Johnstown Town Board mulls water projects

TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN -- The Johnstown Town Board is considering support for two proposed projects to expand municipal water service from Gloversville into the hamlet of Meco and along State Route 349.Gloversville Water Superintendent Anthony Mendetta explained the proposed projects to the board during its Nov. 21 meeting. Mendetta also thanked the board for its past and possibly future support of water service expansion in the town and explained why Gloversville has more than enough water to increase service."We greatly appreciate your continued support in expanding a very underutilized distribution system which over the years has seen a significant decline in water…
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Fulton County cuts property tax rates

FULTON COUNTY -- While it seems as if the cost of everything is going up, county property tax rates for 11 of Fulton County's 12 municipalities will go down in 2023.County tax rates vary between the municipalities throughout the county due to rising and falling equalization rates, the formula New York state uses to measure the gap between the assessed value of property and the actual sales price of property, in order to more fairly distribute the property tax burden.Fulton County Budget Director Alicia Cowan said Tuesday that only the Town of Oppenheim will see a county tax rate increase per…
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Flu in New York is surging, prompting concerns about hospital capacity

Flu in New York is surging, prompting concerns about hospital capacity

New York state is experiencing its worst flu season in years at a time when the number of reported COVID-19 infections has been steadily increasing, prompting concerns about further straining an already stressed hospital system. The state reported 27,171 new influenza cases for the week ending Nov. 26, a 76% increase from the previous week, when 15,450 cases were reported statewide, according to the state’s weekly flu tracker.A total of 68,926 flu cases have already been reported in the state so far this flu season, which typically runs from the late fall through the winter, far surpassing the 6,569 cases reported…
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Archery Den offers holiday 3D target range event for charity again

Archery Den offers holiday 3D target range event for charity again

PERTH — While The Archery Den on Route 30 in Perth will once again open its doors to all archery enthusiasts on Sunday, there is a holiday-themed catch. Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., visitors will be able to take advantage of the shop's expansive archery range for free, provided they bring an unwrapped gift for a child  as part of The Archery Den's second annual Christmas Tree 3D Shoot and Family Day. “We thought it would be cool to shoot out back with Christmas lights on the trees and to just bring people in and get them in the spirit,” said…
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