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Declaration of emergency extended in Gloversville

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Vincent DeSantis on Monday signed an amendment to the declaration of emergency issued for the city earlier this month extending the order through April 30 amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. DeSantis signed a declaration of emergency for the city on March 16 that was ...

Virus count up to 7 in Montgomery County

Local News

FONDA — Positive COVID-19 virus cases are slowly continuing to rise in Montgomery County as that number is now up to seven. Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort, Montgomery County Public Health Director Sara Boerenko and Assist. Public Health Director Jessica Marotta gave an update ...

Recovery center staying connected

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — As doors close to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, those who serve the addiction recovery community have had to get creative to keep the personal connection those battling addiction rely on. Staff and individuals at the Rob Constantine Recovery Community and ...

Cancellations, closures

Local 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: Events ∫ The Montgomery County Public Health rabies vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. ∫ The Gloversville Easter Egg ...

Two health insurance companies partner to help patients

In Brief

ALBANY — Two of New York’s leading health plans are partnering in the interest of public health, providing members free access to telemedicine services to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, according to a news release. CDPHP and MVP Health Care are teaming up ...

Museum’s collection available online

In Brief

UTICA — Visit mwpai.org and view more than 5,000 works of art, spanning three centuries, through the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute’s online collection. This site provides virtual access to much of the permanent collection of fine and decorative arts. Many of the entries include ...

Food distribution

Community News

City and local officials along with volunteers distributed free packages of food to community members at Veterans Field in Amsterdam on Friday to support families in need amidst statewide restrictions that have closed non-essential businesses to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

City man charged with petit larceny GLOVERSVILLE — James A. Burd, 63, of 13 Court St., was charged with petit larceny by city police on Thursday at 3:32 p.m. Burd was taken into custody following a larceny investigation at the Walmart at 329 S. Kingsboro Ave. Ext. Police say Burd took ...

FMCC cancels graduation ceremony

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Saturday announced the cancellation of the school’s annual academic awards ceremony and commencement ceremony scheduled for May 19 and 20 respectively. The announcement regarding graduation activities came a week after FMCC announced all ...

BOCES to stay closed

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES District Superintendent David Ziskin on Wednesday updated the Board of Education on the district’s ongoing work to support students and families amid the temporary closure of all school districts in the region to limit the possible spread of the ...

Stefanik wants to stop unnecessary travel to District 21

Local News

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said Thursday that “New York is the epicenter of coronavirus,” and that she wants to start “cracking down” on people doing nonessential travel to New York’s 21st Congressional District. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said she believes leaders shouldn’t be ...

All schools closed until at least April 15

Local News

Students, parents and school officials statewide on Friday learned that schools will remain closed until at least April 15 as part of an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. All school districts in the HFM BOCES region on March 15 announced ...

Sheriff’s seek missing teen

Local News

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in locating 15 year old Angelina I. Zarawel, according to a news release. She was last seen at her residence on March 17. Zarawel is believed to be in the Saratoga, Montgomery or Schenectady County areas. Please contact ...

Supervisors ask visitors to ‘stay home’

Local News

JOHNSTOWN —  Fulton County’s Chairman of the Board, Warren Greene, on Friday, called upon area visitors, weekenders, and short-term rental owners and those with rental listings to refrain from visiting Fulton County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fulton County officials are attempting to ...

Underage drinking party raided, 3 charged

Local News

ST. JOHNSVILLE — After a report was made to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, three underage area residents were arrested and face social host law charges. Angelia G. Williams, 19, and Koshon Nasir Tuff, 18, both of 12 W. Main St., Fonda, along with Justin Ernell Salliey, 18, of 24 ...

Tell us how you are passing the time

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Here at The Leader-Herald we would like to provide a list of ideas on how people are getting this time of social distancing. Are you reading more, watching any interesting movies, come up with novel ideas to keep the kids busy? Send us your suggestions, along with photos ...

Cancellations, closures

Local 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: Events ∫ The Gloversville Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Sunday has been canceled. ∫ The Galway Preservation Society’s April 6, meeting has ...

Tax collection period extended

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Treasurer’s Office and board of supervisors are extending this year’s town-county tax collection period from March 31, to May 15. There will also be no additional interest or fees for this extension, according to a news release. For more information, ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Drunk driver hits horse trailer EPHRATAH — On Saturday, a 58-year-old man was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies following a motor vehicle accident involving a utility vehicle and a horse trailer at the intersection of County Highway 119 and Route 29. Robert F. Depietro of ...