Council passes new tree laws for city

Council passes new tree laws for city

GLOVERSVILLE - The city Common Council Tuesday night approved three ordinance changes to Gloversville's tree laws, establishing new rules and city incentives for the planting and removal of trees and the creation of an appointed Tree Commission to oversee new tree planting permits and other tree-related duties.The council passed the three new ordinances by a vote 6-0 after three public hearings, during which there were no public comments. Councilman-at-large Wayne Peters was absent from the meeting.Mayor Vince DeSantis told the council the new tree ordinance will help with the city's second application to the Arbor Day Foundation for "Tree City…
Read More
Safe Boating Week provides reminders ahead of Memorial Day, summer

Safe Boating Week provides reminders ahead of Memorial Day, summer

GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE — The Great Sacandaga Lake multi-jurisdictional training exercise set to take place Thursday morning at the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District in Mayfield is now in its seventh year. It started with four or five boats in 2016, according to Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino. In 2022, nearly 100 personnel from more than a dozen agencies will take part. "Every year it gets a little larger," said Giardino, whose office organizes the event with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. "But that's good because what that does is it teaches us to network. So when we do have…
Read More
College sports eligibility expanded for HFM PTECH students

College sports eligibility expanded for HFM PTECH students

Fulton Montgomery Community College and the HFM PTECH program have announced a new partnership agreement that will allow PTECH students finishing their associates degrees at the college to participate in intercollegiate athletics, provided the student has exhausted their high school athletic eligibility. The new sports eligibility is coming at a time when FMCC has struggled to field some of its traditional intercollegiate sports teams amid declining enrollment at the college. FMCC did not field a men's baseball or women's softball team for the spring semester and the women's basketball team's season was delayed until January due to housing problems at…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
High schools: Cohoes softball defeats Fonda-Fultonville in Section II tournament

High schools: Cohoes softball defeats Fonda-Fultonville in Section II tournament

Fifth-seeded Cohoes defeated fourth-seeded Fonda-Fultonville 10-5 in Section II Class B softball quarterfinal game Thursday.Shelby Dawe went 3 for 3 with two home runs and five RBIs. Lilly Brennan went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI and Kaylee LaForest went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.Fonda-Fultonville was led by Kaylee Egleston’s 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Madeline Mott went 2 for 3.SECTIONAL LACROSSE PAIRINGS SETShenendehowa, Niskayuna, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Stillwater/Mechanicville are the No. 1 seeds in the Section II boys’ lacrosse tournament announced Thursday.The Class B and C championships will be held May 31 at Shaker…
Read More