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Students take part in farm-to-table project

By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH For The Leader-Herald CAROGA —Fresh pasta sauce, homemade soups, and in-season vegetables may sound like items you would find at a cafe or bistro, but for Wheelerville Union Free School Cafeteria Damon Loucks, these are the options that he is putting out everyday to ...

Dayton King apologizes to Bill Rowback, city

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Dayton King publicly apologized to former mayoral candidate and city firefighter William Rowback Jr. during Tuesday’s Common Council meeting as required by a plea agreement relating to the release of information from Rowback’s personnel file during a live radio ...

Congressional debate between Stefanik, Cobb and Kahn lively

PLATTSBURGH — The three candidates running for New York’s 21st District Congressional seat met for the first television debate under the bright lights of Mountain Lake PBS’s studio Tuesday afternoon to tackle issues and verbally gain the upper hand in a hotly contested race. While ...

United Way of Fulton County kicks off campaign

GLOVERSVILLE — Members of Fulton County’s human services and assistance organizations and area philanthropists gathered this week for an early breakfast with a side of fundraising to support the United Way of Fulton County. The United Way of Fulton County held its annual kick off ...

Mayfield superintendent leaving

MAYFIELD — After 36 years working in public education, with three of those years spent at Mayfield Central School District, Superintendent Jon Peterson will be stepping down. Oct. 31 will be Peterson’s last day at the school district as he has chosen to dedicate his time to caring for ...

Three honored at Legislative meeting for service

FONDA — Three were honored and given proclamations during the Montgomery County Legislative meeting Tuesday. William Dutcher was honored as caregiver of the year, Mountain Valley Hospice for its services and October was recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Dutcher has been the ...

Teen looks to sue county, sheriff’s office

FONDA — The 18-year-old victim of a hit-and-run accident involving a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department investigator has filed a notice of claim that he intends to file a federal lawsuit against the county and the sheriff’s department. According to a press release, the lawsuit will ...

GHA gets a new lawyer

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners appointed a new attorney during Monday’s meeting, City Attorney Anthony Casale. The board approved Casale’s appointment as the housing authority’s new attorney replacing Ben McGuire, a partner in the law firm ...

Historic homes tour planned

SCHOHARIE — Schoharie Colonial Heritage Association will again sponsor a Drive-about and Tour of Historic Homes in and near the village of Schoharie on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will celebrate recovery from the devastation brought to the community from Hurricane ...

‘Garrow’ to premier

JOHNSTOWN — Serial rapist and murderer Robert Francis Garrow, who haunted the lives of those in the Adirondacks 40 years ago, will be haunting select movie theaters with the upcoming premiere of the film, “Garrow.” The film — by Adirondack Films LLC and writer, director and producer ...

Food pantry to be launched at FM

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College will launch a food pantry on campus in February to provide food access to students in need in accordance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s No Student Goes Hungry program. Cuomo proposed the No Student Goes Hungry program in his 2018 State of the ...

FMCC looks to up enrollment

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College administrators are working with students in their continuing efforts to combat declining enrollment. During Thursday’s FMCC Board of Trustees meeting, Trustee William Easterly reported up to date enrollment numbers for the fall semester with ...

GPD drug take back slated

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 16th opportunity in 8 years to dispose of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station located at 3 Frontage Road. The drug ...

‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ art exhibit planned in Albany

ALBANY — The Enlarged Erie Canal Schoharie Aqueduct in Fort Hunter, Montgomery County, will be among biennial Seven to Save list of endangered places to be highlighted in an exhibition by the Preservation League to draw statewide attention to New York’s most important and at-risk historic ...

Making a difference

GLOVERSVILLE — Students from Gloversville middle and high school lent a helping hand downtown early Saturday morning picking up trash, weeding around trees and raking leaves during the launch of the city’s Project Clean Streets initiative. Project Clean Streets is a program developed by ...

Delgado holds town hall

CANAJOHARIE — Democratic Congressional candidate Antonio Delgado hosted a town hall at the Arkell Museum on Saturday to meet with the residents and discuss a line of issues including health care, education and economic growth. “As I have traveled across this district, I have made it a ...

Three felons given prison time

JOHNSTOWN —Co-defendants from Brooklyn were sentenced to prison among three drug cases recently passing through Fulton County Court. Laquan Warren, 23, of 345 Livonia Ave., and Jonathan Hernandez, 27, of 590 Gates Ave., Apt. 2E were each sentenced Thursday by County Court Judge Polly A. ...

Route 30A project moves ahead

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday approved a city agreement with the state Department of Transportation to maintain a highway lighting system in conjunction with the state’s project to widen Route 30A. The DOT in April publicly announced the $3.2 million Route 30A widening project ...

Schumer calls for safety procedures

FONDA — In light of the recent stretch limousine crash in Schoharie County, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called for federal safety procedures for such limousines and enforced regulation for trains carrying oil and other hazardous materials. Schumer said in a news conference here Friday that ...

Couple renews marital vows after 58 years of marriage

GLOVERSVILLE — When Gray Pitkin and his wife, Dottie, won a raffle at the Gloversville Senior Center, Gray said he was “overwhelmed.” But this was no ordinary raffle. It gave the city couple a chance to renew their marital vows with a free public dinner after 58 years of ...