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Rosa Clemente to speak during FM lecture series

JOHNSTOWN —  On Tuesday, Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Barto Lecture Series, in conjunction with Student Activities Board, will host guest speaker Rosa Clemente speaking on “Politics in Our Time.” Clemente, a native of the South Bronx, has spent her life dedicated to scholar ...

Honor rolls and graduations

Russell Sage College TROY — Sandra Marsh of Gloversville, the daughter of John and Nancy Marsh of Johnstown, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Russell Sage College, Troy, Rennselaer County. SUNY Cobleskill COBLESKILL — Adam James Caputo, the son of James and ...

Area news in brief

Chamber after-hours event planned Gloversville — The Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Raindancer Restaurant, 4582 Route 30, Amsterdam. The event is hosted by the Amsterdam Rotary District 7190. The event ...

Agricultural grants available

ALBANY — Proposals are being sought for research and grower education projects. Applications are due by Feb. 14, for projects to utilize up to $600,000 under the Specialty Crop Block Grant program through a competitive bid process, according to a news release from the state Department of ...

The Broadalbin-Perth Middle School students of the month for December are pictured above. The word for the month was honesty, which was used to pick the students. From left,  Gabriella Lanzi, sixth grade; Richard Mancini, eighth grade; Grace Trinkle, sixth grade; Logan Reed, seventh grade and Cody Korona, seventh grade. 
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B-P students of the month

The Broadalbin-Perth Middle School students of the month for December are pictured above. The word for the month was honesty, which was used to pick the students. From left, Gabriella Lanzi, sixth grade; Richard Mancini, eighth grade; Grace Trinkle, sixth grade; Logan Reed, seventh grade ...

Each kindergarten student in the Northville Central School District was recently able to buy a heart in support of the Albany-area Ronald McDonald Houses. NCS high school students in the Community Leadership and Service class are running a Help with All Your Heart campaign, selling $1 and $5 hearts to raise money and collecting hygiene products in boxes throughout the school to donate to the houses.Pictured above, campaign organizer Catherine Millington, a student in Northville’s Community Leadership and Service class, is surrounded by the kindergarten students who were able to purchase a heart for the Ronald McDonald House thanks to a donation from a parent.
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Having a heart

Each kindergarten student in the Northville Central School District was recently able to buy a heart in support of the Albany-area Ronald McDonald Houses. NCS high school students in the Community Leadership and Service class are running a Help with All Your Heart campaign, selling $1 and $5 ...

Textbooks tax-free for college students

ALBANY — The state Department of Taxation and Finance reminds students that they get a tax break when they buy required or recommended college textbooks for their courses. The textbooks can be purchased from any bookstore, including college or university bookstores, retail bookstores, by mail ...

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Last year’s readers Keira Mackey, Isabella Colon,   Elleah Whittaker, Ahmya Tompkins, Ava Daum, Brandon Sawyer, Logan Hammons, Caitlin Clapper, Quinton Fitzgerald, Janey Roe, Leanora Fitzgerald and Lyra Thomarie pose with principal Tammy Reidell as they role-play during the kickoff assembly. (Photo submitted)

Students participate in reading program

NORTHVILLE — Northville elementary students, who are participating in the Read for Ronald McDonald House program for the second year in a row, attended a kickoff assembly Friday morning. Students participating in the program will find sponsors for their reading minutes during the month of ...

Donations, vendors sought for symposium

JOHNSTOWN — The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium is seeking donations for their upcoming Women’s Symposium. The event is set for March 18 at the HFM BOCES Center, Route 67. The theme of the symposium is Women Breaking Boundaries 1917-2017. Held during Women’s History ...

From left, Fulton-Montgomery Community College alumnus Ben Chapin; fine arts professor and gallery director Joel Chapin; Tyler Schrader, FM alumnus; Schrader’s mother, Kaye Schrader; FM alumnus Lucas Chapin; FM alumna Hikari Morakowa; FM alumna Linda Wasson Chapin; and Ian Chapin at the closing reception of Schrader’s exhibit. (Photo submitted)

Fellow alumni, friends support local artist

JOHNSTOWN — Tyler Schrader, a native of Johnstown, recently displayed some of his large-scale charcoal drawings in his exhibit, Equal Matter, at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Schrader is a senior at SUNY Purchase pursuing a bachelor degree in fine arts. He is also a 2014 alumnus ...

Community Calendar

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

Donn and Cyndie Truax of Change of Change of 1 Ministry, left, were honored for their service to the community. Presenting the plaque is John Nasso, executive director and Charlene Dybas, board president.
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Couple honored for community service

AMSTERDAM — Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery counties had their 14th annual mid-winter dinner at the Raindancer Restaurant. The event is an opportunity for staff and board members to gather for relaxation, recognition and enjoyment, according to a news release. At this year’s ...

Local fire officers installed

PERTH — The 2017 officers were installed by Fulton County Fire Coordinator Steve SantaMaria were President Kate Tylutki, Vice President Brad Haight, Treasurer Kenneth Studier, Secretary Christine M. Lesniewski, Financial Secretary Melissa Maynard, Sergeant at Arms John DePalma, Board of ...

Students show love, respect

NORTHVILLE — A message of goodwill and kindness spread throughout Northville Central School Thursday as a sign reading “Love Your Neighbor (Everyone’s Your Neighbor)” traveled throughout the kindergarten through 12th grade building. “Thanks to Chuck Kramer — creator of the sign ...

Students get tax break on text books

ALBANY — The state Department of Taxation and Finance reminds students that they get a tax break when they buy required or recommended college textbooks for their courses, according to a news release. The textbooks can be purchased from any bookstore, including college or university ...

Pie Girls donate time and effort

JOHNSTOWN — In November, the Fulton County Pie Girls baked and sold 375 pies from scratch including apple, chocolate mousse and pumpkin, according to a news release. Over 30 hours were invested in two weekends. The girls decided to donate money earned to four different charities. They ...

Gearing up for Cycle the Erie Canal

ALBANY — Registration is now open for Parks & Trails New York’s 19th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour, an opportunity to bike across New York state and take in the rich history of the legendary canal that transformed America. The eight-day, 400-mile recreational bicycle tour from ...

Thompson joins Family Counseling Center

GLOVERSVILLE — Edward Thompson, a board-certified family-psychiatric nurse practitioner, has joined staff of the Family Counseling Center, according to a news release. “We are thrilled to have Eddie on our staff, he has already made a tremendous impact on our patients” said Michael ...

Honor Rolls

University at Albany The following students earned dean’s letter of commendation for the fall semester by earning a at least a 3.5 grade point average in six graduation credits at the state. They are Joseph Frederick, Nicole Hathaway, Elisa Mannino and Breanna Morin, all of Amsterdam, and ...

Area news in brief

Policy committee meeting planned FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education has scheduled a policy committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1, in the superintendent’s office. Monthly board meeting changed PERTH — The town board, at their Jan. 5, ...