The Gloversville Leader Herald

Edinburg woman greeted by car parade for 103rd birthday

Edinburg woman greeted by car parade for 103rd birthday

Audrey “Norma” Porteus bundled up Saturday afternoon and stood on the porch of the Sacandaga Valley Arts Network in Northville to watch friends and family drive by honking, playing music and wishing her a "happy birthday."Porteus turned 103 on Tuesday.“With the pandemic, it’s a little harder to get people together,” said Drea Fetsko, one of Porteus’ granddaughters. Porteus said she was surprised by the parade and that it was great seeing everyone. Over the past century, Porteus has seen…
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Bail set at $500K cash, $1M bond for female defendant in Fulton County torture case

Bail set at $500K cash, $1M bond for female defendant in Fulton County torture case

Calling the alleged acts "some of the worst allegations I’ve seen,” a Fulton County Court judge set bail for Nicole K. Elmore at $500,000 cash and $1 million bond on Friday. Judge Michael W. Smrtic has heard and argued numerous cases in Fulton County since the 1990s as a defense lawyer and judge. He noted during Friday's hearing that the bond amount in Elmore's case must be secured by a 10% down payment.Elmore, a 35-year-old Amsterdam resident, faces felony…
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After two years without a race, ice racers look to return to action in 2022

After two years without a race, ice racers look to return to action in 2022

Heading into its 68th season, the Adirondack Motor Enthusiasts Club is hoping to do something that it hasn’t done in its last two seasons: Race.Due to a lack of suitable ice on area lakes in 2020 and 2021, the club hasn’t raced since 2019.“It’s been tough the last two years,” AMEC President Mike Waterhouse said.The 2022 season is off to another challenging start as the first two events of the season have been canceled.The club…
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Code Blue shelter site secured in Gloversville

Code Blue shelter site secured in Gloversville

The Gloversville Common Council voted 6-0 during a special meeting Thursday night to put $170,000 of federal funding toward the purchase of 24 3rd Ave. -- site of the former Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2077 -- for the purpose of operating a temporary Code Blue homeless shelter.First Ward Councilwoman Marcia Weiss, who earlier this week agreed to chair a committee focused on finding a solution to the city's lack of a shelter, sponsored the resolution to…
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Perth solar project up for public comment after board declares it potential eyesore 

Perth solar project up for public comment after board declares it potential eyesore 

After the Planning Board deemed that a proposed solar farm in the Town of Perth has the potential to be an eyesore for the community, the town is now accepting public comments that could impact the future of the project. The Planning Board determined in August that Borrego Solar Systems' proposed 15.1-acre, 5 megawatt (AC) solar facility along County Road 132 may have negative visual impacts and potentially harm the character of the surrounding rural, residential…
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FMCC women’s basketball ready for season opener

FMCC women’s basketball ready for season opener

JOHNSTOWN -- The Fulton-Montgomery Community College women's basketball team is scheduled to travel to Batavia to face Genesee Community College on Thursday at 3 p.m. It will be the team's first game since Feb. 25, 2020. The Lady Raiders will be making up for lost time in a big way, completing their 18-game season in a span of 34 days. “We hope to compete and stay healthy so we can complete the season,” FMCC coach Kevin Jones said.…
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