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Me and we: Individual rights, common good and coronavirus

Coronavirus

By TED ANTHONY The Associated Press We, the people. But individual rights. The common good. But don’t tread on me. Form a more perfect union and promote the general welfare. But secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. From the moment the American republic was ...

Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow

Coronavirus

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed optimism Sunday that the U.S. economy can begin to recover from a devastating recession in the second half of the year, assuming the coronavirus doesn’t erupt in a second wave. But ...

Small free libraries offering solace amid virus shutdowns

Coronavirus

By MICHELLE A. MONROE and RUSSELL CONTRERAS The Associated Press Christine Gale Reynolds worked at the public library in Yosemite National Park before it closed in March when California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued shutdown orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus. So, she filled the ...

Cancellations, 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. If you are on this list and need your information updated, please notify the editor at polder@leaderherald.com: Events ∫ The 25th Annual Quilt Show ...

Guidance given on Phase I re-opening

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Mayor Vincent DeSantis discussed the phased reopening of the city and Fulton County while fielding questions from residents during a virtual town hall meeting on Friday. The Mohawk Valley which includes Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie counties was ...

Morey Road project goes forward

Local News

CAROGA — The town is ready to move forward with the Morey Road project now that all property owners are in agreement with the eminent domain procedure law to allow the town to extend the road for recreational purposes. “We’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel with the ...

Honoring those on the front lines

Local News

Staff members at Nathan Littauer Hospital exchange thank yous with a wave to the Gloversville Fire Department during the Salute to Health Care Workers Parade Friday at the Gloversville Hospital. See more photos on A3.

Annual quilt show postponed until Oct.

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The 25th Annual Quilt Show presented by Mayfield Presbyterian Church that was scheduled for June 5 and 6 has been postponed to a tentative date of Oct. 2 and 3. The group’s hope is to hold the two-day event on the first weekend of October with a Friday night program and many ...

Shrine events on hold for now

In Brief

FONDA — With the state on PAUSE executive order that expired Friday, the Shrine is working with the Albany Diocese and Our Lady of the Angels Province, of which this shrine is a ministry, to develop a plan to thoughtfully and safely reopen for religious services, events, and groups of ...

Library board of trustees meeting set

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library May Board of Trustees' meeting will be held on May 19 at 6:30 p.m.. In keeping with Executive Order 202.1 regarding emergency adjustments to the Open Meetings Law in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the public is not permitted in-person ...

Town board to open sealed bids

In Brief

BROADALBIN — A special meeting of the Town Board for the sole purpose of opening sealed bids for paving of certain roads in the town and approving payment of April 2020 claims will be held at the main entrance to the Municipal Building , 201 Union Mills Road, on Tuesday, May at 1 p.m. Due ...

Cancellations, 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. If you are on this list and need your information updated, please notify the editor at polder@leaderherald.com: Events ∫ The 25th Annual Quilt Show ...

3M from fund balance targeted in budget

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education adopted the proposed approximate $39 million budget for the 2020-21 school year Thursday night. The proposed plan shows a 5 percent tax levy increase. It is less than what the board had anticipated the levy to be for the ...

Courts to open gradually

Local News

MOHAWK VALLEY — With some regions of the state set to begin phased reopening today, the state Unified Court System announced that some county courts in those regions will also begin a gradual reopening of physical sites. Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks in March temporarily ...

Dentists on the frontline

Local News

Sitting in close proximity to another person and exposing one’s open, maskless mouth to an instrument that will spray saliva into the air is likely not an experience people are happily anticipating in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. As businesses open back up and stay-at-home orders ...

Joint effort made to supply food

Local News

NORTHVILLE — There has been an increase in food distribution events throughout the region as there has been an increase in food insecurity due to the impacts of COVID-19. Representatives from Northville, Edinburg and Mayfield held a joint food drop on Wednesday at Northville Central School ...

Forward NY website created

Local News

ALBANY — This week, New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the creation of forward.ny.gov, a new website designed to provide information to businesses interested in re-opening under new Un-pause guidelines. Today, the website also includes the industry-by-industry online portals each ...

Public input requested by GJSD

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education is seeking public input through an online survey to help inform the upcoming search for a new superintendent of schools. The brief, anonymous survey seeks feedback regarding the characteristics and personal attributes ...