News

Diabetes support group to meet

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announced the Diabetes Support Group will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at their wellness center, 2 Colonial Court, according to a news release. This free meeting is ...

Magicians meeting slated for Oct. 9

In Brief

LATHAM — The local group of the Society of American Magicians, Assembly 24, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the S.W. Pitts Hose Co. of Latham, 226 Old Loudon Road. The group welcomes all persons, age 16 and older, with any interest in the art of magic whether it be performance, history, ...

Five-week series meetings planned

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announces a new five-week series titled “Group Whole30,” according to a news release. “This program is for anyone who wants to change their health, habits ...

Board of education meeting slated

In Brief

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville will have a special board of education meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the elementary school cafeteria, 6486 Route 29, according to a news release.

Support groups meet on third Thursdays

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Rev. Bonnie Orth, Nathan Littauer’s pastoral care coordinator, facilitates two support groups focusing on advocacy and education, with open discussion for sharing and support. These groups both meet on the third Thursday of each month at the Mayfield Central Presbyterian ...

Celebrate National Coffee Day Sept. 29

In Brief

FORT HUNTER — Friends of Schoharie Crossing will celebrate National Coffee Day on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schoharie Crossing visitor center on Schoharie Street. Free coffee and light refreshments will be provided. The Pathway to Empire exhibit will be available for ...

Soup tasting fundraiser slated

In Brief

FORT JOHNSON — The eighth annual soup tasting fundraiser will be held on Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Old Fort Johnson, Routes 5 and 67. Volunteer cooks are preparing their favorite soups and pies for the Old Fort Johnson Taste of History fundraiser. The public can sample all the ...

Bean pot class set

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — A two-day bean pot basket-weaving workshop will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21, at Arkell Museum, 2 Erie Blvd. Artisan Beverly Cornelius will teach making a small round pumpkin-shaped basket that will be designed for trick or treating. The ...

Family donates pet rescue equipment

Community News

AMSTERDAM — The family of former Amsterdam police officer Michael J. Braun Sr. recently made a pet rescue equipment donation to the city police and fire departments. A Wag’n O2 Fur Life pet oxygen rescue device was presented to the departments by the deceased officer’s surviving wife, ...

Curator to speak on the great horse influenza

Community News

FORT HUNTER — Travis Bowman, senior curator from the state Bureau of Historic Sites, will speak on “Epizooty! The Great Horse Influenza and the Erie Canal” on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Enders House adjacent to the Schoharie Crossing visitor center at 129 Schoharie St. The talk will be ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Driver drunk driving with child in car GLEN — Kaloutie D. Sahadeo, 38, of Amsterdam was charged by state police on Tuesday with driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated driving while intoxicated for having a child in the vehicle and having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent ...

Routes 30/30A intersection discussed

Local News

MAYFIELD — The New York state Department of Transportation held a meeting in the village Tuesday to inform the public on a proposed plan to improve safety at the intersection of Routes 30 and 30A in the town of Mayfield through the implementation of a new traffic pattern at that intersection. ...

Alleged attempt to abduct children

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — City police are seeking information from the public in connection with the report of an attempted abduction. Officers say three juveniles were reportedly approached at the intersection of North Clark Drive and Summer Street by an adult male in a black mini van or SUV asking ...

Ownership of Sherman’s center of talk

Local News

CAROGA — Many voices were heard during the town’s meeting Tuesday regarding the former Sherman’s Amusement Park and the Caroga Arts Collective’s future plans for the park. Several town residents, community members, business owners and board members of the CAC addressed their concerns ...

Swanger: Workforce training fixing skilled labor shortage

Local News

TROY — Dusty Swanger, president of Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, believes in workforce training because he’s seen it succeed. Swanger told a gathering of five Capital Region community college presidents and business leaders that the current shortage of skilled labor is ...

Kidnapping suspect back in court

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Kidnapping suspect Delaney E. Akins appeared briefly in City Court on Wednesday, with his case adjourned until Oct. 10. Akins, 26, of 260 W. 131st St., Manhattan, is currently incarcerated in Fulton County Jail on a single charge of first-degree kidnapping, a class A ...

Supervisors propose capital project

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Capital Projects Committee recently met to propose a final $7.7 million 2019 capital plan to be incorporated later into the final 2019 county budget. County Budget Director Alice Kuntzsch on Monday released what she termed the “most ...

Legal glitch may nix parking

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The city may lose its Johnstown Public Library parking lot property with the start of 2019, but the changing library is trying to continue to allow residents to use it for overnight winter parking. The city has a winter parking ban on city streets from December to April. Some ...

Four National Guards recently promoted

In Brief

ALBANY — Four area members of the Army National Guard have been promoted by Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, adjutant general for New York state. ∫ Shawn Brady of Broadalbin, assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, promoted to captain. ∫ Justin Sargalis of Johnstown, ...

Shoppers wanted for Cash Mob

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Downtown Business Improvement District’s monthly Cash Mob will be held on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. All mobbers are to assemble at Mohawk Harvest, 30 N. Main St., at 12:45 p.m. to walk together to the selected business. Each month members of the BID Cash Mob visit ...