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Recovery revolution: HFM Prevention Council holds grand opening for Outreach Center

Dusten Rader/Express staff Executive Director of the HFM Prevention Council Ann Rhodes speaks Friday at the Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center in Johnstown during a grand opening ceremony. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express JOHNSTOWN — Dozens of area residents organized Friday to participate in a movement against addiction. Executive Director of the HFM Prevention Council Ann Rhodes said Friday that the people who gathered for the grand opening of the Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center on Friday in Johnstown were participants in the beginnings of a local recovery revolution. “We are going to live...

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B-P’s class of 2024 creates Tree of Character mosaic

Dusten Rader/Express staff Fifth-grade students from Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School hold a plaque presented by Principal Daniel Casey Wednesday during the unveiling of the mosaic titled Tree of Character. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express PERTH — Broadalbin-Perth’s class of 2024 has created a piece of unique artwork that will greet students at the intermediate school for many years to come. Fifth-graders at B-P Intermediate School on Wednesday held a celebration to unveil the mosaic titled Tree of Character. The 7 x 5 foot cut-glass tile mosaic was the product of the hard work and dedication of 130 students, local...

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Sheriff’s office investigates KKK fliers

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in determining who placed Ku Klux Klan pamphlets in mailboxes in Northville. “We’re investigating because we got numerous complaints,” Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino said. Giardino said there may not be anything illegal about it, but that he is following up on the complaints. “Unless there is a local ordinance against soliciting it may be a charge of trespass or littering,” Giardino said. Giardino said on the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page that the pamphlets were inside bags with kitty litter. “This is not harmful and can be thrown out,” the post stated. Similar ads were placed in Fort Plain and Gloversville several months ago. A Gloversville man, whose name was not released, was charged with peddling without a permit in relation to the case. Those with information may call the sheriff’s office at...

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Northville 5-10-25 Cent Store receives state historical marker

Dusten Rader/Express staff Officials and staff from the Northville 5-10-25 Cent Store gathered Thursday for a dedication ceremony of a state historical marker. From left, Northville Mayor John Spaeth; Northville Historian Gail Cramer; owner Brian Correll; Manager Elaine Wade; and employee Charlotte Albertin. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express NORTHVILLE — The Northville 5-10-25 Cent Store has been honored with a state historical marker indicating it is the oldest operating 5 and 10 cent store in the nation. Founded in 1907 as R.G. Dewitt and Co. General Store, the five and dime has been in operation in some shape...

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Rotary Club project puts 1952 wooden boat back in the water

Dusten Rader/Express staff Northville Rotary members and friends of the rotary who helped restore the 1952 boat pose Thursday during a reception held at William Coffey Studios in Northville. From left, Jim Bogert, Chas Owens, Jeff Meuwissen, John McDevitt, Mike Kratky, and Cliff Wray. Terry McKenna and Jim Atkins also helped. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express NORTHVILLE — After sitting in a garage in Dolgeville for decades, a 1952 Penn Yan King Cartopper wooden boat has been restored and is now ready for a new owner. The boat was refinished by Northville Rotary members and Friends of the...

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FMRCC celebrates new ownership of Encore Kids

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the new ownership of Encore Kids Clothing and Accessories with owner Abbey Wilson. The consignment store for children and juniors is at 34 N. Main St. From left: Chamber’s Gina Dabiere-Gibbs; Chamber ambassadors Carl Marucci (Patriot Federal Bank) and Kelly Hart (First Choice Financial Federal Credit Union); Chamber President/CEO Mark Kilmer; Keegan Lyons; Abbey and Olivia Wilson; Mayor Dayton King; Encore Kids’ Shireen Cavral; Gloversville attorney, Anthony Casale; Councilwoman Marcia Weiss; and Chamber’s Alex...

