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Body of man found Saturday off Route 10 in Caroga; Investigation underway

Body of man found Saturday off Route 10 in Caroga; Investigation underway

CAROGA - The body of a man was found Saturday afternoon off Route 10 in the town of Caroga and an investigation is underway into the circumstances, Fulton County Sheriff's officials said. Three men hunting discovered the body early in the afternoon, sheriff's officials said. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office and the state police are now investigating the circumstances of the man's death, officials said. The individual was not hunting and is not a local…
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High schools: Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball falls in opener

High schools: Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball falls in opener

Broadalbin-Perth’s Mariano DiCaterino scored a game-high 30 points including eight three-pointers in the Patriots 67-46 Foothills Council loss to Scotia-Glenville. The Tartans were led by Ben Kline’s 23-point night with Griffin Fratterigo dropping in 16 and Aaron Corker adding 14.Ben Swartz finished with 20 points to lead Hudson Falls to a 63-37 victory over Gloversville in a Foothills Council contest at Hudson Falls. The Tigers led 18-9 after one quarter and 38-16 at the half…
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Girl Power: New Johnstown youth wrestling program welcomes all kids

Girl Power: New Johnstown youth wrestling program welcomes all kids

When Nicole Benton, 36, was a junior in high school, she decided to try out for the Amsterdam High School varsity wrestling team. Her father, who was the coach, was not too happy. “My dad said absolutely not,” Benton said. “He was not going to have a girl on his team.”But Benton tried out anyway. “To make my dad mad, because I think I was angry with him,” she joked. She’d been cut from the basketball…
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Fulton County to share new IT employee with Gloversville, Johnstown

Fulton County to share new IT employee with Gloversville, Johnstown

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted 18-0 to create a new shared "Microcomputer Specialist" employee, with the total annual cost of the new position set at $123,000 to be shared between the county and the cities of Johnstown and Gloversville. According to the resolution, the new computer specialist will work mainly to support the "New World Public Safety Computer Software Support Maintenance Services" computer program being used for the new 911-dispatch system…
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The Loft set to go before Gloversville Planning Board

The Loft set to go before Gloversville Planning Board

The Loft — Center of Hope Youth Center after school program is scheduled to make a "special permit" presentation in front of the Gloversville City Planning Board on Tuesday at 7 p.m. — even though the program's director believes the youth outreach program is already a permitted use at its location 33 Bleecker St, the former YWCA building."We're going in front of the Planning Board because they wanted clarification of what we are doing," said…
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Johnstown Home for the Holidays Parade line up

Johnstown Home for the Holidays Parade line up

Here's Johnstown's Home for the Holidays Parade lineup for Friday, supplied by Fire Chief Bruce Heberer. Lineup begins at 6 p.m., and the parade starts at 6:30 p.m.  Division 1 Line up at: East Main St. between Chase St. and Jansen Ave. All Participants should be on the Northside of the Street facing West Johnstown Police Department Johnstown Mayor Jackson and City Council Senator James Tedisco and Assemblyman Robert Smullens Romano-Arco Dance Academy  Johnstown DPW  Ms.…
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