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Stefanik defends ads, campaign, job

SARANAC LAKE — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik says her campaign ads about Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb are accurate, and that people are spreading false information about her own record in Congress. Speaking with the Enterprise editorial board Oct. 5, the Republican incumbent spoke on her ...

Caroga updates zoning laws

CAROGA — The town held a public hearing Wednesday on the proposed update to its zoning ordinance. Town Planning Board Chairman Al Kozakiewicz went through his presentation on proposed updates to the town’s zoning ordinance and some of the changes made. Following his presentation, ...

Public hearing set for Fulton County’s proposed capital plan Nov. 13

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday set a public hearing for Nov. 13 on the county’s proposed 2019-21 capital plan. The hearing will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. that day in the Supervisor’s Chambers of the County Office Building. Nov. 13 is also the date of the ...

Comptroller candidate visits

JOHNSTOWN — Candidate for New York state comptroller, Jonathan Trichter, made a visit to Fulton County Thursday, meeting with local representatives to discuss his stance on pensions and why he decided to run for the position. Trichter is running on both the Republican and Conservative ...

Little quick bits of history number four

Readers state they enjoy these occasional collections of accidently-discovered short items, so here’s another collection. The May 8, 1911 Amsterdam Evening Recorder reported an unfortunate item. “The first fatality ever caused by an automobile in Gloversville occurred at seven Wednesday ...

Colonial Little Theatre presents ‘Dial M for Murder’

It’s October, and in anticipation of Halloween, many are in the mood for thrillers, detective stories, and mysteries. If you are one of those people and are searching for something to keep you on the edge of your seat, Colonial Little Theatre is the place to be, as they present the ...

Gloversville BID seeks to improve cash mob

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Downtown Business Improvement District Board of Directors discussed how to improve their monthly Cash Mob events to get area residents to either join in during the group outing or to visit selected businesses in the following days. The BID Cash Mob launched ...

Children get into Halloween spirit during Fall Fest at Trail Station Park

GLOVERSVILLE — With Halloween approaching, the Fall Fest in Trail Station Park was a magical and fun time for children. Sophia Russell of Johnstown got painted with a unicorn face by Deborah Ashe of Gloversville, who was dressed as a witch and brought her daughter Eliza. “We just enjoy ...

Guests enjoy colonial meal during Afternoon at the Tavern Saturday

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Visitors to the 1747 Nellis Tavern on Route 5 got a colonial meal of soup, bread and cookies in the ambience of a bygone era. “We try to make food that would have been made here at the tavern,” said Judith Mihal, a trustee of the Palatine Settlement Society, which owns ...

Board votes to rename office

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to rename the county’s Civil Defense/Fire Coordinator’s Office to the Fulton County Emergency Management Office, effective Jan. 1. Board action at the County Office Building followed a recommendation by Civil ...

Proclamation issued for former probation director

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday issued a proclamation in memory of former county Probation Director Michael Kirkpatrick, who recently passed away. The proclamation — issued by the board during its monthly meeting at the County Office Building — noted ...

Man dies in one vehicle crash

STRATFORD —A passenger who didn’t have his seatbelt on was killed late Thursday night when the vehicle he was in went into a ditch and struck a tree on County Highway 104 in the town. The driver may face alcohol-related charges, authorities said. Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino ...

Library will close today to start moving back

By ASHLEY ONYON The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library will begin a three week temporary closure today at 4 p.m. when library staff will begin moving and organizing the collection in the permanent location at 58 E. Fulton St. for the Nov. 5 reopening. The library ...

Man sentenced to 15 years in prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville sex offender convicted in August by a Fulton County Court jury of two charges involving a child was sentenced Friday to 15 years in state prison. Robert J. Velett, 44, of 22 E. Fulton St., was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye. He also received 20 years ...

Council to consider 8 bid offers

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will consider awarding eight bids for city-owned properties at its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Bids were opened Oct. 4 for the properties, previously taken by the city for tax foreclosure. City Treasurer Michael Gifford said Friday the ...

Kidnapping case goes to grand jury

GLOVERSVILLE — City Court Judge Traci DiMezza ordered kidnapping suspect Delaney E. Akins to be held for grand jury action on Friday following a preliminary felony hearing. Akins, 26, of 260 W. 131st St., Manhattan, has been incarcerated at Fulton County Correctional Facility on a single ...

Tedra Cobb pledges to be ‘independent voice’

JOHNSTOWN — Democratic Congressional candidate Tedra L. Cobb made a campaign stop in the city Thursday, telling seniors she’ll be an independent voice in Washington D.C., free of high-priced political donors and groups like the NRA. “I’m not going to be beholden to anyone but you,” ...

Stefanik holds opioid forum

GLOVERSVILLE — With fatalities of opioid overdoses increasing, a roundtable was held at the Paul Nigra Center on Thursday with several local representatives from Fulton, Montgomery and Hamilton counties discussing the crisis. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Fulton County Sheriff Richard ...

Legislature adopts $116.5M budget

FONDA — The Montgomery County Legislature adopted the 2019 amended budget of $116.5 million on Oct. 2. District Legislators passed the amended 2019 operating budget with a vote of eight in favor with one vote against by District 9 Legislator Robert Purtell. According to a news release, ...

Gloversville to explore options for demo of blighted properties

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council plans to explore options related to the demolition of blighted tax foreclosed properties following a summer that saw only a handful of properties taken down by the Fulton County Demolition Team. The county demolition team has taken down five properties in ...