School board monthly meeting set

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — The Central School District board of education will hold its regular business meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the high school. The agenda includes updates and reports from the following: ∫ Buildings and Grounds Committee ∫ Transportation Committee ∫ Policy ...

Holiday craft class scheduled

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announced a new program titled Holiday Bottle Art is scheduled for Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at its wellness center, 2 Colonial Court.  “Tis the season. Create your ...

Christmas concert slated for Friday

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CANAJOHARIE — The seventh annual Christmas concert will be held on Friday at Upstate Chapel, Cliff Street, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  A variety of area performers will present holiday music in the family friendly event. Participants include Eric Stroud, the Our Lady of Hope ...

80s Band Christmas concert planned

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GLOVERSVILLE — That 80s Band Christmas concert, with special guest Beth Zaje, will be held at Glove Performing Arts Center, 40 N. Main St., from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Visit the center’s website for resale tickets at $12.50 online. The cost will be $15 at the door. For more ...

Family-style Santa breakfast planned

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BROADALBIN — A family-style breakfast with Santa will be held on Sunday, Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broadalbin Hotel, 59 W. Main St. Free picture per family will be offered with purchase of breakfast. Additional pictures will be available for purchase. For more information ...

Children’s holiday party set for Sunday

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BLEECKER — A children Christmas party will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday by the Bleecker Snow Rovers at Bleecker Fish and Game Club, 1110 Route 309. Registration for children is require at (518) 725-4302 for Santa to have a present for them.

Stop smoking classes set

Community News

GLOVERSVILLE — Mountain Valley Hospice will host public smoking cessation classes to promote health and wellness in 2018, starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Nancy Dowd Hospice Home and hospice offices, 108 Steele Ave. The program will continue on seven consecutive Tuesdays, Jan. 16, ...

Two scholarships available

Community News

AMSTERDAM — The General Federation of Womens Clubs Century Club of Amsterdam has two types of awards for graduating high school seniors who will be entering their freshman year of college in the 2017-2018 school year. The Frances Bailey Scholastic Award, sponsored by the New York State ...

Braemer book signing set

Community News

JOHNSTOWN — The Rev. Wally Braemer, a city native and graduate of Johnstown High School, will hold a signing of his book “A Mother’s Son” and offer his latest CD, “Last Will and Testament,” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Mysteries on Main Street. For ...

During advisory groups on Friday, Northville High School students create Christmas cards to send to veterans. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Mentoring program offers students more

Local News

NORTHVILLE — In the spirit of giving for the Christmas holidays, Northville High School and Middle School students made Christmas cards for veterans housed at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany. Making the Christmas cards was one of their projects for the school’s advisory program. ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man gets probation for illegal gun sales ALBANY —A Gloversville man has been sentenced to probation for dealing firearms without a license according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Shelley L. Bovee, age 63, of Gloversville, New York, was sentenced Thursday ...

Nicholas Demitraszek of Tribes Hill, a Fonda-Fultonville High School senior, is congradulated by state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara after the assemblyman nominated him for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship Award. (Photo submitted)

F-F senior nominated for scholar award

Local News

FONDA — Nicholas Demitraszek, a senior at Fonda-Fultonville High School, is one of 25 students statewide who’ve been nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholarship Award. He was nominated by state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara to be one of two seniors from the state to be named a ...

Fulton County Planning Director James Mraz, standing, gives a presentation on the County Office Building renovation project to the county Board of Supervisors' Buildings and Grounds/Highway Committee Wednesday in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

County building renovations eyed

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on Wednesday voted to support bidding a massive County Office Building renovation project in Johnstown, which officials estimate could be done by next September. The Board of Supervisors’ Buildings and Grounds/Highway Committee authorized advertising ...

Historic marker at Cooperstown proves Croghan’s presence there is remembered. (Photo courtesy of Peter Betz)

George Croghan was Johnson’s #1 man

Local News

One of Sir William Johnson’s problems as Superintendent of Indian Affairs was that he couldn’t always go where he needed to, particularly after his health declined. Official Deputy Indian Department agents represented him on the frontier, men who understood Indian languages, cultures ...

Breakfast with Santa planned

In Brief

BROADALBIN — There will be a breakfast with Santa on Sunday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broadalbin Hotel, 59 W. Main St. There will be a free picture, per family, with the purchase of breakfast. Additional pictures available for purchase. For more information, call (518) 883-5414.

Free Christmas movie slated

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SPECULATOR — North Country Bible Fellowship on Elm Lake will be showing a free movie on Friday at 7 p.m. There are free refreshments and everyone is invited. The movie is “The Christmas Candle,” which is a timeless holiday film for the whole family. Deep in the heart of the ...

School a drop-off point for ‘Tots’ toys

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NORTHVILLE — Toys for Tots new toy donations can be dropped off at Northville Central School through Friday. Boxes are available in the school’s main hallway and near the gymnasium entrance. Half-day school planned for Friday FORT PLAIN —  The Fort Plain Central School District will ...

Half-day school planned for Friday

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FORT PLAIN —  The Fort Plain Central School District will hold a half-day for students on Friday as faculty and staff will attend the second professional development day of the school year. Students will be released from the junior/senior high school at 10:30 a.m. and from Harry Hoag ...

Cookie exchange set for Friday

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GALWAY — The Galway Public Library, 5264 Sacandaga Road, will hold a cookie exchange at its monthly afternoon tea on Friday at 3 p.m. Participants should bring two dozen cookies to swap. More information is available on the library website at

Holiday concerts and caroling planned

In Brief

NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School District will host two holiday concerts this season, and chorus students will take part in two caroling events in the village as well. The NCS Middle/High School Holiday Concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the school auditorium. The ...