Northville Independence Day parade onlookers span the globe

Northville Independence Day parade onlookers span the globe

NORTHVILLE — North and South Main Street in Northville was lined with red, white and blue-clad spectators from across the globe on Saturday for the village's annual Independence Day Parade.Northville residents, Fulton County residents and families from across the nation, visitors from England and even foreign-born residents turned up to celebrate this year’s theme of "Remember When."“This is Fourth of July Town U.S.A.,” Northville resident, disc jockey and parade MC Larry Vrooman said from his raised station in the middle of the parade route. “Northville always has things going on for the Fourth, fireworks, people dancing in the streets. People…
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Gloversville officials prepare public for ‘smoke test’

Gloversville officials prepare public for ‘smoke test’

GLOVERSVILLE -- Gloversville city officials are using social media to alert residents and city businesses that engineers hired as part of Fulton County's $8.7 million sewer line extension project will begin a "smoke test" of the city's sewer infrastructure next week, which may result in a non-toxic white vapor rising out of some basement sewer drains, roof vents or sinks and bathtubs, but only in buildings that have stormwater drainage lines that improperly connect to the sanitary sewer system. Gloversville Department of Public Works Directors Donald Schwartz said the smoke test no longer uses "smoke," and is instead a fine "mist…
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4 arrested following stop in St. Johnsville that found cocaine

4 arrested following stop in St. Johnsville that found cocaine

ST. JOHNSVILLE - Four people from Gloversville were arrested by Montgomery County sheriffs following a traffic stop that led to the discovery of cocaine and people wanted on active arrest warrants. Wayne W. Platt, 38, of Gloversville is charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony.Eric R. Sartin, 45, of Gloversville is charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and a traffic violation for failing to keep right.Amy L. Johnson, 32, of Gloversville is charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony. She is also charged with second-degree criminal impersonation and…
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Gloversville holds first Pride event

Gloversville holds first Pride event

GLOVERSVILLE - As music played in the background and people walked from table to table checking out organizations, some had Pride flags draped around them, others spread a blanket in the grass at Myers Park and sat down to have a picnic.  They were all there celebrating Pride month and the first Pride event in Gloversville, dubbed the Glove City Pride Picnic. The event was organized in just a few months by First Congregational United Church of Christ Pastor Ralph Merante, who is queer, and others like his partner Todd Rumsey.  “We are thrilled,” Merante said about the turnout, which…
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Amsterdam Mohawks rally for walk-off win over Albany Dutchmen

Amsterdam Mohawks rally for walk-off win over Albany Dutchmen

Four outs from losing back-to-back games for the first time this season, the Amsterdam Mohawks pulled a win out of their hats Thursday night at Shuttleworth Park, rallying to tie the game in the eighth before Cameron Love beat out an infield single and pinch runner Nick Giamarusti scored from second in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Albany Dutchmen.The win improved Amsterdam’s record to 21-4 as the Mohawks began the second half of the 48-game Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League regular season.For the game’s first seven innings, Amsterdam was listless at the plate…
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