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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 ...

Nominations sought for award

GLOVERSVILLE — The Glove Cities Rotary Club is seeking nominations for the fifth annual Mark “Doc” Crandall Community Service Award, according to a news release. The club created the award in 2015 to honor the memory of Doc Crandall’s life of service to others and to express their ...

Sheriff’s institute membership drive starts

JOHNSTOWN — The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership Drive within Fulton County in the next 10 days, according to Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino. “The annual sheriff’s drive is under way,” Giardino announced. “These programs assist ...

Time for a new funding model

When community colleges were proposed in New York State in the 1960s, the model was conceived as a partnership between the state, sponsoring counties and students each paying one third of the operating costs. This model was designed so that each partner had some “skin in the game” and to ...

Senior news in brief

Adirondack Bridge Club meets JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement March 18 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners for first place, Poppy Kiernan and Doris McIntosh; second place, Arlene Comstock and John ...

Wheelerville Union students celebrate book publication

CAROGA — Wheelerville Union Free School sixth-graders celebrated the revealing of their first published book on Wednesday with an author’s tea. Each child received a copy of their book, The Hero’s Journey an Anthology. The sixth-graders in Lynn Lair’s class submitted a story of ...

Pujrim is about joyful celebration when courage triumphs

At sundown on March 20th, Jews the world over gathered to hear a story read from a scroll called a megillah. As the reader chanted the Hebrew words on the scroll, everyone listened carefully, whether or not they understood the Hebrew. They were listening for one word — the name "Haman" ...

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 ...

Bus camera measure approved

ALBANY — State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced the approval of a measure that will allow stop arm cameras to be installed on school buses—a bill he helped pass in the State Assembly to identify drivers who illegally drive around stopped school buses that are picking up or dropping ...

The Raiders Relief Food Pantry opens

JOHNSTOWN — In November 2017, under the authority of The State University of New York Board of Trustees and Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson, the Food Insecurity Task Force was formed. In his 2018 State of the State address, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a plan to combat hunger for students in ...

Galway Junior/Senior High School honor roll

GALWAY — The Galway Junior-Senior High School second quarter honor roll. Academic scholars Grade 12: Jonathan Fajans, Riley F. Flint, Samantha L. Grant, Lily Gullett, Darren Heigel, Christian Hines, Julia Holbrook, Ryan T. Ingle, Osie S. Johnston, Justin M. Kozlowski, Erik Malanoski, Jacob ...

Quilts given to new moms

GLOVERSVILLE — In celebration of National Quilting Day, members of the Sew Busy Quilt Guild of Gloversville make quilts to be given to newborns at two local hospitals, according to a news release. The date this year was Saturday, March 16. One of the quilts was delivered to Nathan Littauer ...

Students take stand in anti-smoking campaign

DOLGEVILLE — On Tuesday, students in the Herkimer County Reality Check group at Dolgeville Central School wrote letters to their elected officials asking them to take a stand against big tobacco.   The students were part of a statewide effort of thousands of young people nationwide to mark ...

Soroptimists honor five with awards

GLOVERSVILLE — The Soroptimist International of Fulton and Montgomery counties recognized five local recipients and presented $10,000 in cash awards at a recent dinner banquet, led by Traci DiMezza, youth and scholarship chair person. The winners were introduced to an audience of ...

St. Patrick’s Day celebrated at Methodist Church gala

GLOVERSVILLE — North Main Street United Methodist Church, 316 N. Main St., hosted about 75 guests and two Irish dance troupes Sunday to honor St. Patrick. The three-hour gala featured performances by the Me Rince Dancers of Me Dance of Glenville and the Iona Troupe Irish dancers of Sharon ...

Crackdown on criminal activity in city

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Police Department, working with other agencies, last week during a three-day period conducted approximately 340 traffic stops. Police said arrests 44 made were mostly for illegal drugs. A news release issued by Amsterdam Police Chief Greg Culick indicated the ...

Mayfield Drama Club production to open Thursday

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield High School Drama Club production of “Once Upon a Mattress” will open at the high school on Thursday at 7 p.m. and continue for three more performances — Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Co-directors Jennifer Horne and Beth VanEvery, along ...

Stewart’s Holiday Match breaks previous records

SARATOGA SPRINGS —A record-breaking Holiday Match season leads to a record amount of checks in the mail to local children’s charities, according to a news release. Funding has now been allocated to 1,830 organizations across the communities where Stewart’s Shops are located. That’s 50 ...

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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 ...

Technology: The good, the bad and the ugly

As a “technological geek”, my entire life has been devoted to advancing technology in the world. Whether I was supporting local businesses, Olympic events, cellular devices, satellites, medical product development, the defense industry or education, I was always confident I was making the ...