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Trevor Cline, left, and Jacob Sisco. (Photo submitted)

Students spend summer building apps

Community News

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville students Trevor Cline and Jacob Sisco spent part of their summer preparing for a mission to Mars—developing health apps for future Martians, coding robots and designing space helmets and a base for operations, according to a news release. They participated in ...

Mike Spreutels, Ken Hall, and Ron Chizek, pose behind their respective Radio Control model airplanes, in preparation for this weekends air show to benefit the Leader Herald’s “Warm The Children” program. (Photo submitted)

Radio-controlled airplane club to hold fundraiser

Community News

JOHNSTOWN — The Lazy Eight Radio Control Airplane Club will hold its 31st annual air show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the club’s flying field behind Rogers Family Orchard, County Highway 131. The air show is a freestyle, non-competitive event allowing the pilots the freedom to ...

Two GHA seats still empty

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority is still awaiting two new members following the resignation of two in July. During Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, the issue of the two opens seats was addressed by interim executive director Daniel Towne. The two seats were ...

Council considers public hearing

Local News

JOHNSTOWN —The Common Council on Monday will consider setting a public hearing for next month to discuss a Community Development Block Grant previously awarded to the city. The council will consider setting the hearing at its monthly business meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The ...

Hanna Conbeer, director of the Canajoharie Library, left, is shown holding the book “What is an Eclipse” by Isaac Asimov, along with Jenna Riley holding Winslow Homer’s  1874 watercolor, “Moonlight.” (Photo submitted)

Experience the eclipse at museum

Community News

CANAJOHARIE — Experience the eclipse with the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library on Monday. Called “Experience the Eclipse,” the event starts at 1:30 p.m. The museum is usually closed on Monday but is opening up specifically for the program. Participants will be making and ...

When ‘public interest’ is derailed

Local News

I’m not going to dwell on being tossed out of a recent publicly-advertised Johnstown Public Library focus group meeting like yesterday’s smelly garbage. That would be whining, and it’s actually kind of embarrassing. But the reason I dredge it up is to focus in on the relationship ...

Back to school bash planned

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — Change of 1 (C1) will hold its “Back To School Bash” on Wednesday from 5 to 7 pm at 33 Bleecker Street (the former YWCA) and the Farmer’s Market Pavilion. Sponsored by Stewarts Shops, area churches and community members, the “Back to School Bash” is an evening of ...

Streets to be closed Tuesday for repairs

In Brief

BROADALBIN — South Second Avenue will be closed from West Main Street to Stewarts on Tuesday in order for the village Department of Public Works replace a water main valve. Only four customers on West Elm Street will experience a brief interruption in service and they will be notified ...

School board to hold monthly meeting

In Brief

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin-Perth Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. in the high school virtual advanced placement room.

Seventh-grade orientation slated

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — An orientation session for families of incoming seventh graders and students new to Knox Junior High School will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 29, in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center. Seventh grade student schedules will be available at that time. Classes will begin ...

Convoy for a Cause event planned

In Brief

FONDA — The annual Convoy for a Cause 2017-Montgomery County, open to all vehicles, will be held as part of the Fonda Fair. The convoy will line up at  Beech-Nut off Route 5S starting at 8 a.m. on Sept. 3. All vehicles will proceed about 10 miles west to arrive at the fair about 10.  A ...

Orientation for high school students set

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — An orientation for families of freshmen and students new to Johnstown High School will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, in the school’s performing arts center. Students will begin classes on Sept. 6.

Historical event slated for Monday

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will host a presentation by Fulton County Historian, Samantha Saladino, titled, “Famously Infamous,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Mayfield Presbyterian Church, North Main Street. Saladino, who is also the executive director of the Albany County ...

School board meeting planned

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will conduct a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Administrative Conference Room of Johnstown High School. District officials said they expect a brief session to approve tax rates. The board is also expected to ...

Streets to be closed temporarily

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — City officials announced that North Perry Street —from Green Street to Glenwood Avenue — will be temporarily closed Monday beginning at 6 a.m. for most of the day due to street paving. Motorists are asked to please follow detour signs.

Movable dam talk slated at Crossing

In Brief

FORT HUNTER — On Tuesday the state Canal Corporation will be presenting a talk on the Mohawk River Moveable Dams. The talk, which begins at 6:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Friends of Schoharie Crossing. It will be held at the Enders House, close to the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center. ...

Town board to hold meeting

In Brief

CAROGA — The Caroga Town Board will hold a work session on Tuesday at 7 p.m.  The board will meet with its insurance agent, NBT Mang, and conduct any and all business to come before them.  The public is as always welcome to attend.

Massage class set for Tuesday

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — Delania Duncovich will teach a spa night with hand massages and facials from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the teaching kitchen of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The beginner-level class will include special accommodations. The cost is $25 or 1 gift ...

Vitality Plus picnic scheduled

In Brief

 GLOVERSVILLE — Vitality Plus (ViP), HealthLink Littauer’s adult membership program for anyone 50-years-old and older announced its annual summer picnic will be held on Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Reflection Garden of Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home, 99 E. State ...