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Woman charged with petit larceny WILTON — Lisa M. Downing, 41, of Gloversville was charged by state police on Thursday with petit larceny. Man possessed child pornography GLEN — Elliot S. Thomas, 28, of Fultonville was charged with promoting a sexual performance of a child less than ...

On Stage: Gloversville seniors plan ahead — virtually

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GLOVERSVILLE — Graduating seniors crossed the stage at Gloversville High School this week as beaming family members snapped photos and a handful of faculty members applauded from within a nearly empty auditorium. Seniors visited the high school one by one over the course of three days in ...

Tri-County Blotter

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Man facing petit larceny charge MOHAWK — Joseph A. Chirico, 47, of Gloversville was charged by state police on Monday with one count of petit larceny for an incident which occurred in Amsterdam on March 155 at 3:26 p.m. Driver accused of fleeing from troopers COLONIE — Rachel R. ...

Council gives nod for LED lights

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday authorized the city to issue up to a $660,000 bond to cover the cost of a street light LED conversion project that is expected to pay for itself in just over four years through anticipated savings. The conversion is expected to begin later this ...

BPHS announces the top 10 students in the Class of 2020

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BROADALBIN — A total of 143 seniors will graduate from Broadalbin-Perth High School in June, and 29 percent have earned a grade point average of 90 or better. The top 10 students of the Class of 2020 have achieved GPAs ranging from 96.73 to higher than 100. They vary in their individual ...

Rao family donates $100K to Montgomery County SPCA

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AMSTERDAM — Dr. Govind Rao and his wife, Jyothi Rao, recently presented the Montgomery County SPCA with a check for $100,000 as their first gift toward their $500,000 commitment in support of the Dream of a Bright Future Campaign, which is raising funds for a new building that could allow the ...

Hill & Markes offers online class

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AMSTERDAM — Hill & Markes, a family owned janitorial and food service distributor based in Amsterdam, has launched the Hill & Markes Institute, which offers one-of-a-kind training through an annual CMI online subscription and CMI certified basic and advanced online courses for ...

Broadalbin to hold Zoom meeting

In Brief

BROADALBIN — The village intends to conduct its Tuesday board meeting at 6:30 p.m. to keep essential services operational. In accordance with New York state Governor’s Executive Order No.202.15, in-person attendance by the public will not be allowed. The Executive Orders do give ...

Barbecue chicken dinner planned

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — The St. Johnsville Masonic Lodge, 24 Bridge St., will host a take-out only chicken barbecue on June 28. Menu includes one-half barbecue chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, vegetables, dessert and roll. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children five and younger. ...

Gloversville summer recreation program delayed

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GLOVERSVILLE — City officials on Tuesday officially canceled plans to relaunch the city’s long absent summer recreation program this year following the release of strict guidelines for operating day camps released by the state this week to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. City ...

Town looks at ways to shave budget

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BROADALBIN — Since several businesses in Fulton County were forced to close for about two months due to the complications and restrictions of COVID-19, the county is looking at a 43 percent decrease in sales tax revenue and a decrease in state aid, and towns will now have to make budget ...

District budget votes to be Tuesday

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JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education members on Wednesday were expecting to discuss the results of the budget vote that took place Tuesday, however, Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended the deadline for school districts to receive absentee ballots to June 16. Cuomo also ...

PPP loan extension good news

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STRASBURG, Va. — Recent changes to a federal forgivable loan program intended to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic have been welcomed by some owners but may have come too late for others. Passed by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives last week and signed into law ...

Basket raffle tickets on sale for library

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown Public Library Basket Raffle tickets will be on sale Sunday through June 19. Interested parties can leave an envelope in the secured library bookdrop with their name, phone number, basket number(s), and a check or the exact amount of cash for the number of tickets ...

GESD board to hold special meeting

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education will conduct a brief special meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted remotely. A link will be posted on the district website at gesdk12.org with instructions on how to access the meeting.

Benson board to meet via Zoom

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BENSON — The public is invited to a Zoom meeting for the town on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Interested persons may join the meeting via computer at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89411291277 or phone at: (929) 436-2866.

FFCSD meeting slated for June 22

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting will take place on June 22 via remote videoconference only, with a livestream for the public. The board meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. To access the live stream, go to ...