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Sherman’s carousel returns at Caroga tree lighting

Sherman’s carousel returns at Caroga tree lighting

On Saturday, Sherman’s Amusement Park’s vintage 1920s carousel — normally a summer-only treat — spun its wooden horses for the first time for riders dressed in winter hats and coats as part of the fourth annual Caroga Arts Collective Christmas Tree Lighting event.Courtney Hisert of Fort Plain said she brought her daughter Quinn, 8, and her niece Paislee Grems, 4, out to ride the carousel, so they could have a similar experience to the ones…
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Focus on History: ‘They’ll always point to Jack Ruby’s roommate,’ he was from Gloversville

Focus on History: ‘They’ll always point to Jack Ruby’s roommate,’ he was from Gloversville

By Bob CudmoreFor The Leader-HeraldGeorge Senator, a Gloversville native, was living in Dallas with Jack Ruby 58 years ago on November 24, 1963.Ruby, a strip club operator, left their apartment that day and ended up in the basement of police headquarters. There he shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was in custody for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy two days earlier as the President’s motorcade drove through Dallas.The F.B.I. interviewed Senator. Attorneys…
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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…
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Spirit Animal: Author to read in Northville from novel about her special golden retriever

Spirit Animal: Author to read in Northville from novel about her special golden retriever

Photo Caption: Author Patricia Nugent and Dolly. Provided By Andrew Waite/The Leader-Herald NORTHVILLE -- Patricia Nugent didn’t want a puppy. It was 2009, and Nugent had recently retired from her career as a school district administrator. She had just built a house on the Great Sacandaga Lake, and she was very much looking forward to relaxing days spent writing.  But then a well-meaning colleague gifted her a golden retriever puppy. It wasn’t exactly love at…
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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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Glen Mohawk Senior Meeting

The regular meeting of the Glen Mohawk Seniors was called to order by Vice President Gloria Kimball at 10:30 a.m. The Morning Prayer was given by Chaplin Allan Taylor. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited by all members. Allan Buck came in and spoke about the craft fair that will be held at Wemple and Edick’s in Sammonsville. Will be held Sept. 4 and 5, also the 11 and 12. Vice President…
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