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Board sets public hearing date for Capital Plan

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently set a public hearing date on the county’s proposed $2.8 million Capital Plan for 2021. The board voted to schedule the hearing for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the second floor Supervisor’s Chambers of the County Office ...

Pair faces drug, burglary charges

AMSTERDAM — Two residents of Washington and Saratoga counties were arrested recently by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office on several drug and burglary charges. A sheriff’s release indicated the suspects are Tony J. Prichard, 32, of 2 Third St., Hudson Falls; and Bridget C. ...

Crankshaw to start early

JOHNSTOWN — William Crankshaw will be starting as new Greater Johnstown School District superintendent two months earlier. When he was appointed by the Board of Education Aug. 27 to replace Interim Superintendent Karen Geelan, Crankshaw’s start date was left somewhat fuzzy. He was named to ...

Elk Street Park project gets groundbreaking

GLOVERSVILLE — Local officials and community members celebrated the culmination of over a year’s worth of effort during a groundbreaking ceremony at Elk Street Park on Thursday with plans to revitalize the well-worn park and basketball court to be completed in the weeks ahead. Throughout ...

Warm the Children program postponed

GLOVERSVILLE — Concerns from community volunteers and business partners surrounding the coronavirus contributed to the decision by The Leader-Herald that organizing the Warm the Children program is not feasible this year. Warm the Children is a co-operative program between local newspapers ...

BUMPER CROP

The apple trees at Rogers Orchard in the town of Johnstown are loaded with apples this year along with a beautiful bumper crop of sunflowers.

Odor troubleshooting to continue

JOHNSTOWN — Staff at the Gloversville-Johnstown Wastewater Treatment Facility on Union Avenue will continue troubleshooting sludge and odor issues in the wake of 18 odor complaints this summer. Plant Manager Wallace Arnold reported on the situation at a recent meeting of the ...

Council to look at two city issues

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council on Monday will consider approval of two resolutions involving city issues with Fulton County. The council will mull approval of a city contract with Fulton County for limited snow and Ice control on Maple Avenue at its business meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at ...

Special bus routes whittled down

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors awarded four low bids to Brown Transportation for the Children With Handicapping Conditions Transportation Program Monday at the County Office Building. The number of school sites has been whittled down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bids ...

State budget cuts to impact GJSD

JOHNSTOWN — A 20 percent state aid reduction for the Greater Johnstown School District could result in a nearly $5 million gap in the district’s budget by the end of the 2020-21 school year. That scenario, which officials say might result in layoffs, was presented by district ...

Village elections: Where every vote counts

MOHAWK VALLEY — Incumbent village of Fonda Mayor Bill Peeler is leading by six votes in his bid for re-election. Voters cast their ballots Tuesday in village elections in Fulton and Montgomery counties. In Fulton County, villages with elections were: Broadalbin, Northville and ...

COVID stirring up budget woes

JOHNSTOWN — Even though Fulton County government department heads are tightening their belts, the county faces a rocky budget year for 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That assessment was delivered by Board of Supervisors Chairman Warren Greene during his monthly report to the board ...

FMCC board has new member

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday appointed a Broadalbin woman as the newest member of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees. Action followed a board closed-door, executive session at the County Office Building. The board appointed Wendy ...

2 schools now have positive COVID cases

GLOVERSVILLE — A Park Terrace Elementary School student has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Gloversville Enlarged School District announced on Wednesday. The student last attended school on Friday, the first day of school for half of all students attending in-person instruction under ...

Twin City Town Forum planned

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth will be conducting a Twin City Town Hall Forum for the Glove Cities’ business community Wednesday at the Holiday Inn. CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters recently related details of the event to the Fulton County Board of ...

Amsterdam man sentenced to prison

By MICHAEL ANICH The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN — An Amsterdam man was sentenced recently in Fulton County Court as a second felony offender to up to three years in state prison. Allan Leon, 28, of Glen Avenue, was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to 1 1/2 to three years in ...

Supervisors create new position due to pandemic

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on Monday created a children’s services program specialist position in the county Public Health Department because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The position would be created immediately and the starting salary would be $20.21 per hour to start, paid ...

Gloversville library appoints new board member

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library Board of Trustees on Tuesday appointed a new member to fill an open seat on the board as another opening was created by the resignation of a longtime library trustee. The Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to appoint Caren Pepper to the vacant ...

Micropolis Gallery opens new show

GLOVERSVILLE — Micropolis Cooperative Gallery is pleased to announce that Phyllis Lapi will be its guest artist for September and October. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we will be unable to hold a Meet the Artists reception, but we invite everyone to visit the gallery to see the ...