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Mayfield school district meeting set

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District will hold a special board of education meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 in the high school library, according to a news release.

Virtual book club at Crossing

FORT HUNTER — The Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site had been offering a virtual book club during August which featured Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal by author Jack Kelly, according to a news release. Each week the site has held “virtual” check-ins and ...

Farmers market set for Saturday

AMSTERDAM — The Amsterdam Farmers Market will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sanford Stud Farm, Corner of Route 30 and Tessiero Square, according to a news release. The market will include baked goods, local produce, quiche, honey, bees wax, plants and meats.

Canjo farmers market on Sunday

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie Farmers Market will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lee Shops of Wagner Square, 24 Church St., in the parking lot at the dummy light, according to a news release. The market will include vegetables, fruits and meet.

Transit system closed for holiday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Transit will be closed on Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The regular schedule will resume Tuesday, according to a news release. For more information, call (518) 773-4528.

Transfer station summer hours ending

STRATFORD — The Stratford Transfer Station, Route 29A and Route 104, will end the summer hours Sept. 7, according to a news release. The station’s regular schedule to resume are as follows: From 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The Stratford ...

GESD board of education meeting

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Enlarged School District Board of Education meeting will take place on at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. A link to the meeting will be provided on the GESD website, according to a news release.

Johnstown board meetings slated

JOHNSTOWN — The following meetings will take place at 6 p.m. at town hall. There will be a limited amount of people admitted due to the COVID-19 pandemic; face masks and social distancing compliance, according to a news release. — Tuesday, planning. — Sept. 21, town board. — Sept. ...

NCSD board of education meeting

NORTHVILLE — The Northville Central School District Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to a news release. All district BOE meetings will be publicly accessible via WebEx until further notice. The WebEx link for the Tuesday meeting will be posted across all NCSD media ...

Library to hold chicken barbecue

GLOVERSVILLE — The Friends of the Gloversville Public Library will be holding a chicken barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at Whitey’s Deli, 204 N. Perry St., Johnstown, according to a news release. The tickets are $12 each and include chicken, potato, coleslaw and dessert. The tickets ...

Is it time to upskill yourself?

In recent months, our lives have changed dramatically. Many employees are engaging in a different work environment due to the impact of COVID-19. Many people are unemployed during this time. And, many individuals are reflecting on their current careers and professions as the country is ...

Art grants slated

SARATOGA — The Saratoga Arts’ 2021 Decentralization Grants application process is underway. The individual artists, non-profits, municipalities and other qualified organizations located in Saratoga, Fulton or Montgomery counties seeking funding for their arts and cultural projects planned ...

Route 30 to remain closed

AMSTERDAM — The New York State Department of Transportation Utica Regional Office has issued the following travel advisory for motorists in the city: Due to continuing bridge repair work, the Route 30 northbound bridge over Route 67 will remain closed to traffic while construction ...

Area DOT road work

UTICA — The following is the New York State Department of Transportation Mohawk Valley roadwork submission report for the week that began Aug. 24, according to a news release. Fulton County ∫ Town of Caroga: Route 10 between Route 29A and Route 10A. Motorists will encounter lane ...

Food distribution efforts

The third drive-thru food drop at Northville Central School since April saw a dozen pallets of food distributed to numerous Southern Adirondack families in just over an hour Monday. The event was sponsored by the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and MVP Health Care and made possible ...

Pooch plunge to be virtual

AMSTERDAM — The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will have their 10th anniversary pooch plunge, sponsored by Beckmann Converting, on Facebook, according to a news release. Those who want to participate can submit photos or videos of their dog taking a ...

Antique outboard motor swap has new location

VAIL MILLS — The antique outboard motor swap meet, sponsored by the Antique Outboard Motor Club, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the new location — the Wildlife Sports and Educational Museum, Route 29 and 30, according to a news release. The event, open to the general ...

Former resident pens romance novel

JOHNSTOWN — Patricia McAlexander, daughter of former Johnstown educators Irene and Albert Jewell, has published “Stranger in the Storm” a novella set on the Great Sacandaga Lake where her family had a camp in the 1940s and 50s. The story describes a young woman novelist who, having ...

Change is a good thing for FM business division

To succeed in business and in life, one must be able to change an adapt to new technologies, strategies and situations. Change can be difficult for many people, but with practice, one can learn to, at least professionally, embrace change. At Fulton-Montgomery Community College the ...

Try something new

I think we can all agree that COVID -19 pandemic has certainly changed the way we live! Many of us are home more and making sure we have a mask when we leave home has become a priority. Just the other day I forgot to take my purse to the store with me, but I made sure I had my mask. Our ...