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Settlement accepted in landfill dispute

JOHNSTOWN — Montgomery County will be paying Fulton County $450,000 in a landfill waste disposal lawsuit settlement, after the latter county agreed Monday. The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday authorized settlement of litigation commenced by Fulton County against Montgomery ...

Woman dies after vehicle left in neutral

LAKE PLEASANT — A 69-year-old woman died on Saturday after being trapped in a vehicle that had rolled down an embankment into a waterway. According to a press release from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick Stoss, 68, and his wife, Dorothy Stoss, of Rochester pulled their ...

Gloversville School Board swears in returning members; elects new VP

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education swore in returning members and elected a new board vice president during the annual organizational meeting and extended the contract of Superintendent David Halloran during the ensuing regular meeting. GESD Board of ...

Man critically injured following UTV accident

BLEECKER —A utility task vehicle (UTV) operator was critically injured in a crash investigated by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department after a 911 call at about 6 p.m. Sunday on Barlow Road. A sheriff’s news release issued this morning indicated Joshua Gagne, no age or address ...

‘Jail N Bail’ fundraiser slated

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Historical Society will host its first-ever “Jail N Bail” fundraiser event Saturday to raise money for its three main historical buildings. The event — running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday —will be conducted off West Main Street in the Sir William ...

Coroner to utilize electronic report system

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Coroner’s Office is improving its reporting capabilities. modernizing them for more efficient death reports. Coroner Margaret Luck recently told the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee the county has begun to tap into the state’s new Electronic ...

Despite storms, crowd turns out for concert

AMSTERDAM — Rain kept pouring down, putting a potential damper on the Independence Day concert and fireworks at Riverlink Park late Saturday afternoon. But Steve Porcello of Amsterdam had hope. “I came to watch the concert and the fireworks. The rain will stop,” he predicted. Just as ...

MCSO receives $10K donation

FONDA — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was donated funds from the Sean Craig Memorial Fund to purchase two Sea-Doo personal watercrafts to help sheriff’s deputies respond to water emergencies. According to a news release, the donation of $10,000 went toward the purchase of the ...

Rain holds off for Doins parade

NORTHVILLE — The timing couldn’t have been much better. Just after what may have been the village’s largest Independence Day parade, a light rain began to fall—sending onlookers to their cars. Some 58 entries were in the parade, compared to last year’s 24, said Sean Sullivan, the ...

Storage unit plan reviewed by city board

JOHNSTOWN — The city Planning Board on Tuesday reviewed the site plan for a project to construct steel-frame buildings for storage units at the former Buanno Warehousing building on Townsend Avenue. The project on a 6.4-acre site is being done by NoSo Storage LLC, owned by Joshua Loucks. ...

Development Plan Committee appointed

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Monday night appointed 14 members to the district’s Professional Development Plan Committee for the 2019-20 school year. The appointments were part of numerous action items authorized by the board during its ...

Video cameras installed at Myers Park

GLOVERSVILLE — The city of Gloversville has installed video surveillance equipment at Myers Park offering multiple views of the grounds and facilities. According to a police press release, the camera equipment installed at Myers Park on June 26 will provide 24-hour coverage of the public ...

Early morning incident sends one to hospital

PINE LAKE — A disturbance at Pine Lake park early morning Thursday sent one to the hospital with minor injuries. Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino said a call came in early morning of a disturbance in which an Ambulance was requested and LifeNet was on standby. Giardino said a fight ...

Fallen Deputy Sheriff honored with plaque

FONDA — Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office unveiled a plaque on Tuesday to honor fallen Deputy Sheriff Ellwood Francis Hanrahan. According to a press release, Hanrahan’s name was recently added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Hanrahan’s plaque ...

SCULPTURE INSTALLED

AMSTERDAM — The third and final commissioned sculpture by artist Dimitar Lukanov is installed at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam on Tuesday

Administration requests delay of projects

JOHNSTOWN — The Federal Aviation Administration requested two proposed Fulton County Airport capital projects be pushed back from 2020 to 2021. County legislators this time of the year consider possible projects to be submitted to the Capital Projects Committee for inclusion into a 2020 ...

Board to honor FMCC president

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday will recognize the retirement of Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s longest serving president. The board will honor outgoing FMCC President Dustin Swanger with a proclamation at its monthly meeting starting at 1 p.m. Monday ...

Schoharie Crossing set to host free Canal Day community event today

FORT HUNTER — Schoharie Crossing will host the Canal Day on today from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is a free community festival celebrating the Erie Canal and the character of the people and towns along the way. Canal Day is part of the continuing celebration of the Erie Canal ...

Painted Pig Rock

Painted Pig Rock on Route 30 north of Speculator is shown in a photo taken by Sandra Van Slyke on June 30.

Johnson Hall State Historic Site to present 18th Century life presentations

JOHNSTOWN — Johnson Hall State Historic Site will present two interpretive programs about 18th Century life at the hall on the weekend of July 13 and 14. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13, the program “Mourning at Johnson Hall,” will be presented. The hall will be draped in mourning as the ...