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Area Cancellations

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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 Walter Elwood Nature Club meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Horace J. Inman Senior Center, has been canceled. ∫ St. Mary’s Church ...

Hannaford to hold special shopping time for seniors

Community News

Hannaford Supermarkets announced effective Tuesday, March 24, that its stores will offer dedicated shopping hours for people age 60 and older, as well as those with compromised immune systems. Stores will open early from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday through Thursday to service this vulnerable ...

Schools step up to the plate to feed kids

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — With school buildings shut down for coronavirus prevention, the Greater Johnstown School District is being proactive when it comes to feeding district students, right outside of Johnstown High School. Starting Tuesday, the city school system implemented a program in which school ...

First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Fulton County

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — State and Fulton County authorities this morning confirmed that Fulton County has its first positive case of coronavirus. The state Department of Health confirmed the county now has one case. It was also confirmed by Fulton County Emergency Management Director Steven Santa ...

Visitors no longer allowed

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Housing Authority Interim Executive Director Damaris Carbone on Wednesday notified residents of Kingsboro Towers and Forest Hills Towers that visitors will be prohibited at both senior residential buildings until further notice. The prohibition on outside visitors ...

Board OK’s solar PILOT agreement

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently approved a resolution requiring a pilot agreement for Gloversville Community Solar, LLC in the town of Johnstown, which allows a $50,000 PILOT agreement to start. The company plans to build and operate a solar energy system on ...

Fort Plain woman found guilty on felony drug charges

Local News

FONDA — A Fort Plain resident was convicted by a jury on felony drug charges March 12 following a three-day trial in Montgomery County Court. Laura K. Law, 38, of 57 Division St., was found guilty of one count of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, two counts of ...

GJSD board will meet via Google Hangout

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education’s special meeting tonight at Johnstown High School will not be open in-person to the public due to coronavirus concerns. According to district Clerk Larraina Carpenter, pursuant to the governor’s Executive Order issued ...

What to know about coronavirus, and what to do

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Public Health Department’s efforts at this time are focused concurrently on containing the spread of the new coronavirus and mitigating the impact of the virus. The agency issued a public service announcement indicating nonpharmaceutical interventions, known ...

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 Walter Elwood Nature Club meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Horace J. Inman Senior Center, has been canceled. ∫ St. Mary’s Church ...

Montgomery County OFA changes

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The following are the Montgomery County Office for the Aging, 135 Guy Park Ave., temporary changes, according to a news release. ∫ As a result of COVID19, the MCOFA is taking the following actions in an effort to keep its clients, employees and other county residents safe. ...

BP BOE to meet via videoconference

In Brief

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. The videoconferencing will be used at this meeting at the Broadalbin-Perth High School, 100 Bridge Street, Broadalbin; 154 Route 29A, Gloversville; 222 Ridge ...

Paddle the Mohawk event on June 6

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor will be having this year’s paddle the Mohawk Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6, at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site to paddle the Mohawk Valley River through locks 11 and 12, according to a news release. This half day ...

Talk on hatpins slated for April 26

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — Jean Barnoski will speak about hatpins from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at Elwood Museum, 100 Church St. She will share her knowledge of the hatpin era, the materials used to fabricate them, the sizes, shapes, styles and colors. The talk is free for museum members and $5 ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Police: Man charged after traffic stop JOHNSTOWN — Chad E. Finch Jr., 18, of 4321 Route 5S, was charged by city police at3:15 p.m. March 4 with fourth-degree criminal sale of marijuana, a misdemeanour; and an equipment violation. Police said Finch’s vehicle was stopped by members of the ...

Dozens of calls threatening violence made

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Police say businesses and healthcare facilities in Gloversville and Johnstown began receiving calls threatening violence against their facilities around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday that continued throughout the day until a person of interest was located in the vicinity of one of the ...

Local eateries feel the pinch

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Many local restaurants forced to close their dining rooms indefinitely on Monday following an executive order from Gov. Cuomo meant to curb the potential spread of the coronavirus have since been gearing up for expanded pick-up and delivery service, in some cases for the first ...

Businesses hit hard by shut down

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Many Fulton County area businesses are no different from their counterparts across the nation — closed. Some remain open, but many are closed. Less hours and less employees could take its toll on the bottom line, officials say. Some businesses are being forced to close and ...

Clean-out will lead to bad odor

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility this week is starting to clean out a 600,000-gallon tank, which may generate odors near the plant but future odors may be negated. The sewage treatment plant this week issued a public notice indicating the facility at 191 ...