Images: Roadway repair in Gloversville Tuesday (3 photos)

Images: Roadway repair in Gloversville Tuesday (3 photos)

GLOVERSVILLE - Crews continued work repairing streets from the winter Tuesday. Some images from their efforts on West Fulton Street in Gloversville. Photos from our Erica Miller ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe More: All News | Everything Gloversville ---Help us bring news to you, check out our subscribe page at: LeaderHerald.com/Subscribe
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Nathan Littauer-Albany Med facility in Amsterdam gaining patients

Nathan Littauer-Albany Med facility in Amsterdam gaining patients

AMSTERDAM — Nathan Littauer Hospital and Albany Medical Center say their new Amsterdam facility is seeing growing use by residents of an area where healthcare options are too few to meet need.The largest hospital in this part of the state and one of the smallest collaborated on the multispecialty medical office from conception to completion, evenly splitting the $5.6 million cost of constructing the facility on Golf Course Road in Amsterdam. In June, Albany Med placed offices for vascular surgery, neurosurgery, maternal fetal medicine and pediatric specialty care in about a third of the space. In September, Littauer began urgent care…
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Gloversville man sentenced to three years in pipe bomb case

Gloversville man sentenced to three years in pipe bomb case

ALBANY–A 42-year-old Gloversville man who was found to have six potentially deadly pipe bombs in his residence last year, was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to three years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release. Michael D. Darling, who pleaded guilty in October to illegally possessing firearms as a felon and unlawful possession of six pipe bombs, said during the sentencing that he was apologetic and that “going through all this was completely unnecessary.” United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino called the two concurrent 36-month sentences “sufficient but not greater than necessary,” and said the ruling was…
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DRI: Upstate cities have had varied experiences with their DRI awards

DRI: Upstate cities have had varied experiences with their DRI awards

The five rounds of funding through the state's Downtown Revitalization Initiative have brought hundreds of millions of dollars to downtowns across the state since 2016. As Gloversville embarks on its DRI process, here's a look at how things have gone in nearby cities that were recipients in previous rounds of the coveted $10 million economic development prize. AMSTERDAM Closest geographically is Amsterdam, which was chosen as the Mohawk Valley recipient in DRI Round 3, in 2018. Like Gloversville, it's a city that hasn't fully recovered from the loss of its signature industry decades ago. Amsterdam's efforts to revitalize its downtown…
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‘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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Arts center hosts a festive camp the community can celebrate

Arts center hosts a festive camp the community can celebrate

The parents of the 18 kids participating in this week’s holiday day camp at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts in Mayfield are in for quite the New Year’s Eve celebration. That’s because the campers, ages 5-12, are gearing up for the countdown to 2022 by making their own pinatas, crafting a macaroni and cheese bar with toppings of their choice, and even making a charcuterie board to bring home.Those festive creations by elementary school kids could amaze some parents. Then again, some parents are quite impressed by the arts center itself, according to the center’s director. Meanwhile, the holiday camp…
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