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Amsterdam woman accused of stabbing another in chest, leg

Local News

MOHAWK — An Amsterdam woman was charged with assault and weapon charges after allegedly stabbing another woman in the chest and leg. Angelica M. Orengo, 45, of Amsterdam was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor. ...

Joseph Semione named as Fulton County IDA chairman

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency board of directors named Joseph Semione as its chairman for 2021 at its recent meeting. Semione, who served in 2020 as the IDA’s vice chairman, replaces former Chairman David D’Amore. The rest of the agency’s officers ...

Former resident pens new book

Local News

MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla.. — Gloversville native Morey Shapiro has recently had a book published titled “Three Muslims and a Jew.” This book is his often hilarious memoir which begins by recounting his early, boyhood adventures in Gloversville growing up in a crazy, Jewish household with his ...

A House Divided

Community News

We are at war with ourselves over thoughts over beliefs and we don’t seem to be able to stop The rioting The killing The disregard of our truth and common heritage We are at war with ourselves Needlessly Fruitlessly Hopelessly in love with the desire to ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Hagaman woman facing drug charge SCHENECTADY — Katrina M. Fonda, 30, of Hagaman, was charged by state police on Friday with one count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Fonda was released on an appearance ticket. Amsterdam man facing drug charge CORINTH ...

COVID-19 vaccine rollout stalling

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Some of the initial COVID-19 vaccine batch that Fulton County received has gone to vaccinations for the huge Lexington Center operation, county officials said last week. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead told the county Board of Supervisors that the county is currently ...

Student optimism falling, but remain connected to school

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District officials say student optimism has fallen since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, yet kids have remained connected to schools. Assistant Superintendent James Wager briefed the Board of Education on Jan. 11 on the Holistic Student ...

Sex offender pleads in case

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A Broadalbin sex offender is going back to jail after failing to verify his address with authorities. Percy Allen, 45, formerly of Fremont Street in Gloversville, pleaded guilty Jan. 11 in Fulton County Court before Judge Polly A. Hoye. He pleaded guilty as part of a plea ...

Nod to buy building for DPW

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council unanimously approved an agreement this week to purchase the former Wood & Hyde Leather Co. property for up to $650,000 for adaptive reuse as the city’s new Department of Public Works facility. The agreement approved on Tuesday authorizes Mayor ...

Clearing our public highways

Local News

Winter traveling through our Mohawk Valley has improved considerably since the very harsh winter of 1634 when the first known white visitor, the Dutch surgeon/trader Harmen Van Den Bogaert, left Albany with a couple of assistants, packing west into what he called “Maquasse country.” ...

Volunteers needed to deliver OFA meals

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging is in need of some volunteers to deliver meals. It takes about an hour to deliver the hot meals to older adults in the community around lunch time, according to a news release. For more information and to volunteer, call Kristen Weeden at ...

Caroga assessor to be in the field

In Brief

CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga assessor plans to be out in the field collecting data the week of Jan. 19, to be measuring structures and updating the inventory on various town parcels, according to a news release. If anyone has any questions, Assessor Leigh Anne Loucks

F-FCSD education board to meet

In Brief

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education will have its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, via remote videoconference only, with a livestream for the public, according to a news release. To access the live stream, go to: ...

Receives master’s degree from RPI

In Brief

TROY — Evan Walrath, the son of John and Robin Walrath of Gloversville, received a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer County. Walrath, was a Gloversville High School 2016 class valedictorian and a 2015 RPI math and science medal ...

SUNY Oneonta dean’s list

In Brief

ONEONTA — The students who earned dean’s list honors for the fall 2020 semester at the State University of New York at Oneonta, Otsego County, are as follows: Emily Abrams of Fort Plain, Noah Batease of Gloversville, Jared Bentz of Canajoharie, Gabrielle Betts of Sprakers, Joshua Coyne of ...

SUNY Oneonta provost’s list

In Brief

ONEONTA — The students who earled provost’s list honors for the fall semester at the State University of New York at Oneonta, Otsego County, are as follows: Kelsey Bogdan of Amsterdam, Cescelee Brand of Fonda, Eliza Cechnicki of Fort Plain, Olivia Hopkins of Canajoharie, Kiersten Pelosi of ...

Chief: 4th quarter calls down from’19

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Calls for service to city police were down during the fourth quarter of 2020 from the same months the previous year. Yet total calls last year were generally consistent with overall activity from 2019, except for reported overdoses which increased significantly ...

Fulton Center hit by another outbreak

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — After being deemed the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Fulton County in the spring when at least 111 residents and 24 staff members tested positive for the virus, the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare is now facing another outbreak of in-house ...

Alpin Haus acquires Garick RV

Business

AMSTERDAM — Alpin Haus, one of the Northeast’s largest outdoor, and family-owned recreation retailers, today announced the acquisition of recreational vehicle sales and service provider Garick RV. The New Jersey-based company, founded in 1983, will operate under the Alpin Haus banner ...

Political parties see switch among voters

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Area elections officials say registered voters switch parties on a regular basis. But with the recent contentious presidential election, and divided political loyalties, many people in both Fulton and Montgomery counties have switched parties in noticeable numbers. An analysis ...