Gloversville holds first Pride event

Gloversville holds first Pride event

GLOVERSVILLE - As music played in the background and people walked from table to table checking out organizations, some had Pride flags draped around them, others spread a blanket in the grass at Myers Park and sat down to have a picnic.  They were all there celebrating Pride month and the first Pride event in Gloversville, dubbed the Glove City Pride Picnic. The event was organized in just a few months by First Congregational United Church of Christ Pastor Ralph Merante, who is queer, and others like his partner Todd Rumsey.  “We are thrilled,” Merante said about the turnout, which…
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Amsterdam Mohawks rally for walk-off win over Albany Dutchmen

Amsterdam Mohawks rally for walk-off win over Albany Dutchmen

Four outs from losing back-to-back games for the first time this season, the Amsterdam Mohawks pulled a win out of their hats Thursday night at Shuttleworth Park, rallying to tie the game in the eighth before Cameron Love beat out an infield single and pinch runner Nick Giamarusti scored from second in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Albany Dutchmen.The win improved Amsterdam’s record to 21-4 as the Mohawks began the second half of the 48-game Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League regular season.For the game’s first seven innings, Amsterdam was listless at the plate…
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Fulton County DA  primary final results expected in July

Fulton County DA primary final results expected in July

It will be almost two weeks before the final results are in for a tightly contested Republican primary race for Fulton County District Attorney. Final results for the race will not be available until July 11, said Rebecca Weiderman, the Democratic Deputy Commissioner in an email Wednesday. The Fulton County Board of Elections office is still receiving mailed-in ballots. Of the 820 absentee ballots sent out only just over half have been returned, according to Weiderman. City of Johnstown Attorney and Northville resident Michael Poulin has an 82-vote lead over acting Fulton County District Attorney Amanda Nellis, according to unofficial results. The ballots…
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A kernel of an idea pops to life

A kernel of an idea pops to life

The historic “Sam Sam the Popcorn Man’s Truck” will be one of the featured highlights at Northville's annual Doins' parade on Saturday at 1 p.m.The Dodge truck dates back to 1948, when a man named Sam Esposito attached a wagon to the back of the truck and parked it on the corner of Bridge and Main streets near the Village Green. Children clamored to visit with Esposito and get their hands on some of his freshly popped corn. He served the kids and sat on the greenery to talk with them, building close connections with the youth of Northville, one scoop of popcorn at a time.“He became a…
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Fort Plain’s Karker to step down after 45 years as athletic director

Fort Plain’s Karker to step down after 45 years as athletic director

FORT PLAIN – In any profession, a nearly 50-year career at one location is nothing short of amazing.In the field of education, it’s almost unheard of.After 49 years at Fort Plain and 45 years as the school district's athletic director, Charlie Karker has decided not to return next school year."There are other things that I would like to do," Karker said. "When you see some of your former students retiring before you do, it makes you think 'what's wrong with this picture.'"One thing that Karker was less than eager to do was talk about his many accomplishments, though his fellow…
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