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Johnstown deli owner given life, no parole in killing whistleblower employee Allyzibeth Lamont

Johnstown deli owner given life, no parole in killing whistleblower employee Allyzibeth Lamont

Photo Caption: Georgios Kakavelos beside his new attorney Mark Sacco for sentencing Tuesday. ERICA MILLER/THE LEADER-HERALD BALLSTON SPA - A Johnstown deli owner who ambushed and killed an employee -- 22-year-old Allyzibeth “Ally” Lamont -- for blowing the whistle on his litany of labor law violations was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Tuesday in Saratoga County Court. Georgios Kakavelos, 53, of Milton, showed little to no emotion as Judge James…
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Fulton County Board of Supervisors approves average tax rate cut

Fulton County Board of Supervisors approves average tax rate cut

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday voted to approve a $100 million budget for 2022, which includes an average county tax rate cut of 23 cents per thousand dollars of assessed value and a 3.5% raise for supervisors. County budget director Alice Kuntzsch said the average county tax rate per thousand dollars of assessed value will drop from $10.89 per thousand for the 2021 budget down to $10.66 per thousand for 2022. "So,…
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Johnstown approves raises; Water Board presses on with plans for superintendent

Johnstown approves raises; Water Board presses on with plans for superintendent

JOHNSTOWN - Ahead of the December 1 deadline spelled out in the city charter, Johnstown’s Common Council passed a 2022 budget last week that includes a planned raise for the city attorney but a smaller-than-proposed raise for the city clerk. The mayor’s position will also get a last-minute raise of nearly $7,000. Meanwhile, the city’s Water Board has solidified its decision to hire a full-time superintendent, rejecting the Common Council’s counteroffer to have two city…
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Gloversville Holiday Parade set for Dec. 11

Gloversville Holiday Parade set for Dec. 11

Photo Caption: Santa Claus closes out the 2015 Holiday Parade in Gloversville. FILE PHOTO GLOVERSVILLE -- After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Gloversville Holiday Parade is set to return this year on Dec. 11 with a new start time at 4 p.m. Jordan Twardy, a member of the Gloversville Recreation Commission, said he decided to organize the holiday parade for 2021 when he learned from City Clerk Jenni Mazur that Ryan…
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Johnstown Holiday Parade to return, but with precautions 

Johnstown Holiday Parade to return, but with precautions 

Photo Caption: Santa Claus waves to the throngs of spectators lining North Main Street in Johnstown for the 10th annual Classic Image Johnstown Holiday Parade on in 2014. FILE PHOTO JOHNSTOWN  -- After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, Johnstown’s annual “Home for the Holidays” Holiday Parade will be held downtown on Friday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m., but not without safety precautions that are reminders of the times.   Fire Chief Bruce Heberer,…
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Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball looks to lean on experience

Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball looks to lean on experience

Photo Caption: Broadalbin-Perth boys’ basketball coach Tucker Gifford talks with his team during practice Friday. PAUL WAGER/THE LEADER-HERALD BROADALBIN — After posting a perfect 9-0 record during last winter's abbreviated season, the Broadalbin-Perth boys' basketball team lost several key contributors. That group included Ryan Visco, Cam Polikowski, Matt Petty, Jackson Sassanella and Jadon Wert. "We lost a good group of seniors. It would have been nice to see what they could have done in sectionals,"…
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