Gloversville Common Council approves water line extension

Gloversville Common Council approves water line extension

The Gloversville Common Council voted 6-0 Tuesday night to extend the city's permissive use area for water service connections in the Town of Johnstown's Water District 1 out to the location of the town hall on Route 29 -- with a requirement that all new users connecting to the water line pay 2.5 times the city water rate plus an additional 16.34% surcharge. The water line extension project into the Town of Johnstown won't cost Gloversville any money, but will provide additional revenue to its water system and the city government from the water sold to properties in the Town…
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FMCC students create more opportunities for families to access books in Fulton County communities

FMCC students create more opportunities for families to access books in Fulton County communities

GLOVERSVILLE – Erica Gauer was a reading and classroom teacher in the City of Albany School District for 24 years. She’s seen what books can do for young children, particularly those from low-income families. On Tuesday morning, after two years of waiting, a project to create more opportunities for early engagement with reading came to fruition at Gloversville Public Library. During the early months of 2020, now an assistant professor in Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Early Childhood Education program, Gauer saw the initiatives her local library was pursuing locally and was inspired to create a similar project in one of her…
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Gloversville Council set to vote on Elk Street Park project

Gloversville Council set to vote on Elk Street Park project

GLOVERSVILLE - The Gloversville Common Council is set to vote on a resolution to solicit bids for an independent contractor for an improvement project at Elk Street Park to provide new fencing and a gate to seal off the paved DPW vehicle pathway that runs through three nearby city-owned parcels that are being added to the park. Third Ward Councilwoman Betsy Batchelor is the sponsor for the resolution for the Elk Street Park project, located in her ward. She said the project will be paid for from the $250,000 Environmental Justice Fund portion of Gloversville's $1.5 million in federal American…
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Write-in candidates needed for Gloversville, Johnstown school board elections

Write-in candidates needed for Gloversville, Johnstown school board elections

JOHNSTOWN - No candidates submitted petitions to run for two open three-year-term school board seats for the Greater Johnstown School District for the May 17 school election. "We have gotten the word out to the community that there is a need for write-in candidates," GJSD School Board President Joseph LoDestro said Tuesday night, during what would have been a candidate forum night had anyone chosen to run for the board. This year's school board election is the first election affected by the contraction of the board from nine board members down to seven, a change that was approved by voters…
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CDC: COVID-19 has high rate of transfer in Fulton County

CDC: COVID-19 has high rate of transfer in Fulton County

GLOVERSVILLE -  Wednesday's public meeting of Gloversville's 15-member Local Planning Committee for the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant was converted into a virtual meeting instead of held publicly at the Glove Theatre after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control issued a guidance that 37 counties in upstate New York should resume mask wearing for indoor gatherings due to a high rate of transfer of COVID-19. "Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Gloversville announces the third Local Planning Committee Meeting for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative slated for this Wednesday, which was announced last week to be held…
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