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Akins gets 20 years to life

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JOHNSTOWN — The man who kidnapped a man for a week, tortured him and sexually abused him was sentenced today in Fulton County Court by Judge Polly Hoye to 20 years to life for first-degree kidnapping, two sentences of 20 years for the two charges of first-degree assault, and seven years for ...

City of Johnstown paving bid process restarted over error

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JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday night rejected two city paving bids and will start all over again rebidding. Sealed written bids for the resurfacing of certain city streets were opened last Thursday, but officials said there was an error in the quantities. “We try to break it ...

Gloversville Police Chief: Arrests, calls down

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GLOVERSVILLE — Police Chief Marc Porter delivered the second quarter statistical report for the police department to the Common Council last week that shows police activity leveling off or decreasing in a number of areas from the same quarter in 2018, discontinuing the trend from reports in ...

Montgomery County eyes joining federal lawsuit

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By BRIANA O’HARA The Leader-Herald FONDA — The Montgomery County clerk is seeking to have the county join a federal lawsuit that is questioning whether following New York state’s Greenlight Bill goes against federal immigration laws. Brittany Kolbe would like Montgomery County to join ...

Local real estate icon remembered

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JOHNSTOWN — Tributes continue to flow in from all sectors of the community remembering local real estate and economic development icon Arlene May Sitterly, who passed away recently. The highly-respected, 95-year-old dynamo with the incredible memory, pleasant smile, and kind words for ...

Alcohol sting leads to three arrests

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FONDA —Two men were arrested on Monday for allegedly selling alcohol to minors, and during the sting operation, a larceny was in progress which led to the arrest of a third male for allegedly stealing alcohol. Dylan C. Hay, 26, of 30 Willett St., Fort Plain, a Save-A-Lot employee, and ...

Eagle Scout’s project creates outdoor classroom at PTECH

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JOHNSTOWN — From his freshman year, Shain Krutz, who will be a fourth-year Hamilton-Fulton-Montogmery Board of Cooperative Educational Services Pathways in Technology Early College High School student this fall, envisioned his school’s courtyard as a place for students to work ...

Akins gets 20 to life

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JOHNSTOWN — The man who kidnapped a man for a week, tortured him and sexually abused him was sentenced today in Fulton County Court by Judge Polly Hoye to 20 years to life for first-degree kidnapping, two sentences of 20 years for the two charges of first-degree assault, and seven years for ...

Author Nancy Palker to speak in St. Johnsville

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — Nancy Palker, author of “Magic and Tragic Rosebud,” a memoir of her experiences as a nurse on South Dakota’s Rosebud Sioux reservation in 1973 will speak on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Margaret Reaney Memorial Library, 19 Kingsbury Ave. Accepting her first nursing job ...

Cooling stations are available around Montgomery County

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FONDA — With temperatures expected to be above 90 degrees in some Montgomery County towns by the end of the week, area organizations have taken steps to help residents beat the heat, volunteering their facilities to serve as cooling stations. The cooling stations will provide relief from the ...

Make your own art event set for Wednesday at Arkell Museum

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CANAJOHARIE — The Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd., will hold a free Summer Afternoon Family Art Paint—Make Your Own from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday. Every Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. through Aug. 21, children in pre-kindergarten or older can visit a gallery and learn about an artist or an art ...

8 bands to play at Rockin River event

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AMSTERDAM — Eight Amsterdam bands will present a Rockin River Reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. on July 27, at Riverbank Park. They will perform on the following schedule: ∫ 6 p.m.: The Bel Aires ∫6:25 p.m.: The Rogues ∫ 6:50 p.m.: The Dynamics ∫ 7:15 p.m.: Friends 2.0 ∫ ...

Basket weaving workshop Thursday

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CAROGA — Colleen Mosenthin will offer a basket weaving workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Caroga Historical Society and Museum, 145 London Bridge Road. The workshop limited to 12 participants. The registration fee is $20 for museum members and $25 for non-members. To ...

Breastfeeding group to meet Thursday

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JOHNSTOWN — The Birthing Center at Littauer will hold its breastfeeding support group on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at HealthLink Littauer, 2 Colonial Court. The group offers a friendly, relaxed, positive atmosphere where moms can share experiences and be assisted by lactation ...

Littauer support group set to meet

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MAYFIELD — The Rev. Bonnie Orth, Littauer’s pastoral care coordinator, facilitates two groups focusing on advocacy and education, with open discussion for sharing and support, according to a news release. The following two groups will meet Thursday at the Mayfield Central Presbyterian ...

Writing group to meet on Thursday

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JOHNSTOWN — A free creative writing group for aspiring and established writers will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St. For more information, contact Robert Weatherby at (518) 762-8317 or rweatherby@mvls.info.

Citizens Band concert Friday night

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JOHNSTOWN — The second concert of this year’s Johnstown Citizens Band will be held on Friday in the bandshell at Sir William Johnson Park on Main Street. Rehearsal will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and the concert at 7. Conducting the band for the concert will be retired Mayfield band director ...

Chicago’ play set for Friday, Saturday

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NORTHVILLE — Sacandaga Valley Arts Network and Sacandaga Musical Theater will present “Chicago” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and July 26 and 27 at Northville Central School auditorium, Bridge Street, according to a news release. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart ...

Caroga farmers market starts Friday

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CAROGA — Caroga Lake Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday and every Friday through mid-October at Sherman’s parking lot, across from the post office. Vendors will offer 100 percent locally produced and sourced goods. Items include produce, meats, honey, soaps, plants, ...