Santa Claus chats with children during the Polar Express Celebration Saturday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Gloversville. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

3rd ‘Polar Express’ successful

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Children made a variety of Christmas crafts and then competed in dance contests using their own individual styles and seemingly inexhaustible energy at the Polar Express Celebration Saturday at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. Then, they suddenly quieted down and ...

Intro to Yoga for all ages and abilities

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — Join Dori Daknis for an Introduction to Yoga class on the first Saturday of each month from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Yoga has evolved over several thousand years and today it is embraced by people around the world. If you are curious, but don’t know where to begin, we can help. The ...

Students of the week

Community News

Ten students are the first quarter student of the week winners from Knox Junior High School. They are: Aaron Hazzard, Emily Wood, Steven VanNostrand, Jared Stewart, Trey Naselli, Alexis Smith, Logan Harvey, Braeton Lawton, Emma Jean Herrick and Isabella Dittmer. Students of week exhibit traits ...

Chamber offers new program for regional businesses


Are you the leader of a team? Are you preparing yourself to lead a team as part of your career development? Are you an employer who would like to cultivate employees to be future leaders — in the workplace and/or in the community? The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce ...

Warrant sweep clears streets

Local News

JOHNSTOWN —The driver of a vehicle that contained a weapon and several drugs which was stopped last summer by Gloversville police pleaded guilty Tuesday in Fulton County Court. Christina M. Whelly, 26, of 117 S. Market St., Johnstown, pled guilty before County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to ...

Library schedule of December events

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Free Library has scheduled programs through mid-December, as follows: ∫ Monday — Preschool story hour: “Biscuit’s Christmas Eve” by Alyssa Capucilli, at 10:30 a.m. and Star Wars movie screening and roundtable discussion at 5 p.m. ∫ Wednesday — Tail ...

OESJ Junior/Senior High

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High Honor 12th grade Jacob Battisti Sarah Carl Tyler Carpenter Dakota Corapi Coby Cover; Clayton Gallt Jr. Zachary Garren Raeley Ickes Laura Littrell Madison Richardson Matthew Spain Michael Ward 11th grade Jack Brundage Emma Hart Fontana LaCoppola Hannah ...

Pictured from left are the Cideryard's Courtney Spencer, Danielle Krizan, Mitch Rogers and Sam and Todd Rogers. Rogers' Cideryard is open Fridays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from noon until 9 p.m. (Photo submitted)

Open for business


To celebrate the Grand Opening of Rogers' Cideryard on Nov. 18, the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting event. Pictured from left are the Cideryard’s Courtney Spencer, Danielle Krizan, Mitch Rogers and Sam and Todd Rogers. Rogers’ Cideryard is open Fridays ...

Johnstown High School science teacher Heidi Bolebruch discusses the Freshman Academy at a meeting of the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

JHS inspires minds

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown High School’s Freshman Academy — now in its fourth year — continues to reach many students with a variety of activities. JHS science teacher Heidi Bolebruch gave a report on the academy to the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday at the ...

Holiday concerts and caroling scheduled

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 ...

Galway Junior/Senior High School

Community News

Academic honors Seventh grade Christopher Comstock Sara Conti Shelby Crawford Abigail Ehrenberg Sophia Fasolino Van Horvath Kailey Jankowski Emma Jordan Sydney Kress Joshua T. Lovelass Stephanie Martin Lillian Ryder Thomas Villano III   Eighth grade Camryn ...

In the ribbon cutting photo are credit union staff members, including President/CEO Brenda Coons holding scissors, credit union board members, management team, staff members, elected officials and their representatives and chamber ambassadors. (Photo submitted)

FCFFCU opens new branch


First Choice Financial Federal Credit Union recently opened its new branch at 3677 Route 30 in Broadalbin, next to the Fulton County Visitors Center. This convenient location features all the services that FCFFCU personal and business customers enjoy including a drive-thru teller window and ...

Tobias and Adrian Epps of Gloversville tell Santa what they want for Christmas at the annual breakfast with Santa Saturday at the Gloversville Senior Center. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Santa breakfast a big hit

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Breakfast with Santa Saturday at the Gloverville Senior Center brought back memories for senior Linda Kelly of Johnstown. “I remember standing in line for Santa,” she said. “They’re [the children] cute. I like to watch them.” The annual joint venture of the ...

Glove Theater hosts 80s Band concert

In Brief

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. on Saturday. Visit the center’s website for resale tickets at $12.50 online. The cost will be $15 at the door. For more ...

Roadwork schedule starts Monday

In Brief

TRIBES HILL —The state Transportation Department has announced roadwork for the week of Dec. 11 in the towns of Fonda and Amsterdam on Route 5 at Stoner Trail Road in the area of Tribes Hill. Motorists may encounter shoulder closures due to the installation of conduit and signal ...

Historical society party Dec. 19

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BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Kennyetto Historical Society will hold a Christmas party on Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Wine & Roses. The choices will be turkey or ham dinner or vodka penne with sausage. The society will accept a non-perishable food item for the Broadalbin Ecumenical Food ...

Weekend LPN program slated

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College has partnered with Maria College in Albany to offer a weekend licensed practical nurse program beginning in the spring. Two information sessions have been scheduled on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Both sessions will be held in the large ...

Business after-hours event planned

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a holiday business after hours event on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at NBT Bank Regional Headquarters, 20 Mohawk St. The bank is decorated festively for the holidays, Hors d’oeuvres will be served and beverages ...

Dayton King

Mayor Dayton King arrested

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Dayton J. King is facing a misdemeanor charge after state police alleged he used his position to gain access to and review the personnel file of a city employee. King, 39, of 27 Seventh Ave. was charged with official misconduct by state police on Friday. Troopers said ...