News

Church announces several events

In Brief

BLEECKER — The following is for the Bleecker Community Church. 641 County Route 112. ∫ At 6 p.m. Saturday will be the annual Christmas covered dish dinner at the church hall. The dinner will be followed by Christmas songs, carols, and brief candlelight service. Those attending are asked ...

GFWC offers scholarships

Community News

AMSTERDAM — The General Federation of Womens Clubs at The Century Club of Amsterdam has scholarship opportunities for college students entering their junior or senior year in an accredited college in New York state. There is a $1,000 award given by GFWC-NY to a student who is entering a ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Driver charged with suspended license PALATINE — Jeffrey S. Lillard, 37, of 12 Spring street, St. Johnsville was charged by Montgomery County sheriff's deputies on Dec. 12 for operating a suspended license. Lillard was a driver involved in a motor vehicle accident and it was revealed he had ...

What’s to do?

Whats To Do

Artwork Ongoing ∫ Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Fall Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends. ∫ Artist designed and decorated table top holiday trees exhibit: Micropolis Cooperative Art ...

Council member Jack Glenn, left, town Supervisor Beth Morris, council member Tony Sturchio, and council member Jeremy Manning, during the board meeting Wednesday. (The Leader Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Caroga finds $307K check

Local News

CAROGA — Town of Caroga Supervisor Beth Morris announced during the board meeting Wednesday that she has recovered a check for $307,000 dating back to November 2015 that had been missing. Morris said the check was from certificate of deposits the town had invested in and the supervisor at ...

IDA meeting set for today canceled

In Brief

FONDA — The Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency’s regular meeting for 4:30 p.m. today at the Old County Courthouse, 9 Park St., has been canceled.

From left, Jeff Fraser, Denis Wilson, Chrissy McCormack, Joe Bushek, Don Ladeau, Bob Twilley, Dave Hicks, Frank Fodera, Sr. and Dick Praetorius. (Photo submitted)

Harley group donates to FCAA

Community News

BROADALBIN — Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc. has once again received donations from the Sacandaga Chapter Harley Owners Group and Adirondack Harley-Davidson. On Dec. 6 at Adirondack Harley-Davidson, Chapter Director Chris McCormack and General Manager Jeff Fraser presented Fulmont ...

Communication specialist Greg Hitchcock interviews Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli McCoski in her Fonda office for his upcoming multimedia presentation on the area impact of the nationwide opioid-abuse epidemic. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Former reporter makes video to highlight, help with opioid crisis

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — After a month of research and editing, a veteran journalist from Gloversville will air a multimedia presentation about the area scope and effects of the national opioid-abuse epidemic. Greg Hitchcock, a freelance writer and media specialist, will present his findings in a ...

Pictured are the members of the initial group of Alfred State’s Presidential Aspiring Leaders (PAL) Program. In the first row, from left, are Michelle Margeson, Nathan Mattice, Dawei “David” Tao, and Louis Tomassi. In the second row, from left, are Robert Privitera, Cassandra Ryan, Cory Farley, and Elisabeth Wolff. In the third row, from left, are Don Schrader, Bryanna Godfrey, Dillon Fairhead, and Kaieel Ward. In the fourth row are Alfred State President Dr. Skip Sullivan and Executive Assistant to the President Tammy Conrad. (Photo submitted)

Local student honored as presidential aspiring leader

Community News

GLOVERSVILLE — Cassandra Ryan of Gloversville, a mechanical engineering technology student, has been named an initial member of the Presidential Aspiring Leaders Program at Alfred State University, according to a news release. The new program was created for students who possess a ...

Choir cantata set for Sunday at church

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Foothills United Methodist Church staff, 17 Fremont St., invites the public to join them Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, for the chancel choir cantata titled, “Darkness Into Light” composed by Mary McDonald. The narrators will be Ernie Clapper and Beth ...

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors approves resolutions related to sewer districts Monday at the County Office Building in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Contract approved for update

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday authorized a $2,500 contract with C.T. Male Associates to update documents for the county’s proposed sewer district on Route 29A in the town of Johnstown. The district is being developed for residents and businesses to connect ...

Special board meeting planned

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education will be conducting a special board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the BOE meeting room. This meeting will consist of an executive session with a possible open session to follow, according to a news release.

Health department offers cold-weather tips

Local News

AMSTERDAM — Montgomery County Public Health has issued the following precautions in col weather. ∫ The World Health Organization recommends keeping indoor temperatures between 64 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit for healthy people. The minimum temperature should be kept above 68 degrees ...

GHA board meeting planned for Tuesday

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold it’s monthly board meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at Forest Hill Towers, 31 Forest St.

Board meeting planned Tuesday

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The following has been scheduled for Tuesday (Dec. 19) for the Mayfield Central School District. ∫ At 7 p.m. the board will meet in the district office in executive session for the purpose of employment history of specific personnel. ∫ At 7:30 p.m. will be the monthly board ...

People show their signs at City Hall on Tuesday to the media during an executive session. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

King: I am not resigning

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Signs were held and petitions were passed during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting asking Mayor Dayton King to resign following charges filed against him by state police. But the mayor made it clear to media members that he plans to stay in office. King was charged with ...

Fourth-grader Sophia Edwards puts a lot of thought into her gift request to Santa and Mrs. Claus. (Photo submitted)

Rocking with Santa

Community News

More than 100 people attended the Northville Central School Parent-Teacher Organization’s Breakfast with Santa Saturday. Families enjoyed breakfast, and the children were involved in holiday activities, including writing letters to Santa, painting ornaments, and having their pictures taken ...

Debbie M. Oeser

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man, woman stole from Walmart AMSTERDAM — Two people allegedly stole from Walmart. Veronica Leathem, 22, and Dylan Daley, 22, of 22 Bayard St., Amsterdam were charged on Dec. 7 by Montgomery County sheriff's deputies for petit larceny. Both were allegedly seen ringing some items through the ...