Johnstown gets extra $200K in state aid

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District is receiving more than $200,000 in additional state aid, but the extra revenue won’t be used to reduce the 3.5 percent tax levy increase. The Board of Education previously adopted a $33.9 million district budget for 2017-18 with the tax ...

Birdhouse, wild food workshops set

In Brief

COLD BROOK — The Shawangunk Nature Preserve, 255 Shawangunk Road, announced the upcoming events: On May 13 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, two programs are planned. The Essence of Life: Discerning has been and is still sought by nearly every thoughtful person. Discuss this ephemeral concept ...

Superintendent Thomas Sincavage, Regent Beverly Ouderkirk, board of education vice president Cathie Rust and building superintendent Jeremy Siddon during Ouderkirk's visit to the school Tuesday. (Photo submitted)

Education regent visits Wells school

Community News

WELLS — New York state Department of Education Regent Beverly Ouderkirk visited Wells Central School Tuesday. According to a news release, Ouderkirk visited the school to see education in action in a small school setting. Superintendent Thomas Sincavage, District Superintendent Patrick ...


Two charged with having drugs, AR-15

Police Blotter

GLOVERSVILLE — Two city men are facing charges after city police said they were found to be in possession of drugs and illegal weapons, including an assault rifle. Charged on April 22 were: ∫ Nathan M. Bell, 24, of 110 Bleecker St. with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled ...

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Art exhibits Ongoing ∫ Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Fall Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends. ∫ Art show of watercolor paintings by Kathleen Oakes will continue through Sunday ...

A portion of East Pine Street in Gloversville is closed because of work to fix the sewage leak into the Cayadutta Creek.
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Gloversville sewage problem: E. Pine Street shut down

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — A section of East Pine Street has been closed off to traffic as city officials work to stop the leakage of raw sewage into the Cayadutta Creek. The intersection at South Kingsboro Avenue has been blocked off by Department of Public Works barricades and the road is closed to ...

Open house slated for CRG today

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE —The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth will be holding an open house at their building at 34 W. Fulton St. on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Tours of the building will be conducted and refreshments will be served. Building tenants will be on hand to show off their space and ...


Woman charged with growing pot

Police Blotter

GLOVERSVILLE — A city woman has been charged after city police said a marijuana growing operation was discovered. Dawn A. Johnson, 45, of 32 E. Pine St. was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, fourth-degree criminal possession of marijuana and growing ...

Weiss appointed to GHA board

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE —First Ward Councilwoman Marcia Weiss has been appointed to the board of directors at the Gloversville Housing Authority. Mayor Dayton King announced Weiss’ appointment during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting to fill the vacant seat left by Anthony Ferraro, who resigned ...

Water board to hold meeting Tuesday

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The city water board will conduct a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Conference Room of the city Water Department office, 27-31 E. Main St.


Trying to hit officer with car alleged

Police Blotter

GLOVERSVILLE — A city woman is facing charges after city police said she nearly hit an officer with her vehicle. Danielle Hamm, 32, of 18 Temple St. was charged with reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child on April 22. Officers said they responded to the area of 150 ...

Third Ward Councilman Vincent DeSantis has purchased the buildings at 31 and 33 N. Main St. in Gloversville and has plans to renovate them for retail and living space.
(The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

DeSantis buys 2 city properties, plans renovations

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE —Vincent DeSantis is planning to make over two downtown buildings to get them ready for potential businesses. DeSantis, the Third Ward Councilman and a former city court judge, purchased 31 and 33 N. Main St. in October and plans to renovate the buildings. DeSantis said 31 ...

Floral arrangements workshop planned

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Kingsboro Garden Club will make floral arrangements on May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Paul Nigra Creative Arts Center for the Lexington fashion show to be held on May 18. At the March meeting of the club, Dianne Worske, recycling coordinator and educator with the Fulton County ...


Bank robber gets six years

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A Mayfield man who robbed the NBT Bank branch in Vail Mills using a pellet gun was sentenced Monday in Fulton County Court to three to six years in state prison. Kevin E. Grinnell, 35, of 2786 Route 30, Lot 12, was sentenced by County Court Judge Louise K. Sira, as a second ...


Man pleads in workers’ comp case

Local News

ALBANY — An Amsterdam roofing contractor has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of workers’ compensation fraud, according to the New York State’s Attorney General’s Office. New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott said in a news release that Joseph Kellogg, Sr., 51, of ...

From left, Legislative Chairman Roy Dimond, County Executive Matt Ossenfort, Stephaine Boice and District 9 Legislator Robert Purtell. Boice, who is Ossenfort’s mother, was honored Tuesday for her impact on students during her 33-year career as a music teacher, as well as her contributions during her retirement. Tuesday was officially named “Stephanie Boice Day.” (The Leader-Herald/Jason Subik)

Music teacher honored by county with her own ‘day’

Local News

FONDA — Tuesday was officially named “Stephanie Boice Day” in Montgomery County, after a proclamation by the Montgomery County Legislature recognized her impact as a 33-year veteran music teacher at the Greater Amsterdam School District. Boice was also recently recognized by the New York ...

County reviews agricultural district

Local News

FONDA — The Montgomery County Legislature approved the 8-year review of the county’s Agriculture District No. 2 on Tuesday, which included the removal of 260 acres from the town of Mohawk and the addition of about 100 acres in the town of Amsterdam. Before the legislature voted on the ...

What’s to do?

Whats To Do

Art exhibits Ongoing - Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Fall Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends. - Art show of watercolor paintings by Kathleen Oakes will continue through Sunday (April ...

Workers on site at the Beaver Street brush dropoff area work to bypass the sewer line break. 
(The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

Gloversville works feverishly to stop sewage spill

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — A short way up from River Street in the city, a section of the Cayadutta Creek is a different color from the rest. It appears murky, and occasionally a piece of toilet paper can be seen floating by, according to city officials. This is one of at least two sewer line breaks ...

Water board meeting planned

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The next water board meeting will be held on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Gloversville Water Department, 67-73 S Main St.