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Gloversville council approves firefighters contract

Dusten Rader/Express staff Gloversville Fire Fighters Association President Ed Martelle stands with Mayor Dayton King May 9 during the Common Council Meeting. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council, Mayor Dayton King and the Gloversville Fire Fighters Association Local 719 have come to an agreement on a contract that will last through 2023. The Council voted 5-1 Tuesday night to approve the contract, with 5th Ward Councilman Jay Zarrelli voting no. One councilman was absent, Arthur Simonds, 2nd Ward. King said a deal was reached May 5 during an all-day mediation session that ended at...

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Young Professionals socialize and get some golf tips

Dusten Rader/Express staff Fulton County Young Professionals Network members and the public get a putting and chipping lesson from PGA Professional Rich Scott on May 10 at the Fox Run Golf Club in Johnstown. From left, Anne Boles of Gloversville; Greg Young, Gloversville Board of Supervisors; and Jenney Rulison-Fisch of Mayfield. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express JOHNSTOWN — Members of the Fulton County Young Professionals Network and the public gathered for a meet-up event Wednesday at Fox Run Golf Club. The event included a free lesson donated by PGA Professional Rich Scott, who worked one-on-one with attendees on...

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B-P student crossing Route 29 killed by car

BROADALBIN — A 15-year-old boy died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Route 29 near Stewart’s Shop in Broadalbin. According to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department, Ryan Frye, of Amsterdam, was stuck at approximately 9 p.m. by a vehicle traveling west through the intersection of South Second Avenue. The vehicle was driven by Sandra A. Frasier, 80, of Johnstown, according to the sheriff’s office. According to the accident report, Frye ran across the roadway into the path of the vehicle while other pedestrians who attempted crossing went back. Frye was transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville where he died from his injuries. Police said in a release that several members of the public passing the scene stopped to administer aid to Frye until emergency personnel arrived. The Broadalbin-Kenyetto Fire Department and the Fulton County Ambulance service assisted. The accident remains under investigation. Frye was a sophomore at Broadalbin-Perth High School. Stephen Tomlinson, superintendent of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District released the following statement to multiple news agencies: “This is a tragic loss for the Broadalbin-Perth school community. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Ryan. Members of the Broadalbin-Perth school system will be on hand to provide grief counseling early Monday morning and throughout the coming days.” Frye was the son of Phil and Tammy Frye, who live in the town...

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Northville Arts Center opens

NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Northville Arts Center, 134 S. Main St. in Northville, has now opened its doors for regular hours for the spring, summer and fall seasons. The shop, which showcases and sells artwork from many of the area’s painters, photographers, sculptors, and more, will be open Fridays, 4-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A Meet the Artists reception will be held at the Center Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity to see the works and meet the artists. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 863-8047 or visit www.svanarts.org. If you would like to become a member of SVAN, and help enrich the community with visual and performing arts, visit the website at www.svanarts.org. If you are member of SVAN and would like to have your work displayed and/or sold at the Northville Arts Center, contact the Northville Arts Center Administrator, Sandra Peters, at 725-8861. SVAN is a non-profit organization supporting the visual and performing artists in the Sacandaga Valley region with gallery exposure, community concerts and skill development workshops that are offered to the...

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Wells Edge Country Store opens on Route 30

Dusten Rader/Express staff The Wells Edge Country Store, 1488 Route 30 in Wells, opened May 6. From left, owners Jason Luckert, Dakota, 6, and Eileen. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express WELLS — New business is growing along the shore of Lake Algonquin. The Wells Edge Country Store, 1488 Route 30 in Wells, opened May 6. The convenience store and deli makes fresh sandwiches and carries variety of products including beer. Hand scooped Italian ice is also available. The store is owned and operated by Jason Luckert and his wife, Eileen. The couple have a daughter, Dakota, 6, who...

