Wild win sends Canajoharie to Section II Class CC championship game

Wild win sends Canajoharie to Section II Class CC championship game

GLOVERSVILLE – After third-seeded Maple Hill staved off a sixth-inning rally by Canajoharie and tacked on a pair of runs in the top of the seventh, the second-seeded Cougars found themselves on the verge of elimination Monday from the Section II Class CC baseball tournament. However, the Cougars were not done. Canajoharie tied the game up with one out in the bottom of the seventh, before Tyler Montanye, who came on to pinch run for Kyler Peet, beat the throw back to the plate on a wild pitch to score the game-winner and put the Cougars in the Class CC…
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Johnstown city officials, water board tension not new: Predates Praught, Capparello, resolutions still far off

Johnstown city officials, water board tension not new: Predates Praught, Capparello, resolutions still far off

JOHNSTOWN — The strained relationship between Johnstown City Hall and the city's Water Board located just next door, along with the array of issues facing the city's Water Department, are nothing new. The city has twice brought referendums to city voters — in 2015 and 2020 — to abolish the Water Board, which were both voted down. Former Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown assembled a grand jury for a three-month investigation in 2019 to hear complaints between the two elected bodies. In September 2020, state district engineer Chris Demme informed the city it needed to take "immediate action" to hire properly certified assistant…
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New Johnstown shop caters to budding business of home marijuana cultivation

New Johnstown shop caters to budding business of home marijuana cultivation

JOHNSTOWN — There really is an Uncle Bud, but he's not Karl Lakata's uncle and he's not in the same line of business.Lakata recently opened a horticulture shop on North Market Street and borrowed the nickname of the guy who would rent out a hay wagon for a music festival Lakata's friend organized."Bud" is also a nickname for marijuana, and that's what Lakata expects a lot of customers to be interested in as they visit Uncle Bud's Grow Shop. Growing your own marijuana at home will soon be a legal option in New York, and he expects a large demand for…
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Glove Theatre interviewing candidates for manager

Glove Theatre interviewing candidates for manager

 For the first time in more than a decade, the Glove Theatre is interviewing candidates to hire as a full-time paid employee to manage the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit theater.James Hannahs, president of the Glove Theatre's Board of Directors, said an increasing number of ongoing programming events at the Glove Theatre in recent months has led to the need for the organization to bring on a general manager."We are amping up our programming to be more consistent," Hannahs said. "That paired with the fact that we're doing some large capital improvements in the coming months is why we're creating…
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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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