DRI: Renovation brewing at future Happy Mug site in Gloversville

DRI: Renovation brewing at future Happy Mug site in Gloversville

When Tanyalynnette Grimes bought 13 North Main Street in January of 2020, she said the building was in such disarray that 133 tons of garbage had to be removed. What’s more, she said pigeons had overtaken the third floor, leaving piles of waste standing 3-feet tall.  But instead of seeing a wasteland in the space that’s been vacant since the mid 2010s, Grimes saw promise.  “To me, if it’s got good bones, it is still worth saving,” Grimes said. “I love the history and old architecture. So those are the bones that you can see.”  Her vision for the 3-story,…
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DRI: Eccentric Club project aims to bring events back to Gloversville

DRI: Eccentric Club project aims to bring events back to Gloversville

One of the proposed projects for Gloversville's $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative aims to quite literally revitalize a long dormant asset once crucial to the city's late 19th century picturesque downtown. The Eccentric Club "Public Event Space" project seeks to use between $100,000 and $200,000 of the $10 million state grant to help jump-start a $600,000 renovation of the 3,000-square-foot third floor at the corner of Spring and 109 North Main streets. The 1908 vintage social club was designed by F.L. Comstock. The club, which has about 150 members, has stayed in continuous operation as a business professionals organization for…
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Area basketball teams ready for return of Section II tournaments

Area basketball teams ready for return of Section II tournaments

As the Western Athletic Conference league representative, Northville boys’ basketball coach John Karbowski found himself in a unique position Wednesday.He was looking forward to this year’s Section II seeding meeting, which can often be a grind for all in attendance with debates over seeding and the process of scheduling the games.“After not having sectionals last year, I was looking forward to it,” Karbowski said with a laugh. “I’m not sure I’ve ever said that before.”After the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out last year’s tournaments, the area’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will be playing for titles once again this winter.“We’re excited…
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100K donation enables Nathan Littauer to purchase second digital X-ray machine

100K donation enables Nathan Littauer to purchase second digital X-ray machine

GLOVERSVILLE - During the pandemic, Nathan Littauer Hospital took portable X-rays on about 20 patients on any given day, which was about twice the number of patients before the pandemic, according to Diagnostic Imaging and Cardiopulmonary Services Director Dwayne Eberle.    So when the hospital’s second X-ray machine, an outdated analog machine, stopped working reliably in December, hospital leaders knew they needed a new digital machine to help support the other digital machine.  The problem was that while the pandemic has increased the demand for emergency services, it has driven up staffing costs due to the need for contract staff,…
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High schools: Gloversville boys’ basketball beats rival Johnstown

High schools: Gloversville boys’ basketball beats rival Johnstown

The Gloversville boys’ basketball team cruised to a 54-35 Foothills Council win Saturday against rival Johnstown.  Gio Glionna led Gloversville with a team-high 13 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Anthony Gray added 12 points. James Collar scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds and had nine assists.  Steven VanNostrand netted a game-high 14 points for Johnstown and Braden Jones added 12. Gloversville led 27-16 at halftime. In a Western Athletic Conference crossover at Fulton-Montgomery Community College,Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons rallied in the fourth quarter to tie OESJ, before winning 87-82 in double overtime. Tied 69-69, each team scored six points in…
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Gloversville/Mayfield’s Dillenback has had a record-setting swimming career

Gloversville/Mayfield’s Dillenback has had a record-setting swimming career

GLOVERSVILLE — In his five years on the Gloversville/Mayfield boys’ swimming team, Dane Dillenback has left his mark on the program.The freshly updated record board hanging above the pool at Gloversville Middle School illustrates just how big of a mark.Dillenback, a Gloversville senior, holds six school records in individual events and is part of two school-record relay teams. There are just two individual swimming event records that Dillenback does not hold, and there’s only one relay record that doesn’t involve Dillenback.“Dane is the most decorated swimmer that Gloversville has ever had, male or female,” Gloversville/Mayfield boys’ varsity swimming and diving…
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