Annual golf tourney slated for Saturday

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce will host their annual golf tournament on Friday at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course. The principal sponsor of the event is St. Mary’s Healthcare. The tournament will feature on-course contests and prize giveaways. The ...

Writer’s group to meet every week

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CANAJOHARIE — A writers group will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday in the reading room of Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. For more information, call (518) 673-2314 or email library director Hannah Stahl at

Intro to photography class set for Sept. 24

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GLOVERSVILLE — Photographer Todd Bailey will offer an introduction to photography from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Bailey will teach you the basics of photography, making better images with a smartphone or DSLR (digital single-lens ...

Two Caroga work sessions planned

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CAROGA — The Caroga Town Board has scheduled two work sessions on the 2019 town budget at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, at the town hall, 1840 Route 10. The public is welcome

Financial aid advice sessions set for FM

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JOHNSTOWN — The financial aid office of Fulton-Montgomery Community College has scheduled October advice sessions in area school districts to help students through the financial aid process for the 2019-20 academic year. The office will assist students in filing the Free Application for ...

Trees sought for state capitol

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ALBANY — The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Commissioner RoAnn M. Destito announced that the state is in seeking two New York state spruce trees to be displayed in front of the capitol this holiday season. One will grace East Capitol Park and the other will be placed on the ...

Swanger to give HVCC presentation

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JOHNSTOWN — Dustin Swanger, president of Fulton-Montgomery Community College, will be a speaker at a Tuesday conference at 10 a.m. at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, dealing with the need for more skilled workers in a growing economy. FMCC, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson ...

Palma book debuts

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — Former St. Johnsville resident Cora Lee Palma will debut her book “Web of Italian Intrigue — A Legacy of St. Johnsville Immigrants” on Sept. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Community House on Washington Street. The event will be hosted by the Margaret Reaney Memorial ...

Community Calendar

Community News

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 ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Arrest warrant for petit larcency used GLOVERSVILLE — Anthony M. Cameron, 27, of Sixth Avenue, was taken into custody by city police on an active arrest warrant on Sept. 11 at 11:11 p.m. Police conducted a stop on a vehicle on Lincoln Street for a traffic violation and identified Cameron ...

Catholic Charities takes on e-cigarettes

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Catholic Charities of Fulton & Montgomery Counties is taking on new health issues these days on the e-cigarette front, as adult cigarette smoking remains well above the state average in both counties. The city-based agency is in the last year of a $1.3 million grant through ...

The triple bottom line


JOHNSTOWN — For almost 50 years, Townsend Leather has been one of only a handful of companies in the area still carrying the torch for the once booming leather industry in the Glove Cities. For more than 30 of those years, since making the switch to aviation upholstery leather, they’ve ...

Executive director brings good news

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Mohawk Valley Economic Development District Executive Director Stephen Smith brought good news to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday. In the public speaker portion of the board meeting at the County Office Building, Smith announced his agency’s recent work with ...

Veterans honored at annual picnic sponsored by Assemblyman

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — When Fulton County Undersheriff Dan Izzo served as a Navy SEAL in Bosnia, each of the men got the choice of two weeks off. Izzo decided to be home for his sixth wedding anniversary and a celebratory dinner, having missed the previous ones because of military service. He was ...

Former chairman appointed to Ethics Board

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Monday appointed one of its former chairman to the county Ethics Board. Supervisors named two-time, former board Chairman Michael F. Gendron to the Ethics Board during personnel action at the County Office Building. On a Personnel ...

Time is short, and so are these trips

Local News

Although this summer seemed hotter than normal, everyone I talk to still doesn’t want to think about winter coming. But the leaves are changing and the days are shorter, so whether we want it to be or not, fall is upon us. But there’s still time to get out on the water or take a quick ...

Harvest ham dinner set for Sept. 29

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SALISBURY CENTER — The Salisbury Center United Methodist Church, Herkimer County, will hold a harvest ham dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 29. The price is $10 for adults; $5 for children; and free for children younger than 5, according to a news release.