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Chicken and biscuit supper to be hosted

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Reformed Church, 351 N. Perry St., will have a chicken and biscuit supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 19. The cost is $12 for adults; and $6 for children ages 6 to 12. Takeouts will be available. For deliveries, call (518) 762-7869, according to a news release.

Senior citizens club to sponsor concert

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WELLS — The Wells Senior Citizens Club will be sponsoring a concert by Nancy Purcell at 12:45 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Wells Nutrition Center. All are welcome to attend, according to a news release. Purcell, who grew up in rural south Cortland, Cortland County, lives in Caroga Lake. The country ...

Library to be closed for a day on Jan. 21

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Public Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 21. The library will resume its regular business hours on Jan. 22.

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man yelling in street cited GLOVERSVILLE — John Price Jr., 47, of 19 Addison St., was charged with disorderly conduct by city police on Jan. 1 at 5:05 p.m. Officers said they were dispatched to Addison Street for a disorderly conduct complaint and located Price yelling and screaming in ...

Mobile home fire claims woman’s life

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AMSTERDAM — Firefighters responded to a fully involved fire Monday night at Pine Meadow Trailer Park that claimed the life of a 77-year-old woman. According to a press release issued by Montgomery County Sheriff Jeff Smith, Ramona L. Hall suffered fatal injuries during the fire and was ...

Sheriff Giardino to run for re-election

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino announced Monday he’s seeking reelection to a second, four-year term. In a written statement, the Republican Giardino, a Mayfield resident, said he will have a formal kick-off press conference in the future. “As sheriff, my primary ...

Former Gloversville Police Chief to challenge Giardino

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JOHNSTOWN — Former Gloversville Police Chief Donald VanDeusen this week has announced his candidacy for Fulton County Sheriff. The town of Johnstown resident, VanDeusen, was a member of the Gloversville Police Department for 25 years, serving as chief of police from 2012 until his retirement ...

GESD makes nurse’s dismissal official

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution on Monday terminating Licensed Practical Nurse Teddy Germain effective Dec. 20 during the first meeting since accusations late last month that the elementary school nurse subjected a ...

Johnstown seeking new ward councilman

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JOHNSTOWN — A Common Council member has resigned and the city is seeking his replacement, Mayor Vern Jackson announced Monday night. Jackson said that Fourth Ward Councilman Timothy Cellary resigned, effective Jan. 1. The mayor made the announcement at the council’s organizational meeting ...

Century Linen finds its home

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GLOVERSVILLE — Expansion plans by Century Linen & Uniform have ended where the company started — the city of Gloversville. The city-based laundry and uniform firm, which employs about 300 people locally at two Glove Cities locations, has been planning to expand in recent years. A deal ...

GJSD Board of ed. to hear faculty mini-grant reports

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JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education will hear reports on faculty mini-grants at its board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Knox Junior High School cafeteria. During superintendent reports, three mini-grant reports will be given by the Johnstown Teachers ...

Sportsmen’s Day on Saturday

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BROADALBIN — A veteran of the war in Iraq — who now organizes hunting and fishing expeditions for wounded warriors and fellow veterans — is the guest speaker at Saturday’s 10th annual Sacandaga Sportsmen’s Day. The region’s most informative day for local hunters, fishermen and ...

Local students’ artwork is entered into All Stars show

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BROADALBIN — Three Broadalbin-Perth High School students have had their sculptures entered into the Saratoga Arts High School All Stars art show. Art teacher Wendy Carroll selected work created by sophomores Lily Bown and Julianna Carey and junior Lauren Walters to be exhibited at the ...

Assemblyman Smullen lists his 2019 committee assignments

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MECO — Assemblyman Robert Smullen has announced his committee assignments for the 2019 Legislative session, which includes a seat as the ranking member of the Libraries and Education Technology Committee. “Adirondack Park and the North Country are both gorgeous places to live and ...

Free weekly textile fibers group to meet

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FORT PLAIN — People who knit or crochet or do felting, beading or needle crafting are invited to the Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., on Thursdays in January between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. to take part in a free weekly creative textile fibers group. Participants meet in a casual ...

Comedy show at Dorn Space Jan. 18

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GLOVERSVILLE — Comedian Ethan Ullman will be at Dorn Space, 99 N. Main St., from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 18. According to a news release, Ullman “has been making quite a name for himself in the world of comedic entertainment.” Admission is $10, payable in cash only at the door.

Nigra Center to host bingo on Tuesdays

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JOHNSTOWN — The Paul Nigra Center will be hosting bingo nights every Tuesday in January from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with bingo caller LaShawn Hawkins in the cafe. The cost is $25 and refreshments are included in the price. There will be chances to win prizes. Participants must be at least 18 ...

Favorite doll tea party event Jan. 19

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AMSTERDAM — The Century Club, 130 Guy Park Ave., will be hosting the My Favorite Doll Tea Party from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 19. The event will include treats such as finger sandwiches, chocolate and vanilla cupcakes and tea. The cost is $6 per person and reservations can be made by calling ...

Breastfeeding support group to meet Jan. 17

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GLOVERSVILLE — The HealthLink Littauer breastfeeding support group will meet at the HealthLink offices, 2 Colonial Court, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 17. According to a news release, this group is designed to be a quiet and relaxed atmosphere where moms can learn what they need to know ...

Chamber business event set for Jan. 18

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JOHNSTOWN — The annual Cheers to Business celebration will be held by the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Holiday Inn, Route 30A. The admission is $75 per person. RSVP via mail, emails sent to info@fultonmontgomeryny.org, or call ...