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Johnstown shutters city hall

JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson on Monday afternoon declared the city in a “State of Emergency,” locking City Hall to the public effective Monday night and sending non-essential city government employees home for the “foreseeable future.” He said the move — that was effective at 8 ...

Amsterdam shuts city buildings amid coronavirus concerns

AMSTERDAM — The city is taking precautionary measures to do its part in helping to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to keep residents safe by closing city buildings to the public. According to a news release, City Hall and all city public buildings, including the public safety ...

Fulton County creates new position

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County has a new second in command to handle emergency medical services. In May 2019, the Board of Supervisors created a full-time EMS coordinator position. Mark Souza was eventually named to that position. The board took action again recently at the County Office ...

Two proclamations issued by board

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently issued two proclamations. Oppenheim Supervisor Cynthia Breh read a proclamation declaring April 19 through 25 as “Crime Victims Rights Week” in Fulton County. The proclamation notes that in 1982, the President’s Task Force ...

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: Events ∫ The Fulton County Sheriff’s Association monthly meeting scheduled for today has been canceled. ∫ The Holy Trinity Church, 205 Glebe ...

1st case of virus in Montgomery Co.

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Sunday announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, in Montgomery County was detected in a student who last attended classes on Wednesday. According to a statement released by FMCC, the Montgomery and Fulton County ...

Fulton Co. open for business

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Warren Greene said this morning he and other county government officials were expected to make a decision by later today on whether to shut down county government, similar to what Montgomery County did over the weekend. Local ...

State of emergency declared

FONDA— In light of the increase in confirmed cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 in New York State, Montgomery County Executive Matthew L. Ossenfort declared a state of emergency for Montgomery County that will remain in effect until March 31. All Montgomery County office buildings are closed ...

Moving forward in 2020

FONDA — As the coronavirus continues to spread across the state resulting in several closings and cancellations of events and sports, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort focused his State of the County Address on Thursday on change and what’s new in 2020. “We’re dealing with ...

City of Johnstown declares ‘State of Emergency’

JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson this afternoon declared the city in a "State of Emergency," locking City Hall effective tonight and sending non-essential city government employees home for the "foreseeable future." He said the move — effective at 8 p.m. — was in conjunction with the ...

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. ∫ FMCC ...

Our Old Times: Odd bits No. 8, they just keep coming

The Aug. 27, 1884 Schuylerville Standard reported, “Mr. Stephen Whitlock of Lyons ate one quart of peanuts and two quarts of cherries, pits and all, then drank several glasses of ice water, shortly after dying in great agony. Cause of death is unknown.” The Oct. 18, 1893 Fulton County ...

Supervisors appeal to Cuomo

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors took on state issues involving Medicaid and bail and discovery reform through two resolutions passed recently at the County Office Building. The board passed a resolution calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to preserve ...

39 art grants awarded locally

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Thirty-nine grants from Saratoga Arts totaling $123,010 have been awarded to support community-based arts events taking place in 2020 to organizations and individual artists in Fulton, Montgomery, and Saratoga counties, according to a news release. This years’ grant ...

Gloversville Common Council table action on contract award

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday tabled action on a resolution that would have awarded a contract to Steven E. Smith P.E. Civil & Architectural Engineering to provide engineering services to the city after residents raised questions over whether contracting with the firm of ...

Council may award garbage truck bids

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will consider awarding bids totaling over $300,000 for two garbage trucks at its business meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Among the 10 resolutions to be considered, the council is set to authorize Mayor Vern Jackson to execute a contract for the ...

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 ...