Owner of Sunderland Leather, Matthew Smrtic, left  shows Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, right, gloves that the U.S. Olympians wore at the Opening Ceremony at the 2018 Olympic Games. Sunderland Leather had a hand in the making of the gloves. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul tours Sunderland Leather

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GLOVERSVILLE — Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul made an appearance in Gloversville Friday to take a tour of Sunderland Leather. The leather company had a hand in making the ceremonial fringe gloves worn by the U.S. Olympians in the Opening Ceremonies at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeogchang, South ...

Tri-county blotter

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Car accident leads to unlicensed charge JOHNSTOWN — Tina L. Shea, 41, of 273 W. Fulton St., Gloversville. was charged by city police at 5:45 a.m. Sunday with one misdemeanor count of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Police said she was charged on East State Street after an ...

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Warrant issued for officer

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department on Friday was looking for one of its own corrections officers arrested last November for making terrorist threats, but skipping his scheduled Tuesday appearance in Johnstown City Court. A warrant has been issued for sheriff’s Sgt. Eric ...


Man acquitted in burglary

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JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Court jury on Thursday acquitted a Gloversville man of a felony burglary count, but found him guilty of a misdemeanor in a 2017 town of Caroga case. The six-woman, six-man jury delivered the split verdict after three hours of deliberations in County Court before ...

Water, photo contests and fund spending

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FONDA — During the Montgomery County Legislator’s budget and finance meeting, representatives of Montgomery County Soil and Water District presented an annual water quality committee report. Patrick Clear, the chairman of Montgomery County’s water quality committee first spoke on how ...

Gym nearing completion

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JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District is hoping to begin using its newly-remodeled Johnstown high school gym in about three months. An update on ongoing capital projects was given last week at the Board of Education meeting at the high school. “Everything’s going as ...

Office for the Aging menu

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Stress and your heart program

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JOHNSTOWN — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announced a new program, “Stress and Your Heart” will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at 2 Colonial Court. “February is American Heart Month,” stated ...

Area news in brief

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Village boil water advisory cancelled MAYFIELD — The boil water advisory for the village on North Main Street from the water tower to Route 30 has been lifted, according to a news release. Historical society meeting planned BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Kennyetto ...

Democrat candidates forum planned

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JOHNSTOWN — An open forum for all the Democratic candidates for Congress in the 21st District has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn. Donations will be accepted at the door, according to a news release. Fulton County Democratic Committee Chairman Edmund C. Jasewicz said ...

Area religious activities

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Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages and baptism-membership class, both 8:45 a.m.; worship service with Pastor Richard Klueg (service is live streamed at, 10 a.m.; evening service (time change), 6 p.m. Monday: ...

Fulton County Public Health Director Irina Gelman, who was in another room, gives a a demonstration on the new Teleheath Program to the Board of Supervisors Monday at the County Office Building in Johnstown. Seated is the mock patient, Gloversville 1st Ward Supervisor Marie Born. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Telehealth program highlighted

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday received a hands-on demonstration of the new Telehealth Program, which will be starting up soon. County Public Health Director Irina Gelman served as physician, and Gloversville 1st Ward Supervisor Marie Born as the patient during ...

Students in Mary Jo Lomanto's pre-k class at Kingsborough Elementary School pose on the Olympic podium after receiving gold medals Thursday in the school gym. (The Leader-Herald/Ashley Onyon)

Students participate in own Winter Olympics

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GLOVERSVILLE — Pre-K students at Kingsborough Elementary School were awarded gold medals Thursday after successfully completing a weeklong unit on the Winter Olympics and participating in two events inspired by the Olympic Games. Kingsborough pre-K teachers Mary Jo Lomanto and Sherry ...

FCAA releases details of recent agency-wide audit

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GLOVERSVILLE — Fulmont Community Action Agency, Inc. has announced the results of its recent agency-wide audit. According to a news release from the agency, as a federally-funded grantee, Fulmont is required to obtain an in-depth audit on an annual basis. This year’s audit took place over ...


Arsonist gets prison time for church fire

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JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man was sentenced Wednesday in Fulton County Court to up to five years in state prison for a church arson last summer. Mitchell S. Swart, 32, of 15 Second Ave., Apartment 1, was sentenced by County Court Judge Louise K. Sira to 2 1/2 to five years in prison, as ...

Teachers receive national certification

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JOHNSTOWN — Two more Greater Johnstown School District teachers have received national teacher board certification, increasing the total credentialed district staff to six. The Board of Education last week at Johnstown High School recognized national board certification for Melissa ...

Salary cap lifted for top position

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday waived the start rate for a vacant Department of Solid Waste operations manager position in order to attract more candidates. “The solid waste director contacted us [Feb. 8] and asked if we could put this through the board,” ...

District 1 Legislator Martin Kelly, left, District 2 Legislator Brian Sweet, District 3 Legislator Roy Dimond, Chairman Robert Headwell, County Attorney Meghan Manion, District 7 Legislator MIchael Pepe, right, during the budget and finance committee meeting workshop Tuesday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Department heads mull 15% cut

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FONDA — Legislatures held a budget and finance committee meeting workshop Tuesday. During that workshop the department heads of the Data Processing department and the Department of Public Works presented what their budgets would possibly look like after a 15 percent cut. Montgomery County ...

Transit system will be closed on Monday

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Transit System will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The regular hours will resume on Tuesday, according to a news release.