Local News

Gloversville Enlarged School District capital project moving forward

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District’s capital project plans are moving forward. Representatives from CSArch were on hand during the April 10 meeting of the board of education to discuss how plans for the construction project were progressing. The $37.8 million ...

Montgomery county EMS coordinator appointed

FONDA — Steve Kuck has been appointed the new Emergency Medical Services Coordinator for Montgomery County. Kuck has been serving in the part-time position since late last year, having replaced Sean Piasecki who had served in the role for 10 years. Montgomery County Executive Matt ...

Mohawk annexation closer to reality

FONDA — Montgomery County’s Agricultural District 2 is set to lose some land from its roughly 48,000 acres due to a proposed annexation in the town of Mohawk. Montgomery County District 1 Legislator Martin Kelly said Agricultural District 2 has just completed its state mandated ...

About 4 p.m. Monday, a  tractor-trailer hauling frozen foods overturned  on Route 30A in the town of Glen just south of Sowle truck repairs, at the intersection of Reid Hill Road and 30A. The accident closed the road until about 9 p.m., when crews got the truck back onto its wheels. 
Montgomery County Sheriffs and state police 
responded as well as the Glen Fire Department and Roosevelts Towing. Further details were 
unavailable.
(Photo courtesy of Greg Duesler)

Truck overturns on Route 30A

About 4 p.m. Monday, a tractor-trailer hauling frozen foods overturned on Route 30A in the town of Glen just south of Sowle truck repairs, at the intersection of Reid Hill Road and 30A. The accident closed the road until about 9 p.m., when crews got the truck back onto its wheels. Montgomery ...

Patrick Frasier, 9, of the Wheelerville area,  leap-frogs over Danny Brown, 8, of Johnstown in the fields behind Johnstown Hgh School during sunny spring weather Monday.
(The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

One giant leap

Patrick Frasier, 9, of the Wheelerville area leap-frogs over Danny Brown, 8, of Johnstown in the fields behind Johnstown Hgh School during sunny spring weather Monday.

Fulton County Senior Planner Sean Geraghty checks out the County Airport's Automated Weather Observation Station.
(The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

The silent watchman: Weather station keeps pilots, passengers safe at airport

JOHNSTOWN — Out in the hinterlands of the Fulton County Airport property— beyond the runway, and accessible only by dirt road, stands a strange-looking contraption. But the tall, obtuse high-tech machine stands watch faithfully, on a day-to-day basis, to potentially save the lives of the ...

Railfest plans move forward

GLOVERSVILLE — The Railfest Organizing Committee has announced it will be moving forward with the event for a 13th year. The family-focused festival is planned for Aug. 5. Organizers were not initially sure they would be able to hold the event following a convergence of issues, ...

Glove Cities’ water project dead for now

JOHNSTOWN — A proposed water project that Fulton County has tried to spur between the Glove Cities is dead at this time, county Administrative Officer Jon Stead said Friday. Stead said the proposed “interconnections” repair project between Gloversville and Johnstown will probably not ...

Gloversville DPW lays out spring work plans

GLOVERSVILLE — The city’s Department of Public Works is working on a number of projects this spring, including cleanup of catch basins around the city. DPW Director Dale Trumbull told the Common Council on April 11 about a number of projects and improvements, some of which have already ...

Youth turkey hunt set for this weekend

The Leader-Herald ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s annual youth turkey hunt is scheduled for this weekend, just before the start of the official turkey hunting season on May 1. According to the DEC, the hunt, for junior hunters ages 12-15, is open ...

Fulton County Planning Board to review four projects

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Planning Board will review four projects, including two from the town of Oppenheim, at its meeting at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Fort Johnstown Annex. The county board will do two reviews currently going through the Oppenheim Town Board. One involves a ...

Comptroller finds Speculator in order

SPECULATOR — An audit by the New York State Comptroller’s Office has found that the village has effective procedures for ensuring claims are sufficiently documented and for legitimate village purposes. According to the comptroller’s office, they reviewed 184 claims totaling $295,878 ...

Thousands of chairs once made in area

By PETER BETZ Sometimes one rediscovers a long-forgotten historical incident or activity completely by accident, as when I recently discovered that a 19th and early 20th century chair factory, the Trevett Chair Company, once existed just over the Saratoga County line and later moved to ...

Sophia Watkins, 2, of Johnstown greets the Easter bunny during the annual Twin Cities Council of Churches egg hunt in Main Street park in Johnstown.
(The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

7,500 eggs, gone in 10 minutes

Kid power was unleashed Saturday. A total of 7,500 candy-filled plastic eggs vamished in less than 10 minutes at Gloversville and Johnstown Easter egg hunts—not faster than a speeding bullet, but light-seconds faster than children can clean their rooms. To see the youths’ enthusiasm was ...

Teen gets up to 6 years in prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville teenager accused last fall of several drug and theft crimes — but convicted of a felony strong-arm robbery — is headed to prison for up to six years. Levoster G. Chandler Jr., 18, of 108 Washington St., was sentenced Thursday in Fulton County Court by Judge ...

City cleanup program scheduled

GLOVERSVILLE — The city’s summer cleanup program will kick off on May 3, according to city Department of Public Works Director Dale Trumbull. Trumbull said the city will be doing bulk pickup by trash collection dates for 2017. According to the schedule, pick up of bulk items at no cost ...

Supervisors authorize bidding for recycling truck

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors have authorized bid advertisement for a new compactor-style recycling truck. Sealed bids must be into county Purchasing Agent Jon Stead at the County Office Building no later than 2 p.m. April 26. The truck will be used by the county ...

Griffin

Two receive Chancellor’s award

ALBANY — SUNY’s Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the university. This year, 256 students from 64 campuses received this award, including Fulton-Montgomery Community College students Kendra Griffin and Gary Thompson. Kendra ...

Easter Sunday church services

The Twin Cities Council of Churches are offering the following Easter Sunday services, starting with a 6:30 sunrise service at Johnstown Cemetery: ∫ Grace Lutheran Church, 1 W. Montgomery St., Johnstown, 6:30 sunrise, 7:30 to 8:30 breakfast, and 10:15 a.m. service. ∫ Holy ...

Mayor Christopher

Broadalbin mayor Christopher dies at 88

BROADALBIN — Even until his final days, Mayor Eugene Christopher was concerned with the village’s business. Village Deputy Mayor Lawrence Cornell said Christopher summoned him to his bedside Tuesday night to discuss what would happen after he was gone. “There wasn’t any surprise. ...