Johnstown planning bigger police presence at next fireworks display

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The city is planning a “bigger” police presence at next year’s annual fireworks show at Knox Field because the event is getting larger, officials said. The event has become huge every summer for the city, and this year’s recent “Star Spangled Fireworks Celebration” ...

DEC seeks public comment on feeding and hunting proposals

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ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing changes to current deer feeding and bear hunting regulations. Public comments will be accepted until Sept. 1 on proposals related to feeding wild deer and moose, including the permitting of 4-Poster devices, ...

Music at the library

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GLOVERSVILLE — The musicians of the Caroga Lake Music Festival will be performing tonight at the Gloversville Public Library, 58 E. Fulton St., from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. In 2017, CLMF played a fundraiser concert in support of the Gloversville Library renovations. This performance will mark ...

Ice cream social has been canceled

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JOHNSTOWN — Due to weather predictions, the Ice Cream Social, which was planned by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium for Friday in the downtown Park in Johnstown, has been canceled.

Change in city clerk’s office hours

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JOHNSTOWN — The City Hall office of City Clerk Carrie Allen will undergo a temporary change in hours for three days next week. The office will be closed to the public from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Special board of ed meeting on Friday

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MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District will hold a special board of education meeting at 4:15 p.m. Friday in the district office in executive session for one contract item, according to a news release.

Caroga board is set to meet on Monday

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CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga town supervisor has scheduled a meeting for 9 a.m. Monday at town hall, according to a news release. The board will conduct any and all business to come before them.

Heart disease group to meet on Tuesday

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JOHNSTOWN — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, will have the Women with Heart Disease support group meeting from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at their wellness center, 2 Colonial Court, according to a news release. This ...

Ambulance service meeting minutes

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NORTHVILLE — The Northampton Ambulance held their regular monthly meeting on July 9, with 16 members in attendance, according to a news release. The calls responded to in June are as follows: Northampton, five; Northville, five; and Hope, two. The new members accepted are as follows: ...

Bigfoot presentation set for Monday night

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GLOVERSVILLE — Tri-City NY Paramormal Society will be presenting their research and findings on one of the most well known illusive creatures of global infamy. Whether you prefer to call it Sasquatch or Bigfoot, come learn more about the creature of infamy at the Gloversville Public Library ...

Chicken barbecue slated for July 27

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CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Fish and Game Club will have a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 at Campers Corner store, 3044 Route 29A, (across from Caroga Lake Campground), according to a news release. The price is $10 presale; $12 at the door which includes 1/2 chicken, potato, ...

What’s to do

Community News

Artwork Ongoing ∫ Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends. ∫ First membership art show exhibit: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man arrested for suspended registration PALANTINE — Kenneth L. Garrison, 66, of 1186 Latimer Hill Road, Canajoharie was charged on Thursday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for driving on a suspended registration and an uninspected motor vehicle. Garrison was stopped on Route 5 for ...

Akins sentenced to 20 years to life

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Delaney Akins was sentenced to 20 years to life imprisonment in Fulton County Court on Tuesday for kidnapping and assaulting a Gloversville man last August. Akins, 27, of Manhattan, received sentences of 20 years to life for first-degree kidnapping, two 20 year sentences for two ...

Teen pleads to sexual abuse

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JOHNSTOWN — A 16-year-old admitted to having sexual contact with a child under the age of 11 on a Broadalbin-Perth school bus as part of a plea agreement the teen accepted in Fulton County Court on Tuesday. Dominick M. Young, 16, pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse, a class D ...

House fire displaces family

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GLOVERSVILLE — A family of five has been displaced following a fire at their First Street home that broke out late on Tuesday night. Members of the Gloversville and Johnstown Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported porch fire at 23 First St. at 11:37 p.m. on Tuesday. The front porch ...

Officials neutral about solar farm

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Planning Board on Tuesday remained neutral on a Massachusetts company’s project for a solar farm at the former Gloversville landfill property in the town of Johnstown. The board voted at the Fort Johnstown Annex to stay out of the project, in which Ameresco ...

Officials: ‘Bear with us’ on unkempt lawns

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JOHNSTOWN — City officials have three words to tell the public regarding overgrown lawns in violation of city codes: “Bear with us.” The city Fire Department’s codes enforcement office and the city Department of Public Works work together during any given summer on lawns whose grass ...

Zoning laws discussed in Northville

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By BRIANA O’HARA The Leader-Herald NORTHVILLE — The village board has been in the process of reviewing the changes made to the proposed updated zoning and subdivision laws that were made by the zoning committee. Mayor John Spaeth said the board has been holding workshops to review ...

Board approves tower upgrade purchases

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JOHNSTOWN — Purchases to improve tower communications for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department were approved last week by the Board of Supervisors. The board authorized purchase of four LED monitors at a cost of $7,400 for use in the sheriff’s Dispatch Center on Route 29. Sheriff ...