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Regents introduce research workgroup

A new workgroup has been tasked with studying the research behind testing, teacher evaluations and more.

Johnstown students roll up sleeves, pitch in on Earth Day

JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown students roll up sleeves, pitch in on Earth Day

Students at the PTECH school in Johnstown spent Friday cleaning up their community and raising awareness for Earth Day by repurposing recycled materials for their upcoming garden, clearing litter from streets around the school and decorating bags that will be used by a local supermarket.

OPPENHEIM, EPHRATAH & ST. JOHNSVILLE

OESJ elementary/middle school principal has resigned

School Superintendent David Halloran confirmed at a school board meeting Wednesday that elementary/middle school principal Rebecca Marzeski gave her resignation to the school board on April 4.

Teacher evaluation plans still required

CAPITAL REGION

Teacher evaluation plans still required

Educators across the state are developing teacher-evaluation plans based on a law education policymakers say they plan to ditch, working under a system in line for big changes.

'Fire breather' charged with endangerment

GLOVERSVILLE

'Fire breather' charged with endangerment

A Gloversville man is facing endangerment charges, accused of using a flammable liquid and lighter to spit fire out of his mouth inside two local businesses and a church in recent weeks, police said.

Fulton County aims to boost colonoscopy participation

FULTON COUNTY

Fulton County aims to boost colonoscopy participation

Fulton County is in the odd position of having roughly the same incidence of colon cancer as the rest of the state but a much higher death rate. A variety of factors may be at play, but health care administrators, regulators and providers agree the most likely cause is the low rate at which county residents are screened for cancer.

Judge clears way for civil suit in Gloversville murder arrest

GLOVERSVILLE

Judge clears way for civil suit in Gloversville murder arrest

A lawsuit filed by a man in the wake of his 2010 jailing on murder charges that were later dropped can go forward to trial, a federal judge ruled this week.

Mom of 'Baby Jax' sentenced for endangering him

Mom of 'Baby Jax' sentenced for endangering him

The mother of Johnstown’s “Baby Jax” formally received her six-month sentence Tuesday after admitting earlier this month to endangering the boy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, prosecutors there said

GLOVERSVILLE

Nathan Littauer and largest union OK contract


Nathan Littauer has reached a contract agreement with the larger of its two employee unions, 1199SEIU.

GLOVERSVILLE

Gloversville woman charged with welfare fraud


A Gloversville woman faces welfare fraud charges for allegedly receiving benefits she wasn’t entitled to.

Far from his native Ireland, Mayfield pub owner ready for the big day

MAYFIELD

Far from his native Ireland, Mayfield pub owner ready for the big day

While there’s usually a good time to be had at the pub on the ground floor of the old Greystone Inn, this week is extra special.

Gatherings aim to make death a less-taboo topic

CAPITAL REGION

Gatherings aim to make death a less-taboo topic

In 25 years of practice, elder law attorney Del Salmon has counseled countless people through things like estate planning, wills and trusts, and Medicaid qualification.

2 dogs safe after being rescued from Gloversville creek

GLOVERSVILLE

2 dogs safe after being rescued from Gloversville creek

Two dogs are recovering and looking for their owner today after being rescued from the Cayadutta Creek in Gloversville this morning.

Hearing set for nurses’ complaints against Littauer Hospital

GLOVERSVILLE

Hearing set for nurses’ complaints against Littauer Hospital

The National Labor Relations Board has set a hearing for April 18 on charges that Nathan Littauer Hospital denied a nurse a job because of her union activity, among other labor law violations.

Equipment seized by police getting new life in classes

GLOVERSVILLE

Equipment seized by police getting new life in classes

After years of busting small indoor marijuana farms, the Gloversville Police Department had a healthy pile of grow lamps, tubes and other hydroponic equipment taking up space in their evidence room.

Gloversville man bilked elderly residents of $250,000

ALBANY

Gloversville man bilked elderly residents of $250,000

A Gloversville man received up to seven years in state prison today after admitting earlier to bilking two elderly Colonie residents out of more than $250,000 while working as a home health aide, the Albany County District Attorney’s Office said.

JOHNSTOWN

Johnstown's Townsend Leather gets Foreign Trade Zone status


Townsend Leather has been approved for Foreign Trade Zone status, a move business and area leaders say will make the leather-goods manufacturer more competitive in the global marketplace.

'Baby Jax's' mom pleads guilty to endangering him

JOHNSTOWN

'Baby Jax's' mom pleads guilty to endangering him


The mother of Johnstown’s “Baby Jax,” who had been accused of injecting an unknown substance into the boy’s feeding tube last year, admitted in an Ohio courtroom Tuesday to endangering the boy, prosecutors there said.

GLOVERSVILLE

Argersinger building in Gloversville sold to private investor


The Argersinger building, formerly the home of the Argersinger Department Store, was bought last month by a private investor from Johnstown.

Marc Porter named Gloversville police chief

GLOVERSVILLE

Marc Porter named Gloversville police chief

Gloversville Police Capt. Marc Porter was promoted to chief of police Sunday following the retirement of former chief Donald VanDeusen, according to Gloversville Mayor Dayton King.

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