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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 ...

Project gets nod from board

JOHNSTOWN — The city Planning Board on Tuesday approved an addition project by Miracle Ear/Frasier Enterprises at the Johnstown Industrial Park. The business needs a one-story, ranch-style, 3,318-square-foot building addition at its current 131 Enterprise Road location. The addition is ...

Class of ‘68 ‘Reunion Jam Band’ to perform

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville High School class of 1968 will have the chance to see some familiar faces and hear some familiar sounds at the Hales Mills Country Club today during their 50th high school reunion and a one-night only engagement of the Reunion Jam Band, featuring their former ...

GESD varsity and JV football games postponed

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

Storm topples tree, traps three in van

BROADALBIN — A strong thunderstorm that rolled through Fulton County Wednesday caused heavy damage in the village, toppling trees, pulling down wires and trapping one familyin their van when a tree crushed the rear of the vehicle they were waiting the storm out in. At approximately 4:20 ...

64-unit ‘affordable housing’ plans unveiled

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton Friendship House, specializing in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse, on Tuesday unveiled plans for its new 64-unit affordable housing complex in the city. Agency Executive Director Thomas Ryan said following a presentation before the city Planning Board at City Hall ...

Northville schools get $10K grant

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School District received a $10,000 state Education Program Funding grant on Wednesday to go towards new technology. There to announce the grant and present it to Superintendent Leslie Ford was Sen. Jim Tedisco. This grant will help NCD adopt cloud-based ...

DA looks fill vacancy in office

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County District Attorney Chad Brown has one vacancy, and possibly another pending one, in his office. Brown made a request last week to the Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee to fill an assistant district attorney vacancy created through the Friday resignation of ...

DSS to get $32K award

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Social Services will be receiving over $32,000 in state funding, which it wants to apply toward continuation of the Wheels to Work Program. The program — run through the Fulmont Community Action Agency — assists social service recipients with ...

Preservation league eyes former Starin Hotel and Opera House

FULTONVILLE — Officers of the Preservation League of New York state recently toured the former Starin Hotel and Starin Opera House as a part of their “Seven to Save” initiative. The Main Street building, also known as the Donaldson Block, sat directly on the Erie Canal and hosted ...

County highway department funds low

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Highway Department will run out of funds to purchase fuel for the widely-used county fuel depot by mid-September. But county Superintendent of Highways and Facilities Mark Yost last week proposed a transfer of nearly $130,000 to keep fuel pumping. The Fulton ...

‘Raise the age’ may lead to new jobs

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Social Services is proposing the creation of two positions totaling over $127,000 to help locally address the state’s new “Raise the Age” legislation. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on April 10, 2017 signed legislation raising the age of criminal ...

Active shooter training held

GLOVERSVILLE — City police and fire personnel used the last week before classes resumed to train in the previously closed Meco Elementary School that is reopening as the new home of the Foothills Pathways in Technology Early College High School. “We want to make sure that the training is ...

Man facing rape charges

AMSTERDAM — City police arrested a man at a Jay Street residence on Friday for allegedly forcefully raping two teenage girls over the course of two years. Mark W. Culbertson, 36, of 312 Grand St. was charged with two counts of first-degree rape, a class B felony, and two counts of ...