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Alleged driver in fatal hit and run arrested

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NORTHAMPTON — State police confirmed the identity of the victim of a fatal pedestrian hit and run that occurred in the town over the weekend, and have located the vehicle and driver allegedly responsible for the incident, according to state police. At approximately 7:04 a.m. on Sunday, a ...

Vendor slots sell out at annual fair

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CANAJOHARIE — For the second year, the number of vendor slots were sold out at the holiday art and craft fair Saturday at Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library. “We’re thrilled with the turnout, and the weather is perfect,” said Arkell’s director, Sue Friedlander. The event was ...

Speaker raises issues to Fulton County supervisors

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JOHNSTOWN — A public speaker raised several issues — from eminent domain to development — with the Fulton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday at the County Office Building. Barbara Hemstreet of the town of Johnstown spoke on various topics, leading with the county’s aborted attempt ...

Contract approved for new cell tower

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JOHNSTOWN —The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a contract for up to 45 years with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC for a cell tower to be located at the county landfill property. The Atlanta-based company proposed to lease county-owned property at the Department of ...

Fulton County supervisors remember one of their own

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JOHNSTOWN — The recent passing of former Northampton Town Supervisor Theodore “Ted” Collins was noted at Tuesday’s Fulton County Board of Supervisors meeting at the County Office Building. Colorado Springs resident Collins, who served as a county board member from 2000-2005, passed ...

Christmas cantata to be held on Dec. 1

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Foothills United Methodist Church, 17 Fremont St., invites the public at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, when the chancel choir will perform their Christmas cantata titled, “Night of the Father’s Love,” a Christmas musical by Pepper Choplin during the worship service ...

Advent of reflection slated for Dec. 4

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HAGAMAN — The “Open Your Heart to —prepare him room,” an advent time of reflection, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 in St. Stephen’s Church Hall, 51 Pawling St., according to a news release. The program will include prayer, scripture, prayerful reflection, and faith ...

Galway parents talk on vaping on Dec. 3

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GALWAY — The Galway Central School District will be hosting a parent university session on vaping from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the high school library. All are welcome, according to a news release. The session will be presented by Patty Kilgore of the Prevention Council. For more ...

Ceramic platter workshops slated

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GLOVERSVILLE — Suzanna Van Schoonhoven Hunter will teach a series of two-part classes on how to make a ceramic platter from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 and 10, and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and 11, in the teaching kitchen of the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 ...

Community calendar

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AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. Tuesday Al-Anon Al-Anon will hold a discussion meeting at noon Tuesday at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 37 Division St., Amsterdam, across ...

Telehealth Innovator Award recipients named at conference

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GLENS FALLS — Two area organizations were honored as Telehealth Innovator Award recipients at the fifth annual North Country Telehealth Conference, hosted by the North Country Telehealth Partnership on Nov. 7 in Lake Placid. The award is given to individuals and organizations in four ...

Downtown Gloversville becoming a fitness hub

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GLOVERSVILLE — Three downtown locations have been transformed in just under a year by businesses that can help area residents get their bodies and minds in shape, giving rise to a growing fitness industry in the heart of the city. On Nov. 4, Gloversville native Samantha Yates opened the ...

Fulton County IDA awaits Johnstown Renewables auction details

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Industrial Development Agency is waiting to learn how much was raised in a recent auction for the dormant Johnstown Renewables project because some proceeds will repay nearly $1 million in sales tax benefits. At its October meeting, the IDA board authorized an ...

GJSD students rewarded for reading

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JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District’s Road for Reward Program for students was highlighted for the Board of Education and public recently at Johnstown High School. JHS Principal Scott Hale and Vincent McCallum, owner of the Toying Around store at 17 W. Main St., gave a ...

GJSD to note those who go above and beyond

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JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District is launching a recognition effort. The Board of Education discussed the effort recently at its meeting at Johnstown High School. “We’re starting a volunteer recognition plan,” said Interim Superintendent Karen Geelan. “We’re ...

Gloversville police issue seasonal reminders

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Police Department issued several seasonal reminders to residents and visitors to the city this week regarding winter restrictions, prohibitions and activities requiring a permit included in the city code. Restrictions banning overnight parking on all city ...

DOT roadwork schedule

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ALBANY — The state Department of Transportation has announced the following roadwork, effective Monday. Fulton County ∫ Town of Mayfield: Route 30 and Route 30A. Motorists will encounter one-way alternating traffic with flaggers in place due to work on the roundabout. A temporary signal ...

Revolutionary War talk set for Tuesday

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BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin Historical Society will be having a speaker at their meeting on Tuesday. The speaker will be Brian Mack from the Fort Plain Museum, who will be there to discuss some of the Revolutionary War events and what remains to still be seen today, as well as Revolutionary ...

Battle of Johnstown talk set for Thursday

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FORT PLAIN — Historian Terry McMaster will speak on “Marinus Willett on the Battle of Johnstown and the Death of Walter Butler” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Fort Plain Museum, 389 Canal St. The Battle of Johnstown and the death of Walter Butler are two of the most important events in ...