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Illegal assault rifle, fireworks seized

GLOVERSVILLE — A Gloversville man is facing charges after he was allegedly found by police to be in possession of an illegal assault rifle, a large quantity of fireworks consistent with intended illegal sales and a volume of stolen property during the execution of a search warrant late last ...

Trumbull’s job still undecided

JOHNSTOWN — The city and the Water Board apparently have not resolved an issue from earlier this year involving a water superintendent position. The board previously appointed Dale Trumbull as Water Department superintendent, effective March 9. But he apparently didn’t stay in the ...

Complaints about the use of illegal fireworks on the rise

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials have reportedly been fielding a growing number of complaints in recent weeks over the use of illegal fireworks in the city late at night and into the early morning hours. Councilman-at-Large William Rowback Jr. during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting shared ...

Pedestrian killed identified

GALWAY — A 40-year-old male has been identified in a fatal car versus pedestrian motor vehicle accident that occurred early Wednesday morning. Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office identified the man who had been hit by vehicle as Galway resident Daniel Arnold. The operator of the vehicle has ...

One-year agreement with GAA set

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Wednesday approved a one-year agreement with the Gloversville Administrators’ Association by a split vote of 7-2. The union contract running from July 1 through June 30, 2021 approved by the Board of Education ...

Police Reform

FULTON COUNTY — Local police agencies — like their counterparts across New York state — must make positive changes as they are under the gun to devise new plans mandate by the state. Some agencies are well on their way to meeting state protocols anyway. Since the May 25 death of George ...

Gloversville Police Department in-line with new reform measures

GLOVERSVILLE — Existing policies and procedures at the Gloversville Police Department are in-line with police reform measures recently announced at the state level and proposed by the federal government, according to Police Chief Anthony Clay. “I want to reassure you that your police ...

Action group may re-start

JOHNSTOWN — COVID-19 and its accompanying lockdowns has impacted many facets of life, including a local committee of citizens concerned about issues like blight. But the efforts of newly-formed group Johnstown Citizens in Action — derailed in March because of the pandemic — may start up ...

Library to offer summer programs

GLOVERSVILLE — While many summer staples have been canceled this year due to the coronavirus, the Gloversville Public Library has developed plans to offer annual summer programming for kids, families and adults to enjoy again this year in a new remote format. “Our mission is to make sure ...

St. Mary’s to allow limited visitations

AMSTERDAM — As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has declined along with a decline in hospitalizations in the region, and following the most recent New York State Department of Health guidance, St. Mary’s Healthcare is allowing limited visitation. According to a release, St. ...

A beautiful downtown

The tree-lined downtown Gloversville business district was full of activity on a sunny Wednesday.

Lease approved for HFM BOCES

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Wednesday approved a 10-year lease with Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES for use of the former Glebe Street Elementary School building. Action by the board followed an 18-minute executive session during the board’s ...

Barker named assistant principal

BROADALBIN — As the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is reorganizing its two school buildings, the district has also been making administrative changes to coincide with the reorganization of the schools. According to a press release, long-time pre-K teacher Kerri Barker has been ...

Galway top 10 students

GALWAY —Galway Junior/Senior High School Principal Michael Miller is proud to present the Top 10 graduates for the Class of 2020. Congratulations to: ∫ Alex Malanoski, son of Cheryl and Stan Malanoski of Middle Grove is the valedictorian of the Class of 2020. Alex is an Eagle Scout who ...