Community News

Win a new heater from Apollo

SCHENECTADY — The Appolo Heating, for the second year in a row, will award a new heating system to three families in need. Just in time for the winter months, a winner will be chosen from the Capital Region, the Hudson Valley, and the Southern Tier of New York state, according to a news ...

Forest Ranger searches & rescues

Recent missions carried out by New York state Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers from Oct. 8 to 14 include: Town of Waverly
 Franklin County
 Wilderness Search: On Oct. 10 at 10:47 a.m., state police in Plattsburgh requested forest ranger assistance for a missing ...

New trail, same killer views

LAKE PLACID — Just when the leaves began to change this fall, the rain moved in. With almost no precipitation all summer, it seemed like a cruel joke to have fall foliage at its peak when most of the peaks themselves were covered by gray clouds. So when the weather called for a break in the ...

Littauer Hospital

Oct. 10 Admissions Mercedes M. Casler of Johnstown. Joshua Norton of Gloversville. Discharges Moak baby girl of Amsterdam. Stephanie Moak of Amsterdam. Births Mercedes and Christopher Casler of Johnstown, a girl at 11:56 a.m. Oct. 11 Discharges Gene H. Dingman Sr. of ...

Foliage forecast

This is the sixth 2018 Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon. Foliage change slowed down in many areas of the state over the past ...

Historic Site to host Tuesday Talks

FORT HUNTER – Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site will conduct its fourth annual Tuesday Talk series to recognize New York State History Month in November. Each week a speaker will present on regional or state history. The free presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Enders House ...

Business donates equipment to FFCS technology, engineering classroom

FONDA — The technology and engineering classroom at Fonda-Fultonville high school got a boost on Tuesday with the donation of some much-needed equipment. The Keymark Corporation of Fonda donated a scroll saw along with several blades to the engineering classroom at Fonda-Fultonville High ...

Boy Scout Troop 5051 kick off the new school year with active schedule

BROADALBIN — Boy Scout Troop 5051 has kicked off the new school year with an active schedule. Before weekly meetings started in September, the troop participated in the annual 9-11 remembrance at the Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company. Boys conducted the flag ceremony, and some also served ...

Hand in Glove Art and Essay Competition set for 2019

GLOVERSVILLE — Fulton County Historical Society and Museum along with the Fulton County historian will hold a Hand in Glove Art and Essay Competition for spring 2019 as part of a yearlong celebration of Fulton County’s heritage as a tanning and glove-making center. Separate competitions ...

Education news in brief

Richards receives Master’s in nursing WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Allana Richards of St. Johnsville, recently received a master’s degree in nursing at Wilkes University. Young gets first white coat at ceremony OLD WESTBURY — Benjamin Young of Broadalbin, was one of the medical students who ...

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: October missions month — Sunday school for all ...

Cleaning the pipes

Water is shown flowing from hydrants Thursday night in Amsterdam on Route 5 as part of the town’s hydrant flushing. Hydrants are routinely flushed in municipalities in an effort to ensure adequate water flow is available to fire fighters, residents and businesses. It also helps maintain the ...

Stewart’s Shops recalls cranberry apple drink

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Stewart's Shops Corp. is recalling units of Stewart's Shops brand Cranberry Apple Refresher, 16 fluid ounces, because the product may contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume ...

Talk on invasive species planned for Tuesday

FORT HUNTER — Gwendolyn Grace Temple of the Capital/Mohawk Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, will speak about aquatic invasive species and their impact on the state’s waterways at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Enders House adjacent to the Schoharie Crossing visitor ...

Tricare dental program to end

JOHNSTOWN — On Dec. 31, the TRICARE retiree dental program contract and dental benefits under the current Department of Defense program will end, according to the Fulton County Veterans Service Agency. However, dental coverage for military retirees and family members will be offered under ...

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 ...

‘Evening of Perfect Pairings’ set

AMSTERDAM — An Evening of Perfect Pairings will be presented by the Foundation for Montgomery County Office for Aging from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at Amsterdam Castle, 49 Florida Ave. Partygoers can enjoy the evening’s festivities both inside the castle and in a tent on Castle grounds. ...

Littauer Hospital

Oct. 2 Admissions Cassondra Clark of Johnstown. William J. Witts of Northville. Discharges Brian Blakeslee of Gloversville. Verrego baby girl of Broadalbin. Kimberly A. Verrego of Broadalbin. Valerie A. Wade of Gloversville. Births Jeremy Miller and Cassondra Clark of ...

Rose Knox tea held

JOHNSTOWN — On a late summer afternoon, 65 attendees were treated to an afternoon presentation by Anne Niles, assisted by her granddaughter, Diona Niles, on the life and accomplishments of Rose Markward Knox who assumed leadership of the Knox Gelatin Company upon the death of her husband ...

10.6.18

By Abbey Ballard, with love How can the trees continue to turn And their leaves continue to fall? When the hearts of so many are weighted with grief As the pain of loss touches us all How can the sun continue to set, marking another new day? When for those left behind, time has stood ...