A top of a large tree was broken off and toppled onto the street sign at the corner of East State Street and North Kingsboro Avenue in Gloversville as a result of a fast-movinhg storm on Saturday.  (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Storm crashes through area

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When a cold front hit the warm air over Fulton and Montgomery counties Saturday evening, it created a line of severe thunderstorms that crashed through the two counties, downing trees and power lines and flooding the Otsquago, Cayadutta and Canajoharie creeks. Montgomery County Emergency ...

Family storytime set to start up

In Brief

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Margaret Reaney Memorial Library Director Dawn Lamphere announced Family Storytime will resume for the spring March 10 at 10 a.m. The program is open to children, infant to 4 years old. Finger plays, nursery rhymes, songs and stories will be shared in addition to time set ...

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Feb. 15 Discharges Hart baby girl of St. Johnsville. Caroline L. Hart of St. Johnsville. Births Kristin Wilson and Joshua Wille of Johnstown, a girl at 8 a.m. Feb. 16 Admissions David Cook of Gloversville. Kayla K. Hunter of Northville. Edward Raymond of Gloversville. Amanda ...

Sandy Fiesinger, manager, Elizabeth and Eileen's Closet, places prom gowns on a rack at their new location at 37 W. Main Street in Johnstown on Tuesday. It has become a Prom Pop-Up Shop. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Prom dress shop has new location, hours

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JOHNSTOWN — Elizabeth and Eileen’s Closet, a prom dress lending closet previously housed in St. John’s Episcopal Church, has become a Prom Pop-Up Shop, 37 W. Main Street in Johnstown. In addition to its new location, the Closet also has new hours and will be open 1 to 4 p.m. on ...

Jennifer Jennings, Gloversville downtown development specialist for the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, left, discusses plans for events at the CRG board meeting Friday. At right is CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters.(The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

‘Twilight Market’ in the works

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s new Gloversville downtown development specialist is working on logistics for a new summertime Twilight Market in the city. In a report Friday to the CRG board, Jennifer Jennings said she has been working on various events ...

Nonprofits can apply for Carondelet grants

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AMSTERDAM — The Carondelet Community Fund is accepting applications until 4:30 p.m. March 10 for grants that will be awarded to eligible nonprofit community agencies located within the service area of St. Mary’s Healthcare, according to a news release. Late applications will not be ...

CRG: Outreach efforts working

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth feels it is making progress reaching outside the cities to outlying areas of the county. CRG President and CEO Ron Peters told his agency’s board of directors Friday that community outreach programs and assistance are not just ...

St. Johnsville village trustee Martin Callahan honors, from left, Mohawk Valley Future Farmers of America chapter members Connor Countryman, Liam Sammons, Laura Littrell, Casey Watston, Jacob Battisti and chapter adviser Chris Smith, with a proclamation for National FFA Week.  (Photo submitted)

Future Farmers of America week kicks off

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — National Future Farmers of America Week began Feb. 18 and ran through Saturday. In recognition of the week, Mayor Bernard Barnes and members of the St. Johnsville village board honored and recognized the local chapter, Mohawk Valley FFA, at a recent board ...

Gaston’s drug conviction thrown out, gets new trial

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ALBANY — The state Supreme Court Appellate Division’s Third Judicial Department on Thursday reversed the third-degree drug possession conviction in Montgomery County Court of Samuel Gaston and ordered he receive a new trial. Gaston was convicted in Montgomery County Court June 20, 2014 ...

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Students of the Month

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Photo submitted Knox Junior High School’s student of the week winners from the first semester. From left, Dawson Sanges, Meghan Mraz, Lindsay Lamori, Joelle Bump, Kyla Herrick, Colleen Long, Elizabeth Stanton, Siew Goh, Madison King, Emily Gelman, Connor Lago, Adam Whiteman, Logan Harvey, ...


Robber gets prison

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JOHNSTOWN — A Mayfield man convicted of robbing a Gloversville delicatessen last spring was sentenced last week to up to five years in state prison. Justin Rizzio, 31, of Lake Drive, was sentenced Feb. 17 by Judge Polly A. Hoye. He received 2 1/2 to five years in state prison, as part of ...

College honors and graduations

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SUNY Delhi Shannon Morey of Broadalbin, who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list with an average of 3.50 or higher. PTECH JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton Fulton Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School has named its ...

Snow Rovers announce poker run winners

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BLEECKER — Winners have been announced for the Bleecker Snow Rovers annual poker run Feb. 18 involving 174 riders at the Bleecker Fish & Game Club. At the conclusion of the poker run, adult poker hands were awarded. The adult winners are Alby Peck, first place; John Lucas, second; and ...

Beekeeping seminar planned for Saturday

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MALTA — Three beekeeping experts will speak at the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Association’s annual beekeeping seminar on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Malta at the Hudson Valley Community College TEC-SMART Conference Facility at 345 Hermes Road. The speakers are as ...

Mini golf fun day set for Saturday

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AMSTERDAM — The Mental Health Association of Fulton and Montgomery counties will be hosting its 19th annual Miniature Golf and Family Fun Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at Amsterdam High School. This event offers indoor miniature golf for all ages, crafts, face painting, carnival ...

Six-week Lenten art series planned

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GLOVERSVILLE — North Main Street United Methodist Church, 316 N. Main St., will host a six-week Lenten Art Series beginning March 6. The weekly hands-on art series will be held Mondays and will include an afterschool program for children age 6 to 14 from 4 to 5 p.m. and an adult program for ...

Driver prelicensing course planned

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CANAJOHARIE — A driver education prelicensing course will be held at the Canajoharie High School on Tuesday, March 7, from 4 to 9 p.m. The course fulfills a state law requiring proof of satisfactory completion of five hours of classroom driver training and highway safety instruction before ...

Child’s soap carving class planned

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GLOVERSVILLE — Beth Spriggs will teach children ages 5 to 10 to carve soap into snowmen or any other creature from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11, in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center for the Creative Arts, Route 30. The artists will then dress their creations up using items such as ...

Fundraising dinner for library slated

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AMSTERDAM — The Friends of Amsterdam Free Library will hold a fundraising dinner at the Rockton House, 34 Lyon St., on March 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. The meal consists of a chicken parmesan dinner that includes salad, bread and dessert. Presale tickets are $12 each and $15 at the door for ...

Guest speaker planned for meeting

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GALWAY — Alexis Gotham, a member of the Girl Scouts Of America, will speak at the Galway Lioness Club Of Lions District 20-Y2 dinner meeting on Wednesday at the Galway Lions Club Building located on East Street. Dinner will be begin at 7 p.m. Gotham will share information about Girl ...