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In Brief

Two health insurance companies partner to help patients

ALBANY — Two of New York’s leading health plans are partnering in the interest of public health, providing members free access to telemedicine services to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, according to a news release. CDPHP and MVP Health Care are teaming up ...

Museum’s collection available online

UTICA — Visit mwpai.org and view more than 5,000 works of art, spanning three centuries, through the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute’s online collection. This site provides virtual access to much of the permanent collection of fine and decorative arts. Many of the entries include ...

Tax collection period extended

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Treasurer’s Office and board of supervisors are extending this year’s town-county tax collection period from March 31, to May 15. There will also be no additional interest or fees for this extension, according to a news release. For more information, ...

Stewart’s Shops Holiday Match brings $112,624 to local organizations

SARATOGA SPRINGS — In these uncertain times, Stewart’s Shops is delivering some good news. After another successful Holiday Match season, checks are now in the mail to local children’s charities. Funding has now been allocated to 1,753 organizations across the communities where ...

DOT announces road work plans

UTICA — The New York State Department of Transportation Mohawk Valley roadwork submission for the week of Monday according to a news release. Fulton County ∫ Town of Bleecker: (D 263926) Route 309 between Blood Road and West Bush Road, motorists will encounter lane closures in both ...

OESJ board set to meet on Wednesday

∫ ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Board of Education will hold a regular meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, via teleconference, in light of the New York state executive order 202.1, which suspended provisions of the open public meetings law to allow the public to ...

Canjo BOE meeting set for today at 5 p.m.

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie School District Board of Education has changed the time of its regular monthly business meeting to 5 p.m. today in the high school conference room, according to a news release. The agendas are available on Board Docs. The physical BOE meeting will be ...

Needy or alone and hungry program set

JOHNSTOWN — The St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 N. Market St., Needy or Alone and Hungry free meal program continues to be available from noon to 1 p.m. for takeout every Sunday, according to a news release. All meals are prepackaged and ready to go, and they are available to everyone ...

Open house hour offered at church

BLEECKER — Since the Bleecker Community Church’s regular worship service is canceled, the church will offer an open house hour from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Sunday during this health crisis. This will be on a “drop-in-come and go basis” at any time during the hour stated, according to ...

Twin Cities Council of Churches food pantry has moved, open

JOHNSTOWN — The Twin Cities Council of Churches Food Pantry has moved to 21 N. Market St., into the One Church Street building across the street from St. John’s Episcopal Church, according to a news release. The food pantry is open to any resident of the 12095 zip code from 9 a.m. to ...

Paddle the Mohawk scheduled for June 6

AMSTERDAM — The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor will be having this year’s paddle the Mohawk Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6, at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site to paddle the Mohawk Valley River through locks 11 and 12, according to a news release. This half day ...

DSS now accepting program applications

JOHNSTOWN — The Department of Social Services continues to accept applications for temporary assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Home Energy Assistance Program and child care, according to a news release. The applicants are encouraged to apply for benefits online through ...

Mayfield church to meet virtually

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church will meet virtually at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release. The following are the ways to view or hear the service. ∫ Watch on Facebook live or log in to ZOOM. ∫ Enter the meeting identification number — ...

FFCS meeting to be streamed today

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education’s monthly meeting and budget workshop will take place today, as scheduled in the middle school multi-purpose room, starting at 6 p.m. To protect the health and safety of the board members, district staff and ...

Applications for educational awards sought

AMSTERDAM — The Mental Health Association in Fulton and Montgomery Counties recently announced that it is accepting applications for two $500 student educational awards. Students are eligible if they are high school seniors living in Fulton or Montgomery counties, are attending high school ...

State police changes due to coronavirus

ALBANY — The following announcements are for the state police, according to a news release. ∫ Anyone experiencing an emergency, call 911. When placing an emergency call, advise the dispatchers if the caller or any member the household is experiencing flu-like symptoms. This information ...

Long Yun Riceman receives promotion

LATHAM — Major General Ray Shields, the adjutant general for New ­York state, announces the recent promotion of a member of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of the capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Long Yun Riceman from Amsterdam, and assigned to the ...

Rachel Lee named to president’s list

CORTLAND — Rachel K. Lee of Johnstown, was named to the president’s list for the fall 2019, semester at the State University of New York College at Cortland. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must be full time and have earned at least an A in all courses. Lee, is ...

Olivia Cromer named to dean’s list

BRISTOL, R.I. — Olivia Cromer, the daughter of Ron and Cyndi Cromer of Gloversville, has been named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, for the fall semester. Cromer, a 2018, graduate of Broadalbin-Perth High School, is a sophomore majoring in architecture.

Skylar Swatt named to dean’s list

PITTSFORD — Skylar Swatt, a Johnstown native, the daughter of Christopher and Raquel Swatt, was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at St. John Fisher College. Swatt graduated in December 2019, and majored in sport management. To be eligible for the dean’s list at St. John ...