Fulton County Board of Supervisors approves ambulance contracts

Fulton County Board of Supervisors approves ambulance contracts

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to approve a budget transfer to pay service contracts with three volunteer ambulance companies, costing a combined total of up to $472,680 annually for the next two years, as part of the county's Ambulance Service Incentive Plan. Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors Greg Fagan said the three contracts include county reimbursement of expenses to the three ambulance companies based on their call volume, expenses, response times and "whether they show up or not", and other criteria laid out in the Ambulance Service Incentive Plan crafted by Fulton County…
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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    So when the hospital’s second X-ray machine, an outdated analog machine, stopped working reliably in December, hospital leaders knew they needed a new digital machine to help support the other digital machine.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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Fulton County Board condemns partisan redistricting

Fulton County Board condemns partisan redistricting

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to object to the "partisan redistricting plan, adopted by the Democrat majority in the New York state legislature,"which was signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul on Feb. 3. Fulton County Administrator Jon Stead showed the new congressional and state legislature district maps to the Board of Supervisors Monday. He showed the new maps don't change much on the congressional level for Fulton County, which remains entirely within the 21st Congressional District currently occupied by U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, but the new state assembly and state senate districts include significant…
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Fonda-Fultonville/Johnstown’s Hicks, Canajoharie/Fort Plain’s Douglass win Section II wrestling titles

Fonda-Fultonville/Johnstown’s Hicks, Canajoharie/Fort Plain’s Douglass win Section II wrestling titles

GLENS FALLS — Owen Hicks went into the Section II wrestling finals with a definitive mindset. “I was tired,” the Fonda-Fultonville junior said, “of finishing second every year.” Twice a Section II runner-up earlier in his career — at 106 pounds in Division I as an eighth-grader in 2019, when he was beaten by all-conquering Shenendehowa phenom Stevo Poulin, and at 126 pounds in Division 2 the next year, when he fell to Maple Hill’s Caleb Svingala — Hicks didn’t leave any doubt as to who would be ascending the top of the Division 2 145-pound podium Saturday at Cool…
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High schools: Glens Falls boys’ basketball beats Johnstown

High schools: Glens Falls boys’ basketball beats Johnstown

Cooper Nadler scored 31 points, powering Glens Falls to a 81-46 Foothills Council boys' basketball win over Johnstown on Wednesday. Bryce Mureness led the Sir Bills with 12 points, and Ryan Hoyt added 11. Peyton Smith scored 19 points, and Evan Kwasniewski had 18 to lead Hudson Falls to a 65-45 triumph over Broadalbin-Perth. Ben Swartz added 10 points. Mariano DiCaterino led the Eagles with 26 points. B-P SKIER COTTER WINS Broadalbin-Perth's Colin Colter won the Queensbury Invitational ski event in a time of 41.50 seconds. Johnstown finished sixth with 49 points. The Sir Bills were led by Ben Krempa,…
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