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Vail Mills power outage causes few problems

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VAIL MILLS — While an inconvenience for many, the Tuesday night power outage in the Vail Mills area caused little disruption, with stops signs erected at darkened traffic intersections to help the flow of traffic and National Grid teams working to quickly restore power to customers. ...

Blaze burns vacant St. Johnsville home

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — A vacant house in St. Johnsville went up in flames Monday night, causing it to be a total loss. Firefighters responded to the fire on Route 5 and Fox Road around 11:47 when a passerby reported the fire. Upon arrival at the scene of the fire, Montgomery County Sheriff ...

Taylor Made purchases building for expansion

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GLOVERSVILLE — City-based recreational marine industry supplier Taylor Made has acquired an 80,000-square-foot, former Swany America Corp. building at the Crossroads Industrial Park on Route 29 in an effort to greatly expand distribution and manufacturing. The move was hailed by all parties ...

Police: Men wanted for questioning in possible thefts

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WILTON — State police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying several individuals who are wanted for questioning for a series of larcenies that have taken place in Fulton and Saratoga counties. Troopers said the thefts took place throughout the month of December at Walmart ...

St. Mary’s Healthcare awarded grant

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AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s Healthcare over the next five years will be working on a new multi-year initiative totaling $1.125 million to introduce cancer prevention strategies to communities in Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady counties. St. Mary’s representatives made the announcement ...

Caroga Arts to host winter performances

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GLOVERSVILLE — Area residents longing for summer fun will get their wish this week when an organization known for producing summer entertainment, the Caroga Arts Collective, hosts its first Winter Residency with a week of interactive performances culminating in an artists showcase at the ...

Bowl-a-thon to benefit the Montgomery County SPCA

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AMSTERDAM — The annual Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals bowl-a-thon for the animals will be held Sunday at Kelly’s Imperial Lanes, Wallins Corners Road. The event directly benefits the homeless animals at the MCSPCA Animal Shelter, according to a news ...

City of Amsterdam’s Soupfest on Jan. 26

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AMSTERDAM — The city and city recreation department will be hosting Soupfest on Jan. 26 from noon to 6 p.m. at locations throughout the city. According to a news release, attendees will pay $1 for 3 ounce soup samples at each location and will vote at the end for their favorite soup at ...

Recycled luminaries class on Tuesday

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will have a recycled luminaries two-part class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Jan. 29 in the teaching kitchen. Suzanna Hunter will be the instructor. The cost is $55 for pre-registration; $65 at the door with 20 percent ...

Horse-drawn sleigh rides on Sunday

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JOHNSTOWN — Rogers Family Orchard, 260 County Highway 131, will be holding an old-fashioned horse drawn sleigh rally on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The event is hosted by the Rensselaer County Draft Animal Club. The event will feature free horse drawn sleigh rides (or wagon rides, if ...

Northville Winterfest is slated for Jan. 26

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NORTHVILLE — The Northville Rotary will be holding its Winterfest on Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the village. Activities are slated to include pony rides, horse drawn wagon rides, snow mini-golf, axe/knife throwing, snow sculptures and more.

Walleye Ice Fishing Tournament Feb. 16

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MAYFIELD — The 11th annual Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Derby will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 16 on the Great Sacandaga Lake. The Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Derby will be a $87,500 contest consisting of $2,149 per hour in payouts, and over $17,000 in miscellaneous prizes. ...

Amsterdam to hold workshop on DRI

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AMSTERDAM — The city of Amsterdam will be holding its second public workshop on the $10 million it is have been awarded through the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. “The DRI investment will allow the City of Amsterdam to develop a strategic investment plan and implement key ...

Infamous residents the topic of discussion

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JOHNSTOWN — A housewife. A Revolutionary War veteran. A butcher. A teenager. A traveling jewelry salesman. What do they all have in common? They all committed violent crimes Famously Infamous: Fulton County’s Notorious Murderers will be explored by Fulton County Historian Samantha ...

Dragonfly painting class at Nigra center

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will have a painting 3D balancing dragonfly class from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 in art studio two. Brenda Dwyer will be the instructor. The cost is $25 for pre-registration or one class pass with 20 percent discount ...

4-H International Night planned

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JOHNSTOWN — The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties 4-H Clubs will be holding the 4-H International Night on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Citizen Center, 109 E. Main St. Each group or individual will choose a country, research it and make a ...

Sisters of Holy Spirit to host three suppers

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Sisters of the Holy Spirit Church are sponsoring the following four suppers. The proceeds will benefit the Gloversville Senior Citizen Center, according to a news release. ∫ Saturday, chicken and gravy over homemade biscuit. ∫ Jan. 26, beef stew with roll. ∫ ...

Breastfeeding support group meets Thursday

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GLOVERSVILLE — The HealthLink Littauer breastfeeding support group will meet at the HealthLink offices, 2 Colonial Court, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 17. According to a news release, this group is designed to be a quiet and relaxed atmosphere where moms can learn what they need to know ...

Snowflake crafts for adults at library

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library will be hosting two adult craft sessions on Jan. 23 at 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. According to a news release, this month’s craft will be transforming simple paper squares into 3D snowflake ornaments. All supplies are provided. ...