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Johnstown team’s routine reminds us that “everybody dies, but not everybody lives, so reach for your dreams.”
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Johnstown squad 4th in U.S.

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JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown High School’s winter guard team is now ranked fourth nationally out of 123 schools, team Director Christine VanValkenburgh announced this week. The 17-member varsity team, Amethyst Gold, took first place in preliminaries at the Winter Guard International’s Eastern ...

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City library expected to begin move in two weeks

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JOHNSTOWN —The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth expects the Gloversville Public Library to start moving into its building in the next two weeks. CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters on Friday informed his board of directors the library will soon start to make its temporary move from ...

Meeting tonight on Gloversville school budget

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GLOVERSVILLE — The proposed Gloversville Enlarged School District will present its instructional budget for the 2017-18 school year during tonight’s meeting of the board of education. According to the budget presentation on the district’s website, the proposed instructional side of the ...

Twilight Markets planned for summer

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GLOVERSVILLE — This summer’s Twilight Market, on three Fridays downtown, may end up with about a dozen vendors, Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Jennings said Friday. The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s planned Twilight Market will run from 5 to 8 p.m. on ...

Council approves $4,475 for Rec

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By KERRY MINOR The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council approved several resolutions during its meeting last Tuesday. Among them, the city Recreation Commission was authorized to spend an estimated $4,475 for its 2017 roster of events. The funded events include: ∫ ...

Unified team set for spring opener

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District’s Unified Sports team will play its first basketball game later this spring. In a news release, the district announced the team will play a home game against Glens Falls on May 15, with tip-off scheduled at 4:15 p.m. The team ...

Council expecting update on downtown strategy

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council is expected to get an update on its ongoing downtown development strategy during Tuesday’s meeting. LaBella Associates of Rochester has been working on a plan for the development and revitalization of downtown. The Common Council is also expected to ...

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North Carolina trucker facing DWI charges

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GLEN — A North Carolina man is facing driving while intoxicated charges following a tractor trailer accident in the town, according to state police. Michael Anderson, 54, of Clinton, NC was charged with driving while intoxicated. Troopers said that at around 7:36 p.m. on March 21, they ...

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In Brief

‘Who is Jesus?’ video Wednesday JOHNSTOWN — A Lenten video presentation and discussion of “Who is Jesus?” will be held in the meeting room at Holy Trinity Church from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. On Thursday, April 6, Deacon Larry Groesbeck will present “Why Die? Why Rise?: a ...

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In Brief

United Way fish fry planned for Friday AMSTERDAM — Fish Fry Friday will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Amsterdam Muni Club House, 155 Upper Van Dyke Ave. Sponsored by United Way, the meal will consist of fish, homemade fries, coleslaw and beverage—eat in or takeout. A ...

Brown bag lunch tour set

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AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s Institute, located at 10 Kopernik Blvd., will hold a Brown Bag Lunch Tour on Monday, April 10, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. for parents considering SMI for their child’s education or for those who would like to learn more about the school. The open house is designed for ...

Local painter Deborah Angilletta plein air painting at Empire Lock as Schoharie Crossing in July of 2016. (Photo courtesy of Halldor Sigurdsson)

Schoharie Crossing puts out a call for artists

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FORT HUNTER  — On any given day throughout the year, artists are drawn to Schoharie Crossing for the beauty and easy access. “We get a fair amount of artists,” said Janice Fontanella, the site manager. “It is surrounded by the two bodies of water — The Mohawk River and Schoharie ...

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Expanded home show wraps up today

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BR0ADALBIN — You had a map to get around—if you needed one. But most visitors seemed just to stroll around Saturday at the eighth annual Fulton-Montgomery Home Show and Craft Fair to explore the vendors’ offerings. The show, at the high school, was a blend of contractors, equipment ...

Top students of Northville Central named

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NORTHVILLE — The top students of 2017 for Northville Central School have been named. They are: Jasmine Vrooman Valedictorian Jasmine Vrooman, with a 92.9 average, is the daughter of Deborah Gardner-Vrooman and Lawrence Vrooman. She has been named valedictorian of the class of 2017 at ...

Nine groups serve their chili to 
participants at the 
Cabin Fever Chili and Brew Tasting Saturday 
at the the City National Common Building in downtown Gloversville. The tasters chose the city firefighters’ chili as the best. 
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Chili and brew tasting: Firefighters and BID are big winners

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GLOVERSVILLE — Despite gloomy, wintry weather, Saturday was a winning day for the Cabin Fever Chili and Brew Tasting fundraiser at the City National Common Building—and for the city’s firefighters. By 2 p.m., at the 1 to 4 p.m. fundraising event, some 100 people had turned out to enjoy ...

Preschool teacher and the evening’s “vet,” Kate Yoder, examines second-grader Emma Countryman’s new horse.

P.A.W.S holds ‘pet’ adoption clinic

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District’s parent-teacher organization called P.A.W.S. recently hosted “Animaland” for students to adopt a furry stuffed pet, according to a news release. After children chose animals such as puppies, dragons, horses, penguins, ...

Hall of Fame seeks nominations

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AMSTERDAM — The Greater Amsterdam School District Hall of Fame committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 GASD Hall of Fame class. Nominations are accepted for athletics, coaching, school officials and academic/professional achieve- ment.  To nominate someone to the Athletic Wing of ...

Area news in brief

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Transportation deadline near GALWAY — April 1 will be the deadline for residents of the Galway Central School District to request transportation to nonpublic schools for the 2017-18 school year. Residents who are eligible for transportation to a nonpublic school under the 15-mile limit ...

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Pride of the principal

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Boulevard Elementary School Principal Tom Komp stands with the Principal Pride winners for January, grades kindergarten through second. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Alyssa Hume, Carlito Cruz, Angel Ubiles, Khloe VanNostrand and Bailey Gancarz. In the back row, from left, are ...