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Canal Corp opens gates

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY — With heavy rains expected at times today, Montgomery County Emergency Management and the New York State Canal Corporation have been preparing in case of any flooding in the area. The Canal Corporation announced Monday they were opening the upper gates of movable dams at ...

Art center to host painting for children

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GLOVERSVILLE — Brenda Dwyer will teach children ages 6 and older painting with acrylics on canvas from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Smocks will be provided. The children’s work might be considered for a future art ...

Historical society present cemetery tour

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JOHNSTOWN —Costumed guides will lead tour groups down winding roads dotted with elaborate headstones during the Johnstown Historical Society’s Stories Behind the Stones walking tours on Saturday beginning at 1, 1:20 and 1:40 p.m. The past will come alive as actors introduce themselves as ...

Palatine society to host afternoon at the tavern

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ST. JOHNSVILLE – The Palatine Settlement Society will hold its annual Afternoon at the Tavern on Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the historic 1747 Nellis Tavern on Route 5. A variety of beer and cider will be provided by Wolf Hollow and Rogers Cidery. Soup and bread will also be served. ...

Harry Potter trivia night scheduled

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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 ...

Town board to hold special meeting

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BENSON — The Benson Town Board will have a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Benson Town Hall to discuss land acquisition, according to a news release.

Biblical storyteller scheduled to perform

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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. Sunday. Rowe, who will be telling the Book of Esther, tells the text as it is written in the New Revised Standard Version ...

Sunflower painting course slated Sept. 27

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GLOVERSVILLE — Brenda Dwyer will teach sunflower painting using acrylics from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 27 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 ...

Theatre to sponsor Rainbow Scholarship

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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 ...

Palatine society receives grants

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PALATINE — The Palatine Settlement Society, also known as the 1747 Nellis Tavern, recently were awarded two grants to aid in work being performed on the historic tavern. A $2,500 grant was accepted by Sandy (Nellis) Lane, treasurer of the Palatine Settlement Society, from Norm Bollen, ...

Court phone numbers to change

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The telephone numbers and email addresses (previously fax numbers) for the Unified Court System in Johnstown City Court, 33-41 E. Main St., and Gloversville City Court, 3 Frontage Road, will change on Oct. 1. The state court system will no longer participate in the telephone system operated ...

Grants to help parks, trails set

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ALBANY — Parks and Trails New York and the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have announced the fourth round of $500,000 in competitive grants through the state Park and Trail Partnership Program funded through the state Environmental Protection Fund. The grants ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Troopers seized drugs, arrest four WOODBURY — On Friday at approximately 9:50 p.m., state police said they stopped a vehicle on I-87, in the town for a vehicle and traffic violation. During the interview of the driver, Shaiann M. Bouck, 18, of Fort Plain, probable cause to search the ...

Gloversville Enlarged School District looking at improved busing

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District is exploring options to improve busing and pickup locations for city students. School Superintendent David Halloran reported to the Board of Education Sept. 10 that he has been meeting with city leaders looking for ways to improve ...

Caroga looks at employee salaries, rates

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CAROGA — Town board members discussed possibly hiring a third party to evaluate the salaries of town employees. The issue was raised during the board’s regular meeting on Wednesday by Town Clerk Linda Gilbert who said town employees should be fairly compensated. Gilbert had tried in ...

Women’s health expo held

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MAYFIELD — For the most part, the Women’s Health and Fitness Expo Saturday at Mayfield Conference Center, 145 Riceville Road, was not a vigorous event, except for Taylor Made’s Aqua Training Bag. Ryan Ercoline of Mayfield put on boxing gloves and gave the flexible hanging ball his best ...

Gloversville gets state accolades

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GLOVERSVILLE — The city was announced as one of the more than 200 communities across the state to earn the Clean Energy Community designation by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “These 200 communities serve as a model for cities and towns across this state and this nation to reduce energy use and ...

Lawsuit filed by former inmates

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FONDA — A class-action lawsuit and a conditions-of-confinement case was filed by former inmates Perry Hill and James Rogers against Montgomery County, Sheriff Michael Amato and now-retired Montgomery County Correctional Facility administrator Michael Franko alleging the Montgomery County Jail ...

Being Robert W. Chamber’s son wasn’t much fun

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One would think being a wealthy author’s son would be nice, but for Robert Edward Stuart Chambers, life with or beyond father became pretty much a series of hard knocks. More approachable to Broadalbin citizens than his father who generally secluded himself, Robert Jr. at least tried to ...

How to be prepared for an emergency situation

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There are many things in life we can predict — the weather, sports outcomes or stock market trends. However, one thing we can’t predict is when an emergency will occur.  Therefore, we must educate and prepare ourselves for the unexpected. While preparing for an emergency or natural ...