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Parking issues tops list of merchants’ concerns

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JOHNSTOWN — Merchants from Gloversville and Johnstown were brought together with city, county and state officials this week for a socially distanced event aimed at identifying the common needs and challenges facing business owners in the Twin Cities. The Twin City Town Hall organized by the ...

Fancher to retire from GPL

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library will say farewell to one of its own at the end of this week when Sally Fancher, head of children’s services, retires and prepares to set off on a new adventure. Fancher on Friday will officially close out the chapter on her ...

Peeler keeps lead, wins

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FONDA — None of the seven outstanding absentee ballots came in time, keeping the final election results for the village of Fonda mayor the same. Final village election results show incumbent Mayor William Peeler will remain in office for the remainder of his four year term. Results show ...

­­­­­­­­County agrees to help in legal cases

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors recently agreed to the county assisting two legal defense cases involving assessment challenges in the Glove Cities. One of the two involves a proposed $25 million reduction in the Walmart Distribution Center’s assessment. Gloversville 5th ...

Halloween?

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JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson said he’s not sure if he will allow or not allow Trick-or-Treating in the city on Oct. 31. The mayor made his comments during discussion at the Common Council meeting Monday night at City Hall, after being asked about Halloween. Jackson said he’s ...

Outdoor Adventure Day planned Saturday

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By MICHAEL ANICH The Leader-Herald BROADALBIN — Fulton County tourism officials are excited about pleasant weather on tap Saturday for the county’s first-ever Outdoor Adventure Day at numerous sites in the Vail Mills and Broadalbin area. The free public event is scheduled for 10 a.m. ...

Chicken barbecue to be held Saturday

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GLOVERSVILLE — GHS Class of 2022 is sponsoring a Back to School Chicken barbecue on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Runnings parking lot. Dinners are $12 and include 1/2 chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, and a roll. Your support of the Class of 2022 would be greatly appreciated.

A walk to stop gun violence to be held

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Anthony Christopher Harris Foundation, Inc. will present “ACH Walk to Stop Gun Violence” on Saturday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. The walk will begin at Price Chopper in Gloversville, proceed down Main Street to 21 Grand St. The Anthony Christopher Harris Foundation also known ...

Sturgess Family barbecue planned

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Mayfield Historical Society will be holding a drive-through Sturgess Family chicken barbecue on Friday at the corner or Route 30A and Fifth Avenue, which is the parking lot of Hannaford and Runnings. Dinner includes Sturgess’ barbecue chicken, potato, cole slaw, roll, ...

Drop-off clean-up program slated

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BLEECKER — The town of Bleecker and the Fulton County Department of Solid Waste will co-sponsor a municipal drop-off clean-up program from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday behind the town barn each day, according to a news release. The town residents only will be allowed to ...

NLH fall harvest event is slated

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Nathan Littauer Foundation will have a fall harvest event from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Kingsboro Golf Club/Double Eagle Restaurant, 99 E. State St. The cost is $125/$250, according to a news release. For more information, call Kelly Colby at (518) 773-5505 or at ...

FFCSD to hold school board meeting

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday via remote videoconference only, with a livestream for the public, according to a news release. To access the livestream, go to: ...

Tri-county blotter

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Broadalbin man faces burglary charge GLEN — Tony J. Prichard, 32, of Broadalbin was charged by state police on Monday with third-degree burglary and fourth-degree grand larceny with property value of less than $1,000. Women charged with identity theft MAYFIELD — Crystal M. Sweet, 44, ...

City budget maintains current tax levy

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GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Vincent DeSantis on Tuesday presented to the Common Council his proposal for the 2021 City Budget that would reduce overall appropriations by just over 2 percent from the current year while maintaining the tax levy at the current rate. The Common Council will begin their ...

Ossenfort: COVID-19 case numbers are ‘normal’

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FONDA — Montgomery County has started preparing its 2021 budget with the potential for state budget cuts and while continuing to face the uncertainties that COVID-19 has brought. During a Facebook briefing on Monday, Montgomery County Executive Matt Ossenfort said the county has 10 new ...

Locally filmed ‘Garrow’ to show

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MALTA — The Malta Drive-In Theater on Route 9 will be showing a special airing of the film, “Garrow,” on Thursday night. The film features many area residents, including Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino. The sheriff noted Tuesday that “90 percent of the crew were local and ...

JHS yearbook, ‘Baronet’ is in

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown High School 2020 yearbook, “The Baronet,” is in. According to advisor Carm D’Amore, the yearbook is now ready for distribution after being delayed due to the pandemic. Last school year’s underclasspersons who ordered a yearbook can pick them up sometime ...

23 named to ABCD Award

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JOHNSTOWN — Twenty-three members of the Greater Johnstown School District’s Facilities Department have been named winners of the district’s latest ABCD Award for excellence. The acronym for the ABCD Award is “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.” Members of the Johnstown school ...

Disc golf anyone? Course coming to Mohawk Valley region this fall

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By BRIANA O’Hara The Leader-Herald FONDA — A new popular outdoor recreational activity is finally making its way to the Mohawk Valley region with the creation of a disc golf course set to open this fall. Montgomery County will be getting the first disc golf course of the area which ...

Influenza, COVID share symptoms

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UTICA — Knowing the difference between influenza — the flu — and COVID-19 may be hard for an individual who isn’t feeling well since the illnesses share many symptoms, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Connect with your health care provider right ...