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Gloversville Mayor Dayton King

Council rejects deal with firemen

GLOVERSVILLE —The Common Council, Mayor and Firefighter’s union have been unable to reach an agreement on a new contract as the deadline set by the city approaches. A pending contract for the city’s firefighter’s union was unanimously rejected by the Common Council on Wednesday, ...

Sen. James Tedisco, right, makes a few remarks outside his new office in the basement of the Fulton County Office Building in Johnstown prior to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday.
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

New kid on the block: Tedisco opens office in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — Residents of Fulton County will get a chance to have their voices be heard by state Sen. James Tedisco. On Thursday, Tedisco held an official opening for his new offices at the Fulton County Office Building at 223 W. Main St. Tedisco said he wants to be sure that his ...

Michael Vanyo

Vanyo confirms he’s leaving Gloversville school district

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District Superintendent Michael B. Vanyo has confirmed his intention to leave the district at the end of the school year in a statement sent Thursday. According to the release, at its March 7 meeting, the Ichabod Crane Central School District ...

Aldi gets OK to expand store on Route 30

AMSTERDAM — The Aldi grocery store on Route 30 was approved for an expansion project Thursday by the Montgomery County Planning Board. The Aldi store, located at 4888 Route 30 on the west side of Perth Road, one block north of the intersection of Perth Road and Golf Course Road, is set ...

Delinquent dog owners given time

JOHNSTOWN — The city’s animal control officer is giving 124 dog owners who let their licenses expire a couple of more weeks to pay up or receive tickets. Mayor Vern Jackson reported to the Common Council Tuesday night that he received a memo from city Dog Warden Kelly Warner. He said ...

Sewage plant revenue up 6%

JOHNSTOWN — Glovers-ville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility revenue from industrial users increased by 6 percent in 2016, according to the facility’s annual report. Operation and maintenance revenues totalled $4.3 million during that time. The report — made public this week ...

Fundraising chairman Joey Caruso, left, and Fr. Donald Czelusniak take a close look at the New Divine Mercy Cross in the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Gloversville on Thursday. The blessing of the cross will take place Saturday at a 4 p.m. Mass at the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Fr. Czelusniak will be the celebrant for the Mass. Gloversville’s 4th Degree Knight Chris Hollenbeck and members of the Knights of Columbus will serve as the honor guards. The New Divine Mercy Cross was imported from Italy and is the first of its kind in the United States.
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Special blessing Saturday

Fundraising chairman Joey Caruso, left, and Fr. Donald Czelusniak take a close look at the New Divine Mercy Cross in the sanctuary of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Gloversville on Thursday. The blessing of the cross will take place Saturday at a 4 p.m. Mass at the Church of the Holy ...

Area news in brief

Tree and shrub sale planned FULTONVILLE — Montgomery County Soil and Water Conservation District is offering tree and shrub seedlings and transplants in an annual sale. According to news release, these plants offer homeowners an economical source of material for conservation ...

Former Gloversville Police Chief Michael Gancarz

Former police chief Gancarz dies

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its former chiefs. According to a news release sent by Police Chief Marc Porter, former police chief Michael J. Gancarz died on Feb. 21 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the age of 86. “Our deepest sympathy and ...

400-plus jobs coming to area

FLORIDA — Dollar General on Wednesday announced it will soon begin construction of a 750,000-square-foot distribution center in the Florida Business Park Extension on Route 5S, a project expected to create 430 jobs at the center and 200 temporary construction jobs. The distribution center ...

Gloversville Enlarged School District Superintendent Michael Vanyo 
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Vanyo leaving Gloversville school district

GLOVERSVILLE — Superintendent Michael Vanyo is leaving his post as superintendent of the Gloversville Enlarged School District. Board of Education member Mike Hauser confirmed on Wednesday that the board was informed Vanyo would be leaving the district at the end of the school year. Hauser ...

Local transportation study gets the go-ahead

JOHNSTOWN —A regional transportation system feasibility study for the area has been approved by the state Department of Transportation. The study will look into the feasibility of regional bus service, city Treasurer Michael Gifford said Wednesday. “The long-awaited regional study is ...

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth President and CEO Ronald Peters addresses the Johnstown Common Council about economic development issues Tuesday night at City Hall. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

CRG offers to help Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The head of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth told city officials Tuesday he wants to help improve Johnstown, after showing them ways he is helping Gloversville. CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters was in a promotional mood as quest speaker at the Common Council’s ...

Mayor Jamie Ward, center, leads the way as he jumps into the icy waters of the Mayfield Lake during the Polar Dip portion of the annual Mayfield Winter Carnival on Jan. 18, 2014. For the second year in a row, the event has been canceled due to unsafe ice conditions on the lake. (The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Winter Carnival canceled

ear in a row, the Mayfield Community Group has been forced to cancel its annual Winter Carnival. The Winter Carnival had been re-scheduled from last month for Saturday, but warming weather conditions have made the conditions too dangerous to proceed, said Mayfield Mayor Jamie Ward. ...

Bridge project on target

JOHNSTOWN — The West State Street bridge replacement project should be done faster than other recent city bridge projects, City Engineer Christopher Vose said Tuesday. “It’s going to be a pretty expedited process,” Vose informed the Common Council at City Hall. He said it may take ...

The Subway shop at 48 Church St. has gone out of business.  (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

Owners close Gloversville Subway

GLOVERSVILLE —The Subway Restaurant at 48 Church St. in the city has closed its doors for good. A sign on the window states that after 10 years of service, the restaurant has permanently closed. “We want to thank you for years of support and apologize for any inconvenience,” the ...

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Fake money found in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — City police are encouraging individuals and businesses to be on the lookout for fake money that is manufactured to be used in film and television productions. According to city police, there have been several complaints about people passing “Motion Picture Use Only” ...

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Mayor Jamie Ward, center, leads the way as he jumps into the icy waters of the Mayfield Lake during the Polar Dip portion of the annual Mayfield Winter Carnival on Jan. 18, 2014.

Mayfield Winter Carnival cancelled, again

MAYFIELD — For the second year in a row the Mayfield Community Group has been forced to cancel its annual Winter Carnival. The Winter Carnival had been scheduled for Saturday, but warming weather conditions have made the event too dangerous, said Mayfield Mayor Jamie Ward. "Between the ...

Pleasant school parking resolved?

JOHNSTOWN — The city, with the assistance of the Greater Johnstown School District, is hoping it has resolved some traffic and parking issues near Pleasant Avenue Elementary School. The Common Council on Tuesday night rescinded a previous ordinance approved last year that banned parking on ...

BOE public hearing slated

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education will conduct a public hearing regarding the change in the delivery of instruction at 6 p.m. Monday in the middle school auditorium. The BOE meeting will follow at 7 p.m. in the BOE room.