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Gloversville seventh-grader had his marbles

When Tracy Van Slyke died unexpectedly at Johnstown Hospital in the early hours of April 1, 1976, he’d experienced his moment of fame long before. Only 48 at the time of his death, probably few Leader Herald readers remembered when, long before in 1941, he’d briefly made headlines, not ...

HFM Prevention Council helps parents with High Disguise educational program

GLOVERSVILLE — The HFM Prevention Council helped parents and caring adults pull back the mask of the hidden dangers and seemingly innocuous images that may be lurking in a typical teen’s bedroom during a presentation of the High Disguise educational program. “Parents need to be aware of ...

Two presentations given at meeting

JOHNSTOWN — Two presentations were given at the Johnstown Board of Education meeting on Thursday. One presentation was a report on the district’s annual audit and the second on a proposed new club. BOE President Kathy Dougherty said the audit committee recently met with Amy Pedrick, of ...

Three charged with robbery Victim assaulted on side of road

MAYFIELD — Three people from Gloversville were charged with second-degree robbery for an incident which occurred on Oct. 2. According to an email from New York State Police Information Officer Kerra Burns, troopers responded to a call for assistance on Sand Hill Road for a 32-year-old male ...

Assembly and Senate candidates speak at county Democratic meeting

JOHNSTOWN — Candidates for state Assembly and Senate districts including Fulton County were unanimous in supporting universal health care at a Fulton County Democratic meeting Thursday at Holiday Inn. Keith Rubino, seeking the Assembly seat vacated by retiring Republican Marc Butler, and ...

New vehicle charging station installed

JOHNSTOWN — A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at a city parking lot on Main Street Wednesday to commemorate the official opening of a electrical vehicle charging station in the lot. The charging station — which has been operational for the past two months and features two parking spaces ...

Amsterdam gets $2.7 million for infrastructure repairs

AMSTERDAM — The town will be receiving storm recovery funding to renovate their aging infrastructure in the amount of approximately $2.7 million through the Storm Recovery New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program. According to a press release, crews will enlarge existing culverts at ...

Two charged during warrant service

GLOVERSVILLE — State police serving an arrest warrant on a city man also took a city woman into custody after she allegedly tried to prevent the arrest. Tyronne Allen, 25, of 110 Francis St., was taken into custody by state police on Tuesday on an active arrest warrant for second-degree ...

Senior Center benefits from United Way secured assistance

GLOVERSVILLE — Donations to Gloversville Senior Center’s food pantry are always needed, but this year the center has benefited from assistance from United Way of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. United Way, which recently launched its new campaign, is giving the center part of its grant ...

Medicare enrollment time begins

It is not only the eve of the holiday season, but also the season for medical insurance open enrollment. Many of the larger providers are offering Medicare plan that assist with seniors who are trying to balance healthcare with cost. Companies like BlueShield are affordable options that ...

DEC: Deer management permits still available

ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has announced that remaining deer management permits will be available to hunters in several wildlife management units beginning Thursday. DMPs allow hunters to harvest extra antlerless deer and are issued ...

Property owners to get tax break

GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council has proposed an $18.91 million 2019 city budget, that increases spending from the mayor’s $18.56 million proposed budget, while decreasing the tax rate through the use of fund balance. The tentative $18.91 million budget features a $7.65 million tax levy, ...

Dozens show up for Stop Domestic Violence walk

JOHNSTOWN — Those driving in the city Thursday evening may have noticed a parade of students and community members dressed in purple, making a lot noise and waving signs that read “Niceness is priceless,” “End the violence,” “Love should never hurt,” “Hands hurt,” “Hitting ...

Arrest made in Segel’s burglary

AMSTERDAM — A 24-year-old Amsterdam man was charged third-degree burglary and grand larceny for allegedly breaking into Segel's Jewelers and stealing merchandised valued at over $36,000. Anthony F. Lee, 24, of 37 Storrie St., Amsterdam, was charged after Montgomery County sheriff deputies ...

Church celebrating 150 years

AMSTERDAM —As Trinity Lutheran Church at 42 Guy Park Ave. turns 150 years old this year, its pastor said the church both aims to preach the Gospel and the Bible unambiguously—but also wants to serve more of the community’s other—maybe unspoken— needs. The parish already runs ...

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser planned on Saturday

AMSTERDAM — Community members can enjoy a night of craft beer, wine, sweet treats, live music and all sorts of Halloween costumes at Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity’s third annual Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday. All throughout the night attendees will get the chance to taste ...

Estee Senior Apartments holds grand opening

GLOVERSVILLE — Liberty Affordable Housing welcomed area officials and residents to Estee Senior Apartments for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and official grand opening celebration. “Today marks a significant occasion with the completion of Estee Senior Apartments,” Liberty Affordable ...

Segel’s Jewelry burglarized

AMSTERDAM — A 24-year-old Amsterdam man was charged third-degree burglary and grand larceny for allegedly breaking into Segel's Jewelers and stealing merchandise valued at over $36,000. Anthony F. Lee, 24, of 37 Storrie St., Amsterdam, was charged after Montgomery County sheriff deputies ...

Gloversville applying for house rehab funds

GLOVERSVILLE — The city will apply for federal grant funding aimed at undertaking a housing rehabilitation program in the city. Nick Zabawsky, consultant to the city Community Development Agency, presented details to the Common Council during Tuesday’s meeting on the city’s potential to ...

Nellis submits to DNA test

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The man who was arrested on weapon charges during the investigation into the death of Michaela MacVilla, has submitted a DNA sample to investigators, according to Brian Toal, his attorney. Police said his arrest was unrelated to MacVilla’s death. Toal said his client, ...