Local News

Intersection closed for construction

MAYFIELD — As construction of the roundabout on Route 30 and 30A that began in August progresses, the Route 30 south intersection toward Amsterdam will be closed. The New York state Department of Transportation issued a travel advisory on Wednesday to notify motorists in Mayfield of the ...

Sewer board set to pay $12K fine

JOHNSTOWN — The Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board next week is set to approve sending a one-time, $12,600 civil penalty payment to the state to satisfy old sewage treatment plant odors. Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility Manager Wallace Arnold this week said the ...

Johnstown water department violated standards

JOHNSTOWN — The city Water Department “violated a drinking water standard” recently, according to the state. City Water Board Vice President John Swierzowski said this morning of city water: “The water is perfectly safe.” He said it is safe to drink, cook with and bathe in city ...

Smullen appears at board meeting

PERTH — The Town Board had freshman state Assemblyman Robert Smullen make an appearance Thursday night as part of his mission to learn more about the issues the people in his district hold. “My goal is getting to know everybody and make sure that I get connected with all the local issues ...

Dunkin’ Donuts planned for Routes 29A/30 intersection

JOHNSTOWN — The Dunkin’ Donuts on Second Avenue is proposed to be relocated to a new Dunkin’ Donuts store on Route 29A near Route 30A in the town of Johnstown — just outside the city of Gloversville — but not until 2021. Bashar Mustafa, owner of two Glove Cities’ Dunkin’ Donuts, ...

Free bus rides offered to GESD students

GLOVERSVILLE — With the 2019-20 school year officially underway as of Wednesday, families are reminded that all Gloversville Enlarged School District students can receive free transportation on Gloversville Transit System vehicles anywhere in the city. In fall 2018, the school district and ...

Dollar General eyes Caroga

CAROGA — A Dollar General may be moving into the town if approved by the planning board as Bohler Engineering has made an application for site plan review on behalf of Primax Properties LLC. Caryn Mlodzianowski, a representative for Bohler Engineering, presented the design plans for the ...

Mountain Valley Hospice seeks to ‘burn the mortgage’

GLOVERSVILLE — Mountain Valley Hospice over the past year has pursued a fundraising campaign to “burn the mortgage” of the Nancy Dowd Hospice Home. The not-for-profit agency is seeking the public’s support to pay off the debt through donations collected now through Sept. 25 that will be ...

Scott honored for service to Mountain Valley Hospice

GLOVERSVILLE — Surrounded by family and friends, former radio executive Jack Scott was honored Tuesday night for his decades of board service to Mountain Valley Hospice — an organization providing care with dignity for the terminally-ill. Scott, former owner of local radio station WENT, ...

F.C. Airport files for DBE program

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Airport is taking on the U.S. Department of Transportation classification of a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, or DBE program. The classification was urged by the county Planning Department at a recent Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee meeting ...

Electric project picks up steam

JOHNSTOWN — A long-stagnant primary electric project for the Tryon Technology Park is picking up steam. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead recently informed the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee that National Grid is moving on its part of the ...

Bates receives prison in fatal hit and run

JOHNSTOWN — Tayler Bates was sentenced to one and one third to four years state imprisonment in Fulton County Court on Tuesday in connection with the April hit and run death of a Gloversville man. Bates, 18, of 16 S. Center St., Fonda, was additionally granted youthful offender status by ...

Mobile child advocacy center set

JOHNSTOWN — The Office of Children and Family Services, along with the Office of Victim Services, joined forces to improve services for children who are victims of physical and/or sexual abuse by creating a Mobile Child Advocacy Center. Representatives from both agencies on Wednesday had ...

Hazardous waste day held

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Solid waste recently conducted its bi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day, but is now trying to line up state funding for the next event in 2021. Department Director David Rhodes last week requested the Board of Supervisors’ Public ...

CRG: Plenty of jobs in area

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth wants to get the message out to the community that jobs await the local labor pool. “We have jobs available, just stay here,” CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters stated last week at the County Office Building. In his monthly ...

City begins work on 2020 budget

JOHNSTOWN — City officials will begin after Labor Day what is normally a two to three-month process to assemble the city’s 2020 budget. “We’re going to work on the budget next week,” Mayor Vern Jackson said Friday. Jackson said he will meet with City Treasurer Michael Gifford to ...

Council looking at LED lighting

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council last week was provided an update on a proposed LED lighting project by Councilman-at-Large Steven Smith. Smith reported recent bids indicated Tanko Lighting had the least expensive package at $635,000. He said the most expensive package was $655,000 to do a ...

New tourism videos produced

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce is filming and doing photo shoots lately throughout Fulton County. Chamber Tourism Director Gina DaBiere-Gibbs said the chamber’s work is now available for viewing by the public. “That is on the tourism website,” she ...

Artist uses wood blocks as her canvas

NORTHVILLE — The variety in art has seemingly no limit. Nancie Johnson of Mayfield and New Jersey illustrated that idea in her artwork exhibited Saturday at Adirondack Country Store at 252 N. Main St. She buys blocks of pine wood letters five inches high and one inch thick from a business ...