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Community News

Local students graduate

ELMIRA — The Elmira College graduates had a virtual event on May 31. While the college tentatively plans to host an in-person commencement event in early to mid-August, the May event marked the original commencement date and celebrated the students’ achievements with raising the 2020 class ...

Farmers Markets open

The Fulton Montgomery Farmer’s Market Association 2020 season is now in full swing. With weekly market’s in Johnstown, Broadalbin, and Gloversville they are stocked with seasonal produce, baked goods, syrups, plants, prepared foods, and more! Dates and locations: ∫ Tuesday’s 3 to ...

New art show at Micropolis

GLOVERSVILLE — Micropolis Cooperative Art Gallery opens a new show this week, featuring the work of Ruth Christie Crotty. A resident of Saratoga Springs, Crotty has painted since receiving her first box of oil paints at age 10. She continued her interest in art by majoring in painting, and ...

The future of cleaning webinar

AMSTERDAM — The Hill & Markes, wholesale distributor in Amsterdam, is partnering with experts in the sanitation industry on how the Internet of things, touchless technology, and robotics enhances operational and restroom efficiencies, according to a news release. What does the future of ...

Mayfield Junior Senior High School honor roll

MAYFIELD — The following is the Mayfield Junior Senior High School June honor rolls. Academic Excellence (95 and above): Grade 12: Shawn Allen, Kaylee Bellinger, Layla Carenz, Emily Chrysler, Haley Clemons, Ryan Foreman, Anna Gates, Lindsey Hampton, Grace Harper, Brianna Hubiak, Josie ...

Tourism department looking to fill tourist ‘goodie bags’

BROADALBIN — The Fulton/Montgomery Tourism Department is preparing for the summer and fall season with the coordination of the popular “goody bag” project, which provides information about our businesses to visitors to our region. The is a free opportunity — as you, our local ...

NYSSI to begin membership drive

JOHNSTOWN — The New York State Sheriffs’ Institute will begin its annual honorary membership drive in Fulton County within the next 10 days according to Sheriff Richard Giardino. The NYSSI was established in 1979. It is a not-for-profit corporation, tax exempt organization, and ...

MVH Dowd nominations sought

Mountain Valley Hospice seeks nominations for its third annual Nancy J. Dowd Humanitarian Award, given in memory of MVH’s first executive director. The award was established to honor the positive influence that Dowd made in the lives of those she touched and to acknowledge those who are ...

4-H scholarships given out

FONDA — Each year the Fulton-Montgomery 4-H Youth Development Program offers graduating senior members the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to assist them with continuing education via college or a trade school. These applications are received in late April and reviewed by a committee ...

Many grants available

TROY — The William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York announce a third round of the Pomeroy Fund for New York State History to provide an additional $50,000 in grants in a continuation of rapid response to history-related organizations affected by the COVID-19 ...

Agricultural loans available

SYRACUSE — The New York agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture physical loss loans, according to a news release. The Farm Service Agency offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in ...

Drama club to present special show

BROADALBIN — When school closed for the year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Broadalbin-Perth Elementary Drama Club was at work preparing to stage a production of “The Wizard of Oz” in early May. Holding out hope that in-person performances might still be possible, director Jen ...

Education news in brief

Hyney receives teachers scholarship CANAJOHARIE — Derek Hyney of Canajoharie, the son of Shannon and Cheri Hyney, has been awarded this year’s scholarship presented by the Upper Montgomery Retired Teachers’ Association to a graduating senior entering the field of education. Hyney, ...

Tuesdays in July at FCHS

GLOVERSVILLE — The following is the upcoming events of the Fulton County Historical Society, according to a news release. ∫ Each Tuesday in July, the FCHS will explore a different part of Fulton County history and create something together. The materials needed for each session will be ...

Gloversville Citizens Band considers its season

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Citizens Band has postponed the Summer Concerts in the Park series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board of directors are following the phased opening procedures that have been put in place in New York state, according to a news release. The Gloversville ...

Area news in brief

Fulton County The following is state Department of Transportation planned area roadwork: Town of Broadalbin: Bridge Street over Route 29. Motorists will encounter shoulder and lane closures in both directions on Route 29 with flaggers in place due to concrete work and bridge washing. ...

Liberty receives $3,500 donation

AMSTERDAM — Liberty ARC, the Montgomery County Chapter of The Arc New York, received $3,500 from Stewart’s Shops and the Dake family to help offset expenses of personal protective equipment, as it relates to COVID-19. Liberty ARC responded to the COVID-19 outbreak quickly, carefully, and ...

Broadalbin farmers market slated to open today

BROADALBIN — The Fulton-Montgomery Farmers Market Association will be holding a Farmers Market in Broadalbin, this summer, starting today. The market will be from 3 to 6 p.m. every Friday until September at the Visitor Center on the roundabout of Route 29 and Route 30, according to a news ...

New Dimensions receives grant

AMSTERDAM — The New Dimensions in Health Care recently received a $2,000 grant from the Carondelet Community Fund. The funding from this grant will be used to support NDHC’s dental education and community outreach program, one-two-three Smile, according to a news release. With financial ...