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GJSD officials: District is doing better financially this year

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District officials said Thursday the district is doing much better financially than last year — a proposed 9 percent tax levy hike compared to a 14 percent increase originally estimated for this year. The district is also touting $1.2 million in ...

Law enforcement sees rise in scam reports

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AMSTERDAM — Local law enforcement agencies have had a spike in scam calls since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Amsterdam Police Department have reported that residents have been called by a company promising to give all the ...

Foothills Art Council makes big plans for 2020

Local News

AMSTERDAM — The Foothills Arts Council began as a way of encouraging the arts downtown — and beyond. “We started in 2017 with just an idea,” said Jay Towne, its president. “I couldn’t be happier the way we’re going.” The group is collaborating with other organizations, ...

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 Broadalbin Youth Commission Home Show and Craft Fair, schedule for today and Sunday, has been canceled. ∫ The Strikes for Strays ...

Water board slated to meet on Monday

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The city Water Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Water Department building on East Main Street. The city water superintendent position will be discussed.

Montgomery County seeking nominations to recognize small businesses

In Brief

FONDA — Montgomery County will be accepting nominations for a new monthly series focusing on small businesses, according to a news release. In recognizing the locations and businesses that not only make the county special but are giving back to the community, Montgomery County Executive ...

Edinburg closes town offices

In Brief

EDINBURG — The town has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. The town offices are closed to the public, minimizing direct contact with anyone for the well being of all. Anyone needing assistance can contact the town hall via telephone at (518) 863-2034; e-mail: ...

Hispanic Catholics asked to skip healing sites amid outbreak

Community News

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — For years, Orlando Marquez and his family made the pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, a Catholic sanctuary located in northern New Mexico and known as the “Lourdes of America.” Healing sand from its “el pocito” possesses the power to cure illness and fight ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Snowmobiling while intoxicated charged MAYFIELD — Brandon P. Green, 24, of 28 William St., Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies March 12 with snowmobiling while intoxicated, imprudent speed, and reckless operation. Deputies said he was involved in a snowmobile ...

Fulton County has first case of virus

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — State and Fulton County authorities on Thursday confirmed that Fulton County has its first positive case of coronavirus, who is in self-quarantine. The state Department of Health confirmed the county now has one case. It was also confirmed by Fulton County Emergency Management ...

Nathan Littauer suspends all visitation

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Area hospitals this week closed their doors to all visitors following guidelines from the state Department of Health to protect and maintain the health and safety of patients and staff amid the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. Locally, Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing ...

Where to get help, questions answered

Local News

MOHAWK VALLEY —As there have been more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases across New York state, with two confirmed cases in Montgomery County and one confirmed case in Fulton County, there has been confusion as to what to do with concerns of the virus and where to call to have those concerns ...

City to purchase two trucks

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council this week voted to purchase two garbage trucks for the city— one used and one new. City Engineer Christopher Vose said the council approved awarding a bid to Joe Johnson equipment, and purchasing a $125,000 used 2017 Western Star truck. “We’re hoping ...

Fulton County reduces staffing levels

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JOHNSTOWN — As a precautionary measure related to the coronavirus spread, and in accordance with the recent Executive Order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Fulton County government has reduced its staffing levels by 50 percent through March 31. In addition, most county office locations will ...

Staffing levels reduced by 50%

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — As a precautionary measure related to the coronavirus — COVID-19 — spread, and in accordance with the recent Executive Order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Fulton County government has reduced its staffing levels by 50 percent through March 23. In addition, most county ...

Testing not intended for all people

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Public Health Department has sent out a new announcement regarding coronavirus testing. More cases of COVID-19 are expected in New York state in the coming days. Many people will get sick, but based on what is known about this virus, most people will not ...

FFCSD board to hold budget workshop

In Brief

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education’s monthly meeting and budget workshop will take place on Monday, March 23 as scheduled in the middle school multi-purpose room, starting at 6 p.m. To protect the health and safety of the board members, district staff ...

Sheriff’s office closed to public

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division is currently closed to the public until further notice. However, the office is staffed and most services are being provided. All transactions are being provided by mail, according to a news release. The pistol permit ...

Canjo board of education to meet

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly business meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in the high school conference room, according to a news release. The agendas are available on Board Docs. The physical BOE meeting will be closed ...

Members for BOE seats needed

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District qualified residents who are interested in seeking a seat on the board of education must file a petition for nomination which must be signed by at least 30 qualified voters of the district, according to a news release. The petitions can be ...