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GJSD to note those who go above and beyond

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District is launching a recognition effort. The Board of Education discussed the effort recently at its meeting at Johnstown High School. “We’re starting a volunteer recognition plan,” said Interim Superintendent Karen Geelan. “We’re ...

Gloversville police issue seasonal reminders

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Police Department issued several seasonal reminders to residents and visitors to the city this week regarding winter restrictions, prohibitions and activities requiring a permit included in the city code. Restrictions banning overnight parking on all city ...

Public seeks answers on Sherman’s

CAROGA — Residents sought answers during the town board’s regular meeting Wednesday following their decision to enter into a settlement agreement over the Sherman’s lawsuit filed by Balboaa Land Development Corporation. By entering into that settlement agreement, the town rescinded the ...

Annual CRG Fall Gala fundraiser offers a night of fun and games

GLOVERSVILLE — Area business professionals, community members and local officials gathered at the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth for a night of fun and games on Thursday while celebrating economic advancements throughout the county over the past year during the CRG’s annual Fall ...

Jammin’ at the Glove scheduled

GLOVERSVILLE — The days may be getting darker as winter approaches, but the lights will stay on downtown at the Glove Theatre on Saturday during live musical performances by four local acts during Jammin’ at the Glove beginning at 7 p.m. The lineup for Jammin’ at the Glove includes ...

Montgomery County first responders are honored at Give Thanks First event

FONDA — Montgomery County dedicated a night to honoring and recognizing first responders who have dedicated their lives to serving county residents. At the annual First Responders Appreciation dinner “Give Thanks First” event, held on Thursday, three law enforcement officials were ...

Police chief to be honored

JOHNSTOWN — The city police chief is due to be recognized at the Common Council meeting starting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Police Chief David Gilbo is slated to receive an employee recognition from Mayor Vern Jackson. In other business, the council is scheduled to consider approval ...

Fulton and Montgomery county sheriffs to hold ‘town hall’ meeting

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton and Montgomery counties’ sheriffs are co-sponsoring an informational “town hall” meeting on new state criminal justice reforms at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Fulton-Montgomery Community College theatre. The event is free and open to the public. Fulton County Sheriff ...

GESD student lobbies for creation of video gaming club at high school

GLOVERSVILLE — A Gloversville High School student proposed a new club to the Board of Education which would focus on video gaming. High school student Simon Bruce presented his idea of an Electronic Sports video game club to the board seeking their approval. However, board members ...

Rep. Elise Stefanik challenges Rep. Adam Schiff in first session

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik took an active role in the process as the first open hearing of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry started Wednesday morning. Moments after the first two witnesses were sworn in, Stefanik, a member of the committee, asked two ...

Johnstown School Board hears details of internal audit

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education heard a presentation on a completed internal district audit at its meeting on Nov. 7 at Johnstown High School. Mark Beaudette of Questar III gave the presentation, which included details of a risk assessment done in ...

Non-tenured teachers can now teach a 6th period

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Nov. 7 modified the district’s agreement with the faculty union to allow non-tenured teachers to teach a sixth period. The agreement came near the end of the board’s meeting at Johnstown High School. The board ...

Importance of school museum touted at board meeting

JOHNSTOWN — The importance of the school museum was touted during a meeting of the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Nov. 7 at Johnstown High School. Board Vice President Kathryn Zajicek reported to the board that the school museum — located behind Knox Junior High ...

Fulton County sets $93.5M tentative 2020 budget

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s $93.5 million tentative budget for 2020 carries an average property tax rate increase of 3 percent across the county, but the tentative levy hike is below the state tax cap. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday at the County Office Building voted 19-0 to accept ...

Gloversville Common Council approves memorandum of agreement with CSEA

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday approved a memorandum of agreement between the city and the local Civil Service Employees Association unit that will run to the end of the current year. The previous agreement expired at the end of 2016. Negotiations between the city and CSEA to ...

Fire crews extinguish mobile home fire

BROADALBIN — Fire crews were able to quickly extinguish a small mobile home fire Tuesday morning at the Indian Village Trailer Park on Union Mills Road. Fulton County Fire Coordinator Steve Santa Maria said that upon arrival, Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company Chief Scott Hall and ...

Stefanik says lawyer was sexist to her in House session

By AARON CERBONE The Adirondack Daily Enterprise In the transcript of a Oct. 29 impeachment inquiry deposition, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik had an exchange with the lawyer of a witness that she later said was sexist on the lawyer’s part. The document, which was unclassified Friday, shows ...

Redemption center plans presented

GLOVERSVILLE — The city Planning Board on Tuesday requested additional details regarding an application for a special use permit for the proposed opening of a bottle and can redemption center in a garage behind the former Grandoe Building on Bleecker Street. Brandie Loucks submitted the ...

Welfare fraud probe leads to arrest

AMSTERDAM — An investigation into alleged welfare fraud led to the arrest of a city woman. Natalie A. Perdomo, 28, of 250 E. Main St., Apt. 2, was charged with two counts of first-degree false instrument for filing, a class E felony. According to a press release, Perdomo was arrested on ...

Yard sale profits go to help vaccinate feral cat colonies

DOGLEVILLE — Feral cats are often unfriendly to humans and sometimes more than a nuisance. Ferals became a more obvious health issue when, early last summer, a human rabies case was confirmed from a feral cat colony. This gave new impetus to the Cat Action Team, which has made its aim to ...