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Special meeting to be held Friday

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CAROGA — Caroga Supervisor Scott Horton has called a special meeting to discuss the Nathan Littauer Hospital lease agreement. The meeting will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at town hall. The meeting may be accessed using the go to meeting.com format. Dial in toll free at (866) ...

Youth commission meeting planned

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NORTHVILLE — The town of Northampton and village of Northville Joint Youth Commission will be holding a special meeting on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Municipal Building at 412 S. Main St., to discuss Halloween and any other business that comes before the board. The public is invited.

Town budget workshop slated

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NORTHVILLE — Northampton will hold a 2021 Budget work session today at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Office, 412 S. Main St. The purpose of the meeting is a presentation of tentative 2021 budget, to conduct a work shop, and any other business that comes before the board.

GJSD virtual public hearing planned

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JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will conduct a virtual public hearing on the updated district-wide School Safety Plan at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. The public hearing will be immediately followed by a special Board of Education meeting. The public may live ...

Brooks barbecue slated for Thursday

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Community Foundation is sponsoring a Brooks barbecue on Thursday from noon, until sold out. The location is on Route 30A in Fonda, across from the Fairgrounds. The cost is $10 for chicken and a baked potato, or $12 for ribs and a baked potato. All Covid ...

Barbecue fundraiser set for Thursday

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Historical Society will host a drive-through barbecue fundraiser on Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot, 209 N. Comrie Ave. The menu will include chicken or ribs (your choice), potato, coleslaw and dinner roll. Tickets are $12 each and are ...

Officials question ambulance accountability

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JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday night tabled approval of a fee payment for a Certificate of Need for the city’s ambulance service until a more through accounting is made of the service. The council withdrew a proposed resolution at City Hall involving an application fee put forth ...

Penn. man accused of rape, 2nd

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ESPERANCE — A 27-year-old Pennsylvania man is facing several felonies for allegedly driving to Esperance to meet up with a child who is younger than 15 for sex and police believe there may be other victims. On Saturday, state police arrested Keane M. Bokol of Erie, Pennsylvania on charges of ...

FMCC gets nod to move forward with capital projects

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College has received the necessary approvals to move forward this year on a revised capital project focused on health and safety. But plans for a capital project next year at the college are now in doubt over local funding constraints related to the ...

Road work

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Crews mill and remove the old street surface on Orchard Street in Gloversville Monday in preparation to repave the street as park of the 2020 Asphalt Pavement Resurfacing Project. Other streets scheduled to be resurfaced include portions of Vanwyck Street, Hawk Street, Division Street, South ...

FM to begin virus surveillance testing

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College is expected to begin coronavirus surveillance testing on campus later this month after receiving provisional approval from the State University of New York to launch the program recently mandated for all SUNY campuses by the new ...

2 nabbed in tobacco police sting

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GLOVERSVILLE — Tobacco was illegally sold to an underage agent at two city businesses last week during an underage tobacco enforcement detail operation conducted by city police. The cashiers who completed the tobacco sales were each charged with violations. According to a press release, ...

Use of library holds strong despite COVID

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GLOVERSVILLE — Despite its closure to visitors for four months due to the coronavirus, use of services at the Gloversville Public Library over the past year held strong from previous years according to data compiled in the library’s annual report for 2019-20. Library Director Valerie ...

Amsterdam library eliminates fines

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AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Free Library has eliminated fines on late items, removing a barrier to borrowing for the community it serves, according to a news release. “Our primary purpose is to provide our community with access to library books, materials, and services. Doing away with ...

Ambulance service meeting held

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NORTHVILLE — The Northampton Ambulance meeting was held on Sept. 8, with seven members in attendance, according to a news release. The August call responses as follows: Town of Northampton, eight; and village of Northville, four; one patient flown via LifeNet.

Drive-thru barbecue fundraiser planned

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Historical Society will host a drive-thru barbecue fundraiser from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot, 209 N. Comrie Ave., according to a news release. The menu will include chicken or ribs (one’s choice), potato, coleslaw and dinner roll. The ...

Town hall meeting planned Wednesday

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GLOVERSVILLE — There will be a town hall meeting with elected officials from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Johnstown Holiday Inn, according to a news release.

Canajoharie fire displaces nine

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CANAJOHARIE — Nine people among two families were displaced from a Saturday morning fire that damaged a apartment building on Rock Street in the village. “It’s still under investigation,” Canajoharie Police Chief Bryan MacFadden said this morning. Officials said the structure was ...

Board sets public hearing date for Capital Plan

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently set a public hearing date on the county’s proposed $2.8 million Capital Plan for 2021. The board voted to schedule the hearing for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the second floor Supervisor’s Chambers of the County Office ...

Pair faces drug, burglary charges

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AMSTERDAM — Two residents of Washington and Saratoga counties were arrested recently by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on several drug and burglary charges. A sheriff’s release indicated the suspects are Tony J. Prichard, 32, of 2 Third St., Hudson Falls; and Bridget C. ...