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Security plan for airport approved

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JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Board of Supervisors committee recently approved submittal of an updated security plan for the County Airport. The Public Works Committee endorsed a proposed resolution to come before the full board Sept. 14 for final approval. The plan approval is part of the ...

Bids sought for bridge replacement

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is seeking written quotes for steel to replace a bridge in the town of Johnstown as part of a 2020 capital project. The county Highways and Facilities Department is forced to do part of the project that way because no steel beam material bids were received through ...

Call for New Yorkers to take part

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WATERFORD — Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor invites New Yorkers to take part in the Canalway Challenge this fall, tracing history and tracking miles along New York’s canals and Canalway Trail. Part fitness challenge, part journey of discovery, the Canalway Challenge is free and ...

Folk artist Linda Finch to present outdoor art show

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NORTHAMPTON — After several indoor shows were canceled, Linda Finch, a Northville artist decided to use her creativity and contacted the town to ask permission to use their historic cemetery fence for a social-distancing outdoor venue at 303 S. Main St. This was approved and Saturday Finch ...

MVC to hold virtual meeting

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AMSTERDAM — The Mohawk Valley Chorus activities are still currently on “pause” due to COVID-19, according to a news release. The MVC Board of Directors invites the public to join them in a virtual meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 so they can give an update on their plans for the coming year. ...

Recovery center schedule slated

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JOHNSTOWN — The following is for the Rob Constatine Recovery Community and Outreach Center, 86 Briggs St., Suite 6; (518) 705-4626, according to a news release. Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29: At 6 p.m. men’s support group. A recovery group for men who are looking for ongoing support. Sept. 9, 16, ...

FFCSD special board meeting set

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education has scheduled a special BOE meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the multi-purpose room in the middle school, according to a news release.

Library to start fall hours

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave., hours open effective Sept. 12 are as follows: From 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday; and from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, according to a news release. Director Dawn ...

Body found in Amsterdam apartment

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AMSTERDAM — Amsterdam Police are investigating the death of a city resident who was found at home on Wednesday, and are asking the public for assistance. At approximately 4:39 p.m., police were notified of the unattended death of 47-year-old Sandra Staley at 304 E Main St., Apt. 1. ...

Group wants to establish not-for-profit

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JOHNSTOWN — A fundraising committee instrumental in raising money from residents and businesses to assist the Greater Johnstown School District’s financially-floundering athletic program last year is now trying to establish a not-for-profit foundation to maintain about $115,000 in leftover ...

Gourmet coffee shop to open

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Planning Board on Tuesday overrode minimum parking space requirements when it approved a site plan application plans submitted by developers who plan to renovate the first floor of the former Matty the Jeweler building to convert the space into a gourmet coffee shop. The ...

Giardino: All road patrols full

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department is at full strength in its road patrol, something untrue a year ago. Sheriff Richard Giardino briefed the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee on his improving personnel situation Monday at the County Office ...

FCDSW seeking 2 state grants

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Solid Waste is seeking two state recycling-related grants totaling more than $750,000. But with the state’s fiscal situation with COVID-19. officials say there’s no guarantee they will be forthcoming. Grant information was provided by ...

Outdoor Adventure Day planned for Sept. 26

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JOHNSTOWN — Plans continue for the first-ever Fulton County Outdoor Adventure Day set for Sept. 26, with the county Visitor Center in Vail Mills as the focal point. “It’s looking to be a great day,” county Director of Tourism Development Anne Boles said Wednesday. The concept for ...

Library to extend summer hours

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library is extending summer hours past Labor Day until further notice, in order to ensure that facility sanitation and item quarantine procedures, already in place, can continue without interruption. Current hours of operation are Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. ...

Town board to hold Zoom meeting

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CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Town Board will have its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at town hall. It will be conducted via Zoom and with limited seating for the public to accommodate social distancing, according to a news release. The public can join via Zoom at ...

Joint sewer board meeting planned

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JOHNSTOWN — The joint sewer board meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility, 191 Union Ave., according to a news release. Teleconference: (877) 284-0719 United States (toll free). Conference identification: 498 612 428#.

Tri-county blotter

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Man allegedly sends child porn via Kik app ALBANY — Cameron Hennelly, 30, currently of Halfmoon, and formerly of Amsterdam, appeared in court federal Thursday on a charge of distributing child pornography. On Aug. 28, Hennelly was charged by a criminal complaint with distributing child ...

Working to improve downtown

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GLOVERSVILLE — City officials are discussing options to amend city code regulations dictating the number of parking spaces required for building projects based on square footage and intended use that are seen as a barrier to the revitalization of downtown. Mayor Vincent DeSantis brought the ...

Gloversville Engagement Unit reaches out

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GLOVERSVILLE — The newly formed Gloversville Neighborhood Engagement Unit brought together local agencies and community service organizations in the area of the Burr Street neighborhood on Wednesday as part of an initiative aimed at directly connecting residents with any needed ...