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Library unveils new branding logo

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JOHNSTOWN — Numerous patrons of the Johnstown Public Library helped celebrate a two-hour open house Thursday night to launch the library’s new branding campaign. Unveiled was a new logo for the 38 S. Market St. library, and posters of various people who use the facility with quotes about ...

New research sheds light on canalway corridor visitors

Community News

WATERFORD, NY — The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor today released results from a recently-commissioned study about current and prospective visitors to the 500-mile Canalway Corridor. The information is intended to help tourism promoters, businesses and heritage sites better attract ...

Deadline for Maple scholarship draws near

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ALBANY — The deadline is March 15 for the 2018 New York state Maple Foundation's Terry Laubish Maple Scholarship program. Any high school senior with a connection to a state maple operation—either as a family member or employee—who is planning to attend a two- or four-year college ...

Students experience life on Mars through VR

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BROADALBIN — Students of Broadalbin-Perth Intermediate School traveled to Mars on Thursday exploring the red planet through virtual reality. Using the VR provided by technology teacher, Allison Renda, students were able to see and experience Mars. Students saw a series of locations on Mars ...

Welfare fraud on downward trend

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JOHNSTOWN — Utilizing six years worth of data, Fulton County Department of Social Services Commissioner Sheryda Cooper on Tuesday pointed to a downward trend in the county’s welfare fraud cases. She reported the DSS Investigative Unit received 1,141 total fraud investigations for ...

County reviewing options over audit

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Community Services Director Ernest Gagnon said Tuesday he will meet soon with County Attorney Jason Brott to review the county owing the state from a mental health Medicaid audit that reverts back to 2006. Gagnon reported on the situation in January to the Board of ...

’19 to be ‘The Year of the Glove’

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino and the Fulton County Museum are declaring 2019 “The Year of the Glove.” In conjunction with that, Hall-Saladino told county supervisors Wednesday that a “large event” will be planned for next year. “We talked about ...

Town board to hold public hearing

In Brief

STRATFORD — The Stratford Town Board will hold a public hearing to discuss the Stratford Volunteer Fire Co. contract at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Town Hall, 120 Piseco Road.

Free hike to be held at Willie Marsh

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Foothills Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will be offering to the public and all ADK members, a free hike to the Willie Wildlife Marsh, Willie Road, on Saturday, where (in different seasons) great blue herons, painted turtles, Canada geese, wood ducks and marsh ...

Schedule set for Recover Center

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The following is for the Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center, 86 Briggs St., Suite 6. March 8, 15, 22, and 30: At 6:30 p.m. Young in Recovery — an all recovery meeting format that supports people in or seeking recovery by empowering them to obtain stable ...

Community group to hold meeting

In Brief

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Community Foundation will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fonda-Fultonville Middle School in the multi-purpose room. Anyone interested in learning about this foundation, its future plans and goals, is welcome to attend.

Two students named to fall dean’s list

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JOHNSTOWN — Two city residents have been named to the fall dean’s list at Northeastern University in Boston for grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. They are Mary Morris Evans, an art major, and Erica Wagner, a bioengineering major.

Tonko to make book delivery today

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Capital Region Congressman Paul D. Tonko will deliver nearly 70 books from the Library of Congress to Amsterdam schools on today including 35 books to Fort Hunter Free Library at 10:30 a.m. and 32 books to Lynch Literacy Academy at 12:15 p.m. The donations are provided by Tonko through the ...

Student art show to be held at CCSD

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CANAJOHARIE — A Canajoharie Central School District Student Art Show and Music in our Schools Performances will be held on Tuesday, March 13, in the high school atrium. The art show reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m., with music performances from 7 to 8 p.m.  The location was previously ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man charged with being disorderly GLOVERSVILLE — Frank J. Brandon, 31, of 132 E. Clinton St., was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct by city police Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Officers responded to the area of 160 W. Fulton St. following a report of a male pushing a female. ...

Police seek help finding fire suspects

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STAFF REPORT The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE — City police are continuing to investigate the “suspicious” Feb. 10 fire at the JBF Industries and seek the public’s help in identifying four subjects observed leaving the scene in surveillance footage. Fire broke out at the abandoned ...

11-year-old arrested for school threats

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GLOVERSVILLE — City police were called to Gloversville Middle School Tuesday after a student had an altercation with staff and made a threat against the school. A press release issued by city police Wednesday said that a patrol unit was called to the middle school Tuesday for an 11-year-old ...

County approves $1.3M communications contract

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County officials on Monday supported an agreement with a Chicago-based communications firm for a $1.3 million upgrade of the county’s 911 and radio communications network. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee voted at the County Office Building to enter ...

More cameras to be added

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JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Board of Supervisors committee on Monday approved a $75,000 expenditure for stationary cameras and related equipment, part of the county’s New Neighborhood Plan. The county’s 2018 capital plan identifies purchases related to surveillance and intelligence ...