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Sheriff’s awarded $186K grant

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department is receiving a $186,017 state Public Safety Answering Points Operations Grant for 2020. The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Service’s Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications recently announced Public ...

Audit: GESD finances pass, for the most part

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education on Monday heard results from the district’s annual audit for the 2018-19 school year. Audit Manager Christopher Healy of Marvin and Company briefed the board on the largely positive findings from the annual audit ...

Fulton County gives nod to OFA contracts

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors recently approved the proposed 2020 contracts for the county Office for Aging/Youth. Contracts were approved in two areas — the OFA and the Fulton County Youth Bureau. The OFA/Youth contracts with many community agencies within Fulton County to provide ...

Community forum held for GJSD

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education conducted a community forum Tuesday night at Johnstown High School on a future “vision” for the district and will continue to be soliciting public input until Oct. 18. “It was the same type of format that the ...

Bluesman to play at Glen hall

Local News

GLEN — Blues craftsman Guy Davis will perform at Glen Conservancy Hall, 1538 Route 161, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. According to a news release, Davis once said, “I like antiques and old things, old places, that still have the dust of those who have gone before us lying upon ...

Lecture on women and bicycling set for Saturday at Johnson Hall

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JOHNSTOWN — Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Ave., will host a lecture on the history of women and bicycling at 1 p.m. Saturday in the site’s center hall. Kjirsten Gustavson will present “Woman on a Wheel,” a program that will celebrate both the bicycle and the spirit of ...

‘Beartown’ talk at the Wells library

In Brief

WELLS — The Virginia Hosley Free Library, 1438 Route 30, will hold a book discussion of “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman. The discussion will take place on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. in the library. Beartown is a tiny community nestled deep in the forest. Down by the lake there is an old ice ...

Fonda-Fultonville class of ’79 reunion

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The 40th reunion party for the Fonda-Fultonville class of 1979 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hales Mills Country Club, 146 Steele Road. Classmate Ray Dykeman has offered to host the reunion for $15 per person. Come join in the fun, music included. ...

Pet adoption event slated for Saturday

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The third annual FurEver Homes Adoption Event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Harvey’s Home, Garden and Pet, 250 N. Comrie Ave., on Saturday. This free event is a joint operation of Coldwell Banker Arlene M. Sitterly and Harvey’s. The event will feature live ...

Tarot card event slated for Oct. 20

In Brief

CHARLESTON —The Charleston Historical Society will be hosting a program on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. titled History of Tarot Cards. The program will feature guest speaker Sue Pacillo, certified professional tarot card reader. In 1998, Pacillo was mentored in tarot card reading by her ...

Halloween parade slated for Oct. 19

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The city’s annual Halloween parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. on Guy Park Avenue, sponsored by the Amsterdam Elks Lodge. The parade will begin at the corner of Guy Park Avenue and Evelyn avenues down to Wall Street. The review stand will be at the office of ...

Bridge celebration

Community News

Photos submitted Above, state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, right, presented city Mayor Michael Villa and Amsterdam City Planner Amanda Bearcroft with a New York State Assembly Proclamation in recognition of the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Bridge upon its national designation as one of ...

Enhanced security training measures slated for NLH

Community News

GLOVERSVILLE — Nathan Littauer Hospital announced it has provided Rescue Task Force training for its security staff. The hospital’s Rescue Task Force program is focused on working with local law enforcement and first responders to reduce casualties during high-risk emergency situations. ...

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. ∫ Fourth annual New York state summer art show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 ...

Tri—county blotter

Police Blotter

Driver charged with being drug impaired AMSTERDAM — Nicholas Spaulding, 24, of 36 Steele Ave., Gloversville was charged on Oct. 4, by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies with driving while ability impaired by drugs. Deputies said Spaulding was involved in a single vehicle crash on ...

Man faces two felonies in stabbing

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — A city man is facing two felony charges after he allegedly stabbed another man multiple times on Yale Street following an argument on Monday night. Justin R. Hill, 31, of 108 Yale St., was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a deadly ...

City may cut taxes by 2.25%

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GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Vincent DeSantis on Tuesday presented his draft of the 2020 city budget to the Common Council proposing a 2.68 percent reduction in total spending over the current year to $18.4 million and a 2.25 percent property tax cut to a rate of $19.50 per $1,000 of assessed ...

Broadalbin to enact law to tax future solar farms

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BROADALBIN — The town introduced Local Law Four of 2019 during its regular meeting Tuesday that would not allow solar farms to be tax exempt. Town Attorney Carmen Greco said the purpose of the law is to opt out of the Real Property Tax Law section 487 to capture tax revenue from the ...