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Broadalbin town board votes down chance to settle potential lawsuit

BROADALBIN — The Town Board voted down a resolution Tuesday night that would have settled the illegal lay-off of two town highway employees in 2016. Resolution 114 would have restored the men’s lost wages, seniority retirement status, as well as entry payments and time, through a previous ...

School board accepts resignations

JOHNSTOWN — Resignations and retirements topped personnel items approved by the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education last week at Johnstown High School. The board accepted the resignation of Kelsey Heck as extended leave substitute health teacher, effective Aug. 31, 2018; ...

Victim of Sunday’s fire succumbs to her injuries

GLOVERSVILLE — The woman who was rescued from a fire in her North Arlington Avenue apartment over the weekend has died. The Gloversville Fire Department today reported in a news release, Bonnie Bunn, 47, formerly of 105 N. Arlington Ave., died Monday evening at SUNY Upstate Medical ...

Fulton County supervisors vote to apply for grants

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors voted Monday to apply for over $800,000 in state grant funds to improve emergency communications. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead told the Board of Supervisors that the two resolutions they were reviewing came in late through the office of county ...

Mayfield home total loss in blaze

MAYFIELD — A large two-story wood frame home deep in the woods off Route 30 — in the Donjes Woods Lane subdivision in the town— was destroyed by fire on Tuesday afternoon. Four adult occupants were not home at the time of the fire, but are now displaced. Fulton County Civil ...

City to help linen company in $750K grant bid

GLOVERSVILLE — The city will assist a local business seeking to expand following approval from the Common Council to submit a $750,000 federal grant application on behalf of Century Linen. The council approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing the submission of a $750,000 federal Community ...

Bannertown Fair set to open

MAYFIELD — Local community members and families are in for a treat as this year’s Bannertown Fair kicks off Thursday at 6 p.m. The 42nd Bannertown Fair runs Thursday through Saturday, and this year attendees can look forward to live music, carnival rides, a parade, fireworks and several ...

Capital projects winding down

JOHNSTOWN — Several Greater Johnstown School District capital projects are winding down, as the district is poised to reopen schools Sept. 5. The Board of Education on Thursday at Johnstown High School heard the latest on ongoing projects impacting all buildings. The district is ...

Town of Charleston celebrates 225 years

CHARLESTON — The town will be celebrating its 225 year anniversary Saturday with the unveiling of a new historic marker. The new historic marker will be unveiled at the celebration and will be placed in front of the Charleston Municipal Building at 480 Corbin Hill Road. Friends and family ...

Two charged in separate gun incidents

GLOVERSVILLE — Two city residents are facing charges following separate alleged incidents involving the possession of firearms. Mary Jo Donofrio, 52, of 6 Montgomery St. Apartment 2, was charged with a violation of state parole by city police on Thursday at 9 p.m. and additional charges are ...

Board of Supervisors approve shared services plan after two public hearings

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday conducted two public hearings on the county’s draft 2018 Shared Services Plan, and approved the plan. The action authorizes submission of the plan to the state Division of Budget. New York state mandates counties form shared ...

Roof repairs, court security changes for town of Glen court building

GLEN — The town is set to undergo two projects to be done to the office building —repairs to the roof will be made along with security changes at the Town Court. Board members discussed the two projects at their regular meeting Monday, along with the funding for the security changes and ...

Museum continues to be used

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District’s School Museum continues to get use by those interested in district history, the Board of Education heard Thursday night at Johnstown High School. Board member Kathryn Zajicek gave the board an update on the museum, which is maintained by ...

Hospice to present award at open house

GLOVERSVILLE — Mountain Valley Hospice will honor one of it’s own with the presentation of the first annual Nancy J. Dowd Humanitarian Award while celebrating the facility’s 30th anniversary during an open house today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 108 Steele Ave. campus. “I think it’s an ...

Woman burned in Gloversville Sunday fire

GLOVERSVILLE — A woman was resuscitated by emergency personnel and transported to SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse with severe burns following a fire in her Arlington Avenue apartment on Sunday. The Gloversville and Johnstown Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire ...

Schumer takes on acid rain

LAKE CLEAR — U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was at Bear Pond Friday to talk with local environmentalists, residents and media about acid rain and recent proposals by the federal Environmental Protection Agency that would repeal the Clean Power Plan. Flying into the Lake Clear ...

School faculty union praised by union officials, notably for Backpack Program

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District’s faculty union was praised by district and union officials Thursday night for their donations to the school community, especially the Backpack Program. District Superintendent Patricia Kilburn recognized Johnstown Teachers Association ...

Montgomery County Department of Health: It’s the time for bats

By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH For The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN — Finding a bat in your home is nothing to take lightly. Both health professionals and exterminators recommend following certain precautions if you come in contact with a bat, including how you rid of the animal, getting tested if you ...

Johnstown school system wants to be more fiscally responsible

JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District officials told the community Thursday night the city school system is working hard to do better with its financial and budgetary situation. During its monthly meeting at Johnstown High School, the Board of Education addressed the district’s ...