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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 ...

Man arrested for car larcenies

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PALATINE BRIDGE — A 29-year-old man faces petit larceny charges after allegedly stealing a wallet from an unlocked vehicle, according to the Montgomery County sheriff’s office. According to a press release, Emelio W. Mauceri, of 93 E. Grand St., was charged on March 3 with petit larceny ...

St. Mary’s updates visitation regulations

Local News

AMSTAERDAM — As part of St. Mary’s Healthcare’s comprehensive preparedness response for the COVID-19 outbreak, St. Mary’s and Ascension has evaluated their visitor procedures. Updated visitor restrictions The current visitor policy is changing to suspend all routine patient ...

Amedure running for State Senate

Community News

Richard Amedure, a decorated former New York State Trooper, has officially announced his candidacy for the State Senate, according to a news release. The seat, which includes Montgomery County, is currently held by state Sen. George Amedore, who is retiring this year and has given Amedure a ...

Area Cancellations

Community 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 Holy Trinity Church, 205 Glebe St. in Johnstown, Mother Teresa’s Closet scheduled for today has been canceled. ∫ The Broadalbin ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man charged after vehicle pursuit JOHNSTOWN — Devon M. Morby, 23, of 218 E. Main St., Amsterdam, was charged by city police at 10:26 p.m. March 9 with felony counts of fourth-degree grand larceny and third-degree grand larceny. Police said Morby was charged on Route 29 in Galway. Members ...