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FM’s President Swanger: The Global Village is dead

JOHNSTOWN —The Global Village project will not be going forward currently according to Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger. Swanger announced during Thursday’s Board of Trustee’s meeting that the project was not moving forward at this time. He cited a lack of ...

It will be a very merry Christmas

GLOVERSVILLE — Walking into the Gloversville Senior Center this week has been a different experience for its regulars. Prior to Wednesday, the stage at the center had been filling up with toys along with the shed and storage rooms. On Wednesday, however, it had been transformed into a ...

Gas line impedes expansion

JOHNSTOWN — Century Linen & Uniform’s expansion project to the Johnstown Industrial Park has a utility problem. Mayor Vern Jackson alluded to the problem following the Common Council meeting Monday night at City Hall. Gloversville-based Century Linen & Uniform wants to expand to ...

Rapist gets 10 years in prison

JOHNSTOWN — A Montgomery County man was sentenced Wednesday in Fulton County Court to 10 years in state prison for raping underage girls two years ago. Michael A. Stevenson Jr., 21, of Fort Plain was sentenced by County Court Judge Louise K. Sira to the prison time. He also received 10 ...

Kinowski to say farewell

JOHNSTOWN — Outgoing Fulton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Mike Kinowski will give farewell remarks at the board’s last meeting of the year at 1 p.m. Thursday at the County Office Building. Kinowski, Johnstown’s 2nd Ward supervisor, is expected to give some parting remarks to cap ...

Johnstown secures state grant for bridge

JOHNSTOWN — A state grant for replacement of the Miller Street bridge was fully approved, and the project may commence next spring, a city official said. City Engineer Christopher Vose reported to the Common Council Monday night at City Hall that the city is concluding the approval process ...

Clearing the way

The Leader-Herald/Patricia Older Amber Chamberlain shovels snow early this morning at the corner of Freemont and Washington streets.

Hollywood actor Collins visits ‘home’

CANAJOHARIE — Actor, Chad Michael Collins, best known for playing the franchise lead roll of Master Sgt. Brandon Beckett in the SONY pictures, “Sniper” films, once again walked through the halls of Canajoharie High School where he once attended school. Collins, who was home from Los ...

Red Kettle campaign wrapping up

GLOVERSVILLE — The bells of the Salvation Army of Fulton County’s Red Kettle Drive will be ringing for two more days as the agency raises funds it uses all year round. Lt. Mark Devanney said the final push for the kettle drive will go on today and Saturday. He said the agency is hoping ...

It’s that time of year — flu season

Hospitals in Gloversville and Amsterdam have joined with hospitals throughout the Capital Region in procedures to prevent the spread of influenza now that state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker has declared the flu prevalent statewide. The restrictions consist of the following: ∫ ...

City announces contest winners

JOHNSTOWN — The city recently conducted it’s first-ever Holiday Spirit Lighting Competition, declaring winners this week in residential and business categories. “It was a lot of fun,” Third Ward Councilwoman Helen Martin, chairwoman of the city’s Tourism/Special Events Committee, ...

Search resumes for GESD leader

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education will continue its superintendent search after board members failed to reach a consensus regarding a finalist. Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services announced on Wednesday that the ...

Students learn about community service

AMSTERDAM — Earlier this week, St. Mary’s Institute National Junior Honor Society members stayed after school to cook a meal from scratch to bring to Danielle’s House, a homeless shelter in Amsterdam, part of the Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless. The six students made baked ziti ...

King pleads ‘not guilty’ in court

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Dayton King plead not guilty to charges against him in Johnstown Town Court on Wednesday, his attorney Robert Abdella confirmed this morning. King was in Johnstown Town Court to answer to charges of official misconduct brought against him by state police on Dec. 8. ...

Company files counter lawsuit against Fage

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown Renewables LLC, which was sued last summer by Fage USA for millions for breach of contract, recently filed counterclaims against the giant yogurt manufacturer. Albany attorney David Cost, on behalf of Johnstown Renewables of Delaware, filed a $13 million legal action ...

Workshops held to help library

GLOVERSVILLE —The Gloversville Public Library is continuing its work on a plan for the future with community-based workshops to gather ideas. On Monday, the Gloversville Public Library held its second “The 21st Century Libraries Initiative” workshop with the Mohawk Valley Library System ...

Contract negotiations on water line extension set

JOHNSTOWN —City officials on Monday acknowledged they are working with Fulton County to provide city water for a potential project to extend waterlines from Gloversville to the county’s water district on Route 67. The Common Council at City Hall passed a briefly-worded resolution formally ...

City donates surplus K9 equipment to sheriff’s dept.

JOHNSTOWN — The city police department is donating a dozen pieces of surplus K9 Patrol Division equipment to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department. The Common Council voted Monday night at City Hall to donate these items to the county’s K9 program: two jute sleeves, four jute covers, ...

Fatal fire in Mayfield kills one

MAYFIELD — A fully-involved fire Tuesday morning that prevented firefighters from rescue attempts took the life of an individual and damaged a nearby home. The home at 157 Woodland Ave., Mayfield was destroyed in the early-morning blaze. At approximately 12:10 a.m. Fulton County Dispatch ...

Multi-vehicle accident injures one

JOHNSTOWN — A woman in a car was injured in a three-vehicle, chain-reaction crash this morning involving a Brown’s Transportation bus on Route 67 in the town. Authorities at the scene from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department and the Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department said the bus ...