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Third-quarter surge powers Queensbury girls’ basketball past Johnstown

Third-quarter surge powers Queensbury girls’ basketball past Johnstown

 JOHNSTOWN — For both the Johnstown and Queensbury girls’ basketball teams, Thursday’s game was more than just the season and Foothills Council opener.It marked a new beginning.The Spartans hadn’t played a game since 2019 after missing last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Lady Bills lost several players from last season’s team that went 7-0 in a shortened season against only Fulton County opposition.On Thursday, Queensbury used a second-half surge to post a…
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High schools: Mayfield girls’ basketball defeats Canajoharie

High schools: Mayfield girls’ basketball defeats Canajoharie

Mayfield scored a 47-38 win against Canajoharie in a non-league matchup Wednesday between Western Athletic Conference girls’ basketball programs. Cloey Dopp led Mayfield with 23 points, while Kelsey Meca added nine. Canajoharie received 14 points from Felise Fowler and 11 from Lizzy Prime.Mayfield led 19-17 at halftime, then outscored Canajoharie 20-15 in the third quarter on its way to the win.Jacob Frank scored 25 points in Northville’s 63-32 non-league boys’ basketball win against Heatly. Dan…
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Gloversville seeks public input on brownfields

Gloversville seeks public input on brownfields

The city of Gloversville has published an online Brownfield Opportunity Areas [BOA] survey seeking input from city residents regarding what kind of economic development they would like to see happen at the various brownfield properties within the city. The survey is one of the requirements of the Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Step 2 Nomination Study, one of the steps necessary for getting the state designations needed for the city to tap into tax credits and…
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Gloversville Common Council sets public hearing for garbage rules

Gloversville Common Council sets public hearing for garbage rules

GLOVERSVILLE -- The Common Council has set Dec. 14 as the date for a public hearing to modify the city's garbage collection ordinance to allow city residents to place their Twin Bridges trash receptacles within view from the street, provided they remain closed with the garbage inside of them.The city's current garbage ordinance requires the plastic trash cans to be stored out of sight from the road in an "enclosed shed" or out-building. The council…
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Western Athletic Conference’s annual “Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic” set for this weekend

Western Athletic Conference’s annual “Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic” set for this weekend

The Western Athletic Conference’s annual “Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic” is set to take place this weekend at Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown.This year’s showcase of high school boys’ basketball games features 11 varsity games, as well as one JV game. The following schools are scheduled to participate: Schalmont, Loudonville Christian, Galway, Bishop Maginn, Madrid-Waddington, Richfield Springs, Canajoharie, Northville, Sharon Springs, OESJ, Edmeston, Middleburgh, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Wells, Salem, Mayfield, Fonda-Fultonville and Fort Plain.All proceeds…
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Gloversville Holiday Parade set for Dec. 11

Gloversville Holiday Parade set for Dec. 11

GLOVERSVILLE -- After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Gloversville Holiday Parade is set to return this year on Dec. 11 with a new start time at 4 p.m. Jordan Twardy, a member of the Gloversville Recreation Commission, said he decided to organize the holiday parade for 2021 when he learned from City Clerk Jenni Mazur that Ryan Lorey, owner-operator of the Fulton County Area News Facebook page, had decided not to…
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