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City slated to start repaving streets

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to solicit bids for the 2020 street resurfacing contract. Department of Public Works Director Christopher Perry in June reported to the Common Council that he was notified that the state will be releasing the city’s ...

Revote on failed budget set for July 28

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District will conduct a revote on its previously-failed $38.9 million 2020-21 district budget from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 28 at Johnstown Junior-Senior High School. Residents can also vote by absentee. That second in-person vote will be preceded by ...

Protest

GLOVERSVILLE — Several Gloversville Enlarged School District graduating seniors, their families and friends held a protest at the four corners in Gloversville on Tuesday. The school district is having one ceremony with all of the graduates together in which there are about 143 graduates so ...

Senior academy to be done remotely

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Enlarged School District teachers will reapply the lessons they learned in the spring about how to successfully provide remote instruction as the district prepares to offer the summer senior academy for course recovery in a new remote format. Assistant ...

City considers scaling down borrowing

JOHNSTOWN — The city may be scaling down borrowing for city projects in light of a more conservative approach during uncertain times. Since 2019, and since the COVID-19 outbreak struck, the city has planning to take out a bond. The city plan has looked at borrowing about $2 million for ...

Public’s help sought in burglaries

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating three burglary incidents that occurred throughout the western part of the county and is asking for the public’s assistance in the investigation. The burglaries occurred at three separate businesses, but are ...

Graduates protest graduation plans

GLOVERSVILLE — A group of roughly 20 graduating seniors assembled at McNab Elementary School on Monday to protest the Gloversville Enlarged School District’s graduation plans that include a commencement processional to be attended by the entire class of 2020 without families present. The ...

Mayfield teen dies after being hit by 2 cars

MAYFIELD — A bicyclist died at Nathan Littauer Hospital after being struck by two vehicles , according to police. State police are investigating a fatal accident involving two vehicles and a bicyclist that occurred on Route 30 near Dennie Loop Road at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Saturday in ...

Eight small businesses to benefit from grants

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is dispensing state Microenterprise Grant Program funding to eight local small businesses, county officials learned recently. “We got eight out,” CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters told the Board of Supervisors’ Economic ...

MC asks to have cell tower rules modified

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County legislators want the Adirondack Park Agency to change its policy for siting of telecommunications towers, especially as it relates to heights. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee last week passed a proposed resolution, which the full board will ...

Items needed for promo bags

JOHNSTOWN — Despite the pandemic, Fulton County summer tourism efforts are in full swing. County Director of Tourism Development Anne Boles last week reported on various activities to the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee. Boles reported items are ...

John L. Nellis: An early patriot worth knowing

This article can’t appear on July 4th, but it’s close enough to feature one particular Revolutionary War veteran, Johannes (John) Ludwig Nellis, someone to whom I owe a lot of thanks, it being John L. who inadvertently brought me into this history business. He’s also special for being ...

Driver crashes into Cravings, damage extensive

By ASHLEY ONYON The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE — Following an extended temporary closure popular cupcake and confectionary business Cravings Bakery and Cafe was roughly a week away from reopening before a vehicle struck the building on West Fulton Street over the weekend causing ...

Keymark closes down amid virus outbreak

FONDA — Keymark Corporation, the facility that makes aluminum, has closed down after dozens of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. Keymark recently shut down temporarily after about 77 of its employees tested positive with COVID-19, and out of those 77 employees, eight are ...

HFM BOCES welcomes newest members, organizes

JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Board of Education on Wednesday welcomed back recently reelected members and appointed board officers during the annual reorganizational meeting. Board of Education members Jean LaPorta of the Gloversville Enlarged School District and John ...

County received $138K for winter work

JOHNSTOWN — During this warm-weather, the Fulton County Highways and Facilities Department has been busy with snow and ice issues. Department Superintendent Mark Yost told the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee on Monday that he required the 2020 county budget to be amended ...

Online ‘Lunch and Learn’ series

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino will host a new three-part online “Lunch and Learn” history series on Facebook. The series was mentioned during her monthly report Wednesday to the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee. “I ...

CRG, city working together to market Gloversville digitally

GLOVERSVILLE — Downtown Development Specialist James Hannahs is preparing to launch a new digital marketing campaign with the city’s former videographer, Osama Mustafa. Hannahs on Friday outlined to the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Board of Directors plans to market the city ...

Graduation rate for GESD drops 3 points

GLOVERSVILLE — The graduation rate at Gloversville High School as of June was down roughly three points from the previous year despite hopes from school administrators that the cancellation of Regents exams amidst the shift to remote learning due to the coronavirus would help boost overall ...

Dick Handy remembered

JOHNSTOWN — Accolades have been coming in related to the dedication of longtime Fulton County Supervisor Richard “Dick” Handy of Johnstown, who passed away June 24. The 88-year-old U.S. veteran and veteran Republican legislator from Johnstown’s First Ward passed away at Ellis Hospital ...