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Johnstown postal carrier Nicole Hunt, third from left, poses with the woman she saved, Judi Gosselin, fourth from left. Other family pictured from left are: Gosselin's son-in-law and daughter, Aaron and Evamarie Mraz; and Tina Morey, another Gosselin daughter; and Karen Stowell, Hunt's mother. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Mail carrier honored for heroic actions

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown postal carrier Nicole Hunt on Tuesday was honored by the U.S. Postal Service with the Hero Award — one of the highest and rarest awards given by the federal mail delivery system. Hunt, a Dolgeville resident, was recognized for saving the life of city resident Judi ...

Johnstown 1st Water Councilman Bradley Hayner, standing, reads a resolution approving a city water agreement with Fulton County at the Johnstown Common Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Water deal reached

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Tuesday approved a memorandum of agreement with Fulton County to provide city water services for county Water District No. 1 on Route 67. The city Water Board was expected to take similar action today, with the county Board of Supervisors voting Feb. 12 on ...

Taylor Made may be sold to Indiana company

GLOVERSVILLE — An Indiana company has entered into an agreement to acquire Taylor Made Group LLC, according to a news release from Lippert Components, Inc.. LCI Industries of Elkhart, Ind., announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. has entered into an agreement to ...

The Johnstown Industrial Park building at 123 Union Ave. Ext. where Century Linen & Uniform wants to expand, is pictured Oct. 20. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Frustration lingers over project

JOHNSTOWN — The owner of Century Linen & Uniform on Tuesday expressed frustration over a continuing gasline problem that could threaten the company’s eventual expansion to the Johnstown Industrial Park. Company owner Richard Smith said he is continuing to work with National Grid, ...

Hotel growth possible

JOHNSTOWN — The planned Vail Mills development area may be the first test of whether Fulton County’s hotel feasibility study findings will come to fruition, a county official said Tuesday. The $19,500 study done by Chicago-based Hunden Strategic Partners and released last fall indicated ...

’18 downtown plans explored

GLOVERSVILLE — Following a busy and productive 2017, Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Jennings is gearing up for what’s to come in 2018. In her first year, Jennings oversaw the three Twilight Markets over the summer and Bacon Jam in the fall, as well as starting three discussion ...

Newly-appointed Gloversville Housing Authority Executive Director Heather Reynolds addresses the GHA Board of Commissioners during Tuesday's meeting. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

Housing authority hires new director

GLOVERSVILLE — A new management team has been approved for the Gloversville Housing Authority. During Tuesday’s meeting, Heather Reynolds was approved by the Board of Commissioners to take over the executive director position. Reynolds will officially start on Feb. 1 and will have a ...

Flyers like the one pictured above were distributed Monday, Martin Luther King day, in Johnstown. (Source: Channel 10 News Facebook)

KKK flyers reappear

JOHNSTOWN — Ku Klux Klan flyers have resurfaced in a more visible way in the area, sources said Tuesday. “I actually just heard about it [Monday] night,” city Mayor Vern Jackson said. Jackson said an acquaintance of his said a KKK-promoting flyer was found on the windshield of a ...

Artist Dimitar Lukanov poses next to the sculpture, "Mother and Child at the Mohawk River" he sculpted for the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge, which was installed on Thursday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

First of three sculptures installed

AMSTERDAM — Artist Dimitar Lukanov admired his art work that was created for the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge when showing the piece to Congressman Paul Tonko on Monday. The art piece, “Mother and Child at the Mohawk River,” was installed on Thursday. It is a bronze ...

Fire destroys Northampton home

NORTHAMPTON — A Northampton home at 1283 Route 30, a few miles from the Northampton Diner was a total loss in a fire Friday morning. According to the release, on Friday at about 4:56 a.m. Fulton County 911 Center received a call reporting what appeared to be a chimney fire. Northville ...

Volunteer firefighters talk during a fire to the rear of a home at 185 County Highway 101 in Meco Tuesday afternoon. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Meco home saved from fire

MECO — Firefighters were able to contain an electrical fire at a home in this hamlet of the town of Johnstown Tuesday afternoon with no injuries reported. Meco Volunteer Fire Department Chief Greg House said today a structure fire was reported at the home of Delbert Bradt at 185 County ...

Trial starts for former deputy

JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Court trial began Tuesday for a former county sheriff’s deputy accused of illegally selling two handguns. Richard A. Christiano, 46, of Glen, faces two felony counts of fourth-degree grand larceny. His trial got underway Tuesday with jury selection at the ...

An overview of attendees during last year's Outdoorsmen's Show at the Johnstown Moose. (The Leader-Herald file photo)

Outdoorsman show set for weekend of Feb. 10

JOHNSTOWN — The 13th Annual Adirondack Outdoorsman Show will take place at the Johnstown Moose Club on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will be geared towards hunters, fisherman and outdoors enthusiasts, with exhibits containing items for sale ...

Board sets up event dates

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday approved a calendar of events for the district’s annual election set for May 15. The event will include a vote on the district’s 2018-19 budget and a Board of Education election. School board candidate ...

Special education teacher position created

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday handled several personnel matters, including creation of a part-time special education teacher position. Personnel matters were acted on following a closed-door, executive session at Johnstown High ...

Johnstown Mayor Vern Jackson delivers his "State of the City" address at the Common Council meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Mayor: ‘Better than average year’ for city

JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson championed upcoming economic development projects in Johnstown in his “State of the City” address Tuesday night at City Hall. The mayor started by stating that 2017 was a “better than average year” for the city. “As with any city, there are always ...

Warren Street Elementary School Principal Nicole Lent gives a report on a donation at the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Students learn through traveling museum

JOHNSTOWN — Recent Warren Street Elementary School activities involving a school museum and accelerated reading highlighted reports given at the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High School. District Superintendent Patricia Kilburn ...

Santa Mike shows off some of the things he uses as Santa Claus. The club he is forming will also include Mrs. Clauses and elves. Below is a photo of Santa Mike. (Photo submitted)

Ho, Ho, Ho

CANAJOHARIE — For all those who spend their Christmas holidays dressing as either Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus or as an elf, the opportunity to come together to join a club, meet one another and discuss their experiences as those holiday characters is now in the works. The club is being formed ...

Greater Johnstown School District Superintendent Patricia Kilburn discusses an issue at the Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Board tours Knox to view work

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education’s Facilities Committee last week toured capital projects at Knox Junior High School, the panel reported to the board. Facilities Committee Chairwomam Evamarie Mraz told the board Thursday her group met earlier that day ...

Police release report

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Police Department has released its fourth quarter report for the end of 2017. Police Chief Marc Porter released the report on Tuesday, which covers the time period of October to December. For the fourth quarter, the department responded to 4,572 calls for ...