Community News

SMI undergoes assessment to ensure future growth and vitality

AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s Institute recently took a step towards burnishing its reputation as the area’s preeminent educational institution. Under the direction of Fr. Jeffrey L’Arche, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and the leadership of Principal Nicole Luft, SMI contracted ...

Community Calendar

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...

Forest Ranger searches & rescues

Recent missions carried out by DEC forest rangers from Dec. 31 to Jan. 6 include:

 Town of Middleburgh
 Schoharie County
 Wilderness Search: On Jan. 3 at approximately 3:25 p.m., Ranger Melissa Milano was called by Schoharie County Dispatch to respond to a disoriented hiker at ...

Tedisco named ranking member

ALBANY — State Sen. Jim Tedisco has announced that he has been named as ranking member for three committees in the State Senate: consumer protection, children and families, and animal welfare, according to a news release. Tedisco also will serve as a member of the banks, alcoholism and ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship ...

Community Calendar

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...

Littauer Hospital

Dec. 26 Admissions Paul Mendrea of Gloversville. John Sira of Broadalbin. Rosalie A. Sweet of Gloversville. Barbara Toussaint of Gloversville. Dec. 27 No list received Dec. 28 Admissions Rosalie A. Sweet of Gloversville. Discharges Anna Crawford of Amsterdam. Paul ...

Forest Ranger searches & rescues

Recent missions carried out by the state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers from Dec. 24 to 30 include: Town of Hunter
 Greene County
 Search: On Dec. 24 at 11 a.m., a 60-year-old male went for an off-trail hike on Round Top Mountain. During the hike, the ...

After-school program helps at-risk students

By GWEN TALLMAN I am the Behavioral Health After-School Program coordinator. The Behavioral Health After School Programs are sponsored by the Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery counties and serve youth between the ages of 5 and 15. Youth eligible, are living with a mental ...

Area religious activities

Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages including a baptism-membership class, 8:45 a.m.; communion worship service with Pastor Richard Klueg preaching (service is live streamed at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org), 10 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; man up Bible ...

Office for the Aging menu

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Dancer awarded scholarship

JOHNSTOWN — Willa Perkins, a Johnstown High School sophomore, has been awarded a $500 performing arts scholarship as an advanced dancer at Highlights Performing Arts. Kimberly Bartlett, Highlights director, and Meghan Bartlett, Highlights instructor, gave the scholarship to Perkins for her ...

New bus route planned to ensure veterans get services

FONDA — Montgomery County Veterans’ Service Agency will provide a new bus route in 2019 in an effort to ensure the needs of veterans are being met. Veterans, who are currently enrolled in the VA Healthcare System, will be eligible for free transportation to the Fonda VA Outpatient Clinic. ...

New bill aims to help car owners when their vehicle is repossessed

ALBANY — Senator Jim Tedisco announced Saturday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law legislation he prime sponsored and passed (S.5369/A.9617) to help consumers, small business owners and local county governments by extending the time frame in which a car owner has to submit their ...

Community Calendar

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...

Alpin Haus named a top RV dealer by RVBusiness magazine

AMSTERDAM — Alpin Haus, the Northeast’s largest, family-owned outdoor recreation retailers, has been named one of the “Top 50 RV Dealers in North America” by RVBusiness magazine, according to a news release.  Representatives from Alpin Haus accepted the designation at the 2018 RV ...

North Country Appliance Repair receives honor for attendance

GLOVERSVILLE — North Country Appliance Repair, LLC., a local appliance repair company, received an honorable mention for their attendance at the United Servicers Association’s 2018 Appliance Service Training Institute (ASTI) in St. Pete Beach, FL, January 22 through 25, according to a news ...

Area religious activities

Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages including a baptism-membership class, 8:45 a.m.; worship service with Pastor Richard Klueg preaching (service is live streamed at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org), 10 a.m.; no evening service. Thursday: Prayer and praise ...

Stewart’s ‘Holiday Match’ exceeds previous campaigns

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The 2018 Holiday Match program has raised over $2 million for local children’s organizations, setting a record for the fifth consecutive season. From Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day, Stewart’s customers impressively donated over $1,031,000 to the program, which ...

A milestone birthday celebrated

AMSTERDAM — A resident of River Ridge Living Center is being feted for reaching a milestone — 100 years. Ella Russo, formerly of Ephratah and Johnstown, was among residents with November-December birthdays celebrated by staff on Dec. 18; participated in a Dec. 20 Christmas party, with ...