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Johnstown school system wants to be more fiscally responsible

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District officials told the community Thursday night the city school system is working hard to do better with its financial and budgetary situation. During its monthly meeting at Johnstown High School, the Board of Education addressed the district’s ...

Local officials to attend Trump sessions

JOHNSTOWN — Two Fulton County officials are working on trying to attend two sessions with President Donald Trump this month in Central New York and at the White House. Trump plans to visit Upstate New York on Monday, making stops at Fort Drum in Jefferson County, and to Oneida County, as he ...

Brain Tumor Foundation offers free test

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Early detection saves lives, and The Brain Tumor Foundation is inviting anyone and everyone in upstate New York to take the time to take a simple test. Next week they will be setting up a free mobile MRI station in Saratoga Springs, a spot they feel is centrally located ...

Agenda set for board meeting

JOHNSTOWN — Two presentations and two public hearings are on the agenda for the Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the County Office Building. A presentation will kick off the session in the second floor Supervisor’s Chambers for former Broadalbin ...

A colorful scene at the Market

GLOVERSVILLE — Area artists filled the sidewalks of North Main Street with color during the second Twilight Market of the summer Friday. This month’s market—themed Glove City Celebration—featured family friendly activities, live music, community groups and a variety of vendors. Again ...

Panel accepts Shared Services Plan

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Shared Services Panel on Thursday accepted its proposed 2018 Shared Services Plan that will eventually be submitted to the state, covering four main immediate areas. “This is the first draft,” said county Administrative Officer Jon Stead, who led a panel ...

Audio tour touts local sites

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is contributing to the new “Hear About Here” GEOAudio tour website that allows visitors to access brief audio tours connected with geographical and historical locations. County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino recently reported to the Board of Supervisors’ ...

Environmental educator Steele to lead morning bird walk Sunday

FORT HUNTER — The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie St., will host an early morning bird walk with environmental educator George Steele at 6:30 a.m. Sunday from the Yankee Hill Lock, Queen Anne Road. Steele will lead a walk that explores the river bank and the old Erie ...

Three face upgraded charges in Fort Plain death

FORT PLAIN — Charges brought against three men in connection with the killing of a village man have been upgraded, with two of the men now charged with murder. Garry L. Sweet III, 38, of Fort Plain, and Eric S. Rivera, 31, of Gloversville, are each charged with second-degree murder. Aaron L. ...

GJSD report: Schools need to focus on reading

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District is making reading a priority in the wake of the latest state “report card” figures on how students are doing. Nicole Panton, district coordinator of curriculum and professional development, gave a presentation on student progress to the ...

Monthly tour takes CRG to Broadalbin Manufacturing

BROADALBIN — Community leaders were given a custom tour of the Broadalbin Manufacturing Corp., a local machine shop that specializes in tailor-made metal fabrications for businesses and individuals across the state, during the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s monthly business ...

Sign group seeking to expand

GLOVERSVILLE—The Asante Sign Group is looking to expand through the purchase of Potter Industries, seeking a special permit from the city Planning Board four months after the board granted approval for the addition of self-storage units in the building. Darrin Romeyn of DM Romeyn Civil ...

Miles Lapi hailed as a hero

CANAJOHARIE — 13-year-old Miles Lapi of Canajoharie was presented with both a Life Saver award and a New York State Assembly Citation during a surprise ice cream sundae event at the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday. Lapi is credited with helping to save two girls from a ...

The Eddie slated for Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE, — The Eddie Music Festival will be hosting its sixth annual event on Saturday at the Concordia Club from noon to 10 p.m. The Eddie is an annual music festival held in remembrance of the late Ed Lakata, who passed away in 2013 in a cycling accident. Eddie was a local musician ...

Fulton County Emergency Management Office had active second quarter

JOHNSTOWN — Between fire training, and as a presence at several events, Fulton County’s emergency management office had an active second quarter of the year. County Civil Defense-Fire Coordinator Steven Santa Maria recently submitted a quarterly report for April-June to the Board of ...

Police find body, may be missing baby

SCHENECTADY — Authorities searching for 4-month-old Rayen Puleski confirmed at a Thursday press conference they had found a body “consistent with that of a child” behind 766 State St. Schenectady police had been looking for the child's mother, 37-year-old Heaven Puleski, and found her ...

Twilight Market happening Friday in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — The second of the city’s Twilight Markets is set to make downtown more colorful on Friday. The Twilight Market is a three-part summer series of events held on the second Friday of each month from July to September in the heart of the city’s downtown with vendors, ...

‘Year of the Glove’ making progress

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino and the Fulton County Museum continue planning a local “Year of the Glove” celebration for 2019, which kicks off next March. Hall-Saladino recently told the county Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment ...