Christmas parade set for Saturday

Community News

GLOVERSVILLE — The 5th Annual Fulton County Area News Gloversville Christmas Parade is set to take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday. In recognition of her dedication toward aiding the Salvation Army of Fulton County Christmas Toy Drive the parade’s Grand Marshal will be 12-year-old Bella ...

Transit system slated to close for Holiday

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Transit System will be closed on Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The regular schedule will resume Friday. For more information, call (518) 773-4528, according to a news release.

Shop, mingle and jingle sale scheduled

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The Fort Hunter Free Library will be holding a shop, mingle and jingle vendor and craft sale from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the old town hall and library, 167 Fort Hunter Road, according to a news release. There will be approximately 20 vendors and crafters at the event, with ...

Water commissioners to meet on Monday

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Board of Water Commissioners will have its next meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Gloversville Water Department, 67-73 S. Main St., according to a news release.

Schine on the Holidays set

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Schine on the Holidays—2019 exhibit at the Historic Schine Memorial Hall, 26-40 N. Main St., is focusing this year on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the women’s suffrage movement. The Big Tree room is featuring the 2009 raffle quilt made by a group of local women ...

Parking rules for parade

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GLOVERSVILLE — Parking restrictions will be put in place downtown on Saturday for the 2019 Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade, according to a news release. Police said on Saturday, members of the department will be assisting with the festivities associated with the Tree Lighting Ceremony and ...

Class prepares meals for food pantry

Community News

FORT PLAIN — A lesson about nutrition in a food science class at Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School inspired students and their teacher to prepare and donate meals to an area food pantry, according to a news release. Using an anonymous monetary donation, Cory Cooley’s students recently ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man charged with drug possession JOHNSTOWN — George R. James, 19, of was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by state police on Saturday. Driver facing drunk driving charges AMSTERDAM —Patrick J. Burroughs, 28, of Amsterdam was charged with driving ...

Questions on Glebe closure unanswered

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will vote Dec. 5 on the proposed closure of Glebe Street Elementary School, but questions were left unanswered during Monday night’s public hearing on closure. About 35 people attended the hearing at Johnstown High ...

Officials adopt ’20 budget

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday adopted a 2020 county budget carrying a 1 percent average tax rate hike after an unsuccessful attempt by some supervisors to lower the budget further to a zero rate hike for next year. Adoption of the county budget followed a ...

Election results remain same

Local News

FONDA — As the official 2019 election results have been tallied, there were no races affected by absentee ballots within Montgomery County. However, starting in January, area residents will be seeing some new faces as many officials seeking re-election lost to their opponents. Starting ...

Meatland building demolished, future plans unknown

Local News

BROADALBIN — The building which housed Meatland, the 40-year-old local business that was destroyed in a fire in February, was completely torn down Nov. 18. Village of Broadalbin Mayor Lawrence Cornell made the announcement last week during the village’s regular board meeting. ...

Grim message given by Armao

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Women Democrats and Friends welcomed a special guest in journalist Rosemary Armao during their luncheon on Nov. 16 at the Holiday Inn. Armao was a tenured associate professor of journalism at the State University at Albany from 2008 to 2017, and remains an adjunct ...

Permit change will up sewer costs

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The state notified the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility it intends to modify the facility’s State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, or SPDES permit. The permit governs the Glove Cities sewage treatment plant’s daily operation on Union ...