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Tri-county blotter

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City man charged with petit larceny GLOVERSVILLE — James A. Burd, 63, of 13 Court St., was charged with petit larceny by city police on Thursday at 3:32 p.m. Burd was taken into custody following a larceny investigation at the Walmart at 329 S. Kingsboro Ave. Ext. Police say Burd took ...

FMCC cancels graduation ceremony

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Saturday announced the cancellation of the school’s annual academic awards ceremony and commencement ceremony scheduled for May 19 and 20 respectively. The announcement regarding graduation activities came a week after FMCC announced all ...

BOCES to stay closed

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Hamilton Fulton Montgomery BOCES District Superintendent David Ziskin on Wednesday updated the Board of Education on the district’s ongoing work to support students and families amid the temporary closure of all school districts in the region to limit the possible spread of the ...

Stefanik wants to stop unnecessary travel to District 21

Local News

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said Thursday that “New York is the epicenter of coronavirus,” and that she wants to start “cracking down” on people doing nonessential travel to New York’s 21st Congressional District. Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said she believes leaders shouldn’t be ...

All schools closed until at least April 15

Local News

Students, parents and school officials statewide on Friday learned that schools will remain closed until at least April 15 as part of an executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. All school districts in the HFM BOCES region on March 15 announced ...

Sheriff’s seek missing teen

Local News

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in locating 15 year old Angelina I. Zarawel, according to a news release. She was last seen at her residence on March 17. Zarawel is believed to be in the Saratoga, Montgomery or Schenectady County areas. Please contact ...

Supervisors ask visitors to ‘stay home’

Local News

JOHNSTOWN —  Fulton County’s Chairman of the Board, Warren Greene, on Friday, called upon area visitors, weekenders, and short-term rental owners and those with rental listings to refrain from visiting Fulton County during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fulton County officials are attempting to ...

Underage drinking party raided, 3 charged

Local News

ST. JOHNSVILLE — After a report was made to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, three underage area residents were arrested and face social host law charges. Angelia G. Williams, 19, and Koshon Nasir Tuff, 18, both of 12 W. Main St., Fonda, along with Justin Ernell Salliey, 18, of 24 ...

Tell us how you are passing the time

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Here at The Leader-Herald we would like to provide a list of ideas on how people are getting this time of social distancing. Are you reading more, watching any interesting movies, come up with novel ideas to keep the kids busy? Send us your suggestions, along with photos ...

Cancellations, closures

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 Gloversville Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Sunday has been canceled. ∫ The Galway Preservation Society’s April 6, meeting has ...

Tax collection period extended

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Treasurer’s Office and board of supervisors are extending this year’s town-county tax collection period from March 31, to May 15. There will also be no additional interest or fees for this extension, according to a news release. For more information, ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Drunk driver hits horse trailer EPHRATAH — On Saturday, a 58-year-old man was charged by Fulton County sheriff’s deputies following a motor vehicle accident involving a utility vehicle and a horse trailer at the intersection of County Highway 119 and Route 29. Robert F. Depietro of ...

Johnstown Mayor speaks about conflict with city Water Board

Local News

Johnstown Mayor speaks about issues with city Water Board JOHNSTOWN — Mayor Vern Jackson is angry at the way the city is being portrayed in its dealings with the city Water Board lately, pointing to Fulton County grand jury reports as evidence the board should be held more ...

Ogden Newspapers offering $1M in matching grants for area businesses

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Area businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Leader-Herald, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local ...

More than 80,500 apply for benefits

Local News

Last week, more than 80,500 people filed initial claims for unemployment in New York, an increase of at least 284 percent in each of New York’s 10 labor market regions, according to the state Department of Labor. From Monday, March 16 to Saturday, March 21, the state DOL received more than ...

DOT announces road work plans

In Brief

UTICA — The New York State Department of Transportation Mohawk Valley roadwork submission for the week of Monday according to a news release. Fulton County ∫ Town of Bleecker: (D 263926) Route 309 between Blood Road and West Bush Road, motorists will encounter lane closures in both ...

Nathan Littauer Hospital

Community News

March 18 There were no admissions or births. Discharges Ashleigh Lane of Gloversville. Lane baby boy of Gloversville. Linda Miller of Gloversville. March 19 There were no admissions, discharges or births. March 20 There were no discharges or births. Admissions Robert Ellsworth ...