Amsterdam Fire Department selects new chief

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AMSTERDAM — A new Amsterdam fire chief has been selected to replace former chief Michael Whitty who recently retired. Anthony Agresta was selected as Amsterdam’s new fire chief. His first official day was Feb. 1 in which he is now in command of a staff of 33 sworn in firefighters. ...

CRG using tracking system

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is using a tracking system to log in its business meetings and incoming leads, county legislators heard last week. CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters recently told the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment ...

Supervisors accept $492K grant fund

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JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Board of Supervisors committee recently accepted $491,882 in state Interoperable Communications Grant funding. County Emergency Management Director Steven Santa Maria requested the Public Safety Committee accept the grant money at the County Office ...

D.E.C. accepts new compliance plan

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s Local Solid Waste Management Plan compliance report — due to the state biannually — was approved by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. County Department of Solid Waste Director David Rhodes recently informed the Board of Supervisors’ ...

Annual chili cook-off scheduled for Sunday

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JOHNSTOWN — The seventh annual chili cook-off to benefit the Fulton County Regional Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Hales Mills Country Club, 146 Steele Road. The event will include music by Cleenstreet, beer by Stump City ...

Volunteers sought for meal packaging

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BROADALBIN — Three hundred volunteers are being sought to package meals for shipment during the community’s annual Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging Party, which starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Robert C. Munn Gymnasium at Broadalbin-Perth High School. Adults and children as young as 4 ...

NCS school board to meet on Tuesday

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NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s lower-level conference room, according to a news release.

Stand-up comedy show and dinner set

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AMSTERDAM — A stand-up comedy night dinner and show will be held on Saturday at Parillo’s Armory Grill, 67 Bridge St. Cocktail hour will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., buffet dinner from 7:30 to 8:30, and show from 9 p.m. Dinner and show will cost $40 per person with reservations ...

Classes scheduled at Paul Nigra Center

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Mardi Gras and royal icing sugar cookies are classes for the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, according to a news release. Denise Dickson will be the chef of the following two classes. The cost of either class is $25 for pre-registration; $45 at door ...

Gentle yoga class slated for Wednesdays

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GLOVERSVILLE — The following class is for the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, according to a news release. ∫ From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays Feb.12,19,26, will be gentle yoga in the yoga room. Dori Daknis will be the instructor. The cost is $12 per class with members ...

Tri-county blotter

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Traffic stop leads to DWI, other charges MAYFIELD — Sheila A. Brown, 50, of Saratoga Springs was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday with driving while intoxicated — 0.08 percent or higher blood alcohol content, failure to keep right, operating without a license, and ...

Pine Brook subdivision reviewed

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GLOVERSVILLE — The city Planning Board on Tuesday initiated the review of a subdivision application seeking to divide the former Pine Brook Golf Club on South Main Street into four parcels. The center parcel that would be created is eyed for the development of a solar farm, complicating the ...

Voters approve $9.4 million capital project at OESJ 

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — Oppenhiem-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District will be getting some more upgrades after its $9.4 million capital project was approved by the community. The proposed project, which is expected to break ground in 2021, was passed on Tuesday with a tentative vote ...

‘Year of the Glove’ deemed success

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s “Year of the Glove” activities in 2019 were deemed a success by county Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino. In her monthly report issued recently to the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee, she alluded to events last year ...

Veterans Services Director to attend meeting

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Veterans Service Agency Director Daniel Engel — as a New York state representative — will be attending and discussing veteran concerns at an important upcoming conference in Washington D.C. The Board of Supervisors’ Human Services Committee recently approved ...