Local News

Fulton County ventures into housing promotion

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is considering hiring a housing marketing consultant — a precursor to perhaps county government getting into housing promotion for the first time. County Planning Director Scott Henze requested a proposed Board of Supervisors’ resolution at the Economic ...

Royal Care eyed for contract

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Social Services was given preliminary authorization to contract with a Johnstown firm for home health care services. The Board of Supervisors’ Human Services Committee approved entering into a contract with Royal Home Care. The full board will ...

Amsterdam police to get specialized training

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Police Department was designated to receive state-funded training to help road patrol officers recognize and respond to mental health emergencies while on duty. “I commend the chief of police for his dedication and willingness to expand training to his unit,” ...

Stewart’s closing two shops

AMSTERDAM — The Stewart’s Shop at Guy Park Avenue will be closing its doors on Sunday, along with the shop at Morton Avenue in Albany as business at these two locations has not been enough to keep them open. According to the release, the necessary closure of the two shops is due to ...

Mayor defends sale of property

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown Mayor Vern Jackson on Wednesday defended the city’s right to reject certain bids by private citizens looking to buy city-owned property. Some residents have told The Leader-Herald they feel the Common Council should be automatically accepting the highest offers by ...

Fulton County could move services to County Annex in Gloversville

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on Monday endorsed a Concept Utilization Plan for the County Annex in Gloversville that may eventually see the county Probation Department and the county Public Defender’s Office move into the building. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead gave a ...

Fulton County Sheriff busier than past

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department is 25 percent busier than it was three years ago. Sheriff Richard Giardino gave a report — compiling statistics up to the third quarter — at Monday’s Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee meeting. “Our calls for ...

Tree planting, garden season end event set

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Corporation will host a tree planting event in the Burr Street neighborhood on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by an end-of-season garden closeout at the Fremont Community Garden at 1 p.m. GHNIC members, children from area ...

Jennings: Great turnout at event

GLOVERSVILLE — Bacon Jam proved to be a successful and profitable closeout to the city’s event season, setting the stage for the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s upcoming Fall Gala. Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Jennings reported to the CRG Board of Directors that ...

Alcohol sting nets one arrest

JOHNSTOWN — A state police investigation of 15 Fulton County retail stores in October for underage alcohol sales netted only one arrest of a Gloversville woman. Troopers issued a release indicating Alexis M. Antis, 21, an employee of the ZZ Petroleum Inc. store on Route 20A in the town of ...

Fulton County landfill fees expected to rise in 2019

JOHNSTOWN — Proposed Fulton County landfill fees charged to users of the facility are expected to rise by two to three dollars per ton in some key categories, starting in 2019. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee on Monday at the County Office Building authorized setting ...

Students skype with students in Spain

FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville students in the college-level Spanish course at the high school recently had a bilingual video chat with peers at a school in Spain. High school juniors, Amanda Clifford, Gabe Mormile, Madison Field and Abby Lombardoni had one-on-one video chats with four ...

True Value coming to Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE — A pair of city natives known for their long-running diner, will break into the hardware business with the opening of a new True Value downtown early next year. Matt and Tammy Capano, who own and operate New York Lunch located at 21 Bleecker St., plan to open a True Value ...

Fire destroys trailer’s bedroom

BROADALBIN — A fire broke out at an Indian Village Trailer Park home at 419 Union Mills Road on Monday morning. Home at the time the fire occurred was Jessica Ryder and her two children. She said they all made it out and no one was injured. “I just heard a couple big booms and then ...

2 charged in alcohol sales to minors

GLOVERSVILLE — An alcohol compliance check in the city last week resulted in the ticketing of two individuals for selling alcohol to a minor. City detectives conducted an alcohol compliance check in conjunction with the state Liquor Authority on Thursday through a joint operation to verify ...

Holiday DWI crackdown initiated

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is participating in statewide STOP-DWI Halloween Crackdown Enforcement Effort that started Tuesday, according to county District Attorney Chad Brown. A news release issued by Brown states the crackdown runs through Sunday. Brown and STOP DWI Coordinator Amanda ...

District director of facilities retires

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education on Thursday accepted the resignation of the head of the district’s buildings and grounds department, who is retiring. Among personnel items, the board accepted the resignation of Leo Loveless, district director of ...

Tire turn in slots filled

SPRAKERS —The registration slots for the Montgomery County’s Soil and Water Conservation District’s Tire Recycling event are all filled up for the year. The event is scheduled for Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with the tire drop off location at the Western Transfer Station at 4583 ...

Former resident participates in nationwide program

ST. JOHNSVILLE — St. Johnsville native Jeff Szczesniak is making a name for himself and the program that he loves at Cayuga Community College’s WDWN. The student-run radio station was recently selected to be part of an exclusive nationwide group chosen to participate in a College Radio Day ...

Long-anticipated OESJ capital project begins

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The wait is over for Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville’s capital project to break ground. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday and the project will be going full steam ahead in the coming months. The $24 million project, which was approved by the community on ...