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Man charged with sending indecent pics AMSTERDAM — A 26-year-old Amsterdam man was charged by state police earlier this month with felony with first-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor. Bryan A. Lemoine, 26, of Amsterdam, was charged. Police said the investigation began in ...

Man leads police on chase

Local News

AMSTERDAM — A Gloversville resident faces several charges after fleeing from police in a motor vehicle and reckless driving. Justin L. Persen, 19, of 102 Lincoln St., was charged by Amsterdam police on May 15 with third-degree unlawful fleeing from a police officer in a motor vehicle, ...

Thoughts worth sharing on Memorial Day

Local News

Today is Memorial Day. I believe it’s important to view Memorial Day as a day that binds all Americans together in the common effort to honor our fallen defenders of freedom, our Army, Navy, Air Force, our male and female soldiers, our black, white and red soldiers, our soldiers of Hispanic ...

City in planning stages for ZFest

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The city Recreation Commission on Thursday began planning the second annual Z-Fest, a fitness focused summer event, that will be followed this year by an outdoor movie night at Trail Station Park on Aug. 24. The Recreation Commission and local Zumba instructor Alyssa Johnson ...

Roadwork schedule set to begin Tuesday

In Brief

The state Department of Transportation has announced area roadwork, starting Tuesday as follows: Montgomery County ∫Village of Fultonville: Route 920P, Route 30A between Route 5S and Thruway exit 27. Motorists will encounter lane closures in all directions with flaggers in place due to ...

Tugboat named in honor of community

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko will join the leaders of the New York Power Authority and state Canal Corporation to dedicate a tugboat named after the town that is now part of Amsterdam at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Riverlink Park, 2 Front St. With Tonko will be New York Power Authority ...

Frothingham Library schedule of events

In Brief

FONDA — Frothingham Free Library, 28 W. Main St., has scheduled June events, as follows: ∫ June 4, at 11 a.m. — A story hour for preschool children including stories, singing and crafts. ∫ June 7, at 11 a.m. — A book discussion on “The Tattooist of Auschwitz” by Heather ...

Area students graduate from Paul Smith’s

In Brief

Two area students graduated from Paul Smith’s College on May 11. They are Valerie Hoffman of Fort Plain, with an associate degree in forest technology, and Lane Petrelia of Mayfield, with an associate degree in surveying technology.

Mabee Farm history presentation scheduled

In Brief

CHARLESTON — Author Michael Diana will speak on “The History of the Mabee Farm” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, at the Charleston Historical Society in the former First Baptist Church of Charleston, Polin Road. Diana grew up in Guilderland and has long been fascinated with the natural and ...

Strawberry festival slated for June 8

In Brief

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Historical Society will hold its annual strawberry festival at the Rice Homestead, 328 Riceville Road, on June 8, from noon to 4 p.m. Strawberry shortcake, ice cream, and beverages will be served. The festival marks the opening of the Rice Homestead for the ...

Amsterdam to host ribbon cutting event

In Brief

AMSTERDAM — The following is a Fulton-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce event. ∫ The city will host a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Saturday for the grand opening of the Chuctanunda Trail. The ribbon cutting and trail walk are in celebration of National Trails Day. The ribbon cutting will take ...

Wine and food fest slated for Saturday

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The southern Adirondack wine and food festival will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, 30 N. Main St. The cost is $10 for tasting tickets pre-sale; $15 at the door; and $5 for non-tasting, according to a news release. This event ...

Town meeting schedule released

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The following town meetings will take place at town hall, according to a news release. ∫ At 4 p.m. June 4 public hearing on eminent domain. ∫ At 6 p.m. June 6 zoning. ∫ At 6 p.m. June 11, planning. ∫ At 6 p.m. June 17, town board.

Addiction seminar slated for June 9

In Brief

CANAJOHARIE — The “Victory over Addictions,” a seminar on Christian principles for living clean and sober, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 8 at the Faith, Hope and Love Christian Church, 50 E. Main St., (downstairs at United Methodist Church), according to a news release. The ...

St. Mary’s Healthcare to host summer fashion show

Community News

AMSTERDAM — St. Mary’s Healthcare Auxiliary will host a fashion show luncheon fundraiser themed “Summertime and The Living is Easy” on Sunday at Perth Municipal Complex, 1849 Route 107, town of Amsterdam, from 1 to 4 p.m. Fashions will be presented by Just Because, The Chatter Box ...

Fort Plain Free Library set to host writing workshops

Community News

FORT PLAIN — Beginning June 9, the Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will launch a book discussion and a series of summer writing workshops with Siena College Teaching Assist. Prof. James Belflower. Belflower, an author and multimedia poet/critic, will facilitate the first adult ...

Senior news in brief

Community News

Bridge Club played at senior center JOHNSTOWN — The Adirondack Bridge Club played the Mitchell Movement May 20 at the at the Shirley J. Luck Senior Center, 109 E. Main St. The north-south winners for first place, Debbie Brown and John Quinn; second place, Poppy Kiernan and Mary Brusoe; ...

Community Calendar

Community News

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. TOPS For more information about Take Off Pounds Sensibly, including the various meeting times and places that are available, call Judy Pettit ...