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Former Gloversville mayor LaPorta remembered as ‘gentleman’

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Former Gloversville mayor Frank LaPorta died Friday at Nathan Littauer Hospital Nursing Home after a long illness. He was 86.

LaPorta served as mayor from 2002 to 2005, but spent most of his career in the composing room at The Leader-Herald. He retired from the Gloversville newspaper in 1993 after 30 years, according to his obituary.

“I don’t think anyone could say a bad word about him,” current Mayor Dayton King said Saturday. “Frank ...

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