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News in brief

Work on B-P capital project continues BROADALBIN — Work on Phase 1 of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District’s capital project will soon affect use of the facilities. Starting June 19, the baseball and softball fields at Perth were taken out of service. On June 26, the whole campus will be closed to everyone except 12-month employees. The Pine Street/Route 126 entrance will be closed for the summer. Schmidt named Presidential Scholar POTSDAM — Tyler Steven Schmidt of Broadalbin a junior majoring in electrical engineering, was named a Presidential Scholar for the spring semester at Clarkson University. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours. GESD to provide free summer meals GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District will offer free meals weekdays during the summer for all children 18 and younger through the Summer Food Service Program. As part of the program, breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge at Gloversville High School and the Gloversville Middle School. Free lunches will also be served at the Salvation Army building at 10 Spring St. in Gloversville. Meals will be served on weekdays only. The meal program will run from July 10 to Aug. 15 at the high school. It will run July 5 to Aug. 15 at the middle school and July 10 to Aug. 11 at the Salvation Army....

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NCSD Class of 2017 walks the halls

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School Class of 2017 walked the halls for the final time as students June 10 to the applause of staff, family members and younger students during the school’s second annual Senior Walk. Led by the Falcon Marching Band, the seniors were celebrated by their teachers, gave younger students a glimpse of the future, and had some time to reflect on their educational journey throughout the building. Above, Salutatorian Taylor Johnson waves to 2nd-grader Isabella...

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Calendar of Events – 06/22/2017

Broadalbin JULY 12 6:30 p.m. — St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 7 N. Main St., will hold an Ecumenical Fireside Gathering. Join everyone for a relaxed worship experience around the fire with music and laughter. Invite a friend or neighbor. Bring a lawn chair and a roasting stick for marshmallows. Food and drinks will be provided. In case of bad weather everyone will meet inside. JULY 20, 21, 22 5-9 p.m. — St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, 7 N. Main St., will hold its Parish Festival offering Polish, Italian and American food. Car show on Thursday along with Aaron Mitler providing entertainment. On Friday Jim Snack the magician will perform and Sue Kaupelis will demonstrate line dancing. Gabrielle will sing her tunes also. On Saturday evening, the Sophisticates, will entertain everyone. There will be a bouncy house, optical course and pony rides for the kids. There will be raffles, vendors and much more. Room is still available for vendors at $50 for three days. For more information, contact Michele Johnsen, chairperson, at 883-5637 or by e-mail at [email protected] AUG. 9 6:30 p.m. — The United Methodist Church, N. Main St., will hold an Ecumenical Fireside Gathering. Join everyone for a relaxed worship experience around the fire with music and laughter. Invite a friend or neighbor. Bring a lawn chair and a roasting stick for marshmallows. Food and drinks will...

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Police Reports – 06/22/2017

Fulton County Sheriffs Office • Paul Thompson, 68, of Wemple Road in Johnstown, was arrested June 7 and charged with driving while intoxicated and driving on the shoulder. According to a release, Thompson was arrested following a property damage accident on Route 29 in the Town of Johnstown. He was issued tickets and returnable to Johnstown Town Court at a later date. Gloversville Police Department • Alexander L. Dake, 19, homeless, was arrested June 4 and charged with petit larceny and trespass. According to a release, officers responded to 225 S. Main St. in Gloversville to a report of a male attempting to steal a mountain bike from the yard. When confronted by the caller, the male left the bike and fled. Officers later located a male matching the description on West Pine Street near South Main Street on the Rail Trail. Dake was arrested and arraigned before Honorable Judge DiMezza and remanded to the Fulton County Correctional Facility on $500 bail, $5,000 bond. • Dylan Brown, 22, of 31 Jay St., Antonio McCloskey, 20, of 32 Adison St., and Timothy Palmer Jr., 25, of 11 Sixth St., all of Gloversville, were arrested June 5 in connection to an April 2017 burglary. According to a release, detective and patrol divisions and state police Bureau of Comrinal Investigation, allege the three subjects made unlawful entry into a home in Gloversville...

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