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Student art show to be held at CCSD

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CANAJOHARIE — A Canajoharie Central School District Student Art Show and Music in our Schools Performances will be held on Tuesday, March 13, in the high school atrium. The art show reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m., with music performances from 7 to 8 p.m.  The location was previously ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man charged with being disorderly GLOVERSVILLE — Frank J. Brandon, 31, of 132 E. Clinton St., was charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct by city police Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Officers responded to the area of 160 W. Fulton St. following a report of a male pushing a female. ...

Police seek help finding fire suspects

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STAFF REPORT The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE — City police are continuing to investigate the “suspicious” Feb. 10 fire at the JBF Industries and seek the public’s help in identifying four subjects observed leaving the scene in surveillance footage. Fire broke out at the abandoned ...

11-year-old arrested for school threats

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GLOVERSVILLE — City police were called to Gloversville Middle School Tuesday after a student had an altercation with staff and made a threat against the school. A press release issued by city police Wednesday said that a patrol unit was called to the middle school Tuesday for an 11-year-old ...

County approves $1.3M communications contract

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JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County officials on Monday supported an agreement with a Chicago-based communications firm for a $1.3 million upgrade of the county’s 911 and radio communications network. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee voted at the County Office Building to enter ...

More cameras to be added

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JOHNSTOWN — A Fulton County Board of Supervisors committee on Monday approved a $75,000 expenditure for stationary cameras and related equipment, part of the county’s New Neighborhood Plan. The county’s 2018 capital plan identifies purchases related to surveillance and intelligence ...

Man arrested in Maryland for stealing Ephratah firetruck

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EPHRATAH — A Frankfort resident faces several charges in Maryland and a grand larceny count in Fulton County after allegedly stealing an Ephratah Volunteer Fire Department brush truck. Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino said the truck was taken sometime Sunday and was found early ...

Small business grants available

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FONDA — The Montgomery County Business Development Center and Montgomery County Soil and Water Department are administering a Montgomery County Agriculture Microenterprise Program that will provide grants to eligible agricultural entrepreneurs and business owners that want to establish or ...

Artists sought for Canajoharie art show this spring

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CANAJOHARIE — The Arts Factory of Montgomery County invites artists to show up to two works in the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library’s three Regional Art Galleries. The show will start on Friday, May 18; includes an artists reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on May 23; and closes on Aug. ...

FFCS to host regional Odyssey of the Mind

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FONDA — Fonda-Fultonville Central School District will host this year’s regional Odyssey of the Mind competition on Saturday. As first-time hosts, the district will welcome 63 teams from 10 schools as they compete for the right to advance to state competition in Binghamton. More than ...

Fund seeks grant applications for non-profits

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AMSTERDAM — The Carondelet Community Fund is soliciting applications for grants to eligible nonprofit community agencies that are located in the service area of St. Mary’s Healthcare. The deadline for submissions for the grants is March 9 at 4:30 p.m. Requests may not exceed $10,000. ...

Students encouraged to apply for A-1 scholarship

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APTOS, Ca. — Qualified students of Gloversville and its encompassing regions may enter for a chance at a scholarship award offered by A-1 Auto Transport, a car shipping company out of California. To be considered eligible, the student must have enrollment at an accredited college, trade ...

Planning board meeting canceled

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville City Planning Board will not meet Tuesday as there are no applications at this time, according to a news release.

Pre-K registration set for next week

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MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District will hold new student pre-kindergarten registration at 6:30 p.m. for both Wednesday and March 8 for district resident parents only for 2018-2019 in the elementary school library. Bring proof of residency (utility bill and photo ...

Events planned at Fonda library set

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FONDA — The following events are for the Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St. ∫ At 11 a.m. Tuesday (March 6) a lion Story Hour for preschool children including stories, a lion hunt, and crafts. ∫ At 3 p.m. Wednesday (March 7) children’s craft club for elementary age children ...

Ham dinner planned at church

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FORT PLAIN — Our Lady of Hope Catholic Community Church will sponsor a ham dinner on March 11, at the handicapped accessible church hall on Reid Street. Dinner will be served homestyle from noon to 3 p.m., and takeouts will be available. The menu will consist of baked ham with raisin sauce, ...

Attorney to speak on decision-making

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AMSTERDAM — The Montgomery County Office for Aging and elder law attorney Del B. Salmon, will host a decision-making day sponsored by NY Connects on March 22 at 11:30 a.m. at the Raindancer Restaurant. Living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney will be discussed. A ...

Library fundraiser set for March 18

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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 Sunday, March 18, at the HC Smith Benefit Club, 538 Crum Creek Road.  Raffle and breakfast tickets are ...

Applicants sought for scholarship

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Applications are being accepted through April 27 for the Xavior “Sam” Mastrianni Scholarship for Capital Region residents. The Mastrianni Fund honors the memory of Dr. Sam Mastrianni, Saratoga Springs psychiatrist and resident, whose vision and leadership guided the ...