Local News

Special meeting slated for Tuesday

PALATINE — A special joint meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday to discuss expenses of the town plowing the village streets in Nelliston and Palatine Bridge. During the town board’s regular meeting on July 24, a motion was passed to invite Nelliston Mayor Debra Gros and Palatine Bridge ...

Officials eye renovation project

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is considering hiring an Albany firm to do design evaluation for a possible future exterior renovation project at the historic County Courthouse. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee on Monday approved a contract not to exceed $25,000 with Lacey ...

Officials: More community involvement needed

ST. JOHNSVILLE — A third community meeting was held in the village on Tuesday addressing a variety of issues including the need for additional manpower and more community involvement at village events and issues concerning the Central Hotel. Hosting the meeting were St. Johnsville Chamber ...

Man heading to prison for drugs

JOHNSTOWN — One of four people busted in connection with a vehicle drug stop last December in Gloversville was sentenced Monday in Fulton County Court to four years in state prison. Harold Nelson, 28, of Oxford Road, New Hartford, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to the ...

Permission needed to hire out of county

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department is considering hiring a Montgomery County applicant to fill its new special patrol officer position, and needs permission from supervisors for the out-of-county placement. “I’m asking to waive the residency requirement,” Sheriff ...

It’s a ‘Teddy Bear’ kind of day

GLOVERSVILLE — Kids will have a chance to see the medical arts in practice while their teddy bears, dolls, action figures and other toys undergo free “checkups” and common procedures performed by Nathan Littauer Hospital doctors and staff during the second annual Teddy Bear Hospital at ...

‘Supe’ with your supervisor

GLOVERSVILLE — Local, state and federal representatives broke bread and talked with constituents during the third “Supe” With Your Supervisor lunch discussion held at Kingsboro Towers on Wednesday. The event, organized by Gloversville 4th Ward Supervisor Charlie Potter, included ...

JAVAC’s lot sold to Townsend

JOHNSTOWN — Townsend Leather purchased the parking lot area behind the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps, which used to include a landing zone for medical helicopters. The move was made to create enough parking space for Townsend’s new building — the former Diana Knitting Mill ...

Annual Railfest set for Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — A familiar sight will return to Trail Station Park on Saturday attracting area residents and families for a full day of entertainment and activities beginning at 10 a.m. when the city Recreation Commission holds the 14th annual Railfest presented by NBT Bank. After a lack of ...

Official suggests Certificate of Need

JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County government official said Monday it might be a “good idea” for the county to seek a state Certificate of Need covering a possible countywide ambulance service for the future. County Emergency Management Office Director Steven Santa Maria told the Board of ...

County pays out $4K for attorneys

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Community Services Department on Tuesday requested payment of $4,000 to outside attorneys to cover five outpatient treatment cases due to conflicts of interest. Department Director Ernest Gagnon requested the action through the Board of Supervisors’ Human ...

Stop signs to be installed on Shore Road

CAROGA — Following complaints made at the town board’s regular meeting earlier this month of speeding and reckless driving on East Shore Road, local representatives met to come up with a permanent solution to slow traffic. Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino, Supervisor James Selmser, ...

Sex abuser sentenced to prison

JOHNSTOWN — Dominick M. Young received a prison sentence in Fulton County Court on Wednesday as part of a plea agreement the 16-year-old accepted earlier this month under which he admitted to having sexual contact with a child younger than the age of 11 on a Broadalbin-Perth school bus in ...

Sherman’s vote delayed

CAROGA — During a special meeting on Wednesday, the town board rescinded the resolution that was passed in June to hold a referendum for the sale of the Sherman’s property to the Caroga Arts Collective. “We got some additional information from Fulton County Board of Elections regarding ...

7 charged in underage sex sting

HUDSON FALLS — A Gloversville man was one of seven individuals arrested for allegedly attempting to engage in sexual relations with a child under 15-years-old earlier this month as part of a multi-agency investigation. Arron Sowle, 37, of Prospect Street, Gloversville, was charged with ...

Glorioso makes rescue effort

ATLANTIC CITY — Former Montgomery County sheriff’s deputy and sheriff’s candidate, James Glorioso was involved in efforts to save a child and his father from drowning at a beach in New Jersey on Monday. According to a press release, 58-year-old Thanh Bui, of Pennsylvania died while ...

Veterans encouraged to be in parade

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Veterans Service Agency Director Daniel Engel detailed a few upcoming events impacting local veterans for the Board of Supervisors’ Human Services Committee Tuesday at the County Office Building. Engel noted the annual Mayfield Bannertown Fair will be conducted ...

Local ranger puts out Alaskan fires

BLEECKER — Rescuing lost hikers from the Adirondack Mountains is not out of the ordinary for a New York state forest ranger, and for Ranger Ian Kerr, neither is fighting fires in places like California, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, and most recently, an unlikely place, Alaska. Kerr, who ...

DSS: Help needed for chronic absenteeism

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Social Services wants to fight chronic school absenteeism by hiring a full-time DSS caseworker to work the next two years on problems causing local absences. DSS Commissioner Anne Solar on Tuesday recommended the addition of a two-year, full-time ...

County in the red with recyclables

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County made money selling recyclables for many years, but the reverse situation is such now that the county may be $15,000 over budget by the end of the year. County Department of Solid Waste Director David Rhodes on Monday gave a half-year single stream recycling update ...