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Leon Horton of Perth, standing, checks out the bike of Ron Carter of Palatine Bridge, seated, at the annual Motorcycles on Main Street Show Thursday night in downtown Johnstown. The free event on West Main Street was sponsored by five city businesses, feaured music by Vintage Bros. and had trophies donated by Adirondack Harley-Davidson. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Motorcycles on Main Street

Held Thursday in downtown Johnstown, dozens of motorcycles were lined up and down Main Street for the Motorcycles on Main Street event.

Man gets prison for choking victim

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man who police said choked a woman unconscious last spring is headed to state prison for up to three years. Willis A. Young, 31, of 76 Helwig St., pleaded guilty Tuesday before Fulton County Court Judge Louise K. Sira to one felony count of aggravated family ...

Housing authority has $235,000 deficit

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority will need to dip into its reserve funds this fiscal year to pay additional expenses for attorney, auditing and administrative fees. Interim Executive Director Daniel Towne announced during Tuesday’s board of commissioner’s meeting that ...

Public hearing set for program

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday set a public hearing for Sept. 11 on a local law establishing a sustainable energy loan program in the county. The hearing will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. that day in the Supervisor’s Chambers at the County Office ...

The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor
People explore the different vendors and booths at the Twilight Festival Aug. 4. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

Deemed a ‘resounding success,’ Twilight Market well attended

GLOVERSVILLE — The second Twilight Market of the 2017 season was a resounding success according to Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Jennings with almost 1,000 people making their way to the event. Despite a stormy forecast, inclement weather held off, giving a perfect evening for a ...

The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor 
A fire broke out at 77 Park Street in the city around 11:20 a.m. on Thursday.

Fire put out fast

GLOVERSVILLE — A fire at Park Street was quickly put out by city fire fighters on Thursday. The fire broke out sometime around 11:23 a.m. at 77 Park Street. Firefighters and city police were on the scene within minutes of the fire being reported. According to a news release from Fire ...

Area code dialing mandatory tomorrow

ALBANY — New dialing rules will start Saturday in the 518 area code. The state Public Service Commission has announced that residential, business and wireless customers within the existing 518 area code can begin preparing for the introduction of the new 838 overlay area code. Part of that ...

Activities aide Debbie Rivenburgh serves up some food at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare's Renaissance Fair Wednesday in the town of Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

A Renaissance Fair

JOHNSTOWN — Residents of the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare — at least for one day this week — were transported in time to a whimsical period between the European Middle Ages and modern history. Dressed in outfits from those centuries, both residents and staff on ...

Kateri peace conference set

MOHAWK — The 19th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference will begin today at the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine on Route 5, just outside the village of Fonda. A concert by Dave Lippman will begin at 7 p.m. this evening. On Saturday, presenters Rev. Chris J. Antal, Mark Emanatian, ...

Townsend Leather employee Jeff Martin, seated, receives some pottery therapy assisted by RN Tammy Merendo at the company's Second Annual Wellness Event Wednesday in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Wellness at Work

JOHNSTOWN — A city company on Wednesday — for the second consecutive year — showed its employees how much it cares by trying to improve their well-being through health reminders and recreation. Townsend Leather, an international company on Townsend Avenue, offered its 2nd Annual ...

Kateri peace conference set

MOHAWK — The 19th Annual Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference will begin today at the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine on Route 5, just outside the village of Fonda. A concert by Dave Lippman will begin at 7 p.m. this evening. On Saturday, presenters Rev. Chris J. Antal, Mark Emanatian, ...

Fulton County Planner Scott Henze discusses the village of Northville’s Comprehensive Plan with the Fulton County Planning Board Tuesday at the Fort Johnstown Annex in Johnstown.
The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich

Village’s plan shows many needs

NORTHVILLE — The village’s new proposed 2017 Comprehensive Plan — three years in the making — addresses a housing need for the aging, access to the Great Sacandaga Lake waterfront and reuse of older downtown buildings. Fulton County Planner Scott Henze detailed the plan during a review ...

Solar eclipse comes with a warning

It has been a long wait since 1979 when the last total solar eclipse was able to be seen across the United States. It is not just scientists, but people all over the country who are literally “gearing” up to catch a glimpse on Monday. Safety and timing are all you need to view the ...

Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown gives a presentation on an ongoing public safety plan to the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

New Neighborhood plan advances

JOHNSTOWN — Officials said this week that Fulton County’s ongoing, multifaceted New Neighborhood Plan — involving new public safety efforts and sharing of police data — continues to make strides. “We are always about combining the resources as much as possible,” District Attorney ...

Frank Fritz, left, and Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” will be in New York in September to discover and explore new antique collections. (Photo submitted)

‘American Pickers’ coming to New York; seek antique collections

One man’s junk is another’s treasure and some area residents may be able to find out if their “junk” is a treasure with the cast of “American Pickers” coming to the region. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz will be filming in the region in September. According to a news release, ...

Northville awarded $42K grant

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday more than $1.35 million in Smart Growth grants has been awarded to 18 communities and organizations in the North Country and six in the Mid-Hudson Valley, including Northville, Caroga and Hamilton County. Funding has been awarded to municipalities ...

Calhoun

Incident leads to weapons charges

HOPE — A Northville man was arrested Monday after he refused to let a victim leave, damaged the interior of a home and threatened state police. Martin A. Calhoun, 46, of Northville was charged Monday at 6:30 a.m. by state police with second-degree menacing with a weapon, menacing a police ...

Marc Butler

Butler to not seek re-election

ALBANY —Republican state Assemblyman Marc W. Butler — who has represented Fulton County since the mid-1990s — announced Tuesday he is not seeking re-election in 2018. A resident of Newport in Herkimer County, the 65-year-old Butler represents the 118th Assembly District, a five-county ...

GHA board asks state to toss ethics review

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will be asking the state to throw out a requested review that was sent to them in the spring regarding the appointment of Marcia Weiss to the board. This was the first regular meeting of the GHA since Timothy ...

HFM BOCES District Superintendent Patrick Michel presents a High School Equivalency diploma as instructor Gail Colinas and HFM BOCES Board of Education President Joanne Freeman look on. (Photo submitted)

25 adult learners earn HSE diplomas

JOHNSTOWN — Adult learners were presented with their high school equivalency diplomas during a ceremony hosted by the HFM BOCES Adult Education Services Tuesday. This year, 25 students earned their HSE diplomas, which are awarded by the New York state Department of Education. The HSE ...