute to Health Care Workers Parade Friday at the Gloversville Hospital. See more photos on A3.

3M from fund balance targeted in budget

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education adopted the proposed approximate $39 million budget for the 2020-21 school year Thursday night. The proposed plan shows a 5 percent tax levy increase. It is less than what the board had anticipated the levy to be for the ...

Courts to open gradually

MOHAWK VALLEY — With some regions of the state set to begin phased reopening today, the state Unified Court System announced that some county courts in those regions will also begin a gradual reopening of physical sites. Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks in March temporarily ...

Dentists on the frontline

Sitting in close proximity to another person and exposing one’s open, maskless mouth to an instrument that will spray saliva into the air is likely not an experience people are happily anticipating in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. As businesses open back up and stay-at-home orders ...

Joint effort made to supply food

NORTHVILLE — There has been an increase in food distribution events throughout the region as there has been an increase in food insecurity due to the impacts of COVID-19. Representatives from Northville, Edinburg and Mayfield held a joint food drop on Wednesday at Northville Central School ...

Forward NY website created

ALBANY — This week, New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of forward.ny.gov, a new website designed to provide information to businesses interested in re-opening under new Un-pause guidelines. Today, the website also includes the industry-by-industry online portals each ...

Public input requested by GJSD

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education is seeking public input through an online survey to help inform the upcoming search for a new superintendent of schools. The brief, anonymous survey seeks feedback regarding the characteristics and personal attributes ...

Boaters are reminded to act responsibly

National Safe Boating Council and the GSL Safe Lake Initiative are reminding people to follow boating safety rules and abide by COVID-19 guidelines while boating. May 16 through the 22 is National Safe Boating week. “In many areas, the water is open, however, it’s more important than ...

Woman honored for acts of kindness

MAYFIELD — A local photographer has been using her skills for good throughout the pandemic to help spread positivity throughout the community. Rachael Skinner, who runs her own photography businesses, Reflections by Rae, has been taking front porch portraits for families in Mayfield, along ...

City shifts focus to manhole covers

GLOVERSVILLE — The city will solicit bids this year seeking to contract out work to address sunken manhole castings to level out dips in the roadway at the suggestion of Department of Public Works Director Christopher Perry. Perry broached the subject during Tuesday’s Common Council ...