Sawyer Fredericks starts his first song as his band deadlines the Sticker Mule free all-day music festival Saturday at the Wilbur H. Lynch Academy 4 Diamond Field in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/Eric Retzlaff)

Sawyer headlines free concert

Local News

AMSTERDAM — When 18-year-old singer-celebrity Sawyer Fredericks of Glen stepped on stage Saturday afternoon, it was as if the whole audience was on stage with him. He was greeted by screams and cheers, and a bevy of girls immediately captured him on their cellphones. Many others sported pins ...

Cross-country team heads to NYC

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District’s cross country-team is headed to one of the largest invitationals next month in New York City. Head Coach Bryan Yager gave a brief presentation on the meet to the Board of Education Thursday at Johnstown High School. Later in its ...

The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education approved the district's 2016-17 audit Thursday night at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Johnstown school district gets thumbs up on its audit report

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District received another good audit of its funds for 2016-17, the Board of Education heard Thursday night at Johnstown High School. West & Co., a Gloversville-based independent auditing firm, conducted the annual audit. Jill Tice of West ...

It is the way you look at things that truly matter

Local News

The rings we picked out for our wedding were beautiful. Mine, a white gold band featuring a vine design with few diamonds. His, a white gold, hammered band, a style he had always wanted. We scrimped and saved for them, eating $1 dinners and nixing coffee runs to Dunkin Donuts and ...

The start to The Canalway Trail in Fort Plain with a construction sign shown in this Thursday photo. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

Trail to be paved

Local News

FONDA— The Montgomery County Bike Trail is getting un upgrade, making it easier to navigate and use. Montgomery County Legislature held its meeting Tuesday night at the Legislative chambers in the County office building at 64 Broadway St. One of the items on the agenda was Montgomery ...

Harvest dinner date changed

Community News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market is hosting its 7th annual Harvest Dinner on Oct. 29 at 4:30 p.m. at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, according to a news release.  The event offers a five-course meal prepared by some of the best chefs in the ...

Tri-county blotter 09/24

Police Blotter

Man gets probation in felony DWI case JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man was sentenced Wednesday in Fulton County Court to five years probation in a felony driving while intoxicated case. Alexander J. Zonak, 57, of 311 N. Main St., was sentenced by Judge Polly A. Hoye, as part of a plea ...

Student released to wrong adult

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — A case of mistaken identity in the Gloversville Enlarged School District lead to a police report of an attempted abduction, according to the district. In a letter posted on the district’s website, Kingsborough Principal Kimberly Ross explained the confusion was the result ...

The Sawyer Fredericks Band is seen during the taping of a new video Friday at The Glove Theatre in Gloversville.  (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

Sawyer video shot at Glove

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Area nationally-known folk artist Sawyer Fredericks is having a very busy week locally, including filming his new video Friday at The Glove Theatre. The theatre and management for Sawyer kept tight wraps on the video project, with The Leader-Herald let in on the ...

Smart Waters initiative still possible

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson Monday acknowledged the city is still interested in a possible Smart Waters initiative with Fulton County. The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 11 tabled a resolution to prepare cost estimates to extend a waterline from the city of Gloversville to ...

Dayton King’s petitions officially invalidated

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Dayton King’s independent petition has been official invalidated. King confirmed in a Facebook post on Wednesday that his petition for the Gloversville Party line was found to be invalid for not having the year 2017 on the top of the petitions. “Rules are rules, ...

Hydrant flushing may cause water discoloration

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE —Discolored water may be an issue in the city following the flushing of hydrants. The Gloversville Water Department is advising residents that when hydrant flushing occurs, a surge in the water system can stir up the natural causing sediments in the waterlines. This is a ...

Montgomery County releases election final

Local News

The Montgomery County Board of Elections released the results for the 2017 Primary Election. For City of Amsterdam Alderman Ward 2, James Glorioso Jr. had 28 votes and Valerie Beekman with 21 votes. In Florida, Steven E. Anderson had 65 votes to William G. Weller who had 41 votes for ...

Construction progress at Fulton Montgomery Community College's Allen House is shown on Thursday. (The Leader-Herald/Kerry Minor)

Allen House construction progressing along at FMCC

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JOHNSTOWN — Progress is moving along at the under-construction Allen House building on the Fulton-Montgomery Community College campus. Ground was broken on the new building in June. The building is being constructed in part through a donation by the late George and Frances Allen of ...

Public hearing held for block grant

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council conducted a public hearing Monday regarding a Community Development Block Grant for Gloversville-headquartered Century Linen & Uniform’s expansion move to the Johnstown Industrial Park. No one spoke at the hearing at City Hall. Nicholas Zabawsky, a ...

Grants for parks, trails, historic sites slated

Community News

ALBANY — Parks and Trails New York and the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, with support from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature, are pleased to announce the third round of $500,000 in competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership ...

Tri-county blotter 09/23

Police Blotter

Traffic stop leads to marijuana charges EPHRATAH — Andrew T. Duesler, 58, of St. Johnsville was issued an appearance ticket by state police on Tuesday for unlawful possession of marijuana. Speeding charge leads to DWI MAYFIELD — Jim P. Tamulaitis, 56, of Northville was charged by ...

Town of Glen singing sensation Sawyer Fredericks waits to be interviewed Thursday by area media at the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam. (The Leader-Herald/Michael Anich)

The same ol’ Sawyer

Local News

AMSTERDAM — Sawyer Fredericks has changed, but not changed, since he won NBC-TV’s “The Voice” in 2015. He’s still the friendly town of Glen farm boy with an acoustic guitar strapped at the ready around his neck. In the words of Steve Miller, “Don’t take me too far away.” That ...

Glow 5K slated for Saturday

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Glow 5K will kick off at Trail Station Park at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The 5K will run along the Rail Trail and the route will feature glow in the dark chalk and glow sticks. Every participant will get a medal. No pets or strollers are allowed at the race. Parking is ...

Tri-county blotter 09/22

Police Blotter

Teen accused of hurting one-year-old GLOVERVILLE — A city teenager is facing charges after city police say she injured a 1-year-old child she was babysitting. Cassandra R. Pitt, 17, was charged with third-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child by city police on Wednesday. ...