Town of Johnstown employees object to facial ID system

Town of Johnstown employees object to facial ID system

Town of Johnstown Supervisor Jack Wilson and Deputy Supervisor Christina VanValkenburgh said they're willing to compromise on the issue of "facial recognition" technology in the town's new time clock system after listening to Town Clerk Nancy Hart read a letter from town employees objecting to the concept.Hart read the letter at Monday night's Town Board meeting. While the letter states the employees of the Town Highway Department, as well as town hall, do not object to the town government installing a time clock system for the first time ever, they do object to facial recognition software."While we do not oppose…
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High schools: Fulton County Nordic, Alpine skiers head to state championships

High schools: Fulton County Nordic, Alpine skiers head to state championships

Fulton County will be well represented at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Alpine and Nordic skiing championships.Two Alpine skiers and five nordic skiers will compete in the state meet, which is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at Gore Mountain in North Creek.Broadalbin-Perth sophomore Colin Cotter and Johnstown junior Robin Kruggel will compete in the alpine meet. Johnstown junior Trey Naselli will compete in the Nordic meet, while Mayfield will send junior Fianna Halloran, senior Braydon Jourden and junior Brice Williams to the state Nordic meet.Halloran earned her spot with a fourth-place finish at the Section II…
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Fulton County to distribute COVID-19 test kits

Fulton County Emergency Management has received another supply of COVID-19 At Home Test Kits for distribution.In an effort to get these test kits out to Fulton County residents as quickly as possible, Emergency Management has partnered with Fire Departments throughout the county to distribute the test kits.Fire personnel from participating agencies will be distributing the kits on Saturday February, from 12-2 p.m., unless supplies run out prior to 2 p.m. Most will be drive through events.There is a limited supply of kits and it is anticipated that the kits will go quickly. A maximum of two kits, which contains two…
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Dolgeville deals with a week of ice-jam flooding

Dolgeville deals with a week of ice-jam flooding

DOLGEVILLE – The flooding in Dolgeville started when an ice jam broke free, passed under the Route 29 Bridge and traveled around a bend in the East Canada Creek. The rushing water wasn’t far behind. “I’ll tell you it comes up in a hurry. When people see a video it’s one thing, but when you see it live it’s totally different,” said Dolgeville Deputy Mayor Bill Reynolds. “It’s a whitewater rafter’s dream – definitely class-five rapids. And it was taking huge chunks of ice with it until it would hit a block where the ice all jammed up again.” That…
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Fonda-Fultonville outlasts Broadalbin-Perth in Class B boys’ basketball clash

Fonda-Fultonville outlasts Broadalbin-Perth in Class B boys’ basketball clash

FONDA – When the brackets for the Section II Class B Tournament were announced last week, Fonda-Fultonville and Broadalbin-Perth knew they were in for a battle when they faced one another in the opening round.“Any time we play Broadalbin-Perth and every time I’ve ever coached against Tucker [Gifford], it’s always a battle,” Fonda-Fultonville coach Eric Wilson said. “It’s two physical teams that don’t quit and play hard standing toe-to-toe and batting. Sometimes we’re the ones left standing and sometimes they’re the ones left standing.”The fifth-seeded Braves emerged victorious in the latest meeting Tuesday, outlasting the 12th-seeded Patriots, 46-37, in a…
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Troopers: Gloversville man charged in Broadalbin restaurant parking lot knife assault

Troopers: Gloversville man charged in Broadalbin restaurant parking lot knife assault

BROADALBIN - A Gloversville man has been arrested in connection with a knife assault at a Broadalbin bar, state police said Tuesday. The victim suffered a cut to his arm and chest and was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment, state police said. Wade A. Hindes Jr., 28, of Gloversville, was charged with one count of second-degree assault, a felony. More from outside Johnstown and Gloversville The incident happened Saturday night at the Cowboy Up Restaurant and Saloon in Broadalbin, state police said. Troopers responded there for a report of someone with a knife, state police said. The investigation…
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