Supply chain issues squeezing Johnstown’s small businesses

Supply chain issues squeezing Johnstown’s small businesses

JOHNSTOWN -- Edna Dermott, who owns The Plaid Giraffe cafe and gift shop with her family, fears the business may soon fail. “If it stays like this, I’ll shut my doors. We won’t have a choice,” said Dermott, who says she has occupied the store in downtown Johnstown for 11 years. “It hurts because I am taking from my house money to support my business. We take money from our household, and we put it in here to pay the bills,” she said on a recent Friday afternoon. “That’s all we can do, but we can only do that for so long.”Like…
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At Johnstown’s Hale Creek Correctional Facility, ‘sit,’ ‘stay’ become saving grace

At Johnstown’s Hale Creek Correctional Facility, ‘sit,’ ‘stay’ become saving grace

Photo Caption: Richard Mead , who is incarcerated, trains with Moe, a German Shepard mix from Fulton County Regional SPCA, during his last day of Pawsitivity K-9 Training at Hale Creek Correctional Facility in Johnstown. ERICA MILLER/THE LEADER-HERALD JOHNSTOWN - When Mollie first arrived at the Hale Creek Correctional Facility in Johnstown, she was skittish. She didn’t want to interact with people. She cried. Rasha Sullivan, an incarcerated individual in the medium-security facility that’s focused on substance-abuse treatment, said he could relate.  “When I first got here, I didn’t like the environment myself,” Sullivan said. “I had to adapt to…
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Police: Gloversville man broke into building, stole alcohol, machete, baseball cards

Police: Gloversville man broke into building, stole alcohol, machete, baseball cards

GLOVERSVILLE - A city man broke into a building in September and stole multiple items, including $2,500 worth of baseball cards, police allege. Christopher B. Allen, 41, of Gloversville, was arrested recently and charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree grand larceny, felonies, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. --- Help us bring this news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe --- Allen is accused of breaking into a business at about 10 p.m. Sept. 22 by damaging a door, according to allegations filed in court. Once inside, Allen is accused of taking a bottle of Southern Comfort with…
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Probe finds ‘overwhelming evidence’ of sexual harassment by Cuomo, ‘substantially revised COVID death report

Probe finds ‘overwhelming evidence’ of sexual harassment by Cuomo, ‘substantially revised COVID death report

Photo Caption: FILE - Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks in July. - AP PHOTO/RICHARD DREW, FILE ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A legislative investigation released Monday found “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment and ordered state workers to help produce his book during work hours. The report also found that Cuomo’s executive chamber “substantially revised” a state report to exclude deaths of nursing home residents at hospitals to boost Cuomo’s reputation. --- Help us bring this news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe --- In March, the Assembly Judiciary Committee hired a Manhattan…
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Developer inks $5.8M purchase option for remaining Tryon Technology Park acres in Perth

Developer inks $5.8M purchase option for remaining Tryon Technology Park acres in Perth

PERTH -- The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency has entered into a purchase option agreement with commercial real estate developer Winstanley Enterprises to sell the remaining 236 acres of land at the Tryon Technology Park for $5.8 million. IDA Executive Director James Mraz said Winstanley Enterprises, located in Concord, Massachusetts, believes the Tryon Park has the potential for four "build-to-suit" sites, one 900,000 square foot site, one 500,000 square foot site, one 350,000 square foot site and one 150,000 square foot site. "If they determine a site is indeed developable, they will then layout and design a building for that…
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Foreign students at FMCC credited with $1.2M in spending, report says

Foreign students at FMCC credited with $1.2M in spending, report says

JOHNSTOWN -- The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees recently received a report showing international students at the college contributed an estimated $1.2 million in local economic activity during the fall of 2020, but the board did not receive any new updates on the prospects of selling the dormitory halls once meant to help house them. FMCC President Greg Truckenmiller told the board FMCC is now tied with Hudson Valley Community College for the 9th and 10th spot among colleges in the 20th Congressional District for international students, with these colleges making up the top eight in descending order: Rensselaer Polytechnic…
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