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OESJ schedules board meetings

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The following are the meetings for the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education, according to a news release. ¯ At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Curriculum and Instruction Committee in the elementary library. ¯ At 5 p.m. Wednesday, Policy ...

Food distribution slated for Tuesday

JOHNSTOWN — There will be a community partnership mass food distribution Tuesday at the Fulton County YMCA, 213 Harrison St., according to a news release. The Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to help in the packing and distribution of food items. The volunteers are asked to ...

Northville to host food distribution

NORTHVILLE — The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, in partnership with the Mohawk Valley Physicians Healthcare, will be holding a Southern Adirondack drive-thru food distribution event beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Northville Central School, according to a news ...

Johnstown mails out water bills

JOHNSTOWN — The City Water Department has mailed the November (north side) water/sewer invoices to customers. The payments made by Nov. 30, will not be subject to a late charge, according to a news release. It should be noted that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the water department office ...

Breast cancer awareness

With October being “Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Gloversville Firefighters Association Local 719 “Fighting for a Cure”  presented a check for $1,000 to the St Mary’s Tesiero Cancer Center at the Rao Outpatient Pavilion in Amsterdam. Pictured from the left is Jason Malik, ...

Libraries get grants

MECO — Assemblyman Robert Smullen announced the New York State Education Department and the New York State Library Association have approved construction awards to public libraries in the 118th Assembly District. The awards are supported throughout the state by a $34 million capital fund ...

First-rate pumpkin painters

Photo submitted Neighborhood children painted pumpkins for their friendly neighbor, Audrey Fischer of Clyde Street in Gloversville. Shown are Kendyl Wilder, Addison Crocetta, Dayton Palmateer, Jordan Crocetta, Jaecelyn Wilder, and Teagan Crocetta.

Arkell Museum announces upcoming schedule

CANAJOHARIE — The following are for the Arkell Museum and Canajoharie Library, according to a news release. ¯ Oct. 28-Dec. 30: The Arts Factory of Montgomery County members show. The Regional art Galleries Formed in 2011, the Arts Factory is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ...

Herkimer BOCES region announces several updated COVID-19 policies

HERKIMER — Based on clarified guidance from the New York State Department of Health and conversations with the Herkimer County Department of Public Health, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES and its 10 component school districts will make the following three clarifications to their ...

Benson board set to meet Tuesday

BENSON — There will be a special meeting in the Benson Town Hall of the Benson Town Board at 5 p.m. on Tuesday on work on the tentative budget.

Free help with health care enrollment

GLENS FALLS — The Adirondack Health Institute is offering free health insurance enrollment assistance services to individuals, families, and small business owners in eight North Country counties — Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington — during the ...

Caroga Arts to hold photo contest

CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Arts will be having its first annual photography contest. The entries are open to the public and can be made at www.carogaarts.org/photo-contest, which provides complete details and submission guidelines. The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. Nov. 22, and the ...

Amazon brings 175 new jobs to area

AMSTERDAM — In celebration of its Amsterdam station launch, Amazon donated $10,000 to the Greater Amsterdam School District, enabling them to provide school supplies for 3,800 K-12 students. The delivery station, which is located at 1785 Route 5S, will create more than 175 full and ...

Program to help homeowners set

AMSTERDAM — The city wants to help families remain in their homes with information on the New York State Homeowners Protection Program, according to a news release. Anyone who is struggling can reach out. The city can help homeowners find free programs and counseling designed to keep them ...

School bus safety week started

FONDA — The following is from the Montgomery Public Health, 20 Park St., according to a news release. The National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 19 through 23. This year the theme is “Red Lights Mean Stop!” The NSBS week event, held during the third full week of October each year, ...

Area religious activities

Adirondack Baptist Church, Gloversville Sunday: Morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Until further notice, the church is open at 25 percent capaity for each service. Baptist Church of Northville This Sunday, Oct. 18: 8:45 a.m. Missions Update; 10 a.m. Morning Worship ...

Glen Mohawk Seniors meet

GLEN — The regular meeting of the Glen Mohawk Seniors was called to order by President Joe Mancini at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The morning prayer was given by Chaplin Allan Taylor. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was recited by all members. Vice President Gloria Kimball took roll ...

‘In Case of Emergency’ to be shown

GLOVERSVILLE — Telling the story of emergency nurses like never before, the new documentary film “In Case of Emergency” will premiere virtually to a nationwide audience on Oct. 14 as part of Emergency Nurses Week, according to a news release. “In Case of Emergency” — directed by ...

Suicide prevention events planned for Sunday

Albany — In the era of Covid-19, as we all try to protect our mental health and cope with uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that we be there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. Residents from all over Northeastern New York will be joining the thousands of people who ...

Compani achieves rank of Eagle Scout

AMSTERDAM — Owen Compani, of Troop 5048 in Amsterdam, recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank of Boy Scouts of America. Compani achieved this rank on Sept. 8 at an outdoor Board of Review while discussing his Rosary Walk. Compani is an active member of St. Stephen’s ...