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GJSD back to school message may not happen

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JOHNSTOWN — Greater Johnstown School District Interim Superintendent Karen Geelan on Thursday morning sent a message to district residents cautioning that the classroom shutdown in the city may be lifted by Wednesday. But she told The Leader-Herald that afternoon that she’s still not sure ...

Cancellations and closures

Community News

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily: Events ∫ The Resource Center for Independent Living is postponing the chair yoga for caregivers event, originally scheduled for today, due to the ...

YMCA daycare appealing licensing issues

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — More details are being released by the state related to what it calls the “pending revocation” of the Fulton County YMCA Playmates Day Care license. In a recent interview, YMCA CEO Christopher Defibaugh said his facility is legally fighting the revocation. The daycare was in ...

Counseling center opens ‘warm line’

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GLOVERSVILLE — Amid disruptions to the daily lives of most if not all state residents while temporary restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus remain in place, the Family Counseling Center has launched a free “warm-line” call-in service to assist locals experiencing worry, anxiety ...

Mont. County has 6 cases of COVID-19

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Montgomery County now has six positive COVID-19 virus cases as of Thursday morning. Representatives from the Montgomery County Public Health Department, along with County Executive Matt Ossenfort gave an update on the COVID-19 outbreak in a Facebook live video on ...

4 teens charged in graffiti incident

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AMSTERDAM — Four juveniles were identified as the alleged suspects in the investigation in an incident that involved offensive graffiti being sprayed on an overpass in the city’s southside in the area of lower Daniel Street and Florida Avenue. According to a news release, two ...

Homeless man was Tased by city police

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AMSTERDAM — A man who is homeless in the city was arrested by Amsterdam police on Saturday on assault and burglary charges after allegedly trespassing on a commercial property and striking the owners. Tyrone B. Watson, 21, was charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, ...

OESJ board set to meet on Wednesday

In Brief

∫ ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, via teleconference, in light of the New York state executive order 202.1, which suspended provisions of the open public meetings law to allow the public to ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Area woman arrested on petit larceny charge JOHNSTOWN — Jayde M. Jasewicz, 43, of 200 Bleecker St., Gloversville, was charged by Fulton County sheriff's deputies at 4 p.m. Saturday with petit larceny, a misdemeanor. Deputies said she allegedly stole alcohol from Hannaford supermarket, ...

City, water board still at odds

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — City government and the city Water Board are still at odds over the water superintendent position the board is trying to fill with Dale Trumbull. He was hired by the city Water Board and started March 9 as the city of Johnstown’s new water superintendent. The board action was ...

GJSD holds virtual public hearing

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JOHNSTOWN — About 15 to 20 questions were asked during the Greater Johnstown School District’s public hearing Wednesday night on a proposed building reconfiguration. Board President Christopher Tallon said it was the district’s “first-ever” virtual hearing, shown online with people ...

Dealerships also hit hard by ‘social distancing’

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JOHNSTOWN — The impact of coronavirus on the area’s car dealerships has already been severe, as layoffs and hardship has quickly become a reality. The American public is suddenly not buying vehicles, as social distancing comes into play with Fulton County’s dealers. The state has shut ...

Sewing with a passion to help

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GLOVERSVILLE — A Gloversville woman who works at Nathan Littauer Hospital is putting her heart where her mouth is. Stacey White, in her spare time, is making cloth designer-type masks to help stop the spread of coronavirus. In exchange, she doesn’t want personal payment, but wants people ...

Food distribution planned

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AMSTERDAM— Representatives in the city are trying to help the residents in the best way they can since many local businesses and restaurants have closed, causing many to work from home, or lose their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak creating a greater need for food. The city of Amsterdam ...

Diplomas offered for local veterans

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District is seeking out local veterans who qualify for Operation Recognition, a program created under state Education Law that allows school districts to issue local diplomas to military service members who left school without ...

Cancellations

Local News

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily: Events ∫ The Resource Center for Independent Living is postponing the chair yoga for caregivers event, originally scheduled for today, due to the ...

Canjo BOE meeting set for today at 5 p.m.

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie School District Board of Education has changed the time of its regular monthly business meeting to 5 p.m. today in the high school conference room, according to a news release. The agendas are available on Board Docs. The physical BOE meeting will be ...

Needy or alone and hungry program set

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 N. Market St., Needy or Alone and Hungry free meal program continues to be available from noon to 1 p.m. for takeout every Sunday, according to a news release. All meals are prepackaged and ready to go, and they are available to everyone ...