Online Extra: Photos of weekend sledding in Gloversville

Online Extra: Photos of weekend sledding in Gloversville

GLOVERSVILLE - The weekend proved a great time for sledding. Some sledding Saturday at Park Terrace Elementary School in Gloversville. Photos by our Stan Hudy --- Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe --- . Elka Sayles, 5, of Johnstown gets up in the air and a little tipsy as she enjoys sledding. STAN HUDY/LEADER-HERALD More from The Leader-Herald Tuesday: Former Johnstown funeral home director turns himself in to police in body case; Faces multiple felonies Republican senators seek to force report on nursing home COVID Girls’ basketball: Amsterdam sprints out to 20-3 lead,…
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Former Johnstown funeral home director turns himself in to police in body case; Faces multiple felonies

Former Johnstown funeral home director turns himself in to police in body case; Faces multiple felonies

JOHNSTOWN -- Former Ehle-Barnett Funeral Home director Brian M. Barnett turned himself into police custody Monday night a few hours after the Johnstown Police Department announced on social media that they had an active arrest warrant for him, and that they believed he might "have left the area." Johnstown police confirmed Barnett, age 35, was arrested on the charges listed in his arrest warrant, which include: • 3 counts of concealment of a human corpse, a Class E felony • 1 count of grand larceny in the Fourth-Degree, also a Class E felony • 1 count grand larceny in the Third-Degree, a…
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Republican senators seek to force report on nursing home COVID

Republican senators seek to force report on nursing home COVID

ALBANY — Republican senators on Monday renewed their long-running push for a deeper investigation of COVID in New York state nursing homes, and of whether the policies of then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo increased the number of deaths.The move came three weeks after the state's new Health Commissioner, Dr. Mary Bassett, told some of the same senators she was not familiar with the Cuomo administration's now-well known order on March 25, 2020, that nursing homes not block admission of new residents based solely on their COVID-positive status.Bassett said Jan. 19 she would not attempt to unravel the policies and actions of the…
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Blasts From the Past: Some ‘firsts’ in Fulton County

Blasts From the Past: Some ‘firsts’ in Fulton County

By Samantha Hall-Saladino We know that Fulton County was once known as the “Glove Capital of the World.” In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the county produced more than 90% of the gloves manufactured in the United States. A frequent question asked by visitors to the museum or attendees at programs is always: okay, but who was FIRST? We always want to know, don’t we? So in the interest of firsts, we’ll talk about some of Fulton County’s throughout its history.  Of course, we’ll start off with the gloves. The short answer is: we don’t really know. There…
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Tallon resigns as GJSD school board president

Tallon resigns as GJSD school board president

Greater Johnstown School District officials confirmed on Thursday that school board president Chris Tallon has resigned with only about five months remaining of his three-year term."Mr. Tallon tendered his letter of resignation, and the Board of Education, at its Feb. 17 Board of Education meeting, will place acceptance of his resignation on the agenda," GJSD Superintendent William Crankshaw wrote in an email Thursday.No reason has been given for Tallon's resignation, and he did not respond to text messages requesting a comment for this story.Tallon's resignation leaves the school board with 8 remaining members: Vice President Joseph LoDestro, Beverly Alves, Ronald Beck,…
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Johnstown boys’ basketball faces busy closing stretch

Johnstown boys’ basketball faces busy closing stretch

JOHNSTOWN — Having come within a point of picking up its first win of the season, the Johnstown boys’ basketball team saw some light at the end of the tunnel on Jan. 14 at Queensbury.Unfortunately for the Sir Bills, that light in the tunnel turned out to be COVID and it hit Johnstown with full force.The Sir Bills haven’t played since that night and have practiced with a full team just three times — all this week.“It’s definitely been tough,” Johnstown coach Phil Satterlee said. “We had our best two days of basketball right before we went into this pause.…
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