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Turning it around

Johnstown tannery site focus of DEC cleanup

Project could lead to residential use

A Johnstown public works crew layers dirt on the site of the former Karg Bros. Tannery off North Perry Street in the city on Wednesday.
A Johnstown public works crew layers dirt on the site of the former Karg Bros. Tannery off North Perry Street in the city on Wednesday.
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The former Karg Brothers Tannery was one of the biggest leather works in Johnstown for decades after it opened in 1900. Today, the 61⁄2 acres of barren land with concrete foundations off of North Perry Street is little more than an eyesore. But green grass will dominate the site along the Cayadutta Creek once steps are taken starting next week to address contamination left by industry. The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Wednesday announced ...


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grant18
October 10, 2013
9:24 a.m.

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Sounds like this new City Engineer doesn't fully understand the City of Johnstown yet. Johnstown "working together" with Gloversville? Sheer heresy! Cause for termination! Get out the tar & feathers!

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