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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 ...

Holiday pet photo session slated

CANAJOHARIE — Helping Animals Live Organization and Bug Country Radio 99.7 and 101.1 are bringing holiday pet photos to the Eagles Club, 62 Church St., on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Professional photographers Melissa Strait and Jennifer DeVenezia will take pictures of pets and their ...

DAR genealogical program held

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted a genealogical program at the Johnstown Public Library. Deborah Callery, retired acting director of the library, provided an introduction to the resources available at the ...

Smullen to speak at veterans dinner

JOHNSTOWN — State Assemblyman Robert Smullen, a retired Marine Corps colonel, will speak at a Veterans Day dinner to be held on Saturday, at St. Patrick’s Lodge No. 4, F&AM, 22 N. Perry St. Cocktails will be available at 5 p.m., presentations at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 ...

James Hannahs announced as new Downtown Development Specialist

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth announced on Tuesday the selection of James Hannahs as the city’s new Downtown Development Specialist beginning next year. The CRG announced to the Common Council in August that current Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer ...

Veterans stand tall at Johnstown service

JOHNSTOWN — On a cold, dark and misty Monday morning, veterans literally took center stage at the annual Johnstown Veterans Day Program downtown at the Sir William Johnson Park. Veterans in the crowd were asked to come up and stand in a row to be recognized in front of the Charles Jenner ...

Honoring veterans at Gloversville service

GLOVERSVILLE — Area residents crowded into City Hall on Monday to honor veterans near and far, present and past for their service during the city’s annual Veterans Day ceremony. “We’re here to really express our gratitude to the men and women who served this country,” said Mayor ...

Public hearing on Glebe closure set

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education reminded the public Thursday of a scheduled Nov. 25 public hearing on the proposed closure of Glebe Street Elementary School. Board President Christopher Tallon noted the hearing will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25 in ...

Man pleads guilty to having fake cash

JOHNSTOWN — A city man who possessed counterfeit money pleaded guilty recently in Fulton County Court and is expected to receive probation. Alfio Coco, 28, of 17 S. Chase St., Apt. 2, pleaded guilty Oct. 22 before Judge Polly A. Hoye to one count of second-degree criminal possession of a ...

Women of the Moose raise money with holiday craft fair

JOHNSTOWN — Women of the Moose filled two rooms at the lodge on Route 30 for their annual craft and vendor fair on Saturday—and with Christmas not far away, ‘twas the right season for it. “I look around to see what catches my eye and see if there’s anything to buy for Christmas,” ...

Kingsborough honors veterans with parade

GLOVERSVILLE — Students and staff at Kingsborough Elementary School honored veterans and active duty service members from the school community during a parade through the building on Friday. The Gloversville Glamour Girls and fellow member, school secretary Deborah Ashe, organized ...