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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…
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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…
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Frontier union workers in Johnstown protest for fair contract

Frontier union workers in Johnstown protest for fair contract

Photo Caption: Frontier Communications employees and members of the IBEW 363 union Kathy Howell of Canajoharie, left, Carla Gagliano of Mayfield, center, and Terri Knapik of Amsterdam protest the recent contract offer from their employer at Sir William Johnson Park on Saturday. STAN HUDY/THE LEADER-Herald JOHNSTOWN - Carla Gagliano pumped her fist in the air and smiled at the driver of the truck as they drove through the light at the intersection of West Main…
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Town of Johnstown business loses building to fire

Town of Johnstown business loses building to fire

By Andrew Waite The Leader-Herald TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN -- A building belonging to Colonial Overhead Doors, a garage door supplier on Route 67 in town, is no longer standing after a fire early Sunday morning.  The Sammonsville Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched after a passerby reported the fire at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, according to Steven Santa Maria, director of Fulton County Emergency Management.   Upon arriving, crews found fire in the back of the…
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Walmart hiring for Johnstown, Sharon Springs distribution centers

JOHNSTOWN — Walmart will host hiring events Wednesday and Thursday at three Mohawk Valley distribution centers.Prospective employees can apply in person from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at:300 Enterprise Road, Johnstown180 High St., Sharon Springs8827 Old River Road, MarcyApplicants can also text 240240 to seek employment at the facility.The hiring events follow the mega-retailer's announcement in September that it plans to hire 20,000 new employees nationwide for its growing supply chain network.Open positions include lift…
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Assessor: Property sales in Gloversville surging

Assessor: Property sales in Gloversville surging

GLOVERSVILLE -- Gloversville Assessor Joni Dennie told the Common Council on Tuesday that over the past three weeks she's picked up documents from Fulton County for 60 new property transfers. "I have never had volume like this," Dennie said. "It's a lot of work, I'll tell you that. It's not just a matter of recording the sales, there's a lot of paperwork that goes into it, but I just can't believe the number of transfers…
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