News

Biblical storyteller scheduled for today

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., will welcome Juliana Rowe of New York City, international Biblical storyteller, at 10:30 a.m. today. Rowe, who will be telling the Book of Esther, tells the text as it is written in the New Revised Standard Version ...

Pumpkin pillow class on Wednesday

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will have a pumpkin pillows class from 10 a.m. to noon or from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Melanie Fay will be the instructor. The cost is $25. Members receive a 20 percent discount — enter promotional code in registration ...

Sunflower painting set for Thursday

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — Brenda Dwyer will teach sunflower painting using acrylics from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $25 with preregistration or one class pass, minus a 20 percent discount for center ...

Harry Potter trivia night scheduled

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — A Harry Potter trivia night will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. Harry Potter-themed snacks will be offered, and participants will compete to be crowned the master of Harry Potter knowledge. Teams of six to eight people can be ...

Theatre to sponsor Rainbow Scholarship

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Colonial Little Theatre will sponsor the Rainbow Scholarship in memory of Justin “Pacifica Rim” DeMaria. Applications will be available to area schools in early 2019. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior, a member of the LGBTQ community in ...

Littauer Hospital

Community News

Sept. 12 Admissions Felicity M. Farley of Gloversville. Arthur Hobson of Gloversville. Discharges Waldvogel baby girl of Gloversville. Whitney Waldvogel of Gloversville. Sept. 13 Admissions Bert Sartin of Gloversville. Discharges Julia E. Damkoehler of Piseco. Bert Sartin of ...

Forest Ranger searches & rescues

Community News

Recent missions carried out by DEC Forest Rangers from Sept. 10 to Sept. 16 include: Town of Colchester
 Delaware County
 Attempt to Locate: On Sept. 10, Delaware County 911 was notified that a 60-year-old Kingston man hiking alone from the Finger Lakes to the Catskill Mountains ...

Charity ride for surgery bill set to start Oct. 21

Community News

FORT PLAIN — A fall charity ride to benefit Eli Kurtz who has a large bill from surgery last fall at Albany Medical Center will start at 10 a.m. on Oct. 21 at JKO Arena, 952 Kahn Road, hosted by Richard and Joanne Kennedy, according to a news release. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the ...

Canal Corporation launches education program for fall

Community News

ALBANY — The New York State Canal Corporation has launched the fall season of its education program, which teaches elementary-school students about how the Erie Canal and the state Canal System work and why they are an essential component to the state’s heritage as well as its ...

Business park deal awaits impact study

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The town of Mohawk is telling the city of Johnstown it won’t consider approving a revenue sharing agreement for the proposed Route 30A regional business park project until a Draft Environmental Impact Study is completed. That study is nearly completed — it’s still being ...

Johnstown Common Council hears residents’ traffic concerns

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — North East Avenue residents brought traffic concerns in their neighborhood to the Common Council during the public speaker portion of the council meeting Monday night at City Hall. City officials listened to the concerns and said they will be looked at further. “We’ll see ...

Johnstown starts budget process

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — City government’s 2019 budget process has begun. City Treasurer Michael Gifford reported to the Common Council Monday at City Hall that city department heads have sent him their preliminary budgets for 2019. The council, by law, adopts the following year’s budget by ...

Jeff Smith announces choice for undersheriff

Local News

AMSTERDAM — Candidate for Montgomery County Sheriff, Jeff Smith announced his choice for undersheriff if he is elected. Smith chose Carl Rust, a 30-year veteran of the Amsterdam Police Department as undersheriff should he be elected, according to a press release. “As a candidate for ...

Fermented foods talk set for today

In Brief

ESPERANCE — Ed Radle, a chemist and master gardener, will explain the basics of fermentation from 10 a.m. to noon today in the meeting house at Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Road. Fermented foods have been around for thousands of years, according to a news release. In addition to being a ...

CCSD board set to meet on Thursday

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie Central School District board of education will meet on Thursday for a regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the high school conference room. The agenda are available on board docs, which is accessible on the district’s website at www.canajoharieschools.org.

State DOT sets its roadwork schedule

In Brief

The state Department of Transportation has announced roadwork for the week of Sept. 24. Montgomery County ∫ Town of Florida: Route 5S over Terwilleger Creek. Motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic with a temporary signal in place due to bridge replacement. ∫ City of ...

Office for the Aging menu

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Area religious activities

Community News

Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship service with Pastor Richard Klueg preaching (service is live streamed at www.baptistchurchofnorthville.org), 10 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.; man up Bible study at Bcon Corner, 7:30 p.m. Monday: Ladies ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Woman facing a number of charges AMSTERDAM — Heather Lee, 26, of Gloversville, was charged by state police on Tuesday with having a controlled substance not in its original container, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, no license, first-degree operating a motor ...

‘The Greatest Night Out on Earth’

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Lexington Foundation’s fourth annual Night Out celebratory fundraising gala on Thursday turned into the Greatest Night Out on Earth as the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts was transformed into a circus tent. The Paul Nigra building was crawling with circus ...