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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 ...

Johnstown tentative budget hearing set for Dec. 16

JOHNSTOWN — The city will conduct a public hearing Dec. 16 on its tentative $13.9 million 2020 budget, which keeps the tax rate at the 2019 level and falls below the state’s tax levy cap. The Common Council set the required hearing during a budget review session Wednesday night at City ...

County releases details of union talks

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government late last week took an unusual step in releasing information regarding its proposed negotiations with a county union. Board of Supervisors Jack Wilson on Monday conceded it is “unusual,” but feels the union forced the county’s hand. According to ...

Gloversville plans to apply next year for the $10 million DRI

GLOVERSVILLE — The city will try for the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant for the fifth time next year if the program is renewed by the state in 2020. The DRI program through the state Regional Economic Development Council invests $10 million each into 10 downtown ...

City mulls summer rec program

GLOVERSVILLE — Families seeking options to keep kids occupied during the summer months may not have to look any further than Trail Station Park next year as the city mulls resurrecting its summer recreation program. City Clerk Jennifer Mazur proposed relaunching the city’s summer ...

Technology upgrades detailed at BOE meeting

JOHNSTOWN — Upgrades in technology involving the Greater Johnstown School District were recapped for the Board of Education recently at Johnstown High School. District Director of Technology & Instructional Leadership Rachel Heroth gave the tech update, starting with the subject of ...

Officials debate criminal justice reforms at town hall meeting

JOHNSTOWN — Both sides Tuesday night at a town hall meeting argued for and against new state criminal justice reforms involving bail and discovery due to go into effect Jan. 1. Fulton and Montgomery counties’ sheriffs co-sponsored the informational public meeting attended by about 80 ...

GHA announces director’s resignation

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners on Tuesday announced the resignation of Executive Director Heather Reynolds. Friday will be her final day as head of the housing authority. GHA Board of Commissioners Chairman John Poling announced the “bad news” ...

Banner program lets public honor those who serve

AMSTERDAM — Area residents now have the opportunity to honor both active duty military and veterans who served in any branch of the Armed forces through the city’s new Military Banner Program. Local officials introduced the new program on Tuesday at Amsterdam City Hall featuring three ...

Warrant issued for hit and run driver

NORTHAMPTON — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a man alleged to have hit and killed a woman with his vehicle then fled to another state, according to state police. Troopers said a warrant for the arrest of Derrick H. Carlisle, 44, of Northville was issued by Town Court on ...