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BREAKING: Cuomo wants to close three more NY state prisons

Governor Cuomo announced Friday that three state correctional facilities will close under the new state spending plan. "In my first State of the State address eight years ago, I said prisons are not a jobs program. Since then, I am proud to have closed more prisons than any governor in history," Cuo


Ex Ambulance Service of Fulton County EMT speaks out about losing job

Former employees of the Ambulance Company of Fulton County tell NewsChannel 13 they are still waiting to receive their full pay checks, after the ambulance company abruptly suspended services at seven o’clock Friday night. Employees say they found out earlier that day through a message describing th


Fulton County asked to reconsider homelessness program

JOHNSTOWN — A public speaker on Monday asked the Fulton County Board of Supervisors to revisit the county’s non-action on a state request to have the county participate in a Continuum of Care program to create housing for the homeless.


New York state offers free fishing days February 16-17

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visito


Support Richard Giardino for Fulton County sheriff

This letter is submitted as my endorsement for the re-election of Richard Giardino to the position of Fulton County Sheriff. I have known Richard for decades and worked closely with him, both as a member of the New York State Police and as the Gloversville Chief of Police. Like all of the previous p


Fulton County works to deal with first responder shortage

JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. (NEWS10) - In the past week, Fulton County lost one of its ambulance services because of financial issues. Now about 60 employees are left without a job. Since Friday, county administration has put together a plan to fill the gap.


Troopers: Employee stole from Montgomery County Target Distribution Center

TOWN OF FLORIDA - An employee at the Target Distribution Center stole a phone and video game storage system from the center, state police said. Wayne A. Nethaway Jr., 23, of Little Falls, was arrested this week on one count each of fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, and petit larceny, a misdemea


Fulton County Weights & Measures Director gives review of time

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Weights and Measures Director James Callery presented a year-end review of his 2018 work to the Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee recently at the County Office Building.


Council gives nod for $500K rehab grant

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday authorized the acceptance of a $500,000 state grant award for a housing rehabilitation program supporting income qualified homeowners.


Fulton County Airport capital plan unveiled

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Planning Department recently unveiled the county’s most-recent Airport Capital Improvement Plan to the Federal Aviation Administration. The plan is for the Fulton County Airport on County Highway 153, which connects with Route 67.


Fulton County mulling takeover of ambulance territory

FULTON COUNTY -- Fulton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Wilson plans to meet with the state Department of Health Tuesday to discuss creation of a countrywide ambulance service.


Katko, Brindisi invite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit Upstate New York

WASHINGTON – Central New York’s two congressmen Friday invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to visit the region, urging him to consider the area for its HQ2 campus after the collapse of a deal in New York City.


Ambulance of Fulton County may close doors

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ambulance Service of Fulton County will only be able to pay about one third of the payroll owed today to the service’s 60 employees and may have to shut down the service later today if outside funding does not materialize to cover pending insurance payments.


Emergency nod gives GAVAC duties

GLOVERSVILLE — The Ambulance Service of Fulton County is continuing to explore options to resume operation as the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps has secured a 60-day emergency certificate of need from the state to provide services in the county, opening the option for GAVAC to pursue a


In Your Opinion: Clear barriers to Tesla in upstate New York

What do Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, Kia and Mini all have in common? They are all cars produced by foreign companies with dealerships in upstate New York.


Fulton County needs proactive approach

Last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced more than $2 billion in funding to combat homelessness across the country, but none of that money will be coming to Fulton County due to local government inaction. A cover story in last Saturday’s Leader-Herald examined the pr


Fulton County 4-year contract with FM faculty union under review

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday will consider approval of a new four-year contract with Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s faculty union. Action is expected at the board’s monthly meeting at 1 p,m. Monday in the Supervisor’s Chambers at the County Office Building. Ful


Palatine Dairy withdraws tax break petitions for project

JOHNSTOWN — Palatine Dairy is still doing a $6 million project in Johnstown, but has suspended its application with the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency to seek property tax and sales tax exemptions.


Broadalbin man catches big pike on Great Sacandaga Lake

BROADALBIN - Broadalbin fisherman Marty Rebisz wasn’t even fishing for pike Sunday, but he got one, a good one. By the time he was done, he had himself a 19-pound fish using a line designed only for 12, and not the steel kind of line recommended for pike.


Federal homelessness funding stirs controversy

JOHNSTOWN — Despite available funding to address homelessness, Fulton County has thus far failed to take action. Fulton County is on a path toward becoming the lone government in the state to not accept federal funding designed to promote the goal of ending homelessness.