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Fulton County health department honored by organization

JOHNSTOWN — A national health organization has recognized the Fulton County Public Health Department for its achievements in telemedicine. The National Association of County and City Health Officials — representing the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments — ...

Having summer fun, play

FONDA — Youth within the community had a fun and educational filled day at Montgomery County’s Youth Day on Wednesday. The county annex building was filled with hundreds of children participating in the activities that Youth Day had, and about 80 volunteers helped with the event. ...

Possessing child porn sends man to prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Johnstown man convicted of possessing child pornography is headed to state prison for up to three years, Jeremy Lake, 37, of East Main Street, was sentenced Tuesday in Fulton County Court by Judge Polly A. Hoye to one to three years in state prison, as part of a plea ...

Congress candidates take truth pledge

All three candidates in northern New York’s Congress race have accepted a pledge not to lie in the four months left of campaigning until the Nov. 6 election. The Post-Star newspaper of Glens Falls had asked the candidates in New York’s 21st Congressional District to promise they would not ...

Johnstown hears presentation on LED street lights

JOHNSTOWN — A New York Power Authority program that provides modern LED lighting to illuminate communities was outlined at a meeting of the Fulton County Shared Services Panel Tuesday at the County Office Building. Speaking before the panel were Jessica Waldorf, NYPA senior business ...

Fulton County shared services closer to reality

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Shared Services Panel last week heard an update on efforts so far in 2018 on sharing municipal services. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said that Tuesday’s session was the second by the panel in 2018, the first being in May. He said a subcommittee ...

APA makes momentous decisions giving nods to High Peaks, Vanderwhacker plans

RAY BROOK — The Adirondack Park Agency approved the state Department of Environmental Conversation’s unit management plan amendments for both the High Peaks Wilderness Complex and the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest Friday. These plans have come under fire in recent weeks for a number ...

NYS Council of Churches host conference

JOHNSTOWN — The New York Sate Council of Churches hosted a conference in the city focusing on the role churches can play in the economic revitalization of their community. The Church as a Catalyst for Community Renewal: an Urban-Rural Dialogue conference was held at the First Presbyterian ...

Fun at Canal Days celebration

FORT HUNTER — Families enjoyed a pleasant and informative summer day Saturday with an abundance of activities at the Schoharie Cross State Historic Site’s annual Canal Days celebration. The two-day event featuring music, barbecued food, children’s activities, vendors and historical ...

WWII sailors honored at reunion

JOHNSTOWN — Sharon Marie Perrella of Northville said her father, Frank Perrella of Gloversville, was more than pleased to be honored at a mini-reunion of sailors from the USS Thomas J. Gary. “The happiness in his voice—you could touch it,” she said. World War II veterans Perrella, ...

Former technician presents to Common Council

JOHNSTOWN – A former Fulton County real property technician will give a presentation to the Common Council at its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Gregory Frederick, an auctioneer and real estate salesperson with Absolute Auction & Realty of Pleasant Valley, will give a ...

Town board holds business spotlight featuring the Canada Lake Store

CAROGA — The town board held a business spotlight during their regular meeting Wednesday which featured the Canada Lake Store and Marine. Town board member Kent Kirch said the business spotlight held during meetings is to help promote local businesses. “It gives us the chance to hear ...

Democratic committee unanimously endorses Tedra Cobb for congress

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Democratic Committee recently unanimously endorsed Democrat Tedra L. Cobb in her bid for New York’s 21st Congressional District seat. Cobb, a St. Lawrence County businesswoman, won June 26’s federal primary in Fulton County and across the 12-county ...

Twilight Market makes a splash

GLOVERSVILLE—Area residents made their way downtown for a leisurely stroll on Friday during the first Twilight Market of the summer on North Main Street. The kickoff to the Twilight Market season — themed Summer Splash — featured family friendly activities, live music, community groups ...

Two in primary for Fulton County Family Court Judge

JOHNSTOWN — A two-way Republican Fulton County Family Court judge primary will highlight a light slate of local elections this fall in the county. Major party candidates had from Monday through Thursday afternoon to file their designating petitions with the county Board of Elections to make ...

Downtown Business Improvement District looks toward upcoming events

GLOVERSVILLE — A discussion turned to plans for the Chalk Art on Main contest that will be held next month, and next year’s Southern Adirondack Food and Wine Festival during Tuesday’s Downtown Business Improvement District Board of Directors meeting. City Clerk Jennifer Mazur— who ...

Fulton County officials praise new agreements

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County officials on Monday praised the two latest 40-year intermunicipal agreements passed by the Board of Supervisors to spread water and sewer services across the county. “The SMART Waters initiative is an absolute historic accomplishment,” county Administrative ...

Summer work begins at B-P

BROADALBIN — Parts of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District campus will be closed to through traffic this summer due to work being done for the capital project. According to a news release, work on the second phase of the $39.7 million capital project began Monday as the district is ...

Cyclist ride into Canajoharie

CANAJOHARIE — About 700 cyclists participating in the Cycle the Erie Canal tour biked their way into the village on Friday along the Erie Canalway Trail. According to a press release, those cyclists left their cars behind on Sunday to pedal along the historic trail traveling 400 miles from ...

Sheriff and clerk races lead election activity in Montgomery County

FONDA — Sheriff and county clerk races lead local Montgomery County election activity this fall. Major party candidates had from Monday through Thursday afternoon to file their designating petitions with the county Board of Elections in Fonda to make it official they are running for ...