Local News

Wheelerville introducing new math incentive

CAROGA LAKE — Math can get very physical. Wheelerville Union Free School is breaking out a new supplemental resource to enhance math education while increasing students’ physical activity. Parents of pupils in the pre-K through eighth-grade school are invited to a family fun day from 6 ...

PTECH program recognized

JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Pathways in Technology Early College High School (PTECH) model has been designated as one of 25 national models of Innovative Successful Practices by the American Association of School Administrators and The Successful Practices Network, according to ...

Nathan Littauer designated a milk bank

GLOVERSVILLE — Breastfeeding mothers can now donate excess milk to help needy moms and babies, thanks to a new program at Nathan Littauer Hospital. The hospital announced at a press briefing Friday that it is now a state-approved milk depot, one of more than 30 such receiving centers ...

Mayoral candidates speak out

Mayor Dayton King GLOVERSVILLE — Mayoral Candidate Dayton King sat down with The Leader-Herald to speak about the upcoming mayoral election and about what he sees for a vision for the city four years from now under his leadership. King will be running on the Conservative line on the ...

Family fun at fall festival

JOHNSTOWN — Sir William Johnson Park was dense Saturday with adults and costumed children who had marched in parade at noon from City Hall. Both the first-timers and repeat participants came to enjoy an annual Halloween parade and festival sponsored this year by the Key Club at Johnstown ...

FMCC examines future needs

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College is working on a new draft of a possible master plan for its existing conditions/needs list for the years 2018-22. Trustee Jim Landrio said during the Oct. 19 meeting that the board of trustees got together at a board retreat earlier this year ...

Two local craft brewers tapped for show

Central New York is making a name for itself in the brewing and winery business, and local crafters are “tapping” into the growing trend. Stump City Brewing, LLC, in Gloversville and Rogers’ Cideryard, of Johnstown, are two local craft beverage producers being featured in a series of ...

Paul Simon in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) — Paul Simon has given students at his daughter’s college alma mater a few tips on songwriting. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Thursday to participate in a master class about songwriting, followed by an event ...

Halloween parade down Main Street

GLOVERSVILLE — Parade goers gathered on the sidewalks, and police had the streets blocked off, for the first Halloween parade presented by The Fulton Center. Everyone there was excited to see the first Halloween parade in Gloversville. “It means the community is getting together ...

Website gets accolades from public

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency’s new website has been well received, IDA Executive Director James Mraz said Monday. “It’s good,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback.” The agency’s new website — fcida.org — was discussed at the ...

GHA set to sell homes

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority has agreed to sell two properties that were purchased under a limited liability corporation founded under the agency’s umbrella. During the Oct. 17 meeting, the GHA board of commissioners agreed to sell 113 Kingsboro Ave. and 11 Academy ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship service ...

Galway schools get donation

GALWAY —A $54,000 donation from a Galway High School alumni couple enabled the Galway Central School District to implement computer science instruction K-12 sooner than planned. The Galway couple, who wish to remain anonymous, have fond memories of Galway and said the school helped launch ...

Amsterdam develops new logo

AMSTERDAM —The City of Amsterdam’s website is in the process of being revamped and updated to reflect the positive changes and progressive direction that the City is moving toward. With the new website design, the city updated its logo as well to echo the new excitement and energy felt in ...

Worship Directory

GLOVERSVILLE: Agape Christian Fellowship 33 N. Main St. (518) 921-0121 Bleecker Street Church of Christ 97 Bleecker St., (518) 725-0542 Blessed Hope Baptist Church 68 Grand St. (518) 332-1103 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 417 Steele Ave. Extension (518) ...

Fall reflections

Fall foliage is shown as seen along East Shore Road of West Caroga Lake on Oct. 19. (Photo courtesy of Richard Nilsen)

No ‘smoking gun’ found in HUD GHA investigation

GLOVERSVILLE — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Buffalo Field Office has released its findings from an on-site review at the Gloversville Housing Authority started earlier this year. GHA Interim Director Daniel Towne, Board of Commissioners Chairman John Castiglione and ...

Stefanik votes no to GOP budget bill

WASHINGTON — The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives barely passed a 2018 budget and tax bill Thursday, but without the support of Rep. Elise Stefanik. The North Country congresswoman and six other New York Republicans voted no to the bill. Two others voted yes. It passed by ...

Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

GLOVERSVILLE — On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the NeighborhoodsAgainstDrugs has teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Administration and local drop-box locations to give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially ...

Author signs, gives away books

AMSTERDAM — Alpin Haus hosted a book signing with renowned author, business consultant and motivational speaker, Paul Cummings on Tuesday for his new book, “It All Matters.” Cummings gave away a free book to everyone who went to his book signing. He not only signed his name, but also ...