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After wild comeback, Gloversville beats Amsterdam on penalties in Class A boys’ soccer tournament

After wild comeback, Gloversville beats Amsterdam on penalties in Class A boys’ soccer tournament

Photo Caption: Gloversville goalkeeper Justin Kemmet and teammate Dane Dillenback go after a corner kick against Amsterdam on Wednesday. PETER R. BARBER/THE LEADER-HERALD GLOVERSVILLE — Justin Kemmet kept his head clear and his mission simple. The Gloversville senior goalkeeper knew that his performance in a penalty shootout against Amsterdam on Wednesday in the first round of the Section II Class A boys’ soccer tournament was going to be the difference between the Dragons moving on…
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Fulton Co. DA: Man sentenced to prison in Mayfield sexual abuse case that involved peep hole, threats

Fulton Co. DA: Man sentenced to prison in Mayfield sexual abuse case that involved peep hole, threats

Photo Caption: Brian C. Knapp - Credit: Fulton County District Attorney's Office By Steven Cook/The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN - A man was sentenced Wednesday to three-and-a-half years in prison after his July sexual abuse conviction in a case that involved a peep hole and threats, Fulton County District Attorney's officials said. The judge also sentenced Brian C. Knapp to 10 years of post-release supervision and required he register as a sex offender upon his release, prosecutors…
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Fire official: Fast action helps limit damage in Broadalbin house fire

Fire official: Fast action helps limit damage in Broadalbin house fire

By Andrew Waite/The Leader-Herald A house fire in the village of Broadalbin this week could have been a lot worse if three volunteer fire companies hadn’t been at their stations to perform regular Monday night drills, according to Steven Santa Maria, director of the Fulton County Emergency Management Office, which was on the scene along with the three fire units.  The fast action helped firefighters limit the damage to the residence and safely remove two…
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Fulton County buys $520K lake front property for museum

Fulton County buys $520K lake front property for museum

The Fulton County Board of Supervisors last week voted to approve creating “budget accounts” for the purchase of 33 acres of property in the town of Northampton from Richard and Robert Smith for $520,000 for the purpose of citing the "Great Sacandaga Lake History Museum." The money for the purchase comes from the $10.4 million in federal funding Fulton County received from the $1.9 trillion U.S. American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, passed by Congress and signed…
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Former Gloversville Senior Center employee charged with theft from organization, police say

Former Gloversville Senior Center employee charged with theft from organization, police say

GLOVERSVILLE - A former employee at the Gloversville Senior Center has been arrested, accused of theft from the organization, police said.Aimee R. Ricciardi, 46, of Gloversville, was arrested last week and charged with one count of third-degree grand larceny, a felony.She is accused of taking in excess of $3,000 from the center, police said.--- Ensure access to everything we do, today and every day, check out Leader-Herald.com/Subscribe ---She did so by purchasing unauthorized items for…
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Fulton County man possessed stolen motorcycle, ditched bike at Perth accident scene, sheriff says

Fulton County man possessed stolen motorcycle, ditched bike at Perth accident scene, sheriff says

PERTH - A Fulton County man possessed a motorcycle reported stolen from Essex County and then ditched the bike at an accident scene in Perth, Fulton County Sheriff's officials said.Zachary Acquilla, age and city of residence unavailable, was charged Thursday with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony, as well as misdemeanor auto stripping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated unlicensed operation, officials said.--- Ensure access to everything we do, today and…
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