In Brief

BOCES to host learning events

JOHNSTOWN — The Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services will host two intake and orientation events for adults interested in learning English as a second language in January. Each event consists of two days; students participate for three hours each day, according ...

Santa to visit local barbershops today

GLOVERSVILLE — Santa and his elves will visit the Fulton County Barbershop in Gloversville and The Other Shop in Canajoharie this weekend, while the barbers at the locations will give free haircuts to kids age 12 and younger.  Christmas stories and refreshments by Dunkin’ Donuts will be ...

Zoning meeting slated in Caroga

CAROGA LAKE — The Caroga Zoning Board of Appeals will convene at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 to review the matter of the Maddalone application. The public is welcome to attend, according to a news release.

Upcoming events at Frothingham library

FONDA — The following are the upcoming events for the Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., according to a news release. ∫ At 3 p.m. Jan. 2, Children’s Craft Club for elementary age children will meet to make a winter craft. ∫ At 11 a.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29, a Story Hour for ...

City Hall to be closed Christmas

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville City Hall will be closed Tuesday in observance of Christmas Day, according to a news release.

Garbage collection slate for Ward 3

JOHNSTOWN — The following is the city holiday garbage collection schedule for Ward 3, according to a news release. There will be no garbage collected on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. The Tuesday garbage will be collected on Monday . The Jan. 1 garbage will be collected on Monday.

Community talk to share ideas, goals

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Community Conversation at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville High School auditorium, according to a news release. Chamber President Dawn Lamphere stated, “This initial conversation is intended ...

Walleye fishing contest planned

BROADALBIN — The Fish House Fish and Game Club will have walleye ice fishing contest from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9, 2019, on the Great Sacandaga Lake, according to a news release. All fish must be taken to the weighing station at the new location at the town of Providence parking area, ...

Montgomery County IDA meetings slated

FONDA — The following meetings for the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency will take place today at the Old County Courthouse, 9 Park St., according to a news release. ∫ At 4 p.m. a governance committee meeting. ∫ At 4:30 p.m. the regular meeting.

Town clerk’s office to close for holiday

PERTH — The town clerk’s office will be closed from Friday through Tuesday. The regular hours will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release.

Church to hold candlelight service

GLOVERSVILLE — The Foothills United Methodist Church, 17 Fremont St., invites the public to join church members at 7 p.m. Monday for their family Christmas Eve candlelight service with readings from the Gospel and singing favorite hymns. Come and hear the voices of the Chancel Choir, directed ...

First Night celebration comes to Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — The city’s First Night Celebration will be held starting at noon on Dec. 31 and running until 12:30 a.m. on Jan. 1. The event will feature a variety of entertainment, events, activities, and specials that businesses and organizations host in the city. The evening will end ...

Town releases holiday schedule

EDINBURG — The following is the holiday schedule, according to a news release. ∫ The Edinburg Town Hall will be closed Monday through Jan. 1 and re-open Jan. 2. The elected officials can be reached at home in the event of an emergency. ∫ Justice Court will be closed this Monday and ...

Fort Plain Last Night

FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Last Night celebration features many venues along Canal Street and, new this year, a heated entertainment tent on Legion Street, next to Haslett Park. From noon, until sold out, participants can enjoy a chicken barbecue at the tent. Half-chickens are $8 and ...

Events at Paul Nigra Center

GLOVERSVILLE — The following events will be held at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. To register, visit: pncreativeartscenter.org or call (518) 661-9932. ∫ The center will have an essential oils and children class from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 in the granite conference ...

Fulton County Solid Waste releases its holiday schedule

JOHNSTOWN — The following is the holiday schedule for the Fulton County Department of Solid Waste, according to a news release. Monday The landfill and East Fulton Street Extension transfer station have regular hours. All other transfer stations have special holiday hours of 8 a.m. to ...

Montgomery County IDA meetings slated

FONDA — The following meetings for the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency will take place today at the Old County Courthouse, 9 Park St., according to a news release. ∫ At 4 p.m. a governance committee meeting. ∫ At 4:30 p.m. the regular meeting.

Town clerk’s office to close for holiday

PERTH — The town clerk’s office will be closed from Friday through Tuesday. The regular hours will resume at 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release.

Johnstown releases collection schedule

JOHNSTOWN — The city announced a garbage collection schedule for the holidays. Christmas Day garbage collection in Ward 3 will have their garbage collected on Monday; and New Year’s Day garbage collection in Ward 3 will have their garbage collected on Dec. 31.

Water Department set to close Monday

JOHNSTOWN — The city Water Department will close at noon Monday for Christmas Eve, and be closed all day Tuesday for Christmas Day. The department will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday.