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Cannabis producer needs more electricity for Tryon expansion, official says

Cannabis producer needs more electricity for Tryon expansion, official says

By JASON SUBIK The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN -- A local marijuana producer’s $55 million expansion project at the Tryon Technology Park has run into a power problem. An Aug. 31 letter from the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency’s Board Chairman Joseph Semione to National Grid senior representative Robert Muller indicates the board was “shocked” to learn the new electrical transmission line the county paid to have installed for the Tryon Technology Park in 2021 isn’t big…
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Gloversville council waives $43K in fees on property eyed for Glove City Lofts

Gloversville council waives $43K in fees on property eyed for Glove City Lofts

GLOVERSVILLE -- The Common Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize city Commissioner of Finance Tammie Weiterschan to waive $43,788 in unpaid fees plus penalties and interest connected to 52 Church St. — the 3-acre property proposed for the $20 million “Glove City Lofts” 75-unit “artist housing” project. Mayor Vince DeSantis said waiving the fees was a good idea to help promote the economic development of the city. He said the $43,788 in unpaid fees…
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Broadalbin business producing success with 3D printing

Broadalbin business producing success with 3D printing

BROADALBIN -- Julie Benware understands her storefront may be one of the area’s smallest manufacturing operations, even if she refers to its production as “printing.” Since she opened at 22 N. Main St., last January, assorted passersby have gone inside to ask Benware about the dice towers, chess pieces and other items which are made here. “People will ask how long it will take to print a dice tower,” she said recently. “But 3D printing…
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Spread of COVID prompts one week shut down by Johnstown business

Spread of COVID prompts one week shut down by Johnstown business

JOHNSTOWN -- Vince’s Pizza & Pasta on Monday announced it was voluntarily closing its business for one week after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. On Sunday, Fulton County had a COVID-19 positivity percentage of 8.56% with 19 new positives out of 222 tests administered, a little more than double New York state’s 62-county average positivity of 3.65%, and higher than neighboring Montgomery County (9 new positives out of 176 tests, 5.11% positivity)…
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Business plans garbage sorting facility in town of Johnstown

Business plans garbage sorting facility in town of Johnstown

TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN -- Dumpster rental company Chris Rizzo Trucking is looking for the Fulton County Board of Supervisors to give its seal of approval for a garbage and recycling sorting facility the business plans to build on a Rose Street Extension property near its Route 29A business. Business co-owner Megan Rizzo made a presentation to the county’s Public Works Committee meeting Aug. 30. She told supervisors her business was forced to begin sorting garbage…
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Judge conditionally OKs Purdue deal

Judge conditionally OKs Purdue deal

By GEOFF MULVIHILL The Associated Press A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday gave conditional approval to a sweeping, potentially $10 billion plan submitted by OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle a mountain of lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis that has killed a half-million Americans over the past two decades. Under the settlement reached with creditors including individual victims and thousands of state and local governments, the Sackler family will give up ownership…
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