Obituaries for Oct. 16 to Oct. 23, 2021

Obituaries for Oct. 16 to Oct. 23, 2021

Recent Obituaries and In Memoriams Obituaries for Saturday, Oct. 23: William Fensken, 95, of Gloversville Peter G. Pollak, 78, of Elkridge, Md. Richard C. Tompson, 75, of St. Johnsville Frances F. Winkler, 104 Obituaries for Friday, Oct. 22: Albert VanSlyke, 101, of Johnstown Obituaries for Thursday, Oct. 21: Major Harry Clinton Hoffman, 85, of Villa Rica, Ga. Robert H. King, 76, of Johnstown Linda Mae Kinum, 67, of Hadley Obituaries for Wednesday, Oct. 20 Gerd…
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Johnstown tackles abandoned cemetery clean-up; ‘Restoration program’ completed for three, official says

Johnstown tackles abandoned cemetery clean-up; ‘Restoration program’ completed for three, official says

Photo Caption: Gravestones at the Gross/Bosshart Cemetery on Route 67 in Johnstown in July. ERICA MILLER/THE LEADER-HERALD JOHNSTOWN -- Town Board member Walt Lane delivered a report to the board Monday that detailed the progress being made in the town's $10,000 program to improve the state of its abandoned rural cemeteries. Lane told the board that Pierre Alric, of Pickett Memorial Inc., has indicated he has completed the "restoration program" for three of the town's abandoned rural…
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An Old Haunt: After 24 seasons, an elaborate Gloversville Halloween attraction may call this year its last

An Old Haunt: After 24 seasons, an elaborate Gloversville Halloween attraction may call this year its last

By Andrew Waite The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE -- When Lucy Aldous-VanDyke bought her Gloversville home in the mid-1990s, she and her brother, Len Aldous, immediately thought it could be creepy enough to be a haunted house. “It had a little carriage house in the back, and it was in the middle of some spooky woods,” Len said. “We said that’d be a great haunted house. So we decided to build it.” And if you build it,…
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Fulton County drops residency requirement, again

Fulton County drops residency requirement, again

JOHNSTOWN — For the second time in the last two months the Fulton County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve waiving the in-county residency requirement for some county positions — opening up eligibility for the jobs to residents of contiguous border counties. In September, the board waived the Fulton County residency requirement for caseworkers for four of its $15.25-per-hour to $20.14 per-hour, after one year, positions — caseworker and social welfare examiner for the Dept.…
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Spirit Animal: Author to read in Northville from novel about her special golden retriever

Spirit Animal: Author to read in Northville from novel about her special golden retriever

Photo Caption: Author Patricia Nugent and Dolly. Provided By Andrew Waite/The Leader-Herald NORTHVILLE -- Patricia Nugent didn’t want a puppy. It was 2009, and Nugent had recently retired from her career as a school district administrator. She had just built a house on the Great Sacandaga Lake, and she was very much looking forward to relaxing days spent writing.  But then a well-meaning colleague gifted her a golden retriever puppy. It wasn’t exactly love at…
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