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Gloversville school board appoints DeLilli as interim superintendent

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education appointed former Johnstown Superintendent Robert DeLilli to serve as interim superintendent beginning July 1. According to a release, the board approved the appointment during its regular meeting on Tuesday. DeLilli will begin work in Gloversville when current superintendent Michael Vanyo leaves the position June 30 to become superintendent at Ichabod Crane Central School. DeLilli retired in February after five years as the leader of the Greater Johnstown School District. For four years, 2007-11, he served as the Gloversville superintendent. His experience also includes superintendent and principal for the Wheelerville Union Free School District and more than 15 years as a middle school social studies teacher. Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES conducted the search for the interim superintendent on behalf of the district, receiving nine applications. Board of Education President Richard Carlson said DeLilli’s application immediately rose to the top, and the board worked to draft a contract with him. “Rob is very familiar with the district and the community, as well as the kinds of initiatives we are in the midst of,” Carlson said. “We are fortunate to be able to draw on that experience in the short term.” The district will begin an open search for a permanent superintendent beginning this...

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Community, businesses come together to tackle opioid addiction

Dusten Rader/Express staff Area residents and local business owners gather May 12 at the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce for a seminar on opioid addiction. By DUSTEN RADER Fulton County Express GLOVERSVILLE — A dozen area residents, local business owners and health care professionals gathered Friday morning to discuss a disease of epidemic proportions: addiction. According to a release, one in four people know someone addicted to opioids and abusers are 40 percent more likely to use heroin. Many such individuals put their lives at risk through overdose or put their employment at risk. According to the National...

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GESD capital project underway

GLOVERSVILLE — Site work is underway on the athletic fields at Gloversville Enlarged School District’s middle and high school campus. The work on the fields includes drainage for upgrades that will begin this summer. The upgrades include a multi-use track and grass field, all-weather synthetic turf field, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields. The next phase of the $37.8 million capital project — slated to begin in spring of 2018 — will address infrastructure, health and safety issues such as: masonry, sidewalk and paving repairs, heating ventilation, air conditioning, window and door replacement, lighting upgrades, floor and ceiling replacement,...

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Broadalbin senior club news, trips

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Senior Citizen Club held its meeting May 3 with 62 members present. Donations were collected for the Broadalbin Ecumenical Church Food Pantry. A raffle of a celebration of the peonies at the Hildene was won by Corey Santo. This was donated by Dennis Jacobs. The 50/50 raffle was held and won by Delores Leggiero. Paul Munchbeck spoke about self defense for seniors. Members were asked to help with the June 3 Broadalbin Village Wide Garage Sale. Donations will be accepted on May 31. Drop off date is June 2 at the Broadalbin Town Hall from 5 to 7 p.m. The trip committee announces the following: June 27 — Sonnenburg Gardens and Luncheon Cruise on Canadaigua Lake. $60. July 18 — Dutch Apple Cruise and USS Slater. $55. Sept. 10-15 — Biltmore Estate. $499 per person/double and $149 for single. Nov. 14-16 — The Miracle of Christmas in Lancaster, Pa. $325.00 per person/double/$78 additional for singles. November (Date TBA) — Rockettes Christmas Show. May 13-18, 2018 — The Ark Encounter experience. $590, per person/double. Sept. 14-21, 2018 — A Canyon country trip to National...

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Johnstown Senior Center news, trips

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Senior Center, 109 East Main St., will host health screenings May 18 from 9 a.m. to noon. Screenings will include a cholesterol/HDL/glucose blood test for $18; diabetes risk assessment, blood pressure reading and body fat analysis/body mass index measurement at no charge. On June 6, the seniors will travel to Quincy Market and the Boston Aquarium. The bus will depart from the center at 7 a.m. and return home approximately 9 p.m. A total of $10 will be returned to everyone for lunch. Following lunch the group will visit the aquarium. The cost of this trip is $68 for members and $72 for non-members. On Wednesday, June 28, AARP will be in from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pre registration is required. The cost is $20 for members of AARP or $25. For more information, call...

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