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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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Schools: Mayfield girls’ basketball posts win

Schools: Mayfield girls’ basketball posts win

The Mayfield girls’ basketball team registered a 59-21 non-league win Tuesday against North Warren.  In the victory, Mayfield scored 20 points in the first quarter and held North Warren to 11 through the third. Cloey Dopp scored a game-high 26 points, nine of which came on 3-pointers in the first quarter.  Brooke Iannuzzi added 16 points for Mayfield, which also received nine from Kelsey Meca. In non-league boys’ basketball, Hudson Falls secured a 52-40 win…
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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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Bouchard fuels comeback victory for Gloversville girls’ basketball

Bouchard fuels comeback victory for Gloversville girls’ basketball

Photo Caption: Gloversville’s Lucia Bouchard (15) is double-teamed by Mekeel Christian Academy’s Alanah Barnhill, left, and Promise Mitchell (34) as she drives the baseline during non-league action Monday night at Gloversville High School. The Lady Dragons’ Zoie Tesi (20) looks on.  By James A. Ellis The Gloversville Lady Dragons did something they haven’t done since 2018 — won a girls varsity basketball game. Powered by Lucia Bouchard’s 16-point fourth-quarter scoring surge, the Lady Dragons erased…
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Newly renovated center in Gloversville crucial to mitigating mental health issues

Newly renovated center in Gloversville crucial to mitigating mental health issues

When Sheila Wood responded to a call from Gloversville High School earlier this month, a 16-year-old student experiencing delusions was screaming about digging a hole to live in. In anger, the student had flipped desks, which were still on their sides, Wood said. All the other students had been taken out of the classroom, but the teenager was still frantic, threatening two school staff members who were in the room, awaiting Wood’s arrival. Wood, the Children…
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Broadalbin-Perth girls’ basketball getting ready for season opener

Broadalbin-Perth girls’ basketball getting ready for season opener

Photo Caption: Broadalbin-Perth girls’ basketball coach David Bush talks with his team during practice Friday at Broadalbin-Perth High School. PAUL WAGER/THE LEADER-HERALD BROADALBIN ­— Though it lost just three players from last season's team, the Broadalbin-Perth girls' basketball team has some large holes to fill heading into the new season. Gone from last season's squad are Kiaira Tomlinson, Lauralie Grainer and Makenzie Smith. Smith, who graduated early after her junior year, finished her four-year career…
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