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Hill & Markes gives back to community

Business

AMSTERDAM — Hill & Markes, a family-owned wholesale distributor, donated more than $1,000 in funds and gifts for City Mission of Schenectady this holiday season. The local company fundraised through their Community Cares merchandise store and through the generosity of their employees ...

Gilfus named Dolgeville superintendent

Local News

DOLGEVILLE — Starting in May, Dolgeville Central School District will be welcoming a deputy superintendent, Joseph Gilfus, who will then become the new superintendent in July. Gilfus signed a contract on Tuesday to become the next Dolgeville Central School District superintendent of ...

Johnstown Common Council set to meet

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council is due to approve various types of official business at its annual organizational and business meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be closed in-person to the public but will be broadcast using ...

Volunteers of the Year honored by Santabarbara

Local News

AMSTERDAM — On Wednesday, state Assemblyman Santabarbara recognized the Montgomery County Office of Aging’s 2020 “Volunteer of the Year” honorees Karl and Christine Andrzejczyk from the city of Amsterdam. Due to COVID-19, a citation from the New York state Assembly, usually presented ...

Possible COVID-19 exposure reported

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A possible COVID-19 exposure at an Arterial Plaza was reported Friday by the Fulton County Public Health Department. The department issued a news release alerting residents of a potential COVID-19 exposure at Cutting Crew and Mega Tan, 31 Arterial Plaza, Gloversville, on the ...

County issues vaccine update

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Area residents should not be registering for COVID-19 vaccinations at multiple sites, according to the Fulton County Public Health Department. The department on Friday issued a news release stating that the agency understands that people want information on when they can receive ...

Historical society to meet Thursday

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Historical Society Board of Directors will host a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday via Zoom to elect three directors for a term of three years and one director for a term of one year, election of officers, the reading of reports, and to transact other such ...

Code Blue shelter to open on E. Fulton St.

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The city will contribute $25,000 towards efforts to temporarily open a code blue shelter at 144 E. Fulton St. in the coming weeks, while organizers of a proposed code blue shelter at the former YWCA on Bleecker Street continue to look for a permanent solution for next ...

Arts center to offer songwriting workshop online

Community News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts will host a virtual songwriting workshop led by local musician Bill Ackerbauer. The workshop will take place remotely, via the video conference platform Zoom, at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28. The cost will be $30. Ackerbauer will introduce ...

Fulton County Public Health Press Release on COVID-19 Vaccine

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Public Health Department on Thursday issued more public information about the COVID-19 vaccines. Health officials said in a news release they wanted to issue “some key points” regarding the COVID vaccine: The two vaccines that are currently utilized will ...

MVH receives 14.8K donation

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Mountain Valley Hospice of Gloversville has received a $14,800 donation from the local chapter of 100 Women Who Care, an organization of local philanthropists. The gift is a result of a November 2020 online meeting where members learned that MVH is raising money to refurbish the ...

Nigra center to hold multi-media art show

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will have this year’s spring art show. This exhibition is open to works of any media from all artists — local, regional and beyond, according to a news release. This show will be on display from Feb. 11, to March 25. ...

St. Mary’s releases statement on vaccines

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The St. Mary’s Healthcare and Montgomery County do not know when or if they will receive more COVID-19 vaccines at this time, according to a news release. To date they have administered close to 2,000 doses in Montgomery County and have been assured that they will be getting ...

COVID-19 at schools cause more quarantines

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Students in one of the seventh-grade teams at Gloversville Middle School will receive fully remote instruction through the end of the week as 10 staff members are under quarantine following two confirmed positive coronavirus cases. The Gloversville Enlarged School District on ...

Stefanik votes against Trump impeachment

Local News

For the second time in as many years, North Country Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against impeaching President Donald Trump on Wednesday, saying she “vehemently opposed” what she called a “snap impeachment.” Nevertheless, the House impeached Trump on one count of “incitement of ...

BOS appoint election commissioners

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday appointed the two major parties’ election commissioners to two-year terms, including a new Democratic Party commissioner. The appointments were on the recommendations of each party’s formal committees, and terms run until Dec. ...

County Ethic Board chairman needed

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday made many 2021 appointments to various groups, including the county Ethics Board, which now seeks a chairman. The Board of Supervisors typically starts the year by making various appointments and reappointments to bodies serving ...

Shawn Cleland given Dowd humanitarian award

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Mountain Valley Hospice announced Shawn M. Cleland as the recipient of the third annual Nancy J. Dowd Humanitarian Award. The NDHA honors the memory of MVH’s first executive director who established the four-county hospice service 33 years ago and also built the eight-bed ...