Construction delayed on Route 30/30A roundabouts

Local News

MAYFIELD — Construction for the Route 30 and 30A Intersection Safety Improvement project that was expected to begin Aug. 1 has been delayed. Mayor Jamie Ward said the project to construct a single-lane roundabout is now expected to start on Aug. 19. Ward said the delayed project is ...

CRG website upgrades illustrated

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JOHNSTOWN — Improvements to the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth’s website were illustrated in a brief presentation recently before the Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development and Environment Committee. CRG President and CEO Ronald Peters reported the CRG’s new website at ...

Worker seeking damages from counties

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JOHNSTOWN — A Washington County contractor who fell while working on a Fulton-Montgomery Community College project in summer 2018 is suing both Fulton and Montgomery counties. Norman Himes of County Highway 41, Hudson Falls, filed a lawsuit June 20 in state Supreme Court in Johnstown, ...

Gloversville native set to release book

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By JENNIFER FARNSWORTH For The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE — Accomplished journalist Susan Ashline is just days away from her official release of the book she proposed just a little over a year ago. Ashline, a native of Gloversville, plans to mark the release of her much anticipated first ...

Planning board meeting on Thursday

In Brief

FONDA — The regular meeting of the Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Business Development Center, 9 Park St. For more information, call (518) 853-8334 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Civic band slated to perform today

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Civic Band will present its fifth summer concert at 7 p.m. today at Trail Station Park, West Fulton Street. The rain site is Lexington Center at 127 E. State St. Highlights include songs from “Mame,” “Yesterday, When I Was Young” and “Symphonic ...

Citizens band performance Friday

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Citizens Band will be having its final concert Friday at the band shell in downtown. The rehearsal will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Conducting the band for this concert will be Noel Wing, retired Mayfield band director, according to a ...

Town board to hold workshop meeting

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JOHNSTOWN — The town board will hold a workshop meeting at 4:30 p.m. Monday at town hall. The single agenda item will be a discussion on the recent verbal report from the staff of the controllers office, according to a news release.

Airplane club set to host charity air show

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JOHNSTOWN — The Lazy Eight Radio Control Model Airplane Club will host their 33rd annual charity air show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18, at the club’s flying site, 144 Knoblauch Road, (behind Roger’s Family Orchard) to support the Warm the Children program while also promoting ...

Third annual beer fest slated for Aug. 16

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The city and the Amsterdam Tourism, Marketing and Recreation Department will present the city’s third annual craft beer fest from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 16 in Riverlink Park, according to a news release. There will be over 100 different craft beers and ciders. There will be a ...

Rabies clinic to take place on Saturday

In Brief

FONDA — The Montgomery County Public Health will have a rabies clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Rural Grove Fire Department, 1192 Route 162, Rural Grove, according to a news release. The New York State Public Health Law requires that all dogs, cats and domestic ferrets have ...

Paving stone fundraiser for library

Community News

FORT PLAIN — “Read 4 Life.” “Tant ‘lire et si peu de temps” (translated, “So many books, so little time”). “Qapla” (”Success!” in Klingon). Those are a few of the 70-plus messages engraved on brick paving stones making up the Fort Plain Free Library’s River Street main ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man charged with forged document AMSTERDAM — Doug Wilsey, 67, of Amsterdam was charged by state police on July 30 with second-degree possessing a forged instrument, a class D felony. Wilsey was held pending arraignment. Driver facing DWI, other charges AMSTERDAM — Dylan C. Wheeler, ...

Kingsborough Elementary field contaminated with tannery waste

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GLOVERSVILLE — Environmental testing conducted on the field adjacent to Kingsborough Elementary School in July after the surface recently became uneven with areas of standing water and smelling of sulfur has uncovered soil contaminated with tannery waste. Gloversville Enlarged School ...

GJSD consultant recommends the closure of Glebe

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JOHNSTOWN — A consulting firm on Monday night offered two options to the Greater Johnstown School District, both involving the closure of Glebe Street Elementary School. Education consultants Castallo & Silky LLC of Syracuse estimated the district could save approximately $355,000 to ...

Broadalbin home invasion a ‘personal dispute’

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BROADALBIN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged home invasion which investigators believe was not a random act. “We don’t believe the public is at risk,” said Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino. “We believe it was a personal dispute.” According ...

Man in burglary to get prison

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man who committed an armed burglary last spring is going to state prison for up to three years. Jordan Fregin, 20, of 100 Third Ave., was sentenced Wednesday by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye to one to three years in state prison, as part of a plea ...

Airport tree issues fixed

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JOHNSTOWN — The Federal Aviation Administration is satisfied with the tree obstruction situation around the Fulton County Airport. County Planning Director Scott Henze reported to the Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee recently that the FAA did a July 10 “flyover” in the ...

Waiver ‘error’ not enough to overturn conviction

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ALBANY — The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Fulton County Court — in convicting a Gloversville man last year of felony criminal mischief — presented him with an “invalid” waiver of the right to appeal, But the error was not enough to overturn the ...