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Community News

Nathan Littauer Hospital

March 18 There were no admissions or births. Discharges Ashleigh Lane of Gloversville. Lane baby boy of Gloversville. Linda Miller of Gloversville. March 19 There were no admissions, discharges or births. March 20 There were no discharges or births. Admissions Robert Ellsworth ...

Keene encourages traveling nature-seekers to stay home

KEENE VALLEY — The town of Keene is encouraging traveling hikers to seek out trails close to where they live. The recommendation from the town on March 20 came as some out-of-town nature-seekers continue to visit trailheads off of state Route 73 between Lake Placid and the hamlets of Keene ...

Cancellations and closures

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily: Events ∫ The Resource Center for Independent Living is postponing the chair yoga for caregivers event, originally scheduled for today, due to the ...

Quilt Day Baby

Photo submitted New baby, Carson David, and his parents are presented with a unique, handmade quilt created by the Sew Busy Quilt Guild. A unique handmade quilt presented to the first baby born at St. Mary’s on National Quilting Day, March 21, by the Sew Busy Quilting Guild. Parents Andrea ...

Broadalbin-Perth Middle School honor rolls

BROADALBIN — Congratulations to all of the students who achieved honor roll, high honor roll, or principal’s list for the second quarter at Broadalbin-Perth Middle School. Principal’s List Grade 6 Brandon Adams; Gretchen Angel; Riley Bakuzonis; Gabriel Berrocales; Gianna Bianco; ...

Local Social Security offices closed to the public for in-person services

BALTIMORE, Md. — The Social Security offices will only offer phone service, according to a news release. All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service. This decision protects the population they serve older Americans and people with underlying medical ...

Office for the Aging weekly menu

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Community Calendar

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 at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 37 Division St., Amsterdam, across from the ...

Helping veterans obtain their high school diplomas

GLOVERSVILLE — There is a New York state regulation that allows school districts to award a high school diploma to any veteran who has served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces, according to a news release. Even a veteran who has served and has a general equivalency diploma ...

Hispanic Catholics asked to skip healing sites amid outbreak

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — For years, Orlando Marquez and his family made the pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo, a Catholic sanctuary located in northern New Mexico and known as the “Lourdes of America.” Healing sand from its “el pocito” possesses the power to cure illness and fight ...

Area Cancellations

The following is a list of area cancellations due to concern over the virus COVID-19. This is a work in progress and will be updated daily: Events ∫ The Walter Elwood Nature Club meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Horace J. Inman Senior Center, has been canceled. ∫ St. Mary’s Church ...

Hannaford to hold special shopping time for seniors

Hannaford Supermarkets announced effective Tuesday, March 24, that its stores will offer dedicated shopping hours for people age 60 and older, as well as those with compromised immune systems. Stores will open early from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. on Tuesday through Thursday to service this vulnerable ...