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Juniors Ryan Kamanu, Josh Scott and Hunter Fifield speak at Fulton Montgomery Community College about their first year studying at FMCC under the PTECH program. 
(The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

First PTECH class making big plans

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — For the five young men and women sitting in a Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board room on Friday, the future is looking bright. Each one has big plans for medical school, military careers or starting their own business in their future. To achieve these goals, these high ...

Village schedules public hearing

In Brief

NORTHVILLE — The village has rescheduled a public hearing for its proposed comprehensive plan to Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Northville Central School. The hearing date and place were changed in order to accommodate the great interest in the plan, according to a news ...

Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations Specialist Brian Fabre, right, presents Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York Executive Director Mark Quandt with a $45,000 donation at the Food Bank headquarters in Latham, on Jan. 13. The food bank helps Fulton and Montgomery County food pantries.
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Hannaford donates $45,000 to food bank

Community News

ALBANY — Hannaford Supermarkets announced a $45,000 donation to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York as part of its annual Hannaford Helps program, according to a news release. The donation coincides with a critical time of need for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New ...

3 die in I-88 crash; 3 children survive

Local News

PRINCETOWN — Three people were killed, including the father and mother of a Schenectady family, in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Interstate 88 Sunday night. Three children, riding in the back seat behind their parents, survived. A state police news release issued this morning ...

Women’s GOP to hold meeting

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Women’s Republican Club of Fulton County will hold its annual membership meeting at 2 p.m., Saturday at the Shirley Luck Senior Citizens Center. The meeting is open to all Republican women and men interested in supporting the Republican Party and good ...

Three teens face drug charges

Police Blotter

PALATINE — Three teenagers have been charged following an incident on a bus involving prescription pills, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said a 17 year old have been charged with sixth-degree conspiracy for allegedly selling prescription pills on Friday. A ...

Joint sewer board seeks odor solution

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — In an attempt to not spend $1 million for an outside fix to its lingering sewer odor problems, the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility is working in-house on the issue. The Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board learned in November that equipment to control ...

State of the County address planned

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN —Fulton County administrative officer Jon Stead will give his annual State of the County address at an 8 a.m. buffet breakfast meeting of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce on Friday at Hales Mills Country Club, 146 Steele Road. The event is open to chamber ...

Man charged with petit larceny

Police Blotter

AMSTERDAM – Joseph N. Curtis, 17, of 257 Tylutki Road Amsterdam, was arrested Jan. 16 by Montgomery County sheriff's and charged with petit larceny. Curtis was arrested for allegedly taking items from the Super Shoes Store in the town of Amsterdam. He was released on an appearance ...

Man faces no license, registration charges

Police Blotter

FONDA — Michael T O’Neil, 37, of 839 Esperance Road, Esperance, was arrested Jan. 16 and by Montgomery County sheriff's and charged with operating a motor vehicle while license and registration was suspended. O'Neil was arrested and released on an appearance ticket for Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. in ...

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Montgomery County: Four face welfare fraud charges

Local News

FONDA — Four people have been charged with welfare fraud in Montgomery County for failing to report income according to the county. According to a news release from Department of Social Services Commissioner Michael McMahon the following people were charged with a variety of offenses ...

$500K grant awarded for bridge

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — City Engineer Christopher Vose on Wednesday announced the state was awarded a $500,000 grant to repair or replace the West State Street bridge. Vose reminded the Common Council at City Hall how the city applied last summer for the award for the bridge’s deck work. The city ...

Brenda Dwyer, Environmental and Creative Art Specialist at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, assists art student Donna VanAernam of Johnstown with her heart barn quilt Saturday during an art class at the center in Mayfield.
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Art from the heart

Local News

Brenda Dwyer, Environmental and Creative Art Specialist at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, assists art student Donna VanAernam of Johnstown with her heart barn quilt Saturday during an art class at the center in Mayfield. The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan

Walleye Challenge canceled

Local News

MAYFIELD — Ice fishing has been canceled for the annual Walleye Challenge and the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation contests on Saturday, Jan. 28, due to unsafe ice conditions on the lake. “It’s going to be a no-go,” Lou Stutzke announced Saturday afternoon. “There’s going ...

The Meher-Dallman 75th family reunion takes place

Community News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Meher-Dallman 75th family reunion took place July 30, 2016, at the Pleasant Square Firehouse. There were approximately 105 who attended from Gloversville, Johnstown, Northville, Caroga Lake, Edinburg, Oppenheim; Ballston Lake and Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County; ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Child injured in car accident JOHNSTOWN — A child was injured in an accident investigated by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies at 3:40 a.m. Thursday on West State Street Extension. Deputies said Morgan Merwin, 4 — a passenger in a car driven by Katie F. Merwin, 31, of 511 County ...

Glenn S. Hayton, New York State Snowmobile Association Schoharie director, instructs a group of students about tools of safety during a snowmobile class at the Mayfield Volunteer Fire Department in Mayfield on Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Staying safe snowmobiling

Local News

MAYFIELD — Imagine not being able to see clearly while snowmobiling. Youngsters attending a snowmobile safety course got to see for themselves what it’s like to snowmobile while impaired using goggles provided by two state troopers. The kids were wowed by the experience, and some talked ...

Contestants play Arctic Golf as part of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. (Photo courtesy of Mark Kurtz)

Artic golf heading to New York City

Community News

SARANAC LAKE — Arctic Golf, one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival’s most unique and popular events, will be going from a home grown, small town event to the big city as part of Central Park’s Winter Jam event on Jan. 28. Not many people can say they’ve played miniature golf outdoors ...

Council distances from grants

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — City government on Wednesday night formally detached itself from $480,000 in state grant money that St. John’s Episcopal Church decided not to accept for a downtown food pantry project. The Common Council at City Hall passed two resolutions severing the city’s ties with the ...