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GLOVERSVILLE — The 50th Miss Fulton County was crowned along with the 13th Miss Montgomery County during the 2020 scholarship program at Gloversville Middle School Sunday evening. Marriana Mattice was awarded with the crown for Miss Fulton County and a $4,000 scholarship. Victoria Lee ...

Annual doll tea party brings the fun

AMSTERDAM — Despite impending snow, more than 60 grandparents and parents, children and dolls, came out to enjoy the 11th annual My Favorite Doll Tea Party on Saturday at the Century Club. They had their fill of an array of finger sandwiches, miniature cupcakes, tea and juices, using real ...

‘State of the City’ to be delivered on Tuesday

JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson is expected to deliver his office’s annual “State of the City” address at the Common Council business meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The address is an annual recap of where the city has been, and looks ahead to the future of ...

Benjamin wasn’t the only Franklin

Many of the July 28, 1929 Morning Herald readers were probably quite shocked at the headline, “Investigate Affairs of the Franklin Agency.” Later that day, the Amsterdam Recorder reused the Herald’s headline in their late afternoon edition, adding news that the auto agency’s tangled ...

Fulton County prepares for the 2020 Census

GLOVERSVILLE — The United States currently has about 330,250,000 residents. Fulton County accounts for roughly 55,500 of those people. But now it’s once again time to take a new fresh look at both places with the 2020 Census, as the 2010 Census is ancient history. A newer count is ...

House visit: Rep. Elise Stefanik stops by Fulton County businesses

JOHNSTOWN — Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik — fresh off being named President Donald Trump’s honorary New York State chair — spent Friday afternoon in Fulton County. The 35-year-old congresswoman, representing the county’s 21st Congressional District, spent the early ...

Gloversville police continuing to look for missing 15-year-old

GLOVERSVILLE — City police on Friday continued to request the public’s assistance in locating Nizaya Z. Chandler, a 15-year-old city resident who has been missing since Monday. Chandler was last seen leaving Gloversville High School at about 2:30 p.m. on Monday. She was wearing blue ...

County IDA talks PILOT agreements

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency board discussed the agency’s Payment In Lieu of Taxes situation at the board’s annual meeting Tuesday night at the Fort Johnstown Annex. “We have four projects, but only two PILOTs,” said IDA Executive Director James ...

Miss Fulton and Miss Montgomery Scholarship Program Sunday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Miss Fulton County and Miss Montgomery County Scholarship Program will be holding their annual competition at the Gloversville Middle School on Sunday at 4 p.m. Again this year, the board is pleased to announce they will be awarding two crowns, Miss Fulton County 2020 ...

Wells Nursing Home to celebrate 50 years

JOHNSTOWN — A Johnstown nursing home official heralded a milestone for her facility during the public speaker portion of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday at the County Office Building. The speaker was Robin Wentworth — director of admissions for the Wells Nursing Home ...

Chief delivers 4th quarter statistical report

GLOVERSVILLE — Police Chief Marc Porter on Tuesday delivered the department’s statistical report for the fourth quarter of 2019 to the Common Council that showed decreased activity in most areas from the same period of 2018. The statistical report covering the fourth quarter of 2019 from ...

Council gives 10K contract for feasibility investigation

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday awarded a $10,300 contract to Barton & Loguidice to complete a building feasibility study on the Ambulance Service of Fulton County building on Frontage Road to determine whether the site could serve as the city’s new Department of Public ...

BOCES to reconfigure PTECH

JOHNSTOWN — HFM BOCES this week announced plans to reconfigure its Pathways in Technology Early College High School programs beginning next school year by consolidating instructional locations for individual programs that are currently offered at three separate campuses throughout the ...

Sheriff urges residents to stay off lakes

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is cautioning snowmobilers and ice fishing enthusiasts to stay off the county’s lakes. “There’s many open areas,” Sheriff Richard Giardino said this morning. “There’s open lake. It’s very dangerous.” The sheriff’s office ...

GJSD Board presents ABCD Awards

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education last week presented its first-ever “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty,” or ABCD Awards to deserving district employees. Receiving ABCD Awards at the board’s meeting at Johnstown High School were: Gloria Bruno, a ...

Kakavelos denied bail in LaMont case

BALLSTON SPA —A 51-year-old Ballston Spa man who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Allyzibeth LaMont was denied bail after a Saratoga County Court judge stated he could be a flight risk. Georgios Kakavelos, 51, appeared in front of Judge James Murphy III on Wednesday, ...

Stefanik picked as one of Trump’s campaign chairs

She defended President Donald Trump during his impeachment hearings in the House, and now U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik has been tapped to defend Trump’s reelection efforts in his home state of New York. Stefanik said she was honored to be elected as one of six New York campaign chairs, along ...

GESD Board of Education briefed on emergency app

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Monday was briefed on an emergency notification mobile app the district may purchase a subscription to that would allow students and staff members to report incidents across campus and to local law enforcement ...

Town of Mayfield seeks fuel card for highway department

MAYFIELD — The town is looking to approve a fuel credit card for the highway department. Town Supervisor Rick Argotsinger said the Town of Northampton and the village of Northville both have successful gas fuel credit cards. The card functions similar to a credit card and includes a ...

Sexual abuse lawsuit filed against GESD

GLOVERSVILLE — Allegations of sexual abuse dating back to the 1980s have resulted in the filing of a lawsuit against the Gloversville Enlarged School District and a former teacher under the state’s Child Victims Act. The civil lawsuit filed in the Fulton County Clerk’s Office on Jan. 6 ...