College sports eligibility expanded for HFM PTECH students

College sports eligibility expanded for HFM PTECH students

Fulton Montgomery Community College and the HFM PTECH program have announced a new partnership agreement that will allow PTECH students finishing their associates degrees at the college to participate in intercollegiate athletics, provided the student has exhausted their high school athletic eligibility. The new sports eligibility is coming at a time when FMCC has struggled to field some of its traditional intercollegiate sports teams amid declining enrollment at the college. FMCC did not field a men's baseball or women's softball team for the spring semester and the women's basketball team's season was delayed until January due to housing problems at…
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Glove Theatre interviewing candidates for manager

Glove Theatre interviewing candidates for manager

 For the first time in more than a decade, the Glove Theatre is interviewing candidates to hire as a full-time paid employee to manage the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit theater.James Hannahs, president of the Glove Theatre's Board of Directors, said an increasing number of ongoing programming events at the Glove Theatre in recent months has led to the need for the organization to bring on a general manager."We are amping up our programming to be more consistent," Hannahs said. "That paired with the fact that we're doing some large capital improvements in the coming months is why we're creating…
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Fulton County hires new Veterans Service Agency director

Fulton County hires new Veterans Service Agency director

After an approximately five-month candidate search for a new director for the county's Veterans Service Agency, the Fulton County Board of Supervisors last week voted unanimously to appoint Gloversville resident and retired U.S. Army Sgt. Ian Pitcavage to serve out the balance of the position's typically two-year term, ending Dec. 31, 2023.Pitcavage will be paid a prorated salary of $46,807 for the remainder of 2022 and then, provided he continues with the job, will receive a raise to $53,447 in 2023.Pitcavage said he decided to apply for the job after his wife saw an ad for it in a newspaper.…
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Mayfield Planning Board closes months long public hearing

Mayfield Planning Board closes months long public hearing

MAYFIELD -- The Mayfield Planning Board Wednesday night closed the public hearing for the proposed $4 million 277-slot RV park, roughly five months after the board first opened up the public hearing for the controversial project in January.The town Planning Board is the lead agency for the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR) process and is tasked with determining whether or not the project will have an adverse environmental impact on the town, which is known as a “Positive Declaration,” which would bring a halt to the project’s forward progress through any of the multiple regulatory approvals it…
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GESD $70.8 million budget passes with 77% approval

GESD $70.8 million budget passes with 77% approval

 Voters in the Gloversville Enlarged School District approved the district's $70.8 million 2022-23 budget and its 1.45% tax levy increase Tuesday night with an unofficial vote count of 271-80.District voters also approved the district's proposition to buy three 66-passenger buses and a plow truck at a total cost of $481,868, by a wider margin of 84% in favor, with the unofficial vote count of 293-55.All three incumbent Gloversville school board members -- Board President Robert Curtis (225 votes), Kevin Kucel (228 votes) and Vincent Salvione (220 votes) -- were all reelected to new three-year terms. The unofficial vote total shows Thomas Canty received 80…
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GJSD budget passes, MCSD board incumbent beaten

GJSD budget passes, MCSD board incumbent beaten

Voters in the Greater Johnstown School District overwhelmingly approved the district's 2022-23 $41 million budget with a 4.84% tax levy increase with 72% approval, with an unofficial vote count Tuesday night of 541-209.Both of the school's budget propositions passed by similar margins with 76% approval for the purchase of three 66-passenger buses and one van or suburban vehicle using the district's bus reserve fund (570-180) and 76% approval for the Knox Facilities Improvement Project, including turf replacement, tack re-surfacing and wrought iron fencing restoration (572-178).Two declared write-in candidates William J. Stock (199 votes) and Marjorie Kline (187 votes) had the…
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