Local News

Salvation Army’s new leadership

GLOVERSVILLE — After a busy summer in her new post, Capt. Wendy Senior of the Salvation Army of Fulton County said she’s looking forward to getting to know the community better as she seeks to maintain or expand programming over the next year. “The people are lovely, it’s a beautiful ...

B-P school security beefed up

BROADALBIN — Anyone planning to visit the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District should expect to spend some extra time in any of the four main offices to the schools before being allowed to their destinations. According to a news release, the district has installed a new Raptor visitor ...

Site plans for Parkhurst stalled over stormwater management

GLOVERSVILLE — Questions regarding a proposed stormwater management measures and offsite storm sewer infrastructure will prolong plans for the redevelopment of Parkhurst Field. Parkhurst Field Foundation Executive Director David Karpinski and C. T. Male Associates Director of Engineering ...

SRO to be voted on Tuesday

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville Central School District approved an agreement with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to establish a school resource officer position for the school year. The Montgomery County Legislature is holding a special meeting on Tuesday to either approve or deny the ...

Student gives shoes to person in need

GLOVERSVILLE — While most students get new shoes for the first day of school, one junior at Gloversville High School gave a pair away to someone in need. While playing basketball with friends at the Elk Street Playground after the first day of school on Wednesday, Jordan Laverdure noticed a ...

Crews at work creating sewer district

JOHNSTOWN — Construction crews are busy at work this summer on creating Fulton County’s new sewer district in Vail Mills, officials said. Meanwhile, the county is gauging public interest in tying into the district. County Planning Director Scott Henze recently told the Board of ...

Fire Company receives $161,000 grant for equipment

BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Kenneyetto Fire Company has received a $161,000 Federal Emergency Managements Administration Assistance to Firefighters Grant for emergency respiratory equipment. The award consists of 26 self-contained breathing apparatus units, which includes harness/backpack, face ...

Assembly District contenders discuss troubles

JOHNSTOWN — Republican contenders for the 118th Assembly District agreed that the state is in serious trouble—population decline, high taxes, businesses leaving, and too much regulation, as they addressed the 50-Plus Club at the Shirley Luck Senior Center Thursday, Candidate Robert ...

Ain’t no time for the summertime blues

With Labor Day behind us, the Ring of Fire concluded, and school starting, it’s obvious that summertime has come and gone, again. Late summer here in the 44 lakes region is associated with low water levels in the streams and lakes, but there are opportunities out there. Most trout fishing ...

Water level controversy continues in Tupper Lake

TUPPER LAKE — On Monday, dozens of boaters were out on Tupper Lake, enjoying the sun and the waves. The water levels, a source of controversy on the lake, have been good this summer. After an Enterprise article on low water levels in June, the levels rose again, fluctuated throughout the ...

CRG, CEO Roundtable join forces

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Board of Directors heard about city initiatives being developed by the Fulton-Montgomery County CEO Roundtable during Friday’s meeting. CRG Board of Directors Chairman Geoffrey Peck shared with the board that the CEO Roundtable ...

Naval militia to hold training

NORTHVILLE — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Boat Patrol and Sonar Unit, the Saratoga Sheriff’s Boat Patrol and Dive Team and the NYSP Boat Patrol, along with the state Navy Malitia will be conducting a training exercise today on the Great Sacandaga Lake. According to the Fulton County ...

Brown’s Ford looking to create an addition

JOHNSTOWN — The city Planning Board reviewed a site plan for a proposed vehicle maintenance addition to the Brown’s Ford dealership on Route 30A Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. The board declared itself lead agency for the project’s required state Environmental Quality Review. Board ...

Town looks to lock its offices

PERTH — Town council members discussed the possibility of locking doors inside the municipal office building to prevent people who rent the senior center part of the property from entering the offices. Councilman Walter Kowalczyk brought up the issue of having the doors locked during the ...

GESD postpones football games due to illness issues

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District varsity football game at Ballston Spa High School scheduled for Friday and the junior varsity game, scheduled for this morning vs. Ballston Spa, have both been postponed due to two confirmed cases of the Coxsackievirus according to the ...

Woman injured by truck at Fonda Fair

FONDA — A woman was sent to Albany Medical Center following an incident at the Fonda Fairground Sunday according to State Police. Troopers said that on Sunday evening, following the truck pulls, Kerry Sanders was taken by helicopter for injuries to her legs after being pinned between two ...

Nathan Littauer reveals new plans

GLOVERSVILLE — Representatives for Nathan Littauer Hospital presented preliminary plans to improve parking lots at the site this fall and for the construction of a medical arts building to begin next spring during Tuesday’s Planning Board meeting. But, plans for the two projects will need ...

It pays to read The Leader-Herald

GLOVERSVILLE — Thomas Gersak of West State Street is $500 richer after counting the correct number of paw prints in The Leader-Herald’s Dog Days of Summer special section. It was included in the Aug. 14 edition of the newspaper. Gersak was one of 280 people who entered the contest and of ...

Home destroyed in morning fire

PALATINE — An early morning fire burned down a manufactured home on Thursday. The home at 5025 Route 10 was destroyed in the blaze, with residents, including pets, making it out of the home without any injuries. Fulton County Fire Coordinator Steve Santa Maria said upon arrival to the ...