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Gloversville approves union contract

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council has accepted the new union contract with the Teamsters Local 294, which represents the city’s transit department. The council accepted the contract that will run until Dec. 31, 2019. It is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014. The previous contract for the ...

Program awarded $650K grant

FONDA — A six-county Mohawk Valley program that serves Montgomery County has been awarded $650,000 to assist youths under probation supervision. The Second Chance Act grant will fund a new Upstate Juvenile Community Supervision Project to assist youth in the Mohawk Valley under community ...

County employee granted year paid leave of absence

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Probation Officer Ronald Briggs has been granted a one-year paid leave of absence to serve as Region 4 president for the Civil Service Employees Association. Briggs, who headed the county’s CSEA general unit union for many years, will be on leave for the regional ...

Snowmobiler injured in accident

LAKE PLEASANT — A Brooklyn man had to be rescued following a snowmobile crash in Hamilton County, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. According to DEC officials, on Feb. 9 at 3:54 pm, DEC Ray Brook dispatch received a request for assistance from Hamilton County ...

County approves mutual aid deal

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County legislators on Monday authorized what county Administrative Officer Jon Stead called an “all-inclusive” mutual aid plan between the county Sheriff’s Department, Gloversville Police Department and Johnstown Police Department. The Board of Supervisors approved ...

Council considers house donation: 14 Temple St. would be torn down

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials are considering a donation of a home on Temple Street that was damaged in a 2014 fire. During Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, city attorney Anthony Casale said the owner of 14 Temple Street has offered to donate the property to the city so it can be ...

Luciana Hallenbeck, left, dances with Sawyer Huckans during the annual Valentine's Day Ball at the Rainbow Play School in Gloversville on Valentine's Day.
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan )

Valentine’s Day Ball

Luciana Hallenbeck, top left, dances with Sawyer Huckans during the annual Valentine’s Day Ball at the Rainbow Play School in Gloversville on Tuesday. At right, Franco Delilli, left, shares a dance with Rhyleigh Bills.

Ronald Peters, president and CEO of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, details the agency's 2016 annual report for the Fulton County Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building in Johnstown.
(The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

CRG’s 2017 goal to intensifying branding, name-recognition efforts

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s annual report — made public Monday — says 2017 will be a year of “branding, branding, branding.” Name recognition will be a big part of the economic development agency’s agenda this year, the 2016 annual report ...

Fulton County ready to expand landfill

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday awarded a $5.37 million low bid to a Rensselaer County construction company for expansion of the county landfill. The county hasn’t expanded its landfill in 13 years. Supervisors awarded the low bid from seven bids received ...

Energy efficient help available

FONDA — Upstate New York gets cold in the winter, and heating homes at this time of year gets expensive. With the uncertainty of fuel prices to worry about, many local residents would feel better knowing their homes are more energy efficient and better protected against the elements. ...

Taylor Made promotes two

GLOVERSVILLE — The Taylor Made Group has a new president and chief operating officer. Jason Pajonk-Taylor, who began his career at Taylor Made in 1993 working in Templemore, Ireland, as plant manager for that facility’s marine windshield business unit, has been appointed president and ...

Board members receive training

JOHNSTOWN — The planning boards of Fulton and Montgomery counties conducted two planning and zoning training sessions last Wednesday at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. About 75 persons from both counties attended, according to a news release issued by the Fulton County Planning ...

Supervisors redefine hotel, motel law

JOHNSTOWN —The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday conducted a public hearing on the county’s proposed 4 percent hotel and motel occupancy tax, later voting to redefine the law and schedule another hearing. In an unusual move, the board held a public hearing — something usually ...

Keynote speaker State Sen. James Tedisco said he’ll make sure he 
represents the people of the 49th Senate 
District. He said he plans to open a Fulton County 
office later this month.
(Bill Trojan/
The Leader-Herald

GOP’s Lincoln Day Dinner: Tedisco to open Fulton office

JOHNSTOWN — Standing stronger together was one of the main ideas professed at the annual dinner to celebrate the Republican party and one of its greatest presidents. The Fulton County Republican Club held its 57th annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Holiday Inn on Monday, ...

Stacia Conyne, floral designer and owner of Sacandaga Flowers in Mayfield, places a rose into a vase as she designs a floral arrangement Monday for a Valentine’s Day customer.
(The Leader-Herald/Bill Trojan)

Happy Love Day

Stacia Conyne, floral designer and owner of Sacandaga Flowers in Mayfield, places a rose into a vase as she designs a floral arrangement Monday for a Valentine’s Day customer.

Official: Whey plant may be done by spring

JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Industrial Development Agency official said Thursday that construction of the new Johnstown Renewables facility at the Johnstown Industrial Park may be done by this spring. The whey processing facility firm — currently under construction — seeks to ...

District passes capital project

WHEELERVILLE — The Wheelerville Union Free School District passed its capital project last week in a 80 to 11 public vote. The proposed $1.7 million project will have no impact on local school taxes and would be paid for through state building aids and a building reserve fund at the ...

State Department of Health set to host informational sessions

AMSTERDAM — People with questions about the state’s official health plan Marketplace are invited to information sessions at the city’s library this month. According to a news release, the state Department of Health will have a certified in-person assistor during set hours at the ...