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Liberty ARC appoints new development, PR director

Business

AMSTERDAM — Liberty ARC recently announced the appointment of Paul McAvoy as its new Director of Public Relations and Development. In this position, McAvoy will be responsible for managing the development, implementation and coordination of internal and external public relations strategies ...

FMCC receives $3 million from federal relief package

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College will receive just over $3 million through the federal coronavirus relief package signed last month. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act signed into law in late December included $1.4 billion in federal funding ...

Library programs remain popular

Local News

By ASHLEY ONYON The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE — Programs through the Gloversville Public Library have reportedly remained popular among patrons even as the library has again reverted to curbside-only pickup until further notice due to the rise in coronavirus cases locally. Library ...

Possible COVID exposure reported

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville tailor shop is the latest possible COVID exposure. The Fulton County Health Department is alerting residents of a potential COVID-19 exposure at Ralph’s Tailor Shop, 110 S. Main St, on the following three dates: Wednesday, Jan. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The ...

Montgomery County vaccine hotline proves successful

Local News

FONDA — The Montgomery County COVID-19 Vaccination Waitlist Hotline has been successful and has received a considerable amount of calls; which has created a waiting list for the hotline of 2,000 people. “The state has only been getting 300,000 vaccines a week, and by opening up the ...

History Book Club set to meet Feb. 3

In Brief

FONDA — The Montgomery County Department of History and Archives will be having the revival of its History Book Club, according to a news release. Montgomery County Historian Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar, in partnership with Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, will have a discussion on ...

OESJ extends comment period

In Brief

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Smart Schools Investment Plan comment period has been extended until the close of business on Feb. 3, according to a news release. The comments on the proposed 2020-2021 Smart Schools Investment Plan may be emailed to: ...

GJSD discusses prelimary budget

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education Thursday night reviewed some preliminary 2021-22 district budget figures, including capital and administrative expenditures expected to increase by 2-4 percent. Superintendent William Crankshaw and Assistant Superintendent ...

Largest solar farm for area gets nod

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Planning Board on Tuesday sent back to the town of Perth a positive recommendation on the largest solar farm project ever proposed in the county. The board didn’t see any regional issues, but attached some stipulations to the project, and otherwise forwarded ...

FMCC to provide space for vaccines

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College is working with county health officials to provide space on campus for the mass distribution of the coronavirus vaccine. Acting President Greg Truckenmiller on Thursday reported to the Board of Trustees that the Fulton County Public Health ...

HFM BOCES shifts to fully remote

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Several HFM BOCES special education classes located at multiple buildings in Gloversville and Johnstown have temporarily shifted to fully remote instruction while staff members are under quarantine following coronavirus exposures. The district in a press release on Tuesday ...

44 students at GHS to quarantine

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GLOVERSVILLE — A confirmed positive coronavirus case at Gloversville High School this week will require five staff members and 44 students to quarantine following contact tracing. According to a letter to families issued on Wednesday by Principal Richard DeMallie and Associate Principal ...

Jackson focuses on virus

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JOHNSTOWN — Johnstown Mayor Vern Jackson’s 2021 “State of the City” address Tuesday night focused almost entirely on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the city. It was Jackson’s last such speech — delivered at the Common Council’s organizational meeting at City Hall — ...

City to obtain outside legal council

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Tuesday night authorized the city’s two top administrators to retain outside counsel in ongoing legal matters involving the Water Board versus the city. Late in its organizational/business meeting at City Hall, the council passed a couple last-minute ...

Linda Hinkle to be featured artist

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — Linda Hinkle will be Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery’s featured artist for January and February. Her show is titled “Artwork Never Quite the Same.” Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, Micropolis will be unable to hold a Meet the Artists reception, but everyone is ...

B-PCSD board of education to meet

In Brief

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin-Perth Central School Board of Education will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, virtually only. A link to the virtual meeting will be posted on the district website the day of the meeting, according to a news release.

Making history

Local News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply divided after four tumultuous ...

COVID cases continue to climb

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Health Department continues to experience an alarming amount of COVID-19 positive cases. A department release said the numbers are far higher than the spring and summer combined. Fulton County Public Health staff and contact tracers are working to get through ...

New clerk named

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Water Board filled a full-time position that had been vacant since September at its organizational meeting Jan. 11 at the Water Department building. The board voted 4-0 to appoint current department typist Susan Miller as clerk of the board, retroactive to Jan. ...