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Veteran’s Day program slated

JOHNSTOWN — The city’s annual public Veterans’ Day Program is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday at the Charles Jenner Memorial Bandshell, downtown on West Main Street. The somber service is conducted yearly on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The program will begin after church bells have ...

Relax through meditation program held

GLOVERSVILLE — Area residents were invited to take a breath and learn to relax when the Gloversville Pharmacy presented a free, hour-long breathing exercise and guided meditation session at the Gloversville Senior Center on Friday at 11 a.m. Pharmacist Pranav “Pro” Balang organized ...

City of Johnstown’s budget shows small tax increase

JOHNSTOWN — The city’s tentative $12.9 million 2019 budget shows a 1.9 percent tax increase, which is below the state’s tax levy cap of 2.5 percent for the city. Mayor Vern Jackson and city Treasurer Michael Gifford on Oct. 29 released what is known as the “mayor’s budget,” or a ...

Free learn to relax program

GLOVERSVILLE — Area residents are invited to take a breath and learn to relax when the Gloversville Pharmacy presents a free, hour-long breathing exercise and guided meditation session at the Gloversville Senior Center on Friday at 11 a.m. Pharmacist Pranav "Pro" Balang organized Friday's ...

Parkhurst Field plan approved

GLOVERSVILLE — With questions surrounding stormwater management and parking access addressed, the Planning Board granted final site plan approval for the redevelopment of Parkhurst Field. C. T. Male Associates Director of Engineering Chad Kortz appeared before the Planning Board on Tuesday ...

Rollover injures driver

GLOVERSVILLE — A motorist was airlifted to Albany Medical Center due to serious injuries following a one-car rollover accident that occurred late Wednesday morning. The accident occurred on East State Street between Nathan Littauer Hospital and Lexington. At the scene, first responders ...

Space heater woes

Residents and police are show outside of 4 Hawk St. in Gloversville on Wednesday afternoon after a small structure fire caused minor damage in the living room of the second-floor apartment. The fire occurred in the area of a space heater and the cause is currently under investigation, ...

Midterm election brings out voters

SARANAC LAKE — More than half of New York’s 21st Congressional District’s 405,521 active registered voters turned out to the polls Tuesday, re-electing incumbent Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik by a margin of 32,337 votes. These turnout numbers were higher than usual for midterm ...

Officials consider ‘large loads’ of waste at landfill

JOHNSTOWN — Officials are considering allowing the Fulton County landfill to take in an extra 40,000 tons of so-called “large load” waste from out of the county in 2019 in order to balance the budget. County Solid Waste Director David Rhodes last week requested the Board of ...

MCSD names interim superintendent

MAYFIELD — Mayfield Central School District named Kathy Dougherty as the district’s interim superintendent for the remainder of the school year. Dougherty, who is also president of the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education, began her interim position on Monday. “It ...

Annual Christmas in November holiday home tour set for Nov. 17

AMSTERDAM — The St. Mary’s Healthcare Auxiliary will present the 12th annual Christmas in November Holiday Home Tour on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each year, community members and guests enjoy strolling through the beautifully decorated homes, each uniquely displayed in a style and ...

Tax exemptions public hearing set

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District will hold a public hearing regarding the Alternative Veteran’s and Cold War tax exemptions at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release. The district is considering the adoption of these tax exemptions. Whether or not the ...

Robert Smullen takes 118th Assembly seat

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County has its first state legislator in Albany since the early 1990s. Republican Retired Marine Corps Colonel Robert J. Smullen of the Meco hamlet of the town of Johnstown on Tuesday handily defeated Democratic challenger Keith Rubino of Herkimer County to claim the seat ...

Jeff Smith easily wins Montgomery County sheriff position

FONDA — Jeff Smith, Republican candidate for Montgomery County sheriff, handily defeated his opponent, Democratic candidate Jim Glorioso. Unofficial results show that Smith won by 10,826 votes to 3,589. “I’m feeling super excited, honored, thankful. Many people worked very hard on ...

Elise Stefanik keeps seat in Congress

JOHNSTOWN — Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Tuesday was easily returned to Congress for a third, two-year term, beating Democratic Canton civic leader Tedra Cobb by 15 percentage points. With 551 of 556 precincts reporting, the state Board of Elections reported that Stefanik was ...

Student’s slime wish is granted

GLOVERSVILLE — A typical fourth-grade assembly at Boulevard Elementary School became a little more special — and a lot messier — when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted 10-year-old Pyper Ferris’ wish on Monday. Officials from Make-A-Wish Northeast New York were on hand at Boulevard on ...

County looks to upgrade the airport

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is looking to sign a grant agreement with the state Department of Transportation for projects earmarked for the County Airport. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee authorized the board chairman to execute a grant agreement with DOT for both the ...

Johnstown board approves its budget

JOHNSTOWN — The town passed its 2019 budget of $3.5 million at the meeting held on Monday. The town’s total tax rate remains at 2.64 per 1,000 with the general fund at 1.03 per 1,000 and the highway fund at 1.61 per 1,000. “Everyone in the town ... has worked hard this past year to ...

Library reopens for the public

GLOVERSVILLE — Years of planning, fundraising and gathering community input came to fruition on Monday when the Gloversville Public Library reopened at 58 E. Fulton St. following the location’s temporary 18-month closure while the building underwent extensive renovations. The library ...

Distinguished FM alumni award dinner held

JOHNSTOWN — The Foundation of Fulton-Montgomery Community College honored three former graduates for their lifetime of achievement during the 12th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner at the Holiday Inn on Thursday. “I’m very excited to be introducing this year’s award winners. ...