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Lou Stutzke, of Fuel-N-Food, the coordinator of the Walleye Challenge, finds buckles and cracks in the ice that could jeopardize this year’s tournament, scheduled for next Saturday.
(The 
Leader-Herald/
Bill Trojan)

Walleye Challenge faces possible cancellation

MAYFIELD — Fluctuating weather and temperatures may prevent ice fishing on the Great Sacandaga Lake at the Walleye Challenge and the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation’s Jan. 28 contests for the second year in a row. Lou Stutzke, owner of Fuel-n-Food and coordinator of the ...

GHA charges 2 with misconduct: Clerical employees suspended without pay

GLOVERSVILLE — Based on seven charges alleging misconduct, the Gloversville Housing Authority last week sent identical disciplinary letters to two of the agency’s clerical employees indicating they were being suspended without pay. The employees had until today — eight days — to ...

Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Jennings meets 2nd Ward Councilman Arthur Simonds Thursday afternoon at the CRG office in Gloversville.
(The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Gloversville’s newest advocate: Jennings has ambitious plans for city

GLOVERSVILLE — Jennifer Jennings, the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s new Gloversville downtown development specialist, on Thursday gushed about the city, meeting for the first time with several area officials. “I want to learn about the history of the town,” she ...

Fulton-Montgomery Community College renovations complete

JOHNSTOWN — Students returning to Fulton-Montgomery Community College over the weekend and into Monday will find a changed student union. The college has done a number of improvements to the student union in the past year, including creating a brand new bookstore, updating and renovating ...

Northville Middle School STEM students ready to compete

NORTHVILLE — The future of public spaces are falling into the hands of middle school students as the Northville Middle School STEM club is set to compete in the Future City Competition this Saturday in Schenectady. The Future City Competition is an education program that gives students an ...

RFPs for proposed regional business park land annexation project received

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government on Wednesday received four proposals from engineering firms related to annexation of land needed for a proposed regional business park. “The proposals are to do the Environmental Impact Statement work,” county Administrative Officer Jon Stead said ...

Mayfield Winter Carnival called off

The Mayfield Community Winter Carnival, scheduled for Saturday, has been called off because of icy conditions. It is not known if the event will be rescheduled.

The EPA is expected to return to the Carville National Leather Corp. site in Johnstown.

Red dye spill at former Carville site a ‘non-toxic’ issue

JOHNSTOWN — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was expected this week to be back at the former Carville National Leather Corp., clearing up the rest of a recent red dye spill that agency and city officials say is non-hazardous and not a strong public threat. City Engineer Christopher ...

Suit seeks $10 million in damages from GHA

GLOVERSVILLE — The attorney who filed a notice of claim last week against the Gloversville Housing Authority on behalf of 10 employees is seeking $10 million in damages — $1 million for each client. Albany attorney Elmer R. Keach III today confirmed those figures, and also alleged GHA ...

Mayor Jackson to appoint Miller replacement on council

JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson said Wednesday he may appoint a new councilman-at-large for the city by the Common Council’s Feb. 21 business meeting. Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility employee Scott Miller on Wednesday announced he was withdrawing because of an ...

Johnstown Mayor Vern Jackson delivers his “State of the City” address to the Common Council Wednesday night.
(The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Mayor: ‘City must work extremely hard’

JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson used his “State of the City” address Wednesday night to accentuate recent positive growth in the city, but not after acknowledging a depressing period for the city the latter half of 2016. “The city of Johnstown has only one direction to go and that ...

Board says sewer capacity sufficient for Estee project

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility’s oversight board last week formally decided the facility has enough sewer capacity to handle a new housing project at the former Estee Middle School. The Gloversville-Joint Sewer Board, which oversees the sewer ...

10 regional bridges to receive rehabilitation or be replaced

ALBANY — A few local bridges will be getting an update thanks to funds from the state’s BRIDGE NY initiative. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office announced $13.3 million in funding to rehabilitate and replace 10 bridges and culverts across the Mohawk Valley region. The funding is part of a ...

A state Department of Transportation plow truck scrapes North Comrie Avenue Wednesday in Johnstown.
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Unfavorable conditions

Above, a state Department of Transportation plow truck scrapes North Comrie Avenue Wednesday in Johnstown. Below, firefighters, police and road workers remove a car from a ditch on County Highway 107 near Hales Mills. Fulton County Sargent Herbert Roots said the accident was caused by the ...

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5 arrested in Gloversville drug busts

GLOVERSVILLE — City police have made two major drug busts in less than a week, resulting in five arrests and more than 400 bags of heroin prevented from being sold on the streets. The following people were charged Sunday by city police with third-degree criminal possession of a ...

Scott Miller

Miller won’t take position on council

JOHNSTOWN — Republican Councilman-at-large-elect Scott Miller is withdrawing from serving in that seat to avoid being a distraction to city government over the next four years, he said today. His intentions were made known to Mayor Vern Jackson, he said. “I am going to withdraw,” ...

Firefighters, police and road workers remove a car from a ditch on County Highway 107 near Hales Mills. Fulton County Sargent Herbert Roots said the accident was caused by the car going too fast on the slick morning roads, He said the injuries were minor.
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Inclement weather blankets region

GLOVERSVILLE — A slow-moving ice storm that hit the area Tuesday began moving out today after causing some problems: closing schools, canceling and postponing civic activities and leaving some downed power lines. Snow was blanketing the region after daybreak. Authorities this morning ...

Fonda-Fultonville Robotics Club members talk about their robot with Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara.
(Photo submitted)

Out of the box: Fonda-Fultonville students compete in tech challenge

FONDA — The robotics team from the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District placed 14th after competing against 22 other teams in Albany on Saturday. The newly formed club, called Brave Bots, competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge held at Albany Academy, and was happy to say their ...

Warren teacher earns tenure

JOHNSTOWN — A Greater Johnstown School District teacher was appointed tenure during personnel action taken by the Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School. The board granted tenure to fourth grade Warren Street Elementary School teacher Caroline Hart. Action on the ...