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Family Counseling sets a events for October

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The staff at The Family Counseling Center of Fulton County and its Domestic Violence Program will be participating in numerous community events throughout this month in an effort to draw attention to the critical issue of domestic violence. Some of these events include: ...

Tedra Cobb set to speak on Thursday

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JOHNSTOWN — Tedra Cobb, candidate for the 21st congressional district, will speak and answer questions at a public gathering of the Johnstown 50 Plus Club at the Johnstown Senior Center on Thursday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Send an email events@tedracobb.com if ...

Neighborhood garage sales Saturday

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BLEECKER — The Bleecker Community Church Hall, 641 Route 112, will have a neighborhood garage and food sales to benefit the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Photos can be viewed on the church’s Facebook page, according to a news release.

Animal shelter fundraiser Oct. 17

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GLOVERSVILLE — The James A. Brennan Memorial Humane Society is planning a spaghetti and meatball dinner fundraiser from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Plaza’s Italian Bistro, 130 N. Pine St. The dinner is takeout only and the tickets are $8 each. The tickets are presale and not available ...

Alzheimer’s program slated for Thursday

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JOHNSTOWN — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announced a program on “Alzheimer’s — Caregiver Stress” will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday at its wellness center, 2 Colonial Court, according to a news ...

Budget workshop to be held Thursday

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NORTHVILLE — The town of Northampton will hold a 2019 budget work session at 10 a.m. Thursday in the municipal office, 412 S. Main St., according to a news release. The purpose of the meeting is a presentation of the tentative 2019 budget; to conduct a work shop; and any other business that ...

Taste of Chocolate fundraiser Oct. 20

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FONDA — The Frothingham Library is hosting its fundraiser, the Taste of Chocolate at 6 p.m. Oct. 20, at St. Cecilia’s hall, Broadway. There will be chocolate treats to be tasted. There will also be themed baskets to raffle off. Most of the baskets are on view at the library, 28 W. Main ...

Halloween decor class on Oct. 23

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GLOVERSVILLE — Artist Melanie Fay will provide step-by-step instruction for beginners on making a Halloween decoration from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 23, in the teaching kitchen at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $35, minus a 20 percent discount for center ...

Village zoning board meeting set

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BROADALBIN — The village Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at village hall, 16 W. Main St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss procedures and any other business that may come before the board. All ZBA meetings are open to the public.

Libertarian Party meeting planned

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Libertarian Party will be meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18, at the Johnstown Public Library, according to a news release.

Cupcake decorating class set for Oct. 16

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will have a cupcake decorating class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the teaching kitchen. Toni Persch will be the instructor. The cost is $25 per person or one gift certificate. Members receive a 20 percent discount with ...

Soup tasting and craft fair Oct. 20

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — The Van Alstyne Homestead Society will present its seventh annual soup tasting and craft fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at 42 Moyer St., according to a news release. The soups will be donated by local chefs and restaurants and there will be harvest specialties from local ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man charged after domestic dispute PALATINE — Shawn M. Holmes, 49, of 93 E Grand St., Palatine Bridge was charged on Sunday by Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies for aggravated harassment and resisting arrest following a domestic dispute at the Budget Inn. Holmes was arraigned in ...

Area residents die in Schoharie limo crash

Local News

SCHOHARIE — Fulton County residents — including two Gloversville brothers, who sources said were Axel and Richard Steenburg — were among the 20 deaths that occurred in a deadly accident when a limousine careened out of control Saturday afternoon in this small Schoharie County town. The ...

Crowd turns out for Broadalbin festival

Local News

BROADALBIN — It’s not every day kids get to behave like hamsters. Youths, as well as adults, had a chance to get inside of, and roll, large “hamster wheels” along tracks, even racing them. The wheels were just one event that gave youngsters, such as John Tyler of Galway and Ethan ...

Stead to address shared services at Tuesday meet

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Administrative Officer Jon Stead will address the county’s 2018 Shared Services Plan during the Board of Supervisors meeting, starting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the County Office Building. Stead at 2 p.m. will give a public presentation on the plan in the ...

Bike path opened

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PATTERSONVILLE — A new five-mile trail has been added to the Erie Canalway Trail, making the transit easier and safer for bicyclists and pedestrians to travel the pathway. The section, which opened on Wednesday, is an extension of the Erie Canalway Trail. The five-mile portion of the trail ...

Man heading to prison for threat

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JOHNSTOWN — A Gloversville man who last spring made a terroristic threat toward his former company was sentenced Oct. 1 in Fulton County Court to 1 1/2 to three years in state prison. Charles E. Quackenbush, 49, of 51 Yale St., was sentenced by County Court Judge Polly A. Hoye, as a second ...

Budget process set to start

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Councilman-at-Large Craig Talarico will be making a decision this fall whether to conduct a special Common Council work session to mull proposed 2019 city departmental budgets. The 2019 “mayor’s” city budget proposed for council review hasn’t been done yet, but city ...