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Open house hour offered at church

In Brief

BLEECKER — Since the Bleecker Community Church’s regular worship service is canceled, the church will offer an open house hour from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Sunday during this health crisis. This will be on a “drop-in-come and go basis” at any time during the hour stated, according to ...

A Rainbow After The Storm

Local News

MOHAWK VALLEY — To help spread happiness and positivity throughout the local community during this time of isolation and social distancing, thousands of people across the globe are taking part in the #518RainbowHunt movement. The Rainbow Hunt is a movement in which community members across ...

Quilt Day Baby

Community News

Photo submitted New baby, Carson David, and his parents are presented with a unique, handmade quilt created by the Sew Busy Quilt Guild. A unique handmade quilt presented to the first baby born at St. Mary’s on National Quilting Day, March 21, by the Sew Busy Quilting Guild. Parents Andrea ...

Board of Elections seeking voting delay

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The two Fulton County Board of Elections commissioners are in step with their counterparts calling on a delay in the state’s election process because of the coronavirus outbreak. Republican Commissioner Lee Hollenbeck said Tuesday he and Democratic Commissioner John Zawadzki ...

GJSD gives nod to paid leave

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education approved three resolutions to benefit district employees during absences due to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday night. District officials met in special session, once again in virtual fashion over the internet, to ...

Contract approved for engineering

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to award a contract to Steven E. Smith P.E. Civil & Architectural Engineering to provide engineering services to the city by a split vote. Action on the resolution was previously tabled during the March 10 meeting after ...

Bishop named superintendent at Fort Plain

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FORT PLAIN — After the retirement of their interim superintendent, Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education has selected John Bishop to lead the district as its next superintendent. Bishop, who is the current principal of Poestenkill Elementary School in the Averill Park ...

Wastewater rates rose by three percent

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JOHNSTOWN — The residential rate for users of the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility increased by nearly 3 percent in 2019, according to the facility’s annual report released recently. The 2019 report said the rate jumped by 2.8 percent; while the average industrial ...

Area cancellations

Local News

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily: Events ∫ The Resource Center for Independent Living is postponing the chair yoga for caregivers event, originally scheduled for Thursday, due to the ...

Twin Cities Council of Churches food pantry has moved, open

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Twin Cities Council of Churches Food Pantry has moved to 21 N. Market St., into the One Church Street building across the street from St. John’s Episcopal Church, according to a news release. The food pantry is open to any resident of the 12095 zip code from 9 a.m. to ...

Broadalbin-Perth Middle School honor rolls

Community News

BROADALBIN — Congratulations to all of the students who achieved honor roll, high honor roll, or principal’s list for the second quarter at Broadalbin-Perth Middle School. Principal’s List Grade 6 Brandon Adams; Gretchen Angel; Riley Bakuzonis; Gabriel Berrocales; Gianna Bianco; ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Accident leads to drunk driving charge MAYFIELD — A 23-year-old woman was charged on Monday by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies following a report of a vehicle off the roadway on Route 29A, in the town. Hailey P. Hinman of Cornish, New Hampshire was located at the scene and interviewed. ...

Courts suspend non-essential functions

Local News

FULTON COUNTY — All non-essential court proceedings in the state have been halted until further notice following an administrative order from state Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks and related executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo as part of the ongoing efforts to prevent the spread ...

Local teen helps tornado victims

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — City teen Alexis Houser had heard of coronavirus, but was undaunted in her mission to help those in need in Tennessee. She recently went to the Nashville area to assist those who lost everything in the catastrophic March 2 and 3 tornadoes. The 19-year-old Fulton-Montgomery ...

Four arrests made following vehicle stop

Local News

PALATINE BRIDGE — Two males and two female juveniles were arrested on March 17 on drug charges following a traffic stop in the village for alleged erratic driving. Deven James Allman, 22, of 598 Madison Ave., Apt., 3, Albany was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and ...

Supervisors approve legal services contract

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently approved a contract with a law firm for legal services related to emergency medical services planning. The board authorized a $3,750 contract with Pinsky Law Group PLLC of Syracuse for legal services for the county Emergency ...

Common Council approves local law pertaining to fees

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JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council last week approved a local law amending the City Code of Ordinances. Approved at City Hall was an amendment to Chapter 18 that pertains to streets, sidewalks and public places. The resolution approved by the council pertains to three articles. The first ...

Area cancellations

Local News

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily: Events ∫ The Resource Center for Independent Living is postponing the chair yoga for caregivers event, originally scheduled for Thursday, due to the ...