Wali Shah takes pictures with students following his talk at Gloversville High School on Friday. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

Poet uses words to connect with students

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — In his junior year in a Toronto high school, Wali Shah’s teacher pulled him aside when she noticed he was unengaged during a section on William Shakespeare. Speaking with him in the hallway, Shah said she asked him where the richest place on earth was. Shah said he ...

Children’s Halloween party set for today

In Brief

PERTH — A kids’ Halloween party is to be held today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Perth Fire Station, 4080 Route 30.  All are welcome and there will be prizes for costumes. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, call Chrissy Lesniewski at (518) 848-0620.

Home for the Holidays parade set for Dec. 2

Community News

JOHNSTOWN —The city’s Parade Committee announced Friday that this year’s “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Parade is set for Dec. 1. A committee news release indicated the parade will begin at 6 p.m. that Friday - the same night as the city’s annual Colonial Stroll. The release ...



VanNostrand & Co., CPAs in Johnstown celebrated their new offices at 105 S. Comrie Avenue with a ribbon-cutting event with the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce. VanNostrand & Co., CPAs is a full-service accounting and bookkeeping firm, including payroll services. They ...

Youngsters line up in costume to get treats from the vendors Saturday during the Fall Fest at the Rail Trail Park sponsored by the Gloversvile Recreation Commission. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

FallFest sees large turnout Saturday

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Children were nonstop at the annual FallFest at the Rail Trail Park Saturday. When kids weren’t running races or involved in contests, they were making their own fun throwing footballs, kicking beach balls or chasing bubbles—or just chasing after each other. The big ...

NBT Bank Affordable Housing Originator Al Wells and Albany County Rural Housing Alliance Executive Director Judith Eisgruber are shown with a $1,000 check to the Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, Inc. on Aug. 28 as part of NBT Bank's Home in the City Program in Amsterdam, Gloversville and Johnstown. (Photo submitted)



NBT Bank Affordable Housing Originator Al Wells and Albany County Rural Housing Alliance Executive Director Judith Eisgruber are shown with a $1,000 check to the Albany County Rural Housing Alliance, Inc. on Aug. 28 as part of NBT Bank’s Home in the City Program in Amsterdam, Gloversville and ...


Drug dealer found guilty

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County jury on Friday afternoon found a Gloversville crack cocaine dealer guilty of two felonies, and he now faces a maximum of 12 years in state prison. Shamar J. Sumpter, 34, of 37 Fifth Ave., Apartment 2, was convicted on charges of third-degree criminal sale of a ...

The Johnstown Industrial Park building at 123 Union Ave. Ext. that Century Linen & Uniform wants to expand into is pictured Friday. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Public hearing set for tax exemptions

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency on Tuesday scheduled a public hearing on a request by Gloversville-based Century Linen & Uniform to seek $724,800 in sales tax exemption benefits. The request is in conjunction with Century’s expansion move to the Johnstown ...

The city of Johnstown-owned former Hi-Way Oil site on North Perry Street as seen Sept. 20. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Bid process underway for former gas station

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday approved seeking bids for construction services for closure of underground storage tanks at the former Hi-Way Oil Inc. property, which the city owns. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is requiring that the tanks at 237 North Perry ...

The president of Taylor Made, David S. Karpinski, at the Taylor Made Products site in Johnstown gave a tour through the plant on Thursday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Taylor Made shows off company

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Local politicians and business leaders went on a grand tour through Taylor Made led by the president of Taylor Made, David S. Karpinski. Karpinski showed them everything there is to know about Taylor Made, their products and how they’re made. Karpinski began with a ...

Morgan Gray of Canajoharie is shown with a elephant in Thailand during a summer studying abroad. (Photo courtesy of Loop Abroad)

Local student studies abroad

Local News

CANAJOHARIE — Some people will go all the way around the world to learn more about saving animals – Morgan Gray is one of those people, according to a news release. This summer, Gray, 21, of Canajoharie, a senior at the State University at Oneonta, spent three weeks in Thailand helping ...

Artist to be at show today in Fort Plain

In Brief

FORT PLAIN — The Lily Pads Art and Gift Shop, 84 Canal St., will be showcasing the art of world-renowned artist Richard Joel Davis from 1 to 3 p.m. today. For information, call the gift shop at (518) 653-2925.

Curriculum meeting slated at FFCSD

In Brief

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education has scheduled a curriculum committee meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the superintendent’s office.

Boil water advisory for Northampton

In Brief

 NORTHAMPTON — Water will be turned off on Monday from about 9 a.m. to noon for necessary repairs to the water line on McKinley Avenue in the Sacandaga Park Water District. As a result, the state Department of Health recommends leaving the boil water advisory in effect until further notice. 

CSEA luncheon meeting planned

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Civil Service Employees Association luncheon meeting will be at noon Tuesday at Harold’s, 176 W. Fulton St. The cost is $16 per person. The menu choices are lasagna, baked or fried fish or chicken parmesan. All entries are served with rolls, beverage and ...

Election inspectors needed in area

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — Each year the Fulton County Board of Election is now hiring people to work as election inspectors to conduct fair elections that meet state election laws. To be qualified to work as an election inspector, a person must be a registered voter in the county, be able to speak ...

‘Bright Beginnings’ classes set to begin

In Brief

NORTHVILLE – Speech Pathologist Patty Wojcicki will teach the monthly “Bright Beginnings” class starting Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Northville Central School District. The complete schedule can be found on the school’s website,, and Facebook page, along with an ...

The Broadalbin-Perth High School's Adirondack Humanities class taught by Dan Simonds and Anthony Mucilli pose in photo along with local author Heidi Sprouse at the top of Kane Mountain on Wednesday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

New course takes students out of the classroom and into nature

Local News

BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth’s Adirondack Humanities class had an adventurous day as they hiked their way up Kane Mountain along with local author, Heidi Sprouse, on Wednesday. The class is taught by Dan Simonds and Tony Mucilli. The class has recently read Sprouse’s novel, ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Traffic stop leads to marijuana charge OPPENHEIM — John M. Gallt, 30, of Dolgeville was charged on Oct. 14 with unlawful possession of marijuana by state police. Man charged with growing cannabis EPHRATAH — Andrew T. Duesler, 58, of St. Johnsville, was charged by state police on ...