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Local restaurants expect strong Thanksgiving business

November 24, 2013 Forget about Black Friday, for restaurants and grocery stores, the main economic action from Thanksgiving is still the meal itsel. more »»

Cost Concern

November 17, 2013 When Vern O’Brien, the owner of Vern’s Auto Body in Amsterdam, recently acquired ownership of the Egelston Oil Co., he knew he was in for a challenging business environment. more »»

Gloversville barber retires after 50 years

November 10, 2013 GLOVERSVILLE — Vincent “Vinnie” Mascardi, now 69, was just a teenager growing up in Gloversville in the 1960s when he discovered his lifelong profession. more »»

Changing Hands

November 3, 2013 On Friday, 52 years to the day from when it opened on Nov. 1., 1961, downtown mainstay D’errico & Farhart Insurance Agency was sold to H&L Insurance of Mayfield. more »»

Roll of the dice

October 27, 2013 Every month, and often several times per month, groups of senior citizens from Fulton and Montgomery counties travel on bus trips to gambling casinos, usually located on Indian reservations. more »»

Nanotechnology Opportunities

October 20, 2013 After the announcement earlier this month of the creation of the $1. more »»

Health insurance exchanges start in New York

October 6, 2013 Dave Gibson was doing some work near his home in Bleecker and a tree fell on his head and broke his neck. “I can laugh about it now, because I’m not dead,” Gibson said. more »»

Coldwell names sales winners

October 6, 2013 JOHNSTOWN — Terri Easterly and Shelley Yerdon, owners of Coldwell Banker Arlene . more »»

Jukebox Hero

September 29, 2013 MAYFIELD — John Papa has a passion for jukeboxes and penny-arcade games that borders on obsession. more »»

Turning of leaves brightens local tourism industry

September 22, 2013 The leaves are starting to change color, and that’s good not only for people who enjoy the scenery, but the local businesses that benefit from tourists. more »»

Young entrepreneurs

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September 15, 2013 A Capital Region engineering firm wants to use the Erie Canal locks along the Mohawk River as sites for generating hydroelectric power —a project that reflects renewed interest in hydropower... more »»

Amsterdam company honored by agency

August 25, 2013 AMSTERDAM — The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities named Mohawk Sign Systems the recipient of the 2013 Works For Me recognition award in the Medium Business Employer of... more »»

Pinpoint Precision

August 18, 2013 For Epimed, the manufacturing of high-tech medical devices is all about detail and precision. more »»

Fulmont Mutual celebrates 160 years in community

August 11, 2013 JOHNSTOWN — Fulmont Mutual Insurance Company, 2240 Route 29, Johnstown, celebrated its 160th anniversary this week with a ceremony at its office. more »»

Credit union to open new branch

August 11, 2013 GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Federal Credit Union will open a new branch inside the new Walmart Supercenter. Both are scheduled to open Wednesda. more »»

Local jobs data encouraging to some

August 4, 2013 The total number of nonfarming jobs in Fulton and Montgomery counties either increased or stayed the same as unemployment figures dipped nearly 2 percent from last summer. more »»

Berkshire Bank aquires local branches

July 30, 2013 JOHNSTOWN — Bank of America branches in Johnstown and Amsterdam recently were bought by Berkshire Bank, according to a news release from Berkshire Bank. more »»

Local Elk Farm weathers flooding

July 28, 2013 The Leader-Herald MINDEN — It takes a certain blend of optimism, work ethic and resolve to be a farmer. Just ask Sue Keith. more »»

Local online farmers’ market launched

July 28, 2013 ST. JOHNSVILLE — A new website launched for the Mohawk Valley region offers an online option for people looking to purchase and browse products from local farmers. more »»



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