Fulton County drops residency requirement, again

Fulton County drops residency requirement, again

JOHNSTOWN — For the second time in the last two months the Fulton County Board of Supervisors has voted to approve waiving the in-county residency requirement for some county positions — opening up eligibility for the jobs to residents of contiguous border counties. In September, the board waived the Fulton County residency requirement for caseworkers for four of its $15.25-per-hour to $20.14 per-hour, after one year, positions — caseworker and social welfare examiner for the Dept.…
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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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After wild comeback, Gloversville beats Amsterdam on penalties in Class A boys’ soccer tournament

After wild comeback, Gloversville beats Amsterdam on penalties in Class A boys’ soccer tournament

Photo Caption: Gloversville goalkeeper Justin Kemmet and teammate Dane Dillenback go after a corner kick against Amsterdam on Wednesday. PETER R. BARBER/THE LEADER-HERALD GLOVERSVILLE — Justin Kemmet kept his head clear and his mission simple. The Gloversville senior goalkeeper knew that his performance in a penalty shootout against Amsterdam on Wednesday in the first round of the Section II Class A boys’ soccer tournament was going to be the difference between the Dragons moving on…
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Fulton Co. DA: Man sentenced to prison in Mayfield sexual abuse case that involved peep hole, threats

Fulton Co. DA: Man sentenced to prison in Mayfield sexual abuse case that involved peep hole, threats

Photo Caption: Brian C. Knapp - Credit: Fulton County District Attorney's Office By Steven Cook/The Leader-Herald JOHNSTOWN - A man was sentenced Wednesday to three-and-a-half years in prison after his July sexual abuse conviction in a case that involved a peep hole and threats, Fulton County District Attorney's officials said. The judge also sentenced Brian C. Knapp to 10 years of post-release supervision and required he register as a sex offender upon his release, prosecutors…
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Fire official: Fast action helps limit damage in Broadalbin house fire

Fire official: Fast action helps limit damage in Broadalbin house fire

By Andrew Waite/The Leader-Herald A house fire in the village of Broadalbin this week could have been a lot worse if three volunteer fire companies hadn’t been at their stations to perform regular Monday night drills, according to Steven Santa Maria, director of the Fulton County Emergency Management Office, which was on the scene along with the three fire units.  The fast action helped firefighters limit the damage to the residence and safely remove two…
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