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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 ...

CRG to give annual update

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth will present an annual update to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors at the latter’s monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the County Office Building. CRG President/CEO Ronald Peters will provide a 2018 agency report to the board ...

100 Women Who Care donates $17,500 to non-profit

JOHNSTOWN — A city-based, non-profit agency’s ongoing efforts to positively empower young people received a $17,500 donation from the 100 Women Who Care of the Adirondack Foothills organization Thursday night. The organization selected the Briggs Street-based HFM Prevention Council for its ...

Budget hearing set for GJSD

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District will conduct a public hearing on its proposed $38.7 million budget for 2019-20 at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Johnstown High School Lecture Hall. The Board of Education adopted the budget proposal at its April 17 meeting. The spending plan — ...

Akins found guilty of assault, kidnapping

JOHNSTOWN — Delaney Akins was found guilty on Friday in a Fulton County Court trial on four counts of the indictment he faced for kidnapping and assaulting a Gloversville man last August. An additional count included in the indictment of second-degree assault was not ruled on by the jury of ...

Jownstown Town Hall solar work started

JOHNSTOWN — The solar panel project that is part of the upgrades being made to town hall are officially underway after the board awarded the bid to Kasselman Solar. The contractor was awarded the bid at a cost of $48,890 with a credit of $8,640 from the New York State Energy Research and ...

One dies, one hurt in fall from roof

CHESTER — Two men fell 20 feet to the ground off a roof leading to the death of one and the other to be seriously injured. According to police, Gary Bogdan, 55, of Hadley and his 27-year-old nephew, Adam Bogdan, of Broadalbin, had been repairing a roof Wednesday morning when they both ...

Students participate in project

BROADALBIN — Recently, students involved in Broadalbin-Perth High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions — SADD — group participated in a Vaping Photovoice project sponsored by Advancing Tobacco Free Communities and Reality Check of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The ...

Caroga festival line-up released

CAROGA — The 2019 Lake Festival Season line-up has been officially announced, promising entertainment for all, with 40 events and over 100 world-class artists coming to the Southern Adirondacks this summer. From the Sherman’s Revival Series, free community concerts, and kids shows, to ...

Kidnapping, torture trial wraps up

JOHNSTOWN — Forensic analysis performed on evidence collected in the basement of 15 James St. in Gloversville last August where a man was allegedly kidnapped and assaulted, positively identified DNA belonging to the victim on pieces of rope, duct tape, PVC pipes and a mattress according to ...

Johnstown ambulance service running smoothly

JOHNSTOWN — The new Johnstown Fire EMS unit has responded to about 350 calls since it began service, making only one mutual aid call outside the city, city Fire Chief Bruce Heberer reported Thursday. The new city ambulance service consisting of one vehicle has been on duty this year. It has ...

Adult protective referrals on rise

JOHNSTOWN — Adult protective referrals are on the rise in Fulton County, according to the county Department of Social Services’ annual report. DSS Commissioner Anne Solar recently made the report available to the Board of Supervisors’ Human Services Committee. The report indicates that ...

Drama club nominated for 3 awards

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School District’s Drama Club didn’t let the construction being done in the school’s auditorium this year as part of the district’s capital project get in their way of putting on a production that led them to be nominated in three categories in the 2019 ...

Landowner to fight eminent domain

JOHNSTOWN — A real estate broker representing a town of Johnstown property owner said Monday her client will fight any eminent domain proceedings by public officials to obtain his property for a Fulton County economic development project. Broker Sharon Baisley of the HBE Group in Dolgeville ...

Details of victim’s statement questioned

JOHNSTOWN — Investigators on Wednesday detailed some of the over 100 pieces of evidence collected from 15 James St. last August while testifying in the trial of Delaney Akins, the man accused of kidnapping and assaulting a Gloversville man. State police investigators Erin Manns and Dennis ...