Troopers: Broadalbin man charged in Northampton home burglary

Troopers: Broadalbin man charged in Northampton home burglary

NORTHAMPTON - A Broadalbin man has been arrested, accused of illegally entering a Northampton home and then fighting with one of the residents, state police said. Austin R. Conklin, 24, of Broadalbin, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree burglary, a felony, along with misdemeanor assault, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, police said. Police responded to the home just after 9 p.m. Friday for a report of an assault. They soon concluded Conklin entered the residence without permission and then fought with one of the occupants, police said. ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page…
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Safe Boating Week provides reminders ahead of Memorial Day, summer

Safe Boating Week provides reminders ahead of Memorial Day, summer

GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE — The Great Sacandaga Lake multi-jurisdictional training exercise set to take place Thursday morning at the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District in Mayfield is now in its seventh year. It started with four or five boats in 2016, according to Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino. In 2022, nearly 100 personnel from more than a dozen agencies will take part. "Every year it gets a little larger," said Giardino, whose office organizes the event with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. "But that's good because what that does is it teaches us to network. So when we do have…
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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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15-year prison sentence of sex offender upheld

Fulton County Acting District Attorney Amanda Nellis announced Monday that the Appellate Division of New York state Supreme Court has upheld the 2018 conviction and 15-year state prison sentence of Gloversville resident Robert W. Velett.Velett, who previously resided at 112 Washington St., was convicted of 1st Degree sexual abuse in 2018 after a four-day jury trial. On Oct. 12, 2018 he was sentenced to 15 years in state prison, 20 years of post release supervision and a one-year sentence in county jail on a misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child conviction that ran concurrently.Velett's conviction came after a 2017…
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School baseball: Mayfield baseball beats Northville.

School baseball: Mayfield baseball beats Northville.

SPORTS - Colin Handy surrendered two hits and struck out six in Mayfield’s 7-0 Western Athletic Conference baseball win over Northville Thursday. Zach Byrns had two hits and two RBIs for Mayfield, and Cameron Abdella had a hit and an RBI. The Panthers jumped on the Falcons with four runs in the first inning. Jack Montanye gave up one hit over four innings, Richie Tamsett allowed no hits over the final two frames, and the Canajoharie pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts as the Cougars shut down OESJ 10-0 in another WAC game. Tommy Weingart, Zack Suite and Tamsett had two…
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