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‘Pit bull’ reporter from Johnstown writes book on murder investigation

September 9, 2012 By BILL ACKERBAUER The Leader-Herald Johnstown native George Pawlaczyk has made a good career of writing about people who do bad things. more »»

Food pantries face increased need

September 2, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — As the region’s economic stagnation drags on, with unemployment rates exceeding 10 percent in Fulton and Montgomery counties, many local families are struggling to put food on the tab. more »»

'Back to the Basics' at the Fonda Fair

August 26, 2012 FONDA — Mother Nature wasn’t kind to the Mohawk Valley around this time last year, and memories of the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene are still fresh in the minds of many who look forward to the... more »»

A Walk in the Wild

August 19, 2012 BENSON — “Look to yourselves, ye polished gentlemen! No city airs or arts pass current here.” So wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson upon his visit to the Adirondacks in August 1858. more »»

Hooked on Books

August 12, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Earlier this summer, a national “Celebration of the Book” was launched under the auspices of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. more »»

Still Making Scenes

August 5, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — On March 15, 1938, a new group of amateur thespians led by a local teacher presented three one-act plays at Knox Junior High School. more »»

Johnstown offers history-themed summer activities

July 29, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — It was neither Halloween nor the Fourth of July, but it felt like a little of both on Tuesday evening at Johnstown’s old Colonial Cemetery. more »»

Local pastor a natural storyteller

July 22, 2012 By AMANDA METZGER The Leader-Herald BROADALBIN — Pastor William Delia has always been a storytelle. more »»

Northville man pedals from Canada to Mexico

July 15, 2012 NORTHVILLE — This ride was not for the frail or the faint of heart, but Michael Intrabartola is neither of those, so the 32-year-old Northville man hopped on his mountain bike and rode across “the... more »»

Mobile apps help many meet fitness goals

July 8, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — Whether they are newly interested in regular exercise or hardcore marathon runners, many fitness enthusiasts these days use technology to help manage their workouts and their progres. more »»

Local veteran pens second book about service in Korea

July 8, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — Harris R. Stearns, a retired city firefighter and decorated Korean War veteran, has published a second book based on his service. more »»

Mona's Little Helper

July 1, 2012 GLOVERSVILLE — For such a small horse, she’s kind of a big deal. more »»

Russo’s new work is old-school

July 1, 2012 CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Readers can’t survive on e-books alone, says author Richard Russo. more »»

Canada Lake’s art tradition highlighted in new exhibit

June 24, 2012 CAROGA — A century ago, Canada Lake already was a popular retreat for folks eager to escape the summer heat of the cit. more »»

Shooting for a Celebration

June 17, 2012 JOHNSTOWN — The Pine Tree Rifle Club is celebrating its 75th anniversary this yea. more »»

Reading Family Trees

June 10, 2012 NORTHVILLE — For those living in or around the Sacandaga Valley, a program at the Northville Public Library may be able to show them their family tree. more »»

Nursing Benefits

June 3, 2012 While the recent cover photo on Time magazine that showed a woman breast-feeding her 3-year-old generated plenty of debate, there is no question for some local medical professionals about the... more »»

Dream Work

May 27, 2012 No one has to tell Wanda Burch about the value of dreams. more »»

Soaring Interest

May 20, 2012 Audubon New York is spreading the word about how birders help local economies. more »»

Growing Markets

May 13, 2012 Spring is here again, and with it are the area's local farmers markets. However, there will be some new wrinkles at the locations this year, which should keep things fresh for shoppers. more »»



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