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Canal Corp opens gates

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — With heavy rains expected at times today, Montgomery County Emergency Management and the New York State Canal Corporation have been preparing in case of any flooding in the area. The Canal Corporation announced Monday they were opening the upper gates of movable dams at ...

Gloversville Enlarged School District looking at improved busing

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District is exploring options to improve busing and pickup locations for city students. School Superintendent David Halloran reported to the Board of Education Sept. 10 that he has been meeting with city leaders looking for ways to improve ...

Caroga looks at employee salaries, rates

CAROGA — Town board members discussed possibly hiring a third party to evaluate the salaries of town employees. The issue was raised during the board’s regular meeting on Wednesday by Town Clerk Linda Gilbert who said town employees should be fairly compensated. Gilbert had tried in ...

Women’s health expo held

MAYFIELD — For the most part, the Women’s Health and Fitness Expo Saturday at Mayfield Conference Center, 145 Riceville Road, was not a vigorous event, except for Taylor Made’s Aqua Training Bag. Ryan Ercoline of Mayfield put on boxing gloves and gave the flexible hanging ball his best ...

Gloversville gets state accolades

GLOVERSVILLE — The city was announced as one of the more than 200 communities across the state to earn the Clean Energy Community designation by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “These 200 communities serve as a model for cities and towns across this state and this nation to reduce energy use and ...

Lawsuit filed by former inmates

FONDA — A class-action lawsuit and a conditions-of-confinement case was filed by former inmates Perry Hill and James Rogers against Montgomery County, Sheriff Michael Amato and now-retired Montgomery County Correctional Facility administrator Michael Franko alleging the Montgomery County Jail ...

Being Robert W. Chamber’s son wasn’t much fun

One would think being a wealthy author’s son would be nice, but for Robert Edward Stuart Chambers, life with or beyond father became pretty much a series of hard knocks. More approachable to Broadalbin citizens than his father who generally secluded himself, Robert Jr. at least tried to ...

How to be prepared for an emergency situation

There are many things in life we can predict — the weather, sports outcomes or stock market trends. However, one thing we can’t predict is when an emergency will occur.  Therefore, we must educate and prepare ourselves for the unexpected. While preparing for an emergency or natural ...

Catholic Charities takes on e-cigarettes

JOHNSTOWN — Catholic Charities of Fulton & Montgomery Counties is taking on new health issues these days on the e-cigarette front, as adult cigarette smoking remains well above the state average in both counties. The city-based agency is in the last year of a $1.3 million grant through ...

Regional Animal Shelter’s seventh annual Woofstock fundraiser draws a crowd

GLOVERSVILLE — After Will Klohe of Mayfield adopted Lucas, a pitbull-Rottweiler mix, from the Regional Animal Shelter, he was so impressed with the care the dogs got, he became a volunteer and came to its major annual Woofstock fundraiser Saturday. “It was a very, very clean place,” he ...

Executive director brings good news

JOHNSTOWN — Mohawk Valley Economic Development District Executive Director Stephen Smith brought good news to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday. In the public speaker portion of the board meeting at the County Office Building, Smith announced his agency’s recent work with ...

Veterans honored at annual picnic sponsored by Assemblyman

GLOVERSVILLE — When Fulton County Undersheriff Dan Izzo served as a Navy SEAL in Bosnia, each of the men got the choice of two weeks off. Izzo decided to be home for his sixth wedding anniversary and a celebratory dinner, having missed the previous ones because of military service. He was ...

Former chairman appointed to Ethics Board

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday appointed one of its former chairman to the county Ethics Board. Supervisors named two-time, former board Chairman Michael F. Gendron to the Ethics Board during personnel action at the County Office Building. On a Personnel ...

Time is short, and so are these trips

Although this summer seemed hotter than normal, everyone I talk to still doesn’t want to think about winter coming. But the leaves are changing and the days are shorter, so whether we want it to be or not, fall is upon us. But there’s still time to get out on the water or take a quick ...

New roundabout considered in Mayfield

MAYFIELD — A public informational session to discuss the creation of a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 30 and 30A is planned for Tuesday. State Department of Transportation personnel will be holding the meeting on a future Route 30 and Route 30A Intersection Safety Improvement ...

A walk through history: Visitors get a look at a former settlement

GLOVERSVILLE — “The future you don’t have, the present is gone instantly, and the past is all you have.” Area native Bradley Shane put that philosophy into action with a historical walking tour on Sept. 9 of the Kingsborough settlement, which is considered the oldest settlement in ...

Twilight Market

The third and final Twilight Market of the summer at the Farmers Market Pavilion in Gloversville Friday. The market is a three-part summer series of events held on the second Friday of each month from July through September with vendors, prepared food, family-friendly activities and live ...

Alleged rapist’s case sent to different court

AMSTERDAM — The case against the man who allegedly raped two teenagers has been moved to the Montgomery County Supreme Court. City police said Mark W. Culbertson, 36, of 312 Grand St. was charged on Aug. 31 with two counts of first-degree rape and two counts of a criminal sex act, all ...

Two area women sue local stores

JOHNSTOWN — Two Glove Cities women recently filed separate civil lawsuits against two area stores, claiming negligence in connection with falls they took. Michele Kadle of 15 Briggs St., Johnstown, filed an Aug. 13 lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Johnstown against Price Chopper Operations ...

Johnstown to talk county vehicle swap

JOHNSTOWN —The Common Council will consider a vehicle exchange between the city and Fulton County at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The council will review a proposed resolution to do an “even exchange” of the city’s 1992 dump truck for the county’s 2009 freight van ...