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Gloversville Common Council gives nod for events

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing the city Recreation Commission to spend an estimated $8,500 on the calendar of events they will organize and contribute to this year.


More problems for Fulton County ambulance services

JOHNSTOWN — The acquisition of a 60-day certificate of need by the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps to provide emergency services to territories previously covered by the Ambulance Service of Fulton County has caused questions to arise over the Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ op


Fulton County’s new Neighborhood Plan set

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s $100,000 New Neighborhood Plan involving a school safety project included in the county’s 2019 Capital Plan was established by the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building.


Card readings set for next week

GLOVERSVILLE — Christina Ponzi will provide card readings from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 27, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Each person will receive a 15-minute private reading while enjoying coffee, tea and light refreshments.


Intermediate class on photography set

GLOVERSVILLE — Todd Bailey will teach Photography 201 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 27 at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The class is for people who have either completed his introduction to photography class or consider themselves to have a basic understanding of core photograph


New York food stamp benefits to be released early

ALBANY, N.Y. — All recipients of food stamps in New York will receive their March benefits a week earlier than scheduled. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the early release is to ease the burden on those who stretched February’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits during the federal government


Men sentenced for terrorist threats

JOHNSTOWN — Two Glove Cities men convicted of making terrorist threats to police and a private firm were recently sentenced in separate Fulton County Court cases. Gary Bernard, 45, of Carpenter Street, Gloversville, was sentenced Feb. 7 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to time already served, as


Section II Basketball Tournaments: Area hoop teams set for sectionals

While Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville and Gloversville are idle after receiving first-round byes in the respective brackets, seven local boys basketball teams will begin their quest for sectional championships this week.


LOVETT: Goodbye and farewell — reflections on 25 years covering the New York State Capitol

ALBANY — This Monday marks the seventh anniversary of this column — and its last day. After 30 years as a reporter — and seven straight years of never missing a single Monday with the column—I am leaving the Daily News and the journalism business.


Health screenings planned in city

JOHNSTOWN — HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, will hold four health screenings on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its wellness center, 2 Colonial Court.


Thruway plow struck for second time in less than a week

The state Thruway Authority says for the second time in less than a week, a Thruway plow was struck while it was engaged in snow and ice operations. An Amsterdam maintenance plow was struck Sunday night from behind by a tractor trailer, injuring both drivers.


New York State Funding Should Help Ease Waiting Lists

The weather the last few weeks has really reminded us what WNY winters can dish out. It’s seems like it’s been a long time since we have had such cold temperatures and dangerously cold wind chills, not to mention blowing and drifting snow. Since February is heart month, I just want to remind older a


Annual Walleye Challenge brings fishers, family and friends together

MAYFIELD — This year’s Walleye Challenge did what it was supposed to do. It rewarded people who like ice fishing, brought families and friends together, and drew tourists to Fulton County.


Numerology class scheduled for Wed.

GLOVERSVILLE — Christina Ponzi, will teach about numerology from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The workshop will teach the basics of numerology, how to identify your life path, your soul’s urge and your expression/destiny number, according to a n


City man gets prison for drugs

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man convicted of possessing crack cocaine was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court to three years in state prison. Billy W. Singleton, 26, of South Main Street, was sentenced Feb 13 by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to the prison time, as well as two years post-rele


Villages discuss wastewater treatment plant operations

FONDA — Fonda’s Board of Trustees invited Fultonville officials to meet Feb. 11 to discuss the operations of their joint wastewater treatment plant. Fonda Mayor William Peeler video-called into the meeting, while officials from both villages gathered at Fonda’s Municipal Building.


Paul Nigra Center to host photography class

GLOVERSVILLE — Todd Bailey, will teach an introduction to photography from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 26, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Bailey will teach how to create better images with a smartphone or DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. This is a beginner’s class.


Gasoline prices fall in NY state, but national average rises

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Gasoline prices in New York state fell another 3.3 cents per gallon last week, settling at an average of $2.47 on Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com. But the national average crept upward for the second straight week.


Prosecutors seek max for ex-Saratoga deputy convicted of child pornography

ALBANY -- Federal prosecutors are recommending the maximum -- 10 years in prison -- for a former Saratoga County Sheriff's deputy convicted last summer of having child pornography on his home computer.


Trial date set in MacVilla murder case

JOHNSTOWN – A trial has been scheduled for an Oppenheim man accused of killing 21-year-old St. Johnsville woman Michaela MacVilla. Daniel A. Nellis Sr., 45, of 758 County Highway 108, appeared in Fulton County Court today, where a trial was scheduled for June 3 at the court.