Gloversville’s Railfest 16 draws big summer crowd

Gloversville’s Railfest 16 draws big summer crowd

GLOVERSVILLE -- Picture-perfect weather combined with community enthusiasm for gathering together again in public after more than two years of the coronavirus pandemic helped spur an estimated record turnout for the 16th annual Gloversville Railfest at Trail Station Park on Saturday.City Clerk Jenni Mazur, who serves as the liaison to the Recreation Commision, said the 16th Railfest was the biggest success its been for the four years the Recreation Commission has been running the event. She said last year there were about 45 vendors, but this year there were more than 70."It's been incredible. It's the biggest Railfest we've had…
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Tedisco calls for special session to repeal bail reform

Tedisco calls for special session to repeal bail reform

CLIFTON PARK - State Sen. James Tedisco has called for a special session of the state legislature to repeal “catch and release” bail reform.Friday, Tedisco, R-Glenville, was joined with local law enforcement and family of the late John Lee, who was fatally stabbed in June. Tedisco said the reforms made to bail are not working. The group called for the governor and legislature to hold a special session to pass Tedisco’s legislation which would repeal bail reform.“We’ve got to get those [two bills] passed, we’ve got to go back and do this right,” Tedisco said. “We’ve got to make sure…
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Gloversville Police Department experiencing staff shortages

Gloversville Police Department experiencing staff shortages

 In recent months, the Gloversville Police Department has been reduced to as few as 25 sworn officers from the 37 officers budgeted for in the city’s 2022 budget.The shortage has forced some of GPD’s senior staff, including Police Chief Anthony “Tony” Clay to perform regular patrol duties normally assigned to younger officers.“I’ve taken a few patrols,” Clay said. “Actually, it’s refreshing, to be honest with you. Kind of getting back to the roots kind of thing, but unfortunately [whenever] you have somebody doing a job outside of what their regular job is you’re kind of robbing Peter to pay Paul,…
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Castelli touts ‘country-over-party’ message at town hall in Amsterdam

Castelli touts ‘country-over-party’ message at town hall in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — Matt Castelli, D-Glens Falls, shared three things he would do if elected to the U.S. House of Representatives this November at a town hall Thursday night at the Horace J. Inman Center in Amsterdam.The candidate in the Democratic primary for New York’s 21st Congressional District told those in attendance that, if he’s elected, he intends to vote against Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker, vote in favor of a federal law reinstating the rights women lost when Roe v. Wade was overturned, and vote in favor of congressional term limits, which he thinks should be capped at eight years…
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After COVID hiatus, Eddie Music Fest back on this year to honor beloved local musician

After COVID hiatus, Eddie Music Fest back on this year to honor beloved local musician

By Jordan RiesFor The Leader-HeraldGLOVERSVILLE — In honor of the late, local Johnstown musician Edward Lakata, 14 bands are scheduled to take the stage during the annual Eddie Music Festival at the Concordia Club in Gloversville on Saturday. The festival kicks off at noon and should wrap up by 10 p.m., although, organizer John Lakata said the festival has tended to run a little longer in past years. Admission is $5.“The feedback has been that the music at the Eddie is fantastic,” John Lakata said. “We’ve never had complaints about any of [the bands].”Edward Lakata died in a bicycle crash in…
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