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Local sculpture plays a bit part in a Hollywood movie

MAYFIELD — Local artist and sculptor Alexandra Higgins said she was thrilled when two sculptures were chosen for a major Hollywood movie being filmed in Saratoga Springs. Owen Wilson, star of such films as “Wedding Crashers” and “You, Me and Dupree,” has been filming a movie in the ...

East Fulton to be resurfaced

GLOVERSVILLE — The East Fulton Street Resurfacing Project will take place on East Fulton Street from Main Street to the Gloversville city limits will be getting completely resurfaced. There will be no parking allowed on the street from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, according to a ...

Suspect arrested in shooting

GLOVERSVILLE — City police on Friday arrested a Gloversville man in last week’s shooting of a bystander near Naif’s — a man who was also convicted in an October 2016 stabbing incident outside City Hall. The Gloversville Police Department on Friday night arrested Cecilio Persen, 39, of ...

Murder trial to start for Kakavelos

BALLSTON SPA — The murder trial of Georgios Kakavelos for the 2019 death of Gloversville resident Allizybeth A. Lamont starts today in Saratoga County Court. Kakavelos, owner of the former Local No. 9 Deli in Johnstown, is being tried before Saratoga County Judge James A. Murphy III. His ...

Amsterdam’s ‘Maggie Murphy’s home’ eventually led to murder

When veteran Irish-American stage star Ned Harrigan and his composer father-in-law Dave Brahman, creators of the American musical comedy format, penned “Maggie Murphy’s Home” in 1890, it was just another of their long run of hit songs, written for inclusion in their latest musical comedy, ...

Liberty ARC honors employees

AMSTERDAM — Liberty ARC announced the recipients of the agency’s 2021 Community Partner and Community Commitment awards during its annual meeting, held virtually on May 3. The organization recognized Sara Boerenko and Team — the Montgomery County Public Health Department (MCPH) as this ...