Council passes new tree laws for city

Council passes new tree laws for city

GLOVERSVILLE - The city Common Council Tuesday night approved three ordinance changes to Gloversville's tree laws, establishing new rules and city incentives for the planting and removal of trees and the creation of an appointed Tree Commission to oversee new tree planting permits and other tree-related duties.The council passed the three new ordinances by a vote 6-0 after three public hearings, during which there were no public comments. Councilman-at-large Wayne Peters was absent from the meeting.Mayor Vince DeSantis told the council the new tree ordinance will help with the city's second application to the Arbor Day Foundation for "Tree City…
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Feds: Gloversville man sentenced in cocaine, methamphetamine and firearm case

Feds: Gloversville man sentenced in cocaine, methamphetamine and firearm case

ALBANY - A Gloversville man was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison in a cocaine, methamphetamine and firearm case, federal prosecutors said. Kent Tucker, 25, of Gloversville admitted earlier to possessing and intending to distribute the drugs, as well as possessing a firearm in the furtherance of drug trafficking, prosecutors said. ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe He admitted to possessing the methamphetamine pills and cocaine Aug. 21, 2020 and to possessing a stolen, loaded firearm to protect his drugs from others, prosecutors said. He has two prior felony convictions, burglary…
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Troopers: Broadalbin man charged in Northampton home burglary

Troopers: Broadalbin man charged in Northampton home burglary

NORTHAMPTON - A Broadalbin man has been arrested, accused of illegally entering a Northampton home and then fighting with one of the residents, state police said. Austin R. Conklin, 24, of Broadalbin, was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree burglary, a felony, along with misdemeanor assault, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment, police said. Police responded to the home just after 9 p.m. Friday for a report of an assault. They soon concluded Conklin entered the residence without permission and then fought with one of the occupants, police said. ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page…
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Safe Boating Week provides reminders ahead of Memorial Day, summer

Safe Boating Week provides reminders ahead of Memorial Day, summer

GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE — The Great Sacandaga Lake multi-jurisdictional training exercise set to take place Thursday morning at the Hudson River-Black River Regulating District in Mayfield is now in its seventh year. It started with four or five boats in 2016, according to Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino. In 2022, nearly 100 personnel from more than a dozen agencies will take part. "Every year it gets a little larger," said Giardino, whose office organizes the event with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. "But that's good because what that does is it teaches us to network. So when we do have…
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College sports eligibility expanded for HFM PTECH students

College sports eligibility expanded for HFM PTECH students

Fulton Montgomery Community College and the HFM PTECH program have announced a new partnership agreement that will allow PTECH students finishing their associates degrees at the college to participate in intercollegiate athletics, provided the student has exhausted their high school athletic eligibility. The new sports eligibility is coming at a time when FMCC has struggled to field some of its traditional intercollegiate sports teams amid declining enrollment at the college. FMCC did not field a men's baseball or women's softball team for the spring semester and the women's basketball team's season was delayed until January due to housing problems at…
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