Local News

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 ...

Vintage baseball game back at Parkhurst Field Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — Baseball fans and history buffs will have a chance to see America’s favorite pastime played as it was in the past, with late 1800s era rules, uniforms and equipment, during the sixth annual Vintage Baseball Game and Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame inductions ...

Police ramp up search for fugitive

EPHRATAH — State police are publicly stepping up their efforts to find a Herkimer County man arrested late last winter for stealing a $125,000 brush truck from the Ephratah Volunteer Fire Department and trying to sell it in Maryland. Troopers this week reminded the public on its internet ...

Officials planning electrical upgrade

PERTH — Fulton County officials have been planning this summer at the Tryon Technology Park for an eventual major electrical upgrade for the site. “That’s where we have been focusing,” county Planning Director Scott Henze said Wednesday. Fulton County and the Fulton County Industrial ...

Johnstown Planning Board set public hearing for additional project

JOHNSTOWN — The city Planning Board on Tuesday set a public hearing for an addition project by Miracle Ear/Frasier Enterprises at the Johnstown Industrial Park that is expected to create 15 new jobs. Gloversville engineer Darrin Romeyn told the board at City Hall the business needs a ...

Residents visit downtown for National Night Out event

GLOVERSVILLE — The sun was out at the Farmers Market Pavilion along with a large number of area residents for National Night Out on Tuesday despite a wet forecast for the evening. National Night Out is designed to promote partnerships between communities and local police, generate support ...

Molinaro holds local ‘town hall’

JOHNSTOWN — Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro answered questions on topics ranging from abortion to economic development, as he introduced himself in a local “town hall” gathering Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn. The 42-year-old Dutchess County executive said he’s ...

Smullen files ethics, criminal complaints

JOHNSTOWN — State Assembly candidate Robert Smullen has filed a complaint with the Fulton County Ethics Board against a Johnstown Town Board member who recently publicly called for Smullen’s ouster from the Johnstown Board of Assessment Review. Smullen filed his complaint against Town ...

Fulton County Jail on target

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Jail is on target to reach $350,000 in revenue projected for 2018 for housing outside boarders. Sheriff Richard Giardino recently told the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee that “boarder” revenue from outside inmates being housed at the Fulton ...

Paving to start

JOHNSTOWN — The city is gearing up for the paving of five city streets, although there had been a slight delay. City Engineer Christopher Vose had told city officials in July that the Department of Public Work was preparing streets for paving. That annual effort — now with a contractor in ...

Board to hear presentation

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will hear a presentation on the district’s latest state “report card” at its monthly business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center. Nicole Panton, district coordinator of ...

Rubino optimistic despite low turnout

JOHNSTOWN — Keith Rubino shows up — even if others don’t. At what would have been a meet-and-greet for the 29-year-old Democratic candidate for New York’s 118th Assembly District, Rubino and a few volunteer members for his campaign awaited a turnout that never materialized Monday ...