4 hrs ago
Attorney: Transit head OK outside city
The mayor and city labor attorney said Transit Manager William Walrath will be able to remain in his position as long as he lives within the Fulton County.
9 hrs ago
County team saves city over $50K
The Fulton County Demolition Team's recent project that took down a former city glove factory saved the city more than $50,000, a city official said.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Flander family keeps Thanksgiving tradition alive
At 11 a.m. an assembly line of volunteers began packing up containers full of Thanksgiving dinner and dessert.
Tryon fence set to be dismantled
The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency doesn't own the former Tryon site yet, but is seeking persons and firms interested in taking down the site's security fencing and paying the agency for materials.
Developer lands PILOT deal, support
The Common Council on Tuesday gave its support to a proposal to build affordable senior housing at part of the Estee Commons Complex.
The Japan Times
Group seeks 'personhood' for four chimps in U.S.
An animal rights group is asking New York courts to recognize scientific evidence of emotional and cognitive abilities in chimpanzees and to grant the animals "legal personhood" so that they are ensured better treatment.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Activist Lawyer Asks Judge to Free Pet Chimpanzee
Steven Wise originally hoped to file lawsuits on behalf of seven chimpanzees being held in captivity.
Residency of transit head at issue
The Common Council and mayor are waiting for the city's labor attorney to say whether local law can be changed to allow the transit manager to continue to hold his job without living in the city.
Chimps Are People, Too? Lawsuit Will Test That Question
Is a chimp, living as a pet in the home of Patrick and Diane Lavery in Gloversville, N.Y., really enslaved and entitled to his freedom? Does the 26-year-old Tommy, who scientists argue is cognitively similar to humans, deserve some of the same rights as homo sapiens? Those questions are at the center of a lawsuit filed in the State of New York ... (more)
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Group asks N.Y. court to recognize chimp as legal person
This has been quite a year for captive chimpanzees in the United States, with one federal agency taking steps to retire most chimps owned by the government and another proposing to classify all chimps as endangered, an action that would throw up new obstacles to experiments even on privately owned chimps.
New Lawsuit Seeks 'Legal Personhood' For a Chimpanzee
An animal rights group is taking to the courts in an effort to seek personhood for a chimpanzee.
Do Chimps Have a Right to Liberty?
The Nonhuman Rights Project, led by Steven M. Wise, filed papers on Monday in State Supreme Court in Fulton County, N.Y., demanding that courts in New York recognize a chimpanzee known as Tommy as a legal person , with a limited right to liberty.
County to get back funds
Fulton County government is only recovering half of what's left from the county's $40,000 contribution to the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth that assisted in a lawsuit that was dropped this fall.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Supervisors freeze their salary levels
The Board of Supervisors voted last week to adopt an $85.3 million 2014 county budget.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Cheers and jeers
To sincere volunteers. Dozens of volunteers took the time on Thanksgiving morning to make the holiday brighter for hundreds of local residents in need.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Fulton County hires new historian
A Gloversville woman was appointed Monday by the Fulton County Board of Supervisors as the county's new part-time historian.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Forgery charge lodged
A city veterinarian wrote a prescription in her dog's name that was intended to be used by the veterinarian's then-boyfriend for a diabetic condition, authorities allege.
County adopts budget; taxes cut
The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday adopted an $85.3 million 2014 county budget that includes an average property tax-rate decrease of 6.3 percent.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Critically-acclaimed film has lo...
The new film "12 Years a Slave," which is based on the 1853 autobiography by Solomon Northup and is earning universal praise by critics, has a close tie to Fulton County, local historians say.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Transparency still missing
We would like to know more details about why - after years of litigation - the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth's two subsidiaries dropped their civil lawsuit against a pair of fired executives.