A store for the sole: Gloversville’s Rossbach Shoe Store turns 100

A store for the sole: Gloversville’s Rossbach Shoe Store turns 100

When Charlie Rossbach was a teenager, his mother, Millie, was diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s about when Rossbach started helping his father, Carl, run the family business: Rossbach Shoes.At the time, Rossbach, now 78, still had thoughts of being a salesman, perhaps for a big distributor based in Boston. But when his mother died in 1961, Rossbach knew he was needed at home. Even when he attended Dutchess Community College to study retail management, he would return to Gloversville on the weekends to help his father with the store and other tasks. “I grew up awful quick,” Rossbach said. “I had to…
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Gloversville DRI planning committee makes open call for projects

Gloversville DRI planning committee makes open call for projects

The 15-member Local Planning Committee (LPC) for Gloversville's $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative held its first meeting Wednesday via Zoom, and voted unanimously to have an "open call" submission period for new eligible projects to apply for DRI funding to run from Friday to Feb. 25.Gloversville's DRI consultant Lisa Nagle, a founding member of Elan Planning, which is consulting with the city on the initiative, told the members of the LPC that the committee will "vet and refine" the submissions from the public, which can be submitted either via email or a hard copy dropped off at city hall. Nagle said the DRI…
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Gloversville boys’ basketball gets past Schuylerville

Gloversville boys’ basketball gets past Schuylerville

GLOVERSVILLE — Powered by senior Gio Glionna’s double-double performance of 22 points and 10 rebounds and a staunch defensive effort, the Gloversville Dragons held off Schuylerville 41-33 for their third-straight victory Tuesday night at Gloversville High School.“Defense is all we have been preaching,” Gloversville coach Ed Collar said. “Everyday before a game we do a bunch of defensive drills. We are kind of letting the offense come as it may. The kid’s intensity in practice is where we win these games. I always say that not everybody played in the game but all 14 kids contributed because they get after…
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Schools: Glionna leads Gloversville to boys’ basketball win

Schools: Glionna leads Gloversville to boys’ basketball win

Giorgio Glionna scored 18 points to lift Gloversville to a 46-30 Foothills Council boys’ basketball victory Friday over South Glens Falls. Anthony Gray netted 13 points for the Dragons and James Collar added 11. Brandon Stimpson led South Glens Falls with 14 points.Amsterdam never trailed Hudson Falls in the Rams’ 68-56 win. Ceasar Thompson scored a game-high 28 points as Amsterdam handed Hudson Falls its second Foothills Council loss of the season, both at the hands of the Rams. In their December meeting, Thompson scored 23 points in the win. Benjamin Swartz scored 20 points in the rematch for Hudson…
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