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Support local businesses by shopping on Small Business Saturday

Community News

The U.S. Small Business Administration is once again partnering with organizations across the country this holiday shopping season to celebrate Small Business Saturday — a day to honor and support small businesses for being the backbone of local communities, according to a news release. ...

Backpack Heroes

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Displaced locals without the necessities to face the winter months will receive support from the Boulevard Elementary School Kindness Club whose members stuffed code blue backpacks with cold weather essentials this month to be handed out to those in need. The Kindness Club at ...

Johnson Hall annual open house set

Community News

JOHNSTOWN – Johnson Hall State Historic Site will be gearing up for the holiday season with its annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 6 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Johnson Hall will be decorated for the holiday season and will feature live 18th century music performed by Liaison Plaisantes. Reenactors ...

Business incubator unveiled

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Board of Directors on Friday heard plans for the marketing of the agency’s new business incubator to seek tenants to fill the co-working space. The business incubator and co-working space is located on the second floor of the CRG ...

Company courts city for savings

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A Connecticut firm gave a presentation recently to the Common Council on possible utility savings for the city it says it can offer. Tony Procopio and Kirk Horan, connected with the ST Network, outlined those potential savings for the council during its meeting at City Hall. The ...

Winter parking rules go into effect

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — If it’s December, it’s time for vehicles not to be parked on city streets during overnight hours. Police Chief David Gilbo reminded the public through a recent report before the Common Council that the annual all-night city parking ban that runs through April goes into ...

B-P readies for Capital Projects

Local News

BROADALBIN — The board of education discussed starting the Perth phase of the Capital Project within the next few weeks at its Monday evening meeting. Stephen Tomlinson, district superintendent, said he’s hopeful to begin work on the Perth campus after bids come in mid-January. He said ...

FFCS class of 2021 learn more about their 1921 counterpart

In Brief

FONDA — When Fonda-Fultonville High School Principal Aaron Grady found pictures of the Class of 1921 in a storage vault the school basement, he knew they were special, according to a news release. There were also photos from the classes of 1897, 1903 and 1922. “I recognized the ...

FFCS board slated to meet on Dec. 5

In Brief

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education has scheduled a curriculum committee meeting at 4 p.m. Dec. 5 in the superintendent’s office, according to a news release.

OptOutside at Schoharie Crossing

In Brief

FORT HUNTER — The Friends of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site invites participants to hike a trail from Yankee Hill Lock, Queen Ann Road, to the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Bridge, Amsterdam, as part of the OptOutside movement beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, according to a news release. ...

Pet photos with Santa on Dec. 7

In Brief

DOLGEVILLE — The Dolgeville Christmas on Main Street event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 with a “furry friends photos with Santa” at the George Ward Memorial Library, North Main Street, Herkimer County, according to a news release. Bring pets as well as children for ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Unsafe move leads to weapons charge CANAJOHARIE —Aleksey Voyevodin, 40, of West Springfield Mass. was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession a firearm/weapon and moving from lane unsafely by state police on Wednesday. Troopers said Voyevodin was charged following a traffic stop ...

What’s To do?

Whats To Do

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. ∫ Fall art show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, Gloversville, ...

Rowback wins councilman-at-large seat

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The release of official election results by the Fulton County Board or Elections on Tuesday revealed William Rowback Jr. as the winner of the heated race for councilman-at-large against incumbent Steven Smith by 44 votes. Unofficial results from the Nov. 5 elections released ...

RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN STARTING

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Thanksgiving day most commonly heralds the start of the holiday season, but for the Salvation Army of Fulton County Thursday will officially kick off the annual Red Kettle Campaign that sees volunteer bell ringers out at local businesses collecting donations that support ...

Trail paved and open to the public

Local News

AMSTERDAM — The re-paving of Montgomery County’s 40-mile section of the 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail has been completed and is ready for bike and pedestrian use in time for Thanksgiving weekend. Montgomery County and state representatives celebrated the newly refurbished bike and ...

Write-in candidate wins Stratford supervisor job

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Elections on Tuesday officially certified the results of the Nov. 5 general election, which didn’t change outcomes but did certify a write-in candidate as the new town of Stratford supervisor. Board Deputy Commissioner Cinda Spraker verified Tuesday ...