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Memory Tree lighting scheduled for Nov. 25

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GALWAY — The 24th annual Memory Tree lighting to remember loved ones during the Christmas season will be held on Nov. 25 at 5:30 p.m. near the bandstand in the village park, Sacandaga and Galway roads, sponsored by the Galway Lioness Club. A $1 donation is requested for each name of a loved ...

Round Table canceled for Thanksgiving

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FORT PLAIN — The Local History Round Table for November at the Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., has been cancelled due to the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a news release. Those interested in local history are invited from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 to share memories, family ...

City to hold tree lighting ceremony

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AMSTERDAM — The city of Amsterdam will hold a tree lighting ceremony and festival from 4 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 23 at the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook, 1 Bridge St. The free event will include pictures with Santa, horse carriage rides, kids train rides, food, holiday music and other ...

Holiday open house scheduled for Nov. 24

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FORT JOHNSON — A holiday open house will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Nov. 24 at Old Fort Johnson, corner of Routes 5 and 67. The fort, the 1749 home of Sir William Johnson, will show off decorates and provide seasonal music and light refreshments. Suggested donation is $5. For more ...

What’s To do?

Whats To Do

Artwork Ongoing ∫ Sacandaga Valley Arts Network Artists’ Gallery Exhibit: Fulton County Visitor Center, Routes 29 and 30, Vail Mills. Free and open to the public. Gallery is open weekends. Benefit Monday ∫ Moore 2 Music — Michaela MacVilla family benefit: H.C. Smith Benefit ...

Robert Smullen takes 118th Assembly seat

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County has its first state legislator in Albany since the early 1990s. Republican Retired Marine Corps Colonel Robert J. Smullen of the Meco hamlet of the town of Johnstown on Tuesday handily defeated Democratic challenger Keith Rubino of Herkimer County to claim the seat ...

Jeff Smith easily wins Montgomery County sheriff position

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FONDA — Jeff Smith, Republican candidate for Montgomery County sheriff, handily defeated his opponent, Democratic candidate Jim Glorioso. Unofficial results show that Smith won by 10,826 votes to 3,589. “I’m feeling super excited, honored, thankful. Many people worked very hard on ...

Elise Stefanik keeps seat in Congress

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JOHNSTOWN — Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Tuesday was easily returned to Congress for a third, two-year term, beating Democratic Canton civic leader Tedra Cobb by 15 percentage points. With 551 of 556 precincts reporting, the state Board of Elections reported that Stefanik was ...

Student’s slime wish is granted

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GLOVERSVILLE — A typical fourth-grade assembly at Boulevard Elementary School became a little more special — and a lot messier — when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted 10-year-old Pyper Ferris’ wish on Monday. Officials from Make-A-Wish Northeast New York were on hand at Boulevard on ...

County looks to upgrade the airport

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is looking to sign a grant agreement with the state Department of Transportation for projects earmarked for the County Airport. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Works Committee authorized the board chairman to execute a grant agreement with DOT for both the ...

Water Department has mailed invoices

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JOHNSTOWN — The city Water Department mailed November (northside) water / sewer invoices to customers. A department release indicated payments made by Nov. 30 will not be subject to a late charge. Payments can be made in person or mailed to the Johnstown Water Department at 27 E. Main ...

OESJ school to hold board of ed. meeting

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District will hold its regular Board of Education meeting today at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at the elementary school, located at 6486 Route 29, St. Johnsville. A buildings and grounds committee meeting will be held at 5 p.m. ...

Town Hall to close Nov. 12 for holiday

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EDINBURG — The Edinburg Town Hall, senior meal site and Justice Court will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day, according to a news release. There will be no solid waste pickup Monday; it will be as follows: North Shore on Tuesday; South Shore on Nov. 14.

McCaster to give presentation Tuesday

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FORT HUNTER — Terry McMaster will present “Scots-Irish Immigration Patterns, the Old New York Frontier and the Cherry Valley Massacre” on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Enders House adjacent to the Schoharie Crossing visitor center, 129 Schoharie St. McMaster has conducted research that ...

EMVI Chocolate to raffle figurines

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BROADALBIN — EMVI Chocolate, 111 Belden Road, will raffle off 11 of its giant chocolate figurines — four giant turkeys (six pounds each) and seven giant Santas (five pounds each) for the holidays. EMVI Chocolate will raffle one giant turkey each day from Nov. 16 through Nov. 19, and one ...

How to make a comic course set for Nov. 16

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GLOVERSVILLE — Melanie Fay will teach how to make a comic from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 16 in art studio one at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. She will use simple jumpstart games to generate ideas. The cost will be $25, minus a 20 percent discount for center ...

Bible Fellowship set to show movie

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SPECULATOR — The North Country Bible Fellowship, Elm Lake Road, will show the movie “Billy Graham — an Extraordinary Journey” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16. The movie was released in honor of what would have been Graham’s 100th birthday. The movie, popcorn, beverages and snacks are all free. ...

First annual holiday vendor fair scheduled

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Lions Club will hold its first holiday vendor fair for Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Patricia’s Bar Restaurant, 28 S. Perry St. More than 20 vendors are scheduled, including SW The Spa, a Lularoe Consultant, Thirty-One Bags and Gifts, healthcare and beauty ...