Local News

Fuel spill shuts down main roadway in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE—Local agencies spent much of Wednesday cleaning up a tractor trailer fuel leak in the city that officials say was quickly contained and does not pose a danger to the public. City fire crews and police responded at 9 a.m. Wednesday for a reported tractor trailer fuel leak on ...

Convicted animal abuser convicted, again

FULTONVILLE — A woman with prior convictions of animal cruelty was once again convicted for animal cruelty. According to a news release, Ann Arnold, of 139 Egelston Road was convicted on May 7 in the town of Glen Court for violating the Agriculture and Markets Law Section 353 — overdriving, ...

Open enrollment for Mohawk Valley land bank starts

JOHNSTOWN — The Herkimer County-based Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank is again recruiting Fulton County and the city of Johnstown to join, although both municipalities showed no interest two years ago. The Little Falls-based land bank issued a news release this week indicating it is ...

Fulton County approves contract

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a new one-year contract with Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s faculty union, contingent upon final action by Montgomery County. Fulton County supervisors approved a new collective bargaining agreement between the ...

B-P Odyssey of the Mind team does stellar job, placing 5th in World Finals

BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth High School’s Odyssey of the Mind team did a “stellar” job in the Odyssey of the Mind’s World Finals placing fifth out of 57 teams in their division with other teams from the U.S. and other countries. Megan Floyd and Dave Floyd coached the team of five ...

Fuel spill on East Fulton Street

GLOVERSVILLE — City police and fire department are currently on the scene at the intersection of East Fulton and Judson Street by the Fulton Street Deli. The road is blocked off due to a fuel spill. The Leader-Herald will have more on this in Thursday's print and online editions.

Art students receive awards

CANAJOHARIE — High school art students received awards for their art work in highly competitive art shows. Students entered their artwork in four competitions outside the school competing against students from other schools locally and statewide. The four competitions the students ...

Work begins, again, on Glove Theatre marquee sign

GLOVERSVILLE —Work on the Glove Performing Arts Center marquee sign has begun to repair damage caused in late February when a delivery truck driver backed his vehicle into the sign. A driver for convenience store supplier Harold Levinson Associates struck the theater’s marquee sign while ...

Residents question Johnstown school board

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District on Tuesday reviewed the district’s revised $35.7 million budget that will go before district voters next week. The Board of Education conducted a public forum to impart the latest details to the public at Johnstown High School. About 20 ...

Gloversville gets $660K for pedestrian safety

GLOVERSVILLE—The city has received a $660,000 state grant to improve pedestrian safety downtown on Main Street. The award is part of a $62 million investment utilizing engineering, education and enforcement campaigns to enhance pedestrian safety across upstate New York and Long Island ...

Arrests made after armed robbery

FORT JOHNSON — State Police at Fonda have taken three people into custody following a reported armed robbery at a Stewart’s Shop. State Troopers said the following people were charged on Monday: ∫ Nicholas B. Angelo, 29, of Amsterdam with first-degree robbery ∫ Robert A. ...

Turkey Farm Road two-vehicle car accident leads to serious injuries

MAYFIELD — A two-vehicle car accident that occurred on Wednesday, May 23, at the intersection of Route 29 and Route 29A, also known as Turkey Farm Road, led to serious injuries and damage done to the vehicles. According to the accident report, the accident was caused by a vehicle driven by ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors authorizes submittal of block grant

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday authorized submittal of a $200,000 2018 Community Development Block Grant application to the state Office of Community Renewal to again operate a Fulton County Microenterprise Grant Program. The grant program has assisted several ...

Demolition to start on blighted house in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE —Demolition is slated to take place today of a Temple Street house that was damaged by fire in 2014. The two-family residence located at 14 Temple St. caught fire after being struck by lightning on July 3, 2014. The resulting fire badly damaged the roof and portions of the ...

Johnson Hall gets public input

JOHNSTOWN — The Baronial home of influential 18th Century landowner Sir William Johnson was given the once over by the public Monday night at Johnstown High School. The Johnson Hall State Historic Site conducted a master plan public informational meeting. About 25 people were in attendance, ...

HFM BOCES gives presentation

JOHNSTOWN — The superintendent of the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational services gave a presentation on what his agency offers to the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School. BOCES Superintendent Patrick Michel ...

Johnson Hall to hold hands-on history day

JOHNSTOWN — Johnson Hall State Historic Site will hold a free hands-on history day Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. At noon, senior interpreter Audrey Humphrey will invite visitors to try out stilts, whirlygigs, draughts, skittles and other colonial toys and games. At 1:30 p.m., what kinds of ...

Gloversville bands to perform in D.C.

GLOVERSVILLE —The middle school band is due to get a new look next school year and visit the nation’s capital to perform and honor veterans following their successful appearance in the city’s Memorial Day parade. Gloversville Middle School Band Director Marissa Izykowski appeared before ...

Nathan Littauer holds gala

JOHNSTOWN — The Nathan Littauer Foundation's 2018 Mardi Gras EVENT, Friday at the Johnstown Holiday Inn, proved to be another well attended, grand celebration benefiting Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home and community. “What a fun way to raise money supporting the health of our ...

Village of Broadalbin enters into agreement for sewer district

BROADALBIN — The Village Board approved an intermunicipal agreement between the village and Fulton County for the formation of the Vail Mills Sewer District during a special meeting Friday morning. According to the Intermunicipal Agreement contract, the purpose of it is for the Fulton ...