‘Sandwich of excitement’; A baby and a fire is all in a Christmas Day’s work for GFD 

‘Sandwich of excitement’; A baby and a fire is all in a Christmas Day’s work for GFD 

GLOVERSVILLE — Christmas turned out to be an extra-special shift for members of the Gloversville Fire Department.The day started at shift change around 8 a.m. on Christmas morning. That’s when 31-year-old Phanteazia Erwin woke up feeling a lot of pain. Her sixth son was due Dec. 20, but on Christmas morning, she didn’t think her baby was ready to be born.“I was going back and forth from the bathtub and the toilet.” Then she said she felt her baby’s head. Her mother, Stacey Erwin, called 911, and the first first responders at the Woodside Avenue home were two firefighters.Jacob Schonfarber, a…
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Gloversville Christmas Parade canceled due to snow forecast

Gloversville Christmas Parade canceled due to snow forecast

GLOVERSVILLE — For the second year in a row, there will be no Christmas parade in Gloversville.The downtown event had been scheduled for late Saturday afternoon, but organizers canceled it Friday afternoon because of predicted snowfall.The 2020 parade simply didn't happen, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The 2021 parade originally was originally scheduled for last Saturday, but had been postponed to this weekend because of impending high winds."This was our last hope," Jordan Twardy, a parade organizer, said Friday afternoon. "To see it go away is kind of disappointing, and it's heartbreaking for a lot of organizations."Three to 7 inches of…
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