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County DA is seeking reelection

JOHNSTOWN — Republican Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown on Friday announced his intention to run for re-election to another four-year term. In a news release, he said that for the past four years as the Fulton County’s chief law enforcement officer, he has “worked to ensure ...

Weights and measures report given

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Weights and Measures Department recently made public its yearly activities, which is increasingly involving work at the county’s farms. “It’s my annual report, I have to do it for the state,” department Director James Callery recently informed the Board ...

Sheriff seeks appointment extentions for two

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department wants to extend the services of two investigative personnel. Sheriff Richard Giardino recently attended the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee at the County Office Building, making two personnel extension requests. The ...

County probation department seeks consulting services

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Probation Department is in a temporary personnel crunch and needs consulting services. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee recently approved a few personnel matters at the County Office Building. The full board will vote on the final ...

Wintry mix and high winds causes vehicle crashes and power outages

MOHAWK VALLEY — Heavy snow and wind caused several issues throughout Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery counties on Friday, including cars going off roads, fender benders, trees and wires down and one fatal motor vehicle accident. State Police Troop G Information Officer Kerra Burns said ...

History abounds at Fort Plain museum

FORT PLAIN — The American Revolution was a messy affair, and the strategic location of New York state and Mohawk Valley was right in the midst of it. The British tried unsuccessfully in a three-pronged attack in New York to divide New England from colonies in Pennsylvania and ...

100 Women Who Care donate to NOAH Free Community Meal Program

JOHNSTOWN — 100 Women Who Care of the Adirondack Foothills — a local philanthropic organization — continued its giving this week by voting to donate $17,500 to the NOAH Free Community Meal Program. Following three presentations, 100 Women members decided Thursday night at St. ...

Police: Pair used another’s SNAP benefits

AMSTERDAM — Two Amsterdam women are facing petit larceny charges after allegedly using another person’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. The two women being charged by The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are 18-year-old Jozlynn Kellogg and 50-year-old Susan Kellogg. ...

Fulton County considers computer upgrades

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors will look to upgrade county government computer services at its meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the County Office Building. The board will consider approving a resolution establishing a 2020 PC upgrade project through the county Information ...

Fulton County gets $61K in tourism funds

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee recently accepted $61,807 in state matching funds for tourism promotion in 2020. The committee voted at the County Office Building to accept state “I Love New York” funding, used by the ...

Board approves urgent care center plan

GLOVERSVILLE — The Planning Board on Tuesday approved a site plan application for the proposed construction of a new urgent care center on South Kingsboro Avenue Extension on an undeveloped lot located near the roundabout in front of Walmart. The urgent care center would be an approximately ...

Smullen to run for reelection

JOHNSTOWN — Surrounded by friends and family, freshman Republican state Assemblyman Robert Smullen of Meco on Thursday announced his intention to seek re-election to a second term to his 118th Assembly District seat. The announcement by Smullen to seek another two-year term was made at an ...

Amsterdam Fire Department selects new chief

AMSTERDAM — A new Amsterdam fire chief has been selected to replace former chief Michael Whitty who recently retired. Anthony Agresta was selected as Amsterdam’s new fire chief. His first official day was Feb. 1 in which he is now in command of a staff of 33 sworn in firefighters. ...

CRG using tracking system

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is using a tracking system to log in its business meetings and incoming leads, county legislators heard last week. CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters recently told the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment ...

Supervisors accept $492K grant fund

JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Board of Supervisors committee recently accepted $491,882 in state Interoperable Communications Grant funding. County Emergency Management Director Steven Santa Maria requested the Public Safety Committee accept the grant money at the County Office ...

D.E.C. accepts new compliance plan

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s Local Solid Waste Management Plan compliance report — due to the state biannually — was approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. County Department of Solid Waste Director David Rhodes recently informed the Board of Supervisors’ ...

Pine Brook subdivision reviewed

GLOVERSVILLE — The city Planning Board on Tuesday initiated the review of a subdivision application seeking to divide the former Pine Brook Golf Club on South Main Street into four parcels. The center parcel that would be created is eyed for the development of a solar farm, complicating the ...

Voters approve $9.4 million capital project at OESJ 

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Oppenhiem-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District will be getting some more upgrades after its $9.4 million capital project was approved by the community. The proposed project, which is expected to break ground in 2021, was passed on Tuesday with a tentative vote ...

‘Year of the Glove’ deemed success

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s “Year of the Glove” activities in 2019 were deemed a success by county Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino. In her monthly report issued recently to the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee, she alluded to events last year ...

Veterans Services Director to attend meeting

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Veterans Service Agency Director Daniel Engel — as a New York state representative — will be attending and discussing veteran concerns at an important upcoming conference in Washington D.C. The Board of Supervisors’ Human Services Committee recently approved ...