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Flag event slated for Sunday

PATTERSONVILLE —An official flag retirement ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pattersonville Volunteer Fire Department, 5279 Pattersonville-Rynex Corners Road, according to a news release from Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara’s office. The ceremony is for the proper retirement ...

BOCES leader gives introduction to Johnstown School Board

JOHNSTOWN — New Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES district Superintendent David Ziskin told the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday night that his educational organization exists to boost its component schools. “It’s really a special responsibility we have,” ...

Grand opening held for volunteer organization

GLOVERSVILLE — CAPTAIN Community Human Services on Wednesday held the grand opening of a full-time office located inside the First Congregational United Church of Christ dedicated to addressing homelessness in Fulton and Montgomery counties. The 42 year-old non-profit organization that ...

Alien smuggler arrested

ALBANY — A vehicle stop in Amsterdam early Tuesday morning has led to the arrest of a Virginia resident who is being charged with transporting six illegal alien passengers, according to a news release. Anselmo Padron Martinez, age 47, a citizen of Mexico residing in Middletown, Virginia, ...

City to conduct Veteran’s Day program

JOHNSTOWN — The city will conduct its annual Veterans’ Day Program at 11 a.m. Monday at the downtown Charles Jenner Band Shell at Sir William Johnson Park off West Main Street. The public program will begin after all church bells have sounded. Featured speaker for the program will be ...

Arrest made in Shih Tzus rescue case

FLORIDA — State Police arrested a woman on Thursday in connection with 14 Shih Tzu dogs that were rescued after they were found to be living in deplorable conditions earlier this week. Troopers charged Elizabeth A. Dolder, 46, of Duanesburg on Thursday, with 14 counts of failing to provide ...

Students Against Destructive Decisions group present annual haunted house

BROADALBIN – The Students Against Destructive Decisions — SADD — group at Broadalbin-Perth High School recently presented its annual Haunted House. In addition to offering a frightening fun time, the SADD group partnered with Reality Check to bring awareness to the problem of tobacco ...

PBA: Patrol coverage in crisis soon

JOHNSTOWN —The head of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputies Police Benevolent Association has recently made statements about the possibility of the department’s road patrol and night patrol being eliminated because of personnel shortages, according to Sheriff Richard Giardino. But ...

Shih Tzus rescued

FLORIDA — The Montgomery County Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals rescued 14 Shih Tzu dogs living in what they called horrible conditions on Wednesday. An anonymous call was made to the state police concerning alleged animal cruelty and neglect at an abandoned residence in ...

Sewer service agreement gets nod

JOHNSTOWN — A proposed intermunicipal agreement involving sewer service operation/maintenance between Fulton County and the village of Broadalbin was recently approved by county supervisors. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee voted at the County Office Building authorizing ...

Law enforcement officers going hairy for good causes

JOHNSTOWN — Community member shouldn’t be alarmed if they see some hairy faces in the local law enforcement ranks, as members will not be shaving for the month of November. Members of local law enforcement agencies will be participating in No Shave November, a month-long event to raise ...

Grant money given for Fulton County STOP-DWI program

JOHNSTOWN — Over $45,000 in state grant and Fulton County STOP-DWI Program funding will be meted out in 2020 to the county’s area police departments’ overtime patrols implemented to combat drunken driving. Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown requested a proposed resolution to ...

New urgent care center proposed for Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — The city Planning Board on Tuesday reviewed a concept plan for the proposed construction of an urgent care center on South Kingsboro Avenue Extension on an undeveloped lot located on the roundabout in front of Walmart. Chris Boyea of Bohler Engineering and John Roche of The ...

Accused killer appears in court

MALTA — A Saratoga County grand jury voted to indict the two men allegedly involved in the murder of Allyzibeth LaMont. Georgios Kakavelos, 51, of Ballston Spa, who is one of two men being charged in LaMont’s death, appeared in Malta Town Court in front of Judge James Fauci, during which ...

DeSantis wins easily; No. 2 position close

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Vincent DeSantis will remain in office for the next two years following the return of unofficial election results in Fulton County on Tuesday. The race for councilman-at-large remains too close to call with challenger William Rowback Jr. currently in the lead against ...

Fulton County sees some changes

JOHNSTOWN — Voters in Fulton County Tuesday chose state, county and local office candidates and unofficial tallies were made available today by the Fulton County Board of Elections. Results show a contested race in the city of Johnstown’s 4th Ward councilman race; the incumbent town of ...

Barbara Madonna set to retire as GPL director

 GLOVERSVILLE — Barbara Madonna, the director of the Gloversville Public Library for the last 15 years, has announced the intention to resign from her position effective Dec. 7.  The Gloversville Public Library Board of Trustees is preparing to launch a search for Madonna’s replacement ...

Coroner seeks additional funds due to ‘abnormal’ rise in autopsy numbers

JOHNSTOWN — Due to an “abnormal” increase in the number of autopsies in Fulton County this year, county Coroner Margaret Luck is requesting an extra $15,000 in county contingency funding. Luck compiles a comprehensive year-end report of deaths in the county, listing various information ...

Fulton County supervisors look at a new cell tower

JOHNSTOWN —The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday will consider approving a contract with New Cingular Wireless for a cell tower to be located at the county landfill. The board’s Public Works Committee recently voted to move authorization of the contract to the full board for ...