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New York Players concert set at center

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GLOVERSVILLE — A New York Players concert will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $15 per person. The New York Players are New York’s Dance Party Experts, an entertainment powerhouse with a focus on ...

Miniature golf fundraiser planned

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AMSTERDAM — The 20th annual miniature golf and family fun day benefit from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on March 10, at Amsterdam High School, 140 Saratoga Ave. The event offers 18 holes of indoor miniature golf for all ages, crafts, face painting, carnival games and other unique activities for ...

Flapjacks and Fairytales breakfast

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — Margaret Reaney Memorial Library's annual fundraiser, Flapjacks and Fairytales pancake breakfast and theme basket raffle, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 18, at the HC Smith Benefit Club, 538 Crum Creek Road.  Raffle and breakfast tickets are available at the ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Woman charged with writing bad checks FONDA — Jasmine Tirado, 27, of Amsterdam, was charged by state police at Fonda on Monday for third-degree grand larceny and second-degree forgery. Tirado allegedly deposited fraudulent checks into her bank account and purchased merchandise from ...

Sheriff asks for $125K to fund school cop

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County supervisors on March 12 will consider allowing Sheriff Richard Giardino to seek $125,000 in federal funding for a deputy resource officer to place daily in five of the county’s rural school districts. The Board of Supervisors will also consider approval of a ...

Parents flood BOE with safety concerns

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GLOVERSVILLE — City parents questioned what measures are in place and what further steps can be taken to keep their children safe at Monday’s school board meeting following a threat over the weekend to the Gloversville Middle School that police later deemed not credible. The Gloversville ...

OESJ school ‘threat’ caused by confusion

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OPPENHEIM — Due to misleading social media posts that stemmed from the threat made to Gloversville Middle School, which was deemed not credible, students and parents believed there was a school shooting threat made to Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville School District. OESJ Superintendent ...

CRG seeks to expand

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GLOVERSVILLE — Increasing membership remains a top priority for the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth Board of Directors. Grant Preston, chairman of the board’s membership and marketing committee, told the board Friday that with the addition of two new members, the organization has ...

Wheels of progress slow for regional business park

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JOHNSTOWN — The town of Mohawk is still reviewing the proposed Route 30A regional business park project, which also awaits a draft/final Environmental Impact Statement on annexation of land needed for the park. Fulton and Montgomery counties expressed interest years ago in creating a ...

Area news in brief

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Women’s heart disease group to meet today JOHNSTOWN — HealthLink Littauer will hold a Women With Heart Disease support group today from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at its wellness center, 2 Colonial Court. This month’s topic is on “Managing Chronic Disease” and will be presented by Tammy ...

Gymnasts learn the steps at camp

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JOHNSTOWN — Students of Highlights Performing Arts Gymnastics and Dance, 38 W. Main St., recently attended a five-day dance intensive camp. Under the direction of Kimberly Bartlett, director of Highlights Performing Arts, 16 students recently participated in a week of dance and gymnastics. ...

HFM BOCES seeks nominees for award

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JOHNSTOWN – In honor of the late David Edwards, the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services has established a new award to recognize local board of education members who exhibit innovative and ethical leadership. Nominations are due by March 5. The David C. ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Driver charged with suspended registration JOHNSTOWN — Amanda E. Austro, 33, of 11 Reid St., Amsterdam, was charged by city police at 8:09 p.m. Feb. 13 with one misdemeanor count of suspended registration. Police said she was charged on South Comrie Avenue after a traffic stop. She will ...

Social media threat made for GMS

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District said in a statement Sunday that a threat to the Gloversville Middle School posted on social media and received by city police over the weekend had been deemed not credible following investigation. The statement from GESD said that a ...

New telehealth station opened

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JOHNSTOWN —The Fulton County Public Health Department and local and state officials cut the ribbon on a new Telehealth program station at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The station is one of three the pilot initiative will be using. The other health stations are set up at the health ...

Ice jams keep city workers on the move

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JOHNSTOWN — The city Department of Public Works was busy recently handling ice jams and flooding of city creeks. City Engineer Christopher Vose reported to the Common Council Tuesday at City Hall that some warmer weather, and overnight rains, recently caused some problems in the ...

Local teen raising awareness

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MAYFIELD — Many of our well-known illnesses and conditions are fortunate enough to receive funding and research in hopes of finding a cure, but for those suffering from a rare condition, the road, and sometimes the fight, to receive treatment can be that much more daunting. Feb. 28 marks Rare ...

$10K grant to promote tourism received

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MOHAWK — The Mohawk Country Association Inc. have received a $10,000 grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation of Syracuse. Association President Norm Bollen said the funds will be used to promote heritage tourism in Montgomery County and to help the area’s many historic attractions. ...

United Way funding deadline on May 30

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GLOVERSVILLE — United Way of Fulton County is accepting applications for funding for the 2018-19 fiscal year at its Gloversville offices, starting on Monday, March 5. Applications are also available electronically and may be obtained by emailing Lisa Pfeiffer on or after March 5 at ...

Area news in brief

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EAA to hold monthly meeting GALWAY — The Adirondack Chapter 602 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will hold its monthly general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the C&R Restaurant, Route 29. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in aviation. For more information, ...