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Residents of the Town of Glen are pictured during the public hearing Monday for proposed zoning changes. (The Leader Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Glen residents discuss zoning changes

GLEN — The town of Glen held a public hearing Monday to allow residents to speak about the proposed zoning changes with the Glen Canal View Business Park. Residents also made comments on Lystek, a Canadian company of Thermal Hydrolysis solutions for the management of biosolids and ...

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Overuse of antibiotics can cause more harm

GLOVERSVILLE — It may seem ironic that the thing used as the first line of defense in fighting bacterial infections can actually cause more harm than good when used incorrectly. In response to last month’s U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week, Nathan Littauer Hospital is taking the initiative ...

Emergency asbestos removal done

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District recently did $35,689 worth of emergency asbestos abatement work at the Johnstown High School’s old pool. Superintendent Patricia Kilburn reported to the Board of Education Thursday at JHS that a certain amount of asbestos was found in a ...

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Teen allegedly uses hammer on victim

GLOVERSVILLE — A city teenager has been picked up on arrest warrant after city police they hit a person with a hammer during an argument. Jordan A. Fregin, 18, of Spring Street was charged with second-degree attempted assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree criminal ...

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Students hold pets with Santa event

GLOVERSVILLE — The HFM Ag PTECH FFA Chapter held its second annual Picture Pet With Santa on Dec. 2, at the Tractor Supply Company. During the day Santa was able to interact with dogs, cats and even a lizard. This is one of the chapter members favorite event — not only does it allow our ...

Santa to be giving out gifts at event

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Santa Claus will be giving out presents at the unwrapping of the gift of Christmas at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s Reformed Church, 68 W. Main St. The event will begin with a reading by Dawn Lamphere and Christmas carols will be sung. The presents will be given to the ...

During advisory groups on Friday, Northville High School students create Christmas cards to send to veterans. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Mentoring program offers students more

NORTHVILLE — In the spirit of giving for the Christmas holidays, Northville High School and Middle School students made Christmas cards for veterans housed at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. Making the Christmas cards was one of their projects for the school’s advisory program. ...

Nicholas Demitraszek of Tribes Hill, a Fonda-Fultonville High School senior, is congradulated by state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara after the assemblyman nominated him for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship Award. (Photo submitted)

F-F senior nominated for scholar award

FONDA — Nicholas Demitraszek, a senior at Fonda-Fultonville High School, is one of 25 students statewide who’ve been nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship Award. He was nominated by state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to be one of two seniors from the state to be named a ...

Fulton County Planning Director James Mraz, standing, gives a presentation on the County Office Building renovation project to the county Board of Supervisors' Buildings and Grounds/Highway Committee Wednesday in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

County building renovations eyed

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on Wednesday voted to support bidding a massive County Office Building renovation project in Johnstown, which officials estimate could be done by next September. The Board of Supervisors’ Buildings and Grounds/Highway Committee authorized advertising ...

Historic marker at Cooperstown proves Croghan’s presence there is remembered. (Photo courtesy of Peter Betz)

George Croghan was Johnson’s #1 man

One of Sir William Johnson’s problems as Superintendent of Indian Affairs was that he couldn’t always go where he needed to, particularly after his health declined. Official Deputy Indian Department agents represented him on the frontier, men who understood Indian languages, cultures ...

Santa Claus chats with children during the Polar Express Celebration Saturday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Gloversville. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

3rd ‘Polar Express’ successful

GLOVERSVILLE — Children made a variety of Christmas crafts and then competed in dance contests using their own individual styles and seemingly inexhaustible energy at the Polar Express Celebration Saturday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. Then, they suddenly quieted down and ...

Warrant sweep clears streets

JOHNSTOWN —The driver of a vehicle that contained a weapon and several drugs which was stopped last summer by Gloversville police pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fulton County Court. Christina M. Whelly, 26, of 117 S. Market St., Johnstown, pled guilty before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to ...

Johnstown High School science teacher Heidi Bolebruch discusses the Freshman Academy at a meeting of the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JHS inspires minds

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown High School’s Freshman Academy — now in its fourth year — continues to reach many students with a variety of activities. JHS science teacher Heidi Bolebruch gave a report on the academy to the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday at the ...

Tobias and Adrian Epps of Gloversville tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the annual breakfast with Santa Saturday at the Gloversville Senior Center. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Santa breakfast a big hit

GLOVERSVILLE — The Breakfast with Santa Saturday at the Gloverville Senior Center brought back memories for senior Linda Kelly of Johnstown. “I remember standing in line for Santa,” she said. “They’re [the children] cute. I like to watch them.” The annual joint venture of the ...

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Mayor Dayton King arrested

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Dayton J. King is facing a misdemeanor charge after state police alleged he used his position to gain access to and review the personnel file of a city employee. King, 39, of 27 Seventh Ave. was charged with official misconduct by state police on Friday. Troopers said ...

The closed Union Hall Inn restaurant on Union Place in Johnstown is seen Monday.  (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Union Hall back open

JOHNSTOWN — Back taxes totalling less than $50,000 were paid and Union Hall Inn Restaurant will reopen for the public on Tuesday. The historic restaurant was seized by the state Department of Taxation & Finance for non-payment of back taxes on Nov. 28. Since then, backers of the ...

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Groff to become chair in 2018

JOHNSTOWN — Northampton Supervisor James Groff is due to be elected the 2018 chairman of the Fulton County Board of Supervisors at the board’s organizational meeting at 10 a.m. Jan. 2 at the County Office Building. Groff will likely be sworn in as board chair that morning in the ...

Camps receive facelift

CAROGA LAKE — State officials have finalized their improvement plans for Caroga Lake Campgrounds. Wendy Rosenbach, communications director of the Department of Environmental Conservation, said they develop Unit Management Plans to help guide and direct the management activities of their ...

The South Perry Street side of the Fort Johnstown Annex, which recently concluded an exterior renovation project, is seen Wednesday. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Annex renovations completed with additional change orders

JOHNSTOWN — Exterior renovations to Fulton County government’s historic Fort Johnstown Annex have been completed. The Board of Supervisors’ Buildings and Grounds/Highway Committee on Wednesday authorized closeout of the project. The committee resolution — subject to final approval ...

Construction continues on the Gloversville Public Library on Monday. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

Community input requested

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library is requesting the public’s input on what the future will look like for the library, the community and the city. According to a news release from the Mohawk Valley Library System, with renovations progressing on the library’s historic ...