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Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fulton County building held

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County government on Tuesday celebrated a grand reopening project for the front of the County Office Building with a “special guest” who helped provide most of the funding for the $500,000 project. Former state Sen. Hugh T. Farley of Niskayuna was on hand — along ...

Fulton County tentative budget accepted

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JOHNSTOWN —The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday reviewed a tentative $93.4 million budget for 2019, carrying a slight 1.9 percent average tax rate increase across the county. The news is better for county residents compared to the 2018 budget, for which supervisors adopted an ...

Mohawk Valley gets $25M for bridges

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GLOVERSVILLE — The state has awarded $25.31 million for 14 projects in the Mohawk Valley to fund bridge and culvert repairs. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced more than $262.2 million in funding for 165 projects statewide as part of the BRIDGE NY initiative to fund the renewal and modernization of ...

Northville School District showcases projects

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NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School District welcomed community members to the school Tuesday for its showcase of the capital project and new programs the school offers. The showcase allowed community members to tour the school to see the capital project updates and take a peek into ...

Presentation on ESSA given to the GJSD board

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JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education learned about the Every Students Succeeds Act, or ESSA, at recent meeting at Johnstown High School. Nicole Panton, district director of curriculum and professional development, presented a detailed overview of the new ...

Glen town budget sees $90K increase

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GLEN — The town board adopted the 2019 budget of $1.7 million at their regular meeting on Monday. The 2019 budget shows a tax levy increase from the current budget of $283,500 to $373,500, which is a $90,000 increase. In September, the town passed Local Law 2 to amend Chapter 89, which ...

Johnstown school district to participate in bidding program

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JOHNSTOWN — Two agreements were approved by the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education recently at Johnstown High School. The board decided to have the Johnstown district participate with several other districts in the New York/Island Cooperative Bid program. The district ...

5k race to benefit Sudan medical program Nov. 22

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AMSTERDAM — The fourth annual Thanks4Giving 5kRun/1.5K walk to benefit Dr. Tom Catena’s mission work at Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan, Africa, will be held at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, at Shuttleworth Park, 65 Crescent Ave. Each day the Amsterdam ...

Memory Tree lighting scheduled for Nov. 25

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GALWAY — The 24th annual Memory Tree lighting to remember loved ones during the Christmas season will be held on Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m. near the bandstand in the village park, Sacandaga and Galway roads, sponsored by the Galway Lioness Club. A $1 donation is requested for each name of a loved ...

City to hold tree lighting ceremony

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AMSTERDAM — The city of Amsterdam will hold a tree lighting ceremony and festival from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook, 1 Bridge St. The free event will include pictures with Santa, horse carriage rides, kids train rides, food, holiday music and other ...

GHA to hold monthly meeting

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Housing Authority Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the administration office, 181 West St., according to a news release.

Budget meeting to be held tonight

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Water Department will hold its annual budget meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Gloversville Water Department, 67-73 S. Main St.

Chicken and rice recipe class slated

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GLOVERSVILLE — Chef Jose Kemp will teach a beginners class on how to make his chicken and rice recipe from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, in the teaching kitchen of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Special accommodations are available. The cost will be $25 with ...

Nature Club meeting slated for Thursday

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AMSTERDAM — The Walter Elwood Nature Club has scheduled its next meeting for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Horace Inman Senior Center, 53 Guy Park Ave.; use the rear entrance. Scott Stoner and Denise Hackert-Stoner of Naturelogues will give a presentation about the birds of North America. The ...

Snow shadow class slated for Sunday

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GLOVERSVILLE — Ellen Lauziere will teach a beginners class on painting snow shadows with acrylics on canvas from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $25 with preregistration or $40 at the door, minus a 20 ...

Senior center meal Thanksgiving Day

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Senior will be offering its traditional free Thanksgiving Day breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. on Nov. 22. The meal will consist of hot scrambled eggs, baked ham, toast, homemade pumpkin spice pancakes, fresh fruit, homemade apple and raisin cake, old fashioned ...

City leaf and debris pickup continues

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JOHNSTOWN — The city will begin curbside pickup of leaves and lawn debris is currently on going. All leaves should be placed on the terrace, not in the street, no later than Nov. 30; leaves put out after this time will not be picked up. The brush drop off on West Main Street is still open ...

Soup, pie and craft sale on Saturday

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FONDA — A soup, pie and craft sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St. Admission is free. For more information, call the library at (518) 853-3016 or visit https://fonlib.blogspot.com/.

Annual Community Thanksgiving set

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SPECULATOR — The North Country Bible Fellowship, Elm Lake Road, will hold its annual community Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend. Refreshments will follow the service.