Ballston Spa outlasts Johnstown in frigid girls’ lacrosse opener

Ballston Spa outlasts Johnstown in frigid girls’ lacrosse opener

On an afternoon better suited for slinging snowballs than lacrosse balls, the Johnstown and Ballston Spa girls’ lacrosse teams met in a frigid non-league contest at Knox Field on Monday.The Scotties emerged with a 9-5 victory over the Lady Bills in a game that saw players dodge snowflakes as well as defenders.“The conditions certainly made it difficult for both teams,” Ballston Spa coach Don Nowc said. “It’s hard to hold on to a metal stick when the real feel temperature is only 8 degrees.”Nora Manion scored three goals to lead the Scotties, while Alessandra Layer and Kate Fletcher each scored…
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Arrested former Johnstown funeral home director sued by home’s previous owner over mortgage balance

Arrested former Johnstown funeral home director sued by home’s previous owner over mortgage balance

JOHNSTOWN – The former owner of the Johnstown funeral home where the current owner has been accused of improperly handling human remains, is now suing the current owner for the balance of the mortgage, plus interest and late fees. Daniel V. Ehle, the former owner of the Ehle and Barnett Family Funeral Home, is seeking $245,619.98 for the mortgage balance and interest – plus more than $800 in late charges – on the 15 North William St. funeral home property, according to a March 24 lawsuit filed in Fulton County Court. The suit alleges that Brian M. Barnett, 35, who…
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Deer friends: Venison for Vets donation campaign shows community spirit in Fulton County

Deer friends: Venison for Vets donation campaign shows community spirit in Fulton County

JOHNSTOWN–When Venison for Vets first started 14 years ago, the “event” was little more than Thomas Georgia, his wife Kathleen, and then-Assemblyman George Amedore, Jr. driving around Montgomery County to hand deliver care packages of meat to a few dozen people. This year, for the first time ever, the event has come to Fulton County, and the band of volunteers inched toward triple digits, with members of law enforcement, emergency responders, elected officials and other community members coming together on Friday, March 25, to donate more than 60 packages of meat to Fulton County’s veterans, active duty service members and…
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Speaker brings Johnstown students message of hope they didn’t see coming

Speaker brings Johnstown students message of hope they didn’t see coming

JOHNSTOWN -- Johnstown ninth grader Maci Rose didn’t expect to cry at 9 a.m. on a Thursday. Neither did eighth grade social studies teacher Jennifer Sweeney. But that was exactly the kind of emotional gut punch that saxophonist and motivational speaker Reggie Dabbs delivered to seventh, eighth and ninth grade students at Johnstown Jr.-Sr. High School on Thursday. He spoke to older high school students later in the day, too, after spending Wednesday talking to younger students in the Greater Johnstown School District. Dabbs also addressed Johnstown families at the Knox Auditorium on Wednesday evening. And while promotional materials connoted…
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Johnstown to get more than 60K in county funding to provide ambulance services

Johnstown to get more than 60K in county funding to provide ambulance services

JOHNSTOWN – The city of Johnstown will now get more than $60,000 a year from Fulton County to continue providing ambulance services for residents in the county. While the agreement does provide additional financial relief, it does not completely resolve the issue of overtime pay that has led to 7 of the top 10 highest paid employees in the city being Fire Department personnel, according to a Freedom of Information Law response which The Leader-Herald reported about in January. At its meeting on Monday, the Johnstown Common Council unanimously approved the contract, which provides the city $60,300 in annual funding from the…
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Johnstown schools 2022-23 budget projects 4.84% tax levy hike

Johnstown schools 2022-23 budget projects 4.84% tax levy hike

Draft budget figures for the Greater Johnstown School District's 2022-23 budget show the school board is eyeing a $41 million budget with 2.63% spending increase from the current school year and a projected 4.84% property tax levy increase. GJSD Superintendent William Crankshaw presented the budget numbers to the school board last week. He said the 4.84% tax levy increase is the maximum increase allowed for the Johnstown school district for the 2022-23 budget under New York state's property tax cap. "That does not require a supermajority vote," Crankshaw said, indicating 51% voter approval on May 17 will pass the budget,…
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