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Fulton County hires new public defender
JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors last week said good-bye to the county’s longtime part-time public defender, and named a new full-time public defender to replace him.
Town of Johnstown Highway Superintendent set to retire
JOHNSTOWN — After 33 years working for the town, with his last 10 years as highway superintendent, TJ Bradt announced his retirement at the town board’s regular meeting on Monday.
These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In New York For 2019
We used science and data to determine which places in New York are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in New York.
Talk on new walking club set for Thursday
JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown 50 Plus Club, located in the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St., will host an informational presentation at 1:15 p.m. Thursday by Alyssa Craig from the Fulton County Public Health on the new Johnstown walking club. The club is lead by Alyssa and Alicia DeRuscio,
Castro sentenced to maximum for shooting, paralyzing neighbor
BALLSTON SPA — The Moreau man who was shot and paralyzed by a neighbor 14 months ago had five succinct words for his shooter Monday in Saratoga County Court. "You're not worth my time."
Local documentarist produces downtown revitalization movie
GLOVERSVILLE — A city resident will premiere his latest short documentary, “Rising Downtowns,” at the Gloversville Public Library on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Greg Hitchcock is a longtime print journalist who began making documentary films in recent years, primarily focusing on issues facing the local com
Using the world as a classroom
For children who are schooled at home by their parents, the world is their classroom. Home schooling “is a lifestyle–you’re learning all the time,” said Sheri Brewer of Johnstown, who teaches her two children, ages eight and 10. For instance, a family trip to Niagara Falls was an opportunity to lear
‘Polar Express’ reading planned
GLOVERSVILLE — Join the Gloversville Public Library for the annual reading of the “Polar Express” on Friday at 4 p.m. There will be singing and treats along with a visit from “the Conductor.” A themed story time will be held at the Gloversville Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Holiday schedule for library released
GLOVERSVILLE — The following is the holiday schedule for the Gloversville Public Library, according to a news release. ∫ Dec. 24, and 25, for Christmas, and will re-open at 10 a.m. Dec. 26.
Spray park design given nod by Gloversville Common Council
GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council has awarded a bid for preliminary design services for a spray park proposed for construction in Trail Station Park. Fifth Ward Councilman Jay Zarrelli has spearheaded discussion surrounding the construction of a spray park among the Common Council, who approved a re
Area students participate in state music festival
Seven students from Fulton County were selected to participate in the New York State School Music Association’s Zone 7 Area All-State Festival. The festival took place at Saratoga Springs High School on Nov. 17. Students practiced with other local students in the morning and the festival concluded w
Package thief caught on surveillance video in Schenectady
SCHENECTADY - Police in Schenectady are searching for a package thief. It was caught on surveillance video by the homeowner, who lives on Nott Street. You can see a woman walking down the sidewalk. She walks right up the walkway to the home and onto the front porch. She grabs a package leaning again
E-cigarettes a growing health concern for teens
FONDA — The following is from the Montgomery County Department of Public Health, according to a news release. The electronic-cigarettes (vaping) has become very popular with young people, the use has grown dramatically within the last five years.
The price to pay in Broadalbin
The town of Broadalbin officials have taken some heat lately for an hefty 177 percent increase in taxes. The increase, while no fault of the present board or town Supervisor Sheila Perry — previous administrations adopted unbalanced budgets and did not plan for the future — is a tough pill to swallo
Fonda-Fultonville boys first, girls second at meet
TROY — The Fonda-Fultonville boys finished first and the Lady Braves were second at the Tri-County Indoor Track League meet Sunday morning at Hudson Valley Community College.
Chalmers project in Amsterdam set to apply for tax credits
AMSTERDAM -- Developers of the proposed $34 million Chalmers Mill Lofts apartment building project are set to submit their application for federal tax credits and gap loan funding from the state Division of Housing and Community Renewal on Wednesday.
Chalmers Mill Lofts project revised after feedback
Chalmers Mill Lofts project developers made several revisions to their mixed-use proposal following a public forum in the spring, and they’re moving to secure financial incentives for the redevelopment.
Kirk Douglas honored with historic marker at New York birthplace
Public officials and relatives of Kirk Douglas have unveiled a new historic marker in his upstate New York birthplace to honor the Hollywood legend on his birthday. The blue and yellow New York state historic marker was presented in Amsterdam on Sunday, the actor's 102nd birthday. The sign will be e
This week in entertainment history: Dec. 9-15
Born Issur Danielovitch to Russian-Jewish immigrants in Amsterdam, New York, Douglas got a scholarship to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He made his Hollywood debut years after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Some of his notable movies include “Champion”
Cops release names of couple, child killed in murder-suicide
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of the couple and their 12-year-old daughter who died in a murder-suicide inside their upstate New York home. State police and police in the Saratoga County village of Ballston Spa identified the family members as 46-year-old Steven Jones