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‘The Journalist’ — Story of a Gloversville native

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — While the country on Monday seeks to honor armed service members who lost their lives in the line of duty, author Lucy Rose Fischer will remember her brother, Jerry Rose, a journalist who died in Vietnam in 1965 after years spent traveling the countryside and embedded with ...

Future of recreational fireworks unknown because of COVID-19

Local News

It could be a quiet Fourth of July this year, as firework shows across the nation have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “A lot of skies will be dark in a lot of municipalities,” said Stephen Vitale, CEO of Pyrotecnico, a fireworks company based in New Castle, ...

‘Be a Tourist in Your Town’

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce Tourism Department is launching a “Be a Tourist in Your Town” campaign. According to a news release, as the Mohawk Valley and New York state work together to figure out the phases and strategies for summer and beyond, ...

FM recognizes students for their achievements

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Tuesday recognized students for their achievements during the 46th Annual Academic Awards Ceremony that for the first time was hosted virtually. Students and families were invited to view the ceremony that was conducted via a pre-recorded ...

CENTENARIAN CELEBRATION

Local News

Rose Bazan of North Broadalbin was surprised with a parade of well wishers as she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends Friday at her home in North Broadalbin. Rose is a veteran and an active member of the American Legion post in Broadalbin.

JAVAC donates $25K to NLH

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Last month, Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps made a $25,000.00 donation to Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home, according to a news release. The donation was made to aid the hospital in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Included with JAVAC’s donation ...

In virus chaos, some find solace, purpose in helping others

Coronavirus

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press NEW YORK — In April, as the coronavirus was ravaging New York, Susan Jones learned her older brother had been diagnosed with a blood cancer. His supervisor at work launched a GoFundMe page to help with costs, and Jones shared it on Facebook. What ...

Jazz competition for high school students goes virtual

Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has altered the annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival, but it will still go on, giving students the chance to show their talents virtually. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the program. High school ...

GOP weighs jobless aid cuts; layoffs surpass 38M

Coronavirus

By LISA MASCARO The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Reconsideration of jobless aid is fast becoming the focus of congressional debate over the next virus aid package Republicans are staking out plans to phase out coronavirus-related unemployment benefits to encourage Americans to go ...

Cancellations, closures

Community News

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily. If you are on this list and need your information updated, please notify the editor at polder@leaderherald.com: Events ∫ The Johnstown Citizens Band ...

FMCC adopts $16.04M budget

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees on Thursday approved the adoption of a $16.04 million 2020-21 operating budget and a $140 per year tuition increase while the college faces uncertainty over state aid and enrollment for the next year due to the impacts of ...

COVID-19 drive-thru testing site starts today

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — A COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open today in the parking lot of the Walmart store located at 329 S. Kingsboro Ave. Ext. supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state and local officials. According to a news release, the site will test adults aged 18 and older who ...

B-P starts reorganization

Local News

BROADALBIN — As Broadalbin-Perth Central School District have plans in action to reorganize its schools, they are also making changes to the administrative team. According to a news release, starting on July 1, Bradley Strait, who has been principal of The Learning Community since 2014, ...

Legislature meetings to be teleconference

In Brief

FONDA — The link for the agenda for the Montgomery County Legislature committee meetings to be held via teleconference on Tuesday at 7 p.m. is: https://www.co.montgomery.ny.us/systems/proceedings/ The following is the information needed for calling in: (872) 240-3212; access code: ...

DPW schedule for holiday released

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Department Of Public Works announced the following schedule for Monday, Memorial Day: Monday’s garbage will be collected on Tuesday and Tuesday’s garbage will be collected on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday’s garbage will be collected with no change. There will not be ...

GESD to hold budget public hearing Tues.

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education will conduct a public hearing on the proposed 2020-21 school budget on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will be livestreamed online. Information on how to access the public hearing will be on available on the ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man allegedly smokes pot with juvenile FORT JOHNSON — James Valentin, 29, of 64 Union St., Amsterdam was charged by Montgomery County sheriff's deputies on Thursday with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Valentin was charged following a ...

Fulton Center at epicenter of cases

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Fulton County Public Health Director Laurel Headwell on Wednesday issued a press release stating there are now 199 confirmed cases of the coronavirus among county residents. More than half of those cases can be accounted for among residents and staff of the Fulton Center for ...