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Gloversville officials hopeful 5th time will be the charm for DRI

Gloversville officials hopeful 5th time will be the charm for DRI

By JASON SUBIK The Leader-Herald The Gloversville Common Council has approved hiring Saratoga Springs-based Elan Planning & Design LLC to help the city apply for this year’s New York state $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant. Gloversville applied for and lost the Mohawk Valley Region’s education of the annual economic development contest for each of its first four years, but officials are hopeful the addition of the proposed $20 million “Glove City Lofts” 75-unit “artist…
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More houses selling for more money in Fulton County in 2021

More houses selling for more money in Fulton County in 2021

By JOHN CROPLEY The Leader-Herald The Fulton County housing market surged in the first six months of 2021, with more houses selling in much less time for much more money than in any recent year. The sale prices within the county are lower than in the Capital Region (Saratoga County’s median price is more than double Fulton County’s) but the sales boom is similar in other aspects. Factors include low mortgage interest rates and the…
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Johnstown’s new Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to cut ribbon Wednesday

Johnstown’s new Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to cut ribbon Wednesday

JOHNSTOWN --Discount retailer Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Wednesday will host the grand opening of its Johnstown store, the latest in a steady campaign of expansion by the Pennsylvania-based retailer. The storefront in the Johnstown Mall on North Comrie Avenue previously was a Gordmans and before that a Peebles. Both brands were part of the family of stores operated by Stage Stores, which filed for bankruptcy in 2020. An employee at the new Ollie’s said staff there…
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Johnstown store fills big void for little vehicles

Johnstown store fills big void for little vehicles

JOHNSTOWN — Ryan Holland’s involvement with radio-controlled cars and trucks occurs seven days a week. It began, just three years ago, when a friend invited him to a place in Troy where people gathered to race the scaled miniatures. Holland used his friend’s car that day but had his own model less than a week later. Within a few months, he built Foxtrot RC Park on land he uses at Checkers Out Speedway, a go-cart…
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Caroga Lake Primary Care Center hosts ribbon cutting

Caroga Lake Primary Care Center hosts ribbon cutting

CAROGA LAKE — Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the healthcare organization’s Caroga Lake Primary Care Center on June 24. “This care center is important for the health and wellness of the people of Caroga,” says Littauer President and CEO Sean Fadale in a news release. “We’re immensely proud of this center. This care center underlines our organization’s goal of making healthcare services accessible. We’ve got…
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L.J. Hand Farm Center named Montgomery County’s June Small Business of the Month

L.J. Hand Farm Center named Montgomery County’s June Small Business of the Month

FONDA — For more than five decades, L.J. Hand Farm Center, Inc., has been doing business the right way, continuing to grow and expand. In 1967, when Lynwood J. Hand opened his business, he originally dedicated his shop as a tractor and machinery supply store, as well as seed, feed and fertilizer business. Ever since, the company has grown into a vibrant agricultural store that is a vital staple in the community and has helped…
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