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In Brief

Board to hold meeting via conference call

CAROGA — The town Planning Board public hearing on the application by the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Company scheduled for Wednesday and previously announced in this newspaper by legal notice, will be held instead by conference call only pursuant to state Executive Order 202.1. Details ...

‘Virtual Spirit Week’ planned at BPCSD

BROADALBIN — Broadalbin-Perth is inviting its school community to recreate one of the popular weeks of the entire school year virtually while school is closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. B-P will celebrate “Virtual Spirit Week” today through Friday. Members of the school ...

Water board slated to meet on Monday

JOHNSTOWN — The city Water Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Water Department building on East Main Street. The city water superintendent position will be discussed.

Montgomery County seeking nominations to recognize small businesses

FONDA — Montgomery County will be accepting nominations for a new monthly series focusing on small businesses, according to a news release. In recognizing the locations and businesses that not only make the county special but are giving back to the community, Montgomery County Executive ...

Edinburg closes town offices

EDINBURG — The town has declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak. The town offices are closed to the public, minimizing direct contact with anyone for the well being of all. Anyone needing assistance can contact the town hall via telephone at (518) 863-2034; e-mail: ...

Staffing levels reduced by 50%

JOHNSTOWN — As a precautionary measure related to the coronavirus — COVID-19 — spread, and in accordance with the recent Executive Order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Fulton County government has reduced its staffing levels by 50 percent through March 23. In addition, most county ...

Testing not intended for all people

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Public Health Department has sent out a new announcement regarding coronavirus testing. More cases of COVID-19 are expected in New York state in the coming days. Many people will get sick, but based on what is known about this virus, most people will not ...

FFCSD board to hold budget workshop

FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Board of Education’s monthly meeting and budget workshop will take place on Monday, March 23 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 ...

Sheriff’s office closed to public

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Civil Division is currently closed to the public until further notice. However, the office is staffed and most services are being provided. All transactions are being provided by mail, according to a news release. The pistol permit ...

Canjo board of education to meet

CANAJOHARIE — The Canajoharie School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly business meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 26, in the high school conference room, according to a news release. The agendas are available on Board Docs. The physical BOE meeting will be closed ...

Members for BOE seats needed

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Central School District qualified residents who are interested in seeking a seat on the board of education must file a petition for nomination which must be signed by at least 30 qualified voters of the district, according to a news release. The petitions can be ...

Not everyone needs to be tested for virus

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Public Health Department has sent out a new announcement regarding coronavirus testing. More cases of COVID-19 are expected in New York state in the coming days. Many people will get sick, but based on what is known about this virus, most people will not ...

Montgomery County OFA changes

AMSTERDAM — The following are the Montgomery County Office for the Aging, 135 Guy Park Ave., temporary changes, according to a news release. ∫ As a result of COVID19, the MCOFA is taking the following actions in an effort to keep its clients, employees and other county residents safe. ...

BP BOE to meet via videoconference

BROADALBIN — The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. The videoconferencing will be used at this meeting at the Broadalbin-Perth High School, 100 Bridge Street, Broadalbin; 154 Route 29A, Gloversville; 222 Ridge ...

Paddle the Mohawk event on 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 ...

Talk on hatpins slated for April 26

AMSTERDAM — Jean Barnoski will speak about hatpins from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at Elwood Museum, 100 Church St. She will share her knowledge of the hatpin era, the materials used to fabricate them, the sizes, shapes, styles and colors. The talk is free for museum members and $5 ...

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. Today Al-Anon Al-Anon will hold a discussion meeting at noon Tuesday at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 37 Division St., Amsterdam, across from ...

Albany Diocese announces cancellation of Masses

ALBANY — Due to growing concerns and medical advice related to the rapid spread of COVID-19 in social settings, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced that all regularly scheduled public Masses in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany — except weddings and funerals — will be ...

City of Amsterdam announces road closure for this week

AMSTERDAM — A road closure will be taking place in the city due to demolition work. According to a news release, the city/Jackson Demolition announces that due to demolition work on William Street. William Street from Greene Street to Kimball Street will be closed today from 7 a.m. to 5 ...