Chad Fleck

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Sheriff asks to extend temporary positions

Sheriff asks to extend temporary positions

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino this week requested 18-month extensions for three per diem positions he says have become critical to his department. “They turned out to be a very big asset that we can continue to use,” Giardino said Wednesday. The sheriff said he was especially grateful for the previous appointment of a tactical trainer in the sheriff’s department. “I’m very pleased with that,” Giardino said. When he first took over as…
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Johnstown awaits DEC on Karg site

Johnstown awaits DEC on Karg site

JOHNSTOWN — The city is waiting on a six-month-old “final” state approval to utilize the former Karg Bros. tannery property off North Perry Street, City Engineer Christopher Vose said Tuesday. The state Department of Environmental Conservation, in early 2016, approved an environmental easement for the five-acre property. DEC lists the highest allowable use of the city-owned property as “restricted residential.” “We know roughly what can and can’t go there,” Vose said. But he said the…
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A gallant effort: Mayfield’s Collin Shea falls short in National Spelling Bee

A gallant effort: Mayfield’s Collin Shea falls short in National Spelling Bee

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayfield Elementary student Collin Shea is having fun while taking part in activities at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee, even though the result wasn’t what he had hoped for. Shea, sporting number 156, took the stage at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon, Md. on Wednesday. He was one of 291 spellers from the United States, the Bahamas, Canada, Ghana, Italy, Jamaica, Japan and South Korea, invited to the…
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What’s to do?

Art exhibits Ongoing - Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Fall Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends. - Fulton-Montgomery Art Show: Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 State Route 30, Gloversville. An exhibit of artwork by local and student artists and featured artist Barney Bellinger. Free admission. The public is welcome to view the pieces from 9 a.m. to…
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Amsterdam doctor wins humanitarian prize of $1.1M

Amsterdam doctor wins humanitarian prize of $1.1M

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A doctor from Amsterdam, who has spent years working in a fighting-ravaged region of Sudan, has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for exceptional humanitarianism. Dr. Tom Catena was presented the prize Sunday in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan. The prize was established in remembrance of the Armenian survivors of a mass killing by Ottoman Turks. An estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed in 1915-23 in what many historians regard as the first…
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Kushner talks appropriate

It is a measure of how topsy-turvy politics has become that a technique some believe averted nuclear war in 1962 now is being condemned. That is, in a word, crazy. The newest controversy involving President Donald Trump revolves around his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Critics say that before Trump was inaugurated, Kushner made efforts to open a “back-channel” communications link with Russian officials. The term refers to unofficial meetings and discussions. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly…
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