Community News

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 ...

Afterschool help available at Ft. Plain

FORT PLAIN — Thanks to Fort Plain High School volunteers, the Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., is able to offer free afterschool homework help to elementary and middle school students each Wednesday afternoon. Members of the Fort Plain class of 2018 will be on hand at the library ...

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 ...

Tips for staying healthy over the holiday season

The holiday season is upon us and with it comes times of celebration, visits with family and friends, and a greater appreciation of what’s important to us. The holidays present the perfect opportunity to value the gift of health and provide our bodies with a little extra self-care. In order ...

Holiday spirit and higher education at FMCC

It is clear that the divide between political parties, conservative versus liberal, unrest between cultures, negative racial feelings and so many other displays of anger and hatred bombard our senses everyday through the media and social media. The United States is seeing one of its worst times ...

Forest Ranger and Environmental Conservation Officer activities

Recent missions carried out by DEC forest rangers from Dec. 10 to 16 include: Town of Great Valley Cattaraugus County Rescue: On Dec. 10 at 7:40 a.m., DEC forest rangers were contacted with a report of a hunter in McCarty State Forest experiencing a medical issue. Rangers responded to ...

EMVI Chocolate donates $2,000

BROADALBIN — EMVI Chocolate presented $1,000 each to two local organization from its annual Giant Chocolate Holiday Raffle. EMVI Chocolate held its annual holiday raffle, this year to benefit Fulton County YMCA and the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts. One thousand raffle tickets were ...

Elevated lead levels in drinking water

AMSTERDAM — The recent drinking water quality monitoring conducted by the city found elevated levels of lead in drinking water in some homes and buildings in the city, according to a news release. The city is concerned about the health of its residents because lead can cause serious ...

Mayfield Elementary School

Grade 4 Honor Roll (Average 85+) Abbey Andrews-Leise, Hunter Blais, Amaia Cardona-Ernst, Michael Cassidy, Landen Clark, Landon Conyne, Byron Lawrence, Jaeden Euler, Cora-Mae Stewart, Jocelyn Sylvester High Honor Roll (Average 90+) Gracelin Bradley, Isabella Horne, ...

Local student named to college dean’s list

Rachel Dawn Garber of Johnstown, has been named to the dean’s list at Maria College in Albany. A 2014 graduate of Johnstown High School, Garber is working toward a bachelor’s degree in health and occupational services. Upon her graduation in May 2019, she plans to pursue a career in ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; no evening service. Monday: Christmas Eve service, 5 p.m. Thursday: No evening service. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages including a baptism-membership class, 8:45 ...

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. 4 Admissions Rosemary B. Hayner of Johnstown. Discharges Ivar Anderson of Mayfield. Susan Savage of Johnstown. Births Murray Nicole and Warren Rulison of Gloversville, a boy at 8:06 a.m. Dec. 5 Discharges Rosemary B. Hayner of Johnstown. Dec. 6 Discharges Francis R. ...