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New administrative assistant job OK’d at GJSD

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education recently created a full-time position at its meeting at Johnstown High School. The board voted to accept the recommendation of Interim Superintendent Karen Geelan to approve the creation of a full-time administrative ...

Gloversville man facing a federal child pornography charge

ALBANY — A Gloversville man is facing a federal charge after allegedly distributing child pornography videos, according to a news release from United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Susan Ferensic, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of ...

Area Cancellations

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily: ∫ Church of the Holy Spirit, 153 S. Main St., Gloversville has temporarily suspended the Friday’s Table dinners until further notice due to the threat ...

Late night blaze destroys 2 garages

GLOVERSVILLE — A three alarm fire on Orange Street late Thursday night damaged two homes, displacing one family, and destroyed two neighboring garages. The Gloversville and Johnstown Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported garage fire at 5 Orange St. at 11:21 p.m. Thursday. According ...

Area cancellations

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily: ∫ Church of the Holy Spirit, 153 S. Main St., Gloversville has temporarily suspended the Friday's Table dinners until further notice due to the threat ...

FMCC to move to remote learning

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College Acting President Greg Truckenmiller late Thursday announced the school will move to remote learning for most face-to-face classes following new guidance from the State University of New York. The news came hours after the college announced that ...

Pedophile gets 30 years in federal prison

AMSTERDAM — A local resident who admitted to hiding cameras in a bathroom to capture videos of children and sending graphic image files of minors through email was sentenced to 30 years in prison. John D. Salisbury, 49, of Hagaman was sentenced on Thursday for producing and transporting ...

Educators working with health dept.

JOHNSTOWN — Educators are working closely with BOCES and local health officials to get the word out to area school district residents related to coronavirus. Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services Superintendent David Ziskin met Wednesday with all component ...

2A Sanctuary ordinance on hold

BROADALBIN — Town officials further discussed supporting the members from the Fulton County Second Amendment Sanctuary group and their efforts to make the county a 2A Sanctuary during the town board’s regular meeting on Tuesday. Following the last discussion on the topic at the February ...

Board to honor veterans, police

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved recognizing the contributions of U.S. armed forces members and police officers with a special lighted West Main Street side facade of the County Courthouse Annex. A resolution for the special lighting was approved with a ...

Town seeking to update sewer system

CAROGA — Since the town was unable to obtain grant funding it needed in order to update its sewer system, town officials are continuing efforts to find other funding. Supervisor Scott Horton gave an update during the town board’s regular meeting on Wednesday stating that he and ...

Supervisors approve 4-year PBA contract

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimously approved a new, four-year Fulton County Deputy Sheriffs’ Police Benevolent Association contract carrying 2.5 percent annual raises. The 20-0 vote at the County Office Building followed a closed-door executive ...

Health care facilities initiate new visitation procedure

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s three nursing facilities are handling the specter of coronavirus in new, severe ways, mostly pertaining to visitation. As of Wednesday, the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare started imposing a restriction on visitors except for when a current ...

FM extends spring break

JOHNSTOWN — An announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday that State University of New York and City University of New York schools would move toward distance learning to reduce opportunities for the spread of the novel coronavirus will lead Fulton-Montgomery Community College to extend ...

Odyssey of the Mind regional competition postponed locally

JOHNSTOWN — Organizers of a planned, large Region 21 Odyssey of the Mind competition Saturday at Johnstown High School has been postponed because of coronavirus concerns. Organizers Kristin Meashaw and Quinn Swartwout send out a message Wednesday to the Johnstown OM teams and parents ...

No cases of coronavirus in Montgomery County, one person being monitored

FONDA — Although, Montgomery County does not have any confirmed cases of the coronavirus, the public health department currently has one person who is being monitored. According to a news release issued by the Montgomery County Public Health Department, they currently have one asymptomatic ...

Greater Johnstown School District awaits ESSA designation

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District’s ESSA committee is addressing the district’s “targeted school” designation, Interim Superintendent Karen Geelan recently reported to the Board of Education. The district was awaiting designation related to ESSA, which stands for ...

Update given on school lockdown

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Monday received an update on follow up actions from the district and the Gloversville Police Department following the false reporting incident that led to a lockdown at Gloversville High School a week earlier. A ...

Board rolls out first draft of 2020-21 budget

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Monday reviewed a robust first draft of the 2020-21 school budget. District Treasurer Cathy Meher presented a first draft of the preliminary budget that includes additional staffing and vehicle requests that the ...

Elderly man’s death leads to investigation

NORTHVILLE — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 87-year-old man who was found outside his home Tuesday morning. According to a news release, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Fulton County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 911 call for a deceased ...