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Breastfeeding group to meet Thursday

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JOHNSTOWN — The Birthing Center at Littauer will hold its breastfeeding support group on Thursday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at HealthLink Littauer, 2 Colonial Court. The group offers a friendly, relaxed, positive atmosphere where moms can share experiences and be assisted by lactation ...

Littauer support group set to meet

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MAYFIELD — The Rev. Bonnie Orth, Littauer’s pastoral care coordinator, facilitates two groups focusing on advocacy and education, with open discussion for sharing and support, according to a news release. The following two groups will meet Thursday at the Mayfield Central Presbyterian ...

Writing group to meet on Thursday

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JOHNSTOWN — A free creative writing group for aspiring and established writers will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St. For more information, contact Robert Weatherby at (518) 762-8317 or rweatherby@mvls.info.

Citizens Band concert Friday night

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JOHNSTOWN — The second concert of this year’s Johnstown Citizens Band will be held on Friday in the bandshell at Sir William Johnson Park on Main Street. Rehearsal will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and the concert at 7. Conducting the band for the concert will be retired Mayfield band director ...

Chicago’ play set for Friday, Saturday

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NORTHVILLE — Sacandaga Valley Arts Network and Sacandaga Musical Theater will present “Chicago” at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and July 26 and 27 at Northville Central School auditorium, Bridge Street, according to a news release. In roaring twenties Chicago, chorus girl Roxie Hart ...

Caroga farmers market starts Friday

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CAROGA — Caroga Lake Farmers Market will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday and every Friday through mid-October at Sherman’s parking lot, across from the post office. Vendors will offer 100 percent locally produced and sourced goods. Items include produce, meats, honey, soaps, plants, ...

Color splash run slated for Saturday

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts will hold a Color Splash Fun Run and Walk on Saturday. Participants will walk and run on the grounds of the center, 2736 Route 30, to benefit the center. Registration takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. The run/walk begins at 10:30 and ...

Kidney health talk slated for July 24

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GLOVERSVILLE — Vitality Plus, HealthLink Littauer’s adult membership program for anyone 50 or older, will hold this month’s luncheon program titled “Kidney Health” on July 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Littauer’s auditorium, 99 E. State St. A buffet luncheon will be followed by ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Warrant leads to man’s arrest JOHNSTOWN — Greg L. Christiano, 45, of 219 Hunter Heights Road, Northville, was arrested by city police at 2:20 p.m. July 8 on a warrant, a violation. Police said he was taken into custody by the Northville Police Department on an active bench warrant ...

Crime initiative leads to arrests

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Another multi-agency crime prevention initiative carried out in the city last week resulted in several drug related arrests, according to a police press release. The Gloversville Police Department participated in a crime prevention initiative in the city on Thursday with ...

‘Jail and bail’ fundraiser held

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Justice moved swiftly on Saturday as lawbreaking city-folk were convicted on all charges and thrown in the stocks until their debts to society were paid during the Johnstown Historical Society’s first-ever “Jail N Bail” fundraiser. The Johnstown Historical Society issued ...

No challenge for new state law

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County at this time is not pursuing joining federal court action challenging New York state’s new law that lets undocumented immigrants obtain driver’s licenses. Montgomery County Clerk Brittany Kolbe recently indicated she will request the Montgomery County ...

4-year-old drowns in Raquette River

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TUPPER LAKE — A Tupper Lake family lost a 4-year-old son in an accidental drowning in the Raquette River in Coreys Friday, and a GoFundMe account has been set up to help the grieving family with funeral expenses. State police and the Tupper Lake rescue squad responded Friday evening to a ...

Wellness Words: The importance of kidney health

Local News

What are the kidneys and why are they important? The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located below the rib cage that lay on each side of the spine. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), these organs are part of the urinary tract and play ...

Hitrick and Brooks to play on Aug. 16

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GLOVERSVILLE — A Hitrick and Brooks concert will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 2, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. Hitrick and Brooks consists of three college students from upstate New York: Ben Hitrick, 19; Connor Brooks, 19; and Alex Hitrick, 21. They ...

Sgt. Peter Bridge retired from Guard

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LATHAM — Sgt. Peter Bridge of Amsterdam, who was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Recruiting and Retention Battalion of the New York National Guard, retired from the guard last month after some 25 years of service, according to Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, adjutant general ...

Code officer seeks sign compliance

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CAROGA LAKE — John Duesler, Caroga code officer, is asking for compliance with the sign regulations in the town. All signs require a permit, according to a news release. The temporary signs cannot be displayed for more than 14 calendar days in one year including political, civic, and ...

Vendors sought for September craft fair

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BROADALBIN — Registration is open for crafters wishing to participate in the first Broadalbin Youth Commission craft fair set for Sept. 21 and 22, at Broadalbin-Perth High School. The fee for a 10-by-10-foot booth is $125. Booths are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so early ...