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Father’s Day breakfast set for June 15

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — There will be a Father’s Day meal by Meals of Montgomery at 11:45 a.m. June 15, at the Arkell Center, 55 Montgomery St. The menu will consist of barbecue pork on a bun, potatoes, beans and pie. RSVP must be made no later than by today.

Lioness Club to hold meeting

In Brief

GALWAY — The Galway Lioness Club of Lions District 20-Y2 will hold their monthly dinner meeting promptly at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Galway Lions Club Building, East Street, according to a news release. The guest speakers will be Past District Governors Marianne and Stephen Lynch of Lions ...

Narcan training slated for Thursday

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — There will be a Narcan training, responding to opioid overdose state targeted response, at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Healthcare, Carondelet Pavilion auditorium, 380 Guy Park Ave. Naloxone has been fundamental in the efforts to decrease rates of fatal overdoses. This ...

Painting waves class slated

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — Melanie Fay will teach a beginners class on capturing the essence of waves on the sand with acrylics on canvas from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 20 in art studio two at the Paul Nigra Center For Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $30 with preregistration or $40 at the ...

Mommy and me yoga set for Thursday

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, announces a new class titled Mommy and me Yoga will be held from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Thursday at its wellness center, 2 Colonial Court, according to a news ...

Historical society spring clean-up set

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society is holding its annual spring clean-up day at the Rice Homestead on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The society asks the public to lend a hand. Outside work such as weeding, raking and other miscellaneous work will be done as well as inside work ...

Strawberry Festival set for June 16

In Brief

EDINBURG — The Edinburg United Methodist Church, Edinburg Four Corners (next to firehouse) will have its annual strawberry festival from 2 to 4 p.m. June 16. There will be strawberries, biscuits, and ice cream for $6 donation for adults. Eat in or take out, according to a news release. The ...

Boater’s safety course offered

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office will be offering the New York State Boaters Safety Course from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 18 and June 19, at the Fulton County Emergency Operations Center, according to a news release. This course is free to the public and is required for any ...

Research Mohawk Valley ancestors

In Brief

FONDA — Montgomery County Historian Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar will speak on “Researching your Mohawk Valley Ancestors” at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the county Department of History and Archives in the Old County Courthouse as part of the Fort Plain Museum’s American Revolution: ...

Board of education to hold meeting

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District4 Board of Education will hold its monthly business meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Johnstown High School Performing Arts Center. The scholar-athlete teams and retiring employees will be recognized. All are welcome to attend, according to a ...

Bataan Death March presentation

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — George Steele, an area naturalist, will present a program on the Bataan Death March Memorial at White Sands New Mexico at 6 p.m. today for the final session of the Culture and Adventure Travelogue Program at Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St.

Strawberry festival slated for Saturday

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will hold its annual strawberry festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road. The festival marks the opening of the Rice Homestead for the season. Strawberry shortcake, ice cream and beverages will be served, ...

Canine celebrities talk set

Community News

CANAJOHARIE — Kelli Huggins, historian and educational coordinator of the Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira, will speak on “Famous Fido: The Strange History of Early Canine Celebrity” at 5:30 p.m. on June 13, at the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. By the late ...

Opera at the Orchard scheduled

Community News

JOHNSTOWN — The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association will present Opera at the Orchard, a fundraising event to benefit its Sunflower Shoppe from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Rogers Family Orchards, 260 Country Road 131, according to a news release. The artists from Seagle Music Colony, the ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Driver charged with drunk driving MAYFIELD — Joseph Discioscia, 53, of Johnstown was charged on Saturday by state police with failure to use designated lane, having a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher and driving while intoxicated. Two charged after traffic ...

Housing and retail critical to growth in Fulton County

Local News

EDITOR’S NOTE: The is the second of a series of four stories on the economic development plan for Fulton County. JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County’s new development strategy envisions more robust local housing and retail by 2025, but only if certain plans and goals are followed up on. Part of ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Domestic call leads to warrant arrest GLOVERSVILLE —James C. Kilmartin, 45, of Addison Street, was taken into custody by city police on an active bench warrant on Friday. During the course of investigation into a domestic violence incident, police learned that Kilmartin had an active ...

Gloversville ethics board gives clearance, not Fulton County

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE —The city Ethics Board dismissed two of the complaints filed by former mayoral candidate William Rowback Jr. against 1st Ward Councilwoman Marcia Weiss and City Attorney Anthony Casale after the three complaints referred to the Fulton County Ethics Board in March were sent back ...

Sticker Mule holds family fun day, job fair on Saturday

Local News

AMSTERDAM — Who wouldn’t want a free hamburger? Hordes of people showed up for Sticker Mule’s job fair and free burger event Saturday on Prospect Street. By about noon, more than 100 people had applied for jobs, and some 500 people had eaten hamburgers or cheeseburgers. The kids ...

County 911 upgrades underway

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County is starting the first part of its new $1.3 million upgrade of the county’s 911 and radio communications network. Officials say the project will simplify 911 dispatch operations. County Civil Defense-Fire Coordinator Steve Santa Maria on Tuesday proposed ...