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GESD OK’s intervention partnership

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education signed off last week on a memorandum of understanding with the Fulton County Department of Social Services for the new School Intervention Partnership Program that officials say has already had an impact on student ...

Electrical upgrade planned for Tryon Technology Park

JOHNSTOWN — National Grid is finishing up its design and contractual work for a planned primary electric upgrade project for the Tryon Technology Park in Perth. The utility has finalized the project design, Fulton County Planning Director Scott Henze recently told the Board of Supervisors’ ...

Gloversville Fall Fest brings out celebrants

GLOVERSVILLE — Vince Deshane of Perth sized up what seemed obvious about this year’s Fall Fest Saturday in Trail Station Park. “We were here last year,” he said. “It’s much bigger this year.” “Easily we’ve had 800 people,” said Jay Krajewski, chairman of the city ...

Chamber rallies for $62K grant

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce recently requested authorization to submit an “I Love New York” tourism matching funds application to the state in the amount of $61,807. The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development & Environment ...

We needed lots of ‘stuff’ to win the Revolution

When the Revolution began, our most immediate challenge was finding all the supplies (stuff) necessary to prosecute the war. The “stuff” did we need? Virtually everything required to feed, clothe, and arm our soldiers and sailors (lucky we didn’t have an air force yet), and meeting ...

SPCA looks for ‘furever’ homes

AMSTERDAM — It’s no secret that area shelters are struggling to keep up with the amount of animals who are in need of a safe, loving home. Organizations like the Montgomery County SPCA, MCSPCA, are working around the clock, year round, to not only keep up with the daily needs of their ...

Growing Business

JOHNSTOWN — New growth continues to bud at the family owned and operated Goderie’s Tree Farm, where the addition of a pick your own blueberry patch, hop yard and greenhouses in recent years have cultivated new opportunities that help support the longtime Christmas tree and nursery ...

Early voting coming to Fulton County this year

JOHNSTOWN — Registered Fulton County voters will be able to take advantage of early voting, ahead of the Nov. 5 general election, and into 2020 with three elections next year including the presidential election. Republican Fulton County Board of Elections Commissioner Lee Hollenbeck said ...

Residents question Rep. Elise Stefanik on a number of controversial topics

JOHNSTOWN — Community members sought answers to their questions on a series of controversial topics from U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik during an event Thursday. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, hosted a Coffee With Your Congresswoman event at the Johnstown Senior Center. The event allowed constituents ...

United Way kicks off yearly campaign

JOHNSTOWN — Local representatives began their morning on Thursday with the most important meal of the day: Breakfast. The United Way of Fulton County held its annual Kick Off breakfast buffet at the Holiday Inn for the start of their 2019-20 community campaign. Attendees got to enjoy ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors to consider FMCC items

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors will consider approval of eight resolutions related to Fulton-Montgomery Community College at its monthly meeting 1 p.m. Tuesday at the County Office Building. Most of the resolutions are associated with proposed contractors’ change ...

Amsterdam police warn of potential door-to-door scheme

AMSTERDAM — City police are warning residents of suspicious activity being reported to police involving a white male and white female operating an SUV. Police said the subjects are approaching citizens at their homes and posing as sales representatives for some type of new soap or cleaning ...

Water meter readings time set

BROADALBIN — The reading of water meters for the November water billing has begun. The bills will be mailed on, or about, Nov. 1. The meters will be read by village personnel bearing proper identification. If customers do not have outside readers and they are not home when the meter reader ...

Slam Dunk

GLOVERSVILLE — City officials and community members gathered at Elk Street Park on Thursday to celebrate the formal launch of Project Backboard, a citizen driven effort to revitalize the park and basketball court. Local leaders and community volunteers worked throughout the year to prepare ...

County cuts $100K from FM

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Budget Review Committee on Thursday reviewed expenses in the county’s proposed $94.3 million 2020 county budget, lopping $100,000 from a Fulton-Montgomery Community College capital projects account. The committee is due to next meet at ...

Caroga looking at upgrading septic ordinance

CAROGA — During its regular meeting on Wednesday, the town board discussed possible solutions for new sanitation regulations along with a zoning ordinance to accommodate the different types of sanitation systems within the town. There to present a proposed system was Larry Smith and John ...

Police calls decrease for city

GLOVERSVILLE — Police Chief Marc Porter on Tuesday delivered the department’s statistical report for the third quarter of the year to the Common Council that showed decreased police activity in calls for service, arrests and traffic stops and tickets from the same period in 2018 when ...

Area Superfund site to undergo remediation

By MICHAEL ANICH The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN — A city site that was added to the state’s Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites last spring will undergo a “comprehensive remedial program,” according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation. DEC Region 5 ...

Eminent domain wrap up costs taxpayers

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County will be reimbursing the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency for over $6,800 in legal expenses incurred in last spring’s canceled eminent domain procedure involving properties owned by the late Robert Bowe. The Fulton County Board of Supervisors earlier ...

Sheriff’s awarded $186K grant

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Department is receiving a $186,017 state Public Safety Answering Points Operations Grant for 2020. The state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Service’s Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications recently announced Public ...