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Police: Man intentionally set fire which led to cats’ deaths

MINDEN — A Fort Plain resident is facing arson and cruelty to animal charges after allegedly causing the fire that led to the death of his two cats. Adam J. Prime, 32, of 571 Salt Springville Road, Fort Plain was charged with third-degree arson, a felony, and aggravated cruelty to ...

Amsterdam woman accused of stabbing another in chest, leg

MOHAWK — An Amsterdam woman was charged with assault and weapon charges after allegedly stabbing another woman in the chest and leg. Angelica M. Orengo, 45, of Amsterdam was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. ...

Joseph Semione named as Fulton County IDA chairman

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency board of directors named Joseph Semione as its chairman for 2021 at its recent meeting. Semione, who served in 2020 as the IDA’s vice chairman, replaces former Chairman David D’Amore. The rest of the agency’s officers ...

Former resident pens new book

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.. — Gloversville native Morey Shapiro has recently had a book published titled “Three Muslims and a Jew.” This book is his often hilarious memoir which begins by recounting his early, boyhood adventures in Gloversville growing up in a crazy, Jewish household with his ...

COVID-19 vaccine rollout stalling

JOHNSTOWN — Some of the initial COVID-19 vaccine batch that Fulton County received has gone to vaccinations for the huge Lexington Center operation, county officials said last week. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead told the county Board of Supervisors that the county is currently ...

Student optimism falling, but remain connected to school

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District officials say student optimism has fallen since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, yet kids have remained connected to schools. Assistant Superintendent James Wager briefed the Board of Education on Jan. 11 on the Holistic Student ...

Sex offender pleads in case

JOHNSTOWN — A Broadalbin sex offender is going back to jail after failing to verify his address with authorities. Percy Allen, 45, formerly of Fremont Street in Gloversville, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in Fulton County Court before Judge Polly A. Hoye. He pleaded guilty as part of a plea ...

Nod to buy building for DPW

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council unanimously approved an agreement this week to purchase the former Wood & Hyde Leather Co. property for up to $650,000 for adaptive reuse as the city’s new Department of Public Works facility. The agreement approved on Tuesday authorizes Mayor ...

Clearing our public highways

Winter traveling through our Mohawk Valley has improved considerably since the very harsh winter of 1634 when the first known white visitor, the Dutch surgeon/trader Harmen Van Den Bogaert, left Albany with a couple of assistants, packing west into what he called “Maquasse country.” ...

Chief: 4th quarter calls down from’19

GLOVERSVILLE — Calls for service to city police were down during the fourth quarter of 2020 from the same months the previous year. Yet total calls last year were generally consistent with overall activity from 2019, except for reported overdoses which increased significantly ...

Fulton Center hit by another outbreak

GLOVERSVILLE — After being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Fulton County in the spring when at least 111 residents and 24 staff members tested positive for the virus, the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is now facing another outbreak of in-house ...

Political parties see switch among voters

JOHNSTOWN — Area elections officials say registered voters switch parties on a regular basis. But with the recent contentious presidential election, and divided political loyalties, many people in both Fulton and Montgomery counties have switched parties in noticeable numbers. An analysis ...

Gilfus named Dolgeville superintendent

DOLGEVILLE — Starting in May, Dolgeville Central School District will be welcoming a deputy superintendent, Joseph Gilfus, who will then become the new superintendent in July. Gilfus signed a contract on Tuesday to become the next Dolgeville Central School District superintendent of ...

Johnstown Common Council set to meet

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council is due to approve various types of official business at its annual organizational and business meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be closed in-person to the public but will be broadcast using ...

Volunteers of the Year honored by Santabarbara

AMSTERDAM — On Wednesday, state Assemblyman Santabarbara recognized the Montgomery County Office of Aging’s 2020 “Volunteer of the Year” honorees Karl and Christine Andrzejczyk from the city of Amsterdam. Due to COVID-19, a citation from the New York state Assembly, usually presented ...

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported

JOHNSTOWN — A possible COVID-19 exposure at an Arterial Plaza was reported Friday by the Fulton County Public Health Department. The department issued a news release alerting residents of a potential COVID-19 exposure at Cutting Crew and Mega Tan, 31 Arterial Plaza, Gloversville, on the ...

County issues vaccine update

JOHNSTOWN — Area residents should not be registering for COVID-19 vaccinations at multiple sites, according to the Fulton County Public Health Department. The department on Friday issued a news release stating that the agency understands that people want information on when they can receive ...

Code Blue shelter to open on E. Fulton St.

GLOVERSVILLE — The city will contribute $25,000 towards efforts to temporarily open a code blue shelter at 144 E. Fulton St. in the coming weeks, while organizers of a proposed code blue shelter at the former YWCA on Bleecker Street continue to look for a permanent solution for next ...

Fulton County Public Health Press Release on COVID-19 Vaccine

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Public Health Department on Thursday issued more public information about the COVID-19 vaccines. Health officials said in a news release they wanted to issue “some key points” regarding the COVID vaccine: The two vaccines that are currently utilized will ...

MVH receives 14.8K donation

JOHNSTOWN — Mountain Valley Hospice of Gloversville has received a $14,800 donation from the local chapter of 100 Women Who Care, an organization of local philanthropists. The gift is a result of a November 2020 online meeting where members learned that MVH is raising money to refurbish the ...