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Special meeting planned to interview candidates for open council seat

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will conduct a special meeting Feb. 25 to interview candidates for an open seat on the council. The session will start at 6 p.m. that day in the council chambers at City Hall. City Clerk Carrie Allen said Wednesday that the council will open the session ...

Legislators ‘praise’ emergency actions

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County legislators on Monday praised a contingency plan that was developed by the office of county Emergency Management Director Steven Santa Maria to deal with Friday’s emergency shutdown by the Ambulance Service of Fulton County. Gloversville 2nd Ward Supervisor Frank ...

Ambulance Service of Fulton County still shuttered

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ambulance Service of Fulton County is working to secure financial assistance as it seeks to resume operations within the next 30 days after suspending operations on Friday at 7 p.m. when the organization was unable to make full payroll and insurance payments. The ...

$1.24M in funds set for home repairs

ALBANY — The cities of Gloversville and Amsterdam and Hamilton County will receive a total of $1.24 million to improve homes and expand homeownership through the New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s annual HOME Local Program and the Community Development Block Grant’s Housing ...

Lomanto named award recipient

JOHNSTOWN — Former Fulton County Court Judge Angelo Lomanto was named the 2019 Charles Hough Memorial Award recipient Monday night for his contributions to the local Republican Party. Michael Rose, last year’s recipient, presented the award at the Fulton County Republican Club’s 59th ...

Glen moves forward with purchase of $600K building

GLEN — The town passed a resolution at its regular meeting on Monday to move forward with the Delaney building the town has been eyeing as its new highway department garage. Supervisor John Thomas proposed the resolution to move forward with the purchase of the building at $600,000 with a ...

Family Counseling Center seeks to expand

GLOVERSVILLE — The Family Counseling Center presented plans to the city Planning Board on Tuesday for an addition to the existing building on Broadway Street that would triple the size of the facility to meet the growing demand for services. Family Counseling Center Executive Director ...

Rising Against Hunger

BROADALBIN — Over 300 volunteers packed meals for the hungry at Broadalbin-Perth High School’s gymnasium Sunday afternoon in what events specialist Olivia Nicotra said was the biggest turnout of her career. Nicotra is the East Coast’s director of events for Rise Against Hunger, an ...

Bill sent to Assembly to rename state route

GLEN — A portion of Route 5S will be dedicated to state police Sgt. Jeremy VanNostrand, a state trooper who tragically died in a car crash in November, if a bill introduced by state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara is approved. Legislation will designate the portion of Route 5S where the ...

Fulton County Weights & Measures Director gives review of time

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Weights and Measures Director James Callery presented a year-end review of his 2018 work to the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee recently at the County Office Building. The Department of Weights and Measures is responsible for checking and ...

GJSD employee raises given to meet state law

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District employees earning less than $11.10 per hour had their wages bumped up to that minimum wage by the Board of Education Thursday at Johnstown High School. The board passed a motion to increase the hourly wage of any employee making less than $11.10 ...

More problems arise for storage facility proposal

GLOVERSVILLE — The city Planning Board on Tuesday tabled action on a special permit application for a proposed self storage business in an existing building on Harrison Street on the recommendation of the city attorney due to outstanding questions on ownership of the property. Darrin Romeyn ...

Johnstown School District Officials contemplate $4M tax levy increase

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District officials said Thursday night that to “fully fund” existing district programs, they may need to increase the district’s current tax levy by more than $4 million. The district had a $1.2 million budget gap for the 2018-19 budget, but could ...

14th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show off to a hot start

JOHNSTOWN — The 14th annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show opening got off to “a real hot start” on Saturday at the Moose Club on Route 30A. The fifty-five vendors saw a big influx of visitors to the show in the first few hours, said Mike Hauser, event coordinator. At one point it was a ...

Annual Jazz Festival scheduled

FONDA — Community members are invited to jazz it up at Fonda-Fultonville’s 16th annual Jazz Festival. The jazz festival will be an all-day event on Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the F-F High School auditorium. The festival is an Academic Jazz Festival for high ...

Mayfield festival postponed

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield community winter carnival has been postponed to Feb. 23, on the Mayfield Lake on Pump House Road, located off Woodside Avenue. It was canceled for Saturday due to open water conditions along the shoreline caused by rains and warm weather, according to village ...

Man flees; faces drug charges

AMSTERDAM — A city man faces drug charges after fleeing from state police on Tuesday. Eric L. Sumpter, 25, of was charged by state police in Fonda with fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree attempted ...

Montgomery County Sheriff draws hard line

FONDA — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office made several arrests and issued many arrest warrants following investigations in to contraband in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. According to a news release the arrests and arrest warrants are a result of members of the ...

Committee actions for Johnstown school district in full swing

JOHNSTOWN — Committee action is in full swing this school year in the Greater Johnstown School District, including an event involving colleges on Tuesday. Upcoming events were noted during committee reports given at the district Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High ...