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Movie crew films locally

JOHNSTOWN — Students at the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services’ Pathways in Technology Early College High School got a chance to be filmed for a documentary last month. According to HFM BOCES, a film production crew from Life is My Movie Entertainment was ...

Election workers get extra payment

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District is paying more for its election workers this year than originally planned. District Clerk Larraina Carpenter told the Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School that the district had an $800 savings by counting ballots by ...

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Several arrested on various charges

GLOVERSVILLE — Two city teens are facing a number of charges after they became physically abusive to officers according to city police. Sarenna M. Ladd, 16, and Jasmine M. Perry, 16, both of 78 Park St. were charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, second-degree harassment and ...

B-P school wins unique honor

BROADALBIN — When Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School computer teacher Allison Renda teaches her students about how to know what to post on the Internet she uses a simple standard. “If you wouldn’t show something to your parents, then that tells you right there that’s it’s not OK ...

Glebe Street Elementary School teacher Kimberly Park gives a presentation on her Johnstown Teachers Association mini-grant at the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Teachers give mini presentations

JOHNSTOWN — Two Greater Johnstown School District teachers gave the last Johnstown Teachers Association mini-grant presentations of the school year to the Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School. JTA President Nancy Lisicki noted that teachers in Johnstown are supported ...

Council to vote on $2M bond

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council will be voting on a resolution to bond for the planned repairs to a broken sewer pipe in the city. The resolution will allow for the bonding of up to a maximum of $2.2 million to pay for the necessary replace a section of sewer main from East Pine Street ...

To commemorate their presence at the new micro-park on Main Street in Gloversville, Pamela Hunmer of Johnstown, Jennifer Pomeroy of Gloversville and Ruth Levinton of Johnstown take a selfie on Saturday. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Crowd turns out for Adirondack Wine and Food Festival

GLOVERSVILLE — Former Johnstown resident Lou Carleo remembers of the heyday of Johnstown and Gloversville before the leather industry declined. As he and Kathi Pallotta enjoyed a meal at the third annual Southern Adirondack Wine and Food Festival Saturday on Main Street, he said he was ...

Officials grapple with ‘raise the age’ law

The “raise the age” law passed as part of the New York state 2018 budget will raise the age of criminal liability for nonviolent offenders from 16 and 17 to 18, and it’s raised many questions among county officials as to how it will be implemented. The age of criminal liability for ...

Scholar athletes are recognized on stage during the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education meeting Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Zajicek presides over last meeting

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education President Kathryn Zajicek announced Thursday night that she was presiding over her last meeting as president. Recognitions and personnel items dominated the board’s monthly meeting at Johnstown High School. Zajicek’s ...

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Celebrating the Erie Canal

amsterdam — A bicentennial celebration of the groundbreaking of the Erie Canal event was held at the Riverlink Park and Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam on Friday. The U.S. Water Ski Show Team performed stunts on the Mohawk River portion of the Erie Canal for spectators to enjoy. This event ...

Blacksmith Steve Gurzler uses a hammer to shape an implement while in the foreground blacksmith Jordan Mauro displays a finished fork he forged with hand tools. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

‘Strike it while the iron’s hot’

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The saying “strike while the iron’s hot” regained its original meaning Saturday as two blacksmiths demonstrated their skills on the first of the two-day Fort Klock’s ninth annual Blacksmiths’ Hammer-In. Bystanders watched, and then were given some hands-on ...

Board sets up public comment period

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District on Thursday set a three-minute maximum time for public comment at its Board of Education meetings, starting July 1. The board passed a formal public comment procedure at its monthly session at Johnstown High School. The resolution ...

Motorcyclists hurt in Mayfield crash

MAYFIELD — A 90-year-old Schenectady driver collided with a motorcycle at 2:04 p.m. Friday, resulting in the rider and passenger being flown by helicopter to a hospital, according to state police here. The crash happened at routes 30 and 349 when a Toyota Corolla driven by Paul Sawchuk, ...

Supervisors want dedicated account

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday will consider creating a dedicated account for county occupancy tax revenue that will start coming in this fall. The board will conduct its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at the County Office Building. Supervisors on March 13 ...

Members of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and community leaders toured Pioneer Window Manufacturing Tuesday. (Photo submitted)

CRG, community leaders tour business

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and other community leaders on Tuesday toured one of the county’s most successful businesses at the Johnstown Industrial Park. The CRG conducted the first of several monthly business tours planned this year at Pioneer Window ...

Students included Dan Parslow, Travis Geniti, Anne Sinicropi, Chris Epting, Devin Roque, Kaylee Becker, Marissa Miller, Jake LaGreca, Emmalee Baker, Juliet Mancini, Julianna Taylor and Lydia Brown.  (Photo submitted)

March of the Braves

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville Central School District honored the class of 2017 at its annual March of the Braves on Wednesday. Graduating seniors wore their caps and gowns and walked the halls of the elementary, middle and high schools to the cheers of their former teachers and the student body. ...

County to pay for hotel report

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is studying whether a new hotel in the county is feasible. “Its been a topic that’s been heard for a number of years,” county Planning Director James Mraz said. Mraz noted interest was expressed in a new hotel at Fulton County’s Vision 2026 Summit on Oct. ...

Landfill expansion moves ahead

JOHNSTOWN — Nearly midway through the $5 million Fulton County landfill expansion project, a new liner system will be installed soon. Soil work for the project is almost finished, and a new clay liner system is slated to be installed in the next couple weeks. Work continues on the fourth, ...

County sets eyes on state money

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday will consider authorizing the filing of state Consolidated Funding Applications for three planned economic development projects in the county. County Planning Director James Mraz said CFAs are due to the state by July 28. The ...

Public hearing set for FM budget

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors last week proposed a public hearing on Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s 2017-18 budget for 1:30 p.m. July 10 at the County Office Building. The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee last week approved the date. The full board ...