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Area libraries to offer digital magazines

Area library patrons can now access popular magazines digitally 24/7 in the 14 public libraries in Fulton, Montgomery, Schoharie and Schenectady counties in the Mohawk Valley Library System. “It’s just another way people can access content,” said Erica Wing, director of Johnstown Public ...

Protection order violation nets prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man whom authorities said violated an order of protection pleaded guilty recently in Fulton County Court and is facing state prison for up to three years. Luis Hidalgo, 34, of East State Street, pleaded guilty Nov. 7 before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one ...

A personal journey

AMSTERDAM — For L.F. “Sam” Hildebrandt, the development of the former Sanford Stud Farm, formerly Hurricana Stock Farm, as a historic destination is personal. “I grew up on this farm,” he said. “I played here.” His father, Louis, was a jockey at the farm, pulling in ...

Thanksgiving’s on: Annual holiday meal to go forward

GLOVERSVILLE — Days after it was announced that a longtime community Thanksgiving meal would not be served this year due to lack of volunteers, a pair of local business people have stepped forward to organize a free meal with all the trimmings for area residents to enjoy on Thursday. The ...

Public hearing on the 2020 Fulton County budget set for Monday

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on the county’s proposed $93.5 million 2020 tentative budget at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the second floor Supervisor’s Chambers at the County Office Building. The hearing will be part of the board’s annual ...

Downtown Johnstown Small Business Symposium on Dec. 4

JOHNSTOWN — Development in the heart of the city will be the focus of a two-hour, free Downtown Johnstown Small Business Symposium slated for 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Johnstown Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. Johnstown Mayor Vern Jackson said the event will showcase what is possible for ...

2020 Fulton County capital plan moves forward

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently accepted the county’s $3.7 million 2020 Capital Plan, as part of a larger three-year plan at the County Office Building following a public hearing in which no one spoke. Next year’s county capital plan was included as part of ...

No adverse environmental impact found for Vireo Health expansion

JOHNSTOWN —The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency recently — as state Environmental Quality Review lead agency for Vireo Health of New York’s new site expansion project — found no adverse environmental impact with the project. The IDA board during its monthly meeting at the ...

Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge set for Dec. 28

LONG LAKE — The seventh annual Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge will be held on Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. at Long Lake Town Beach,1258 Main St., sponsored by the town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St Jude Children’s ...

State plans new Route 30A expansion

JOHNSTOWN — The state is planning a $3 million Route 30A project during 2020-21 to create roughly five lanes from Route 29, south to near Prindle Avenue, similar to a project just north of that area that was concluded in October. Details of what the state Department of Transportation is ...

Century Linen holds open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony

GLOVERSVILLE — Numerous guests were on hand, as Century Linen & Uniform Inc. dedicated its new Crossroads Industrial Park facility Thursday with an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony coordinated by the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. Century Linen Chief Executive ...

Resolution approved to slash debts

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution to write off debts for fiscal year 2019 totaling $23,148 in back rent and property damages. The amount of debt written off for this year is nearly double the amount written off in fiscal ...

Pump station to cost town $81K

JOHNSTOWN — During its regular meeting on Monday, the Town Board discussed the need to replace a pump station in the city of Gloversville that is rusted and leaking water. Supervisor Jack Wilson said the pump station at Wesskum Woods Road in the city of Gloversville has been leaking water ...

K-9 Grip to get armored vest

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Grip is due to receive a donation of body armor, according to Sheriff Richard Giardino. K-9 Grip will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest ...

County officials appoint Salamone

JOHNSTOWN — A Stratford woman was appointed by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors to a six-year term as new director of the county Real Property Tax Services Agency. The board appointed Mary Beth Salamone recently following a closed-door, executive session during the board’s monthly ...

LifeNet transports one to a Syracuse hospital after Route 30A vehicle crash

GLOVERSVILLE — The cause of a multiple vehicle collision that occurred Wednesday afternoon on Route 30A that required one of the involved drivers to be airlifted to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse for medical attention remains under police investigation today. City police and members ...

Public, officials advocate for Fulmont Community Action Agency at GASD meeting

AMSTERDAM — During a Board of Education meeting for the Greater Amsterdam School District, members of the public, along with members of the Fulmont Community Action Agency, advocated for the agency and its Head Start program. On Wednesday, Fulmont Executive Director Denis Wilson and Chief ...