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NYC delays resumption of indoor dining at restaurants

Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he was delaying the planned resumption of indoor dining at restaurants in the city out of fear it would cause a spike in coronavirus infections. The mayor, a Democrat, said he was concerned that if the city welcomed ...

Agricultural loans available

Community News

SYRACUSE — The New York agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture physical loss loans, according to a news release. The Farm Service Agency offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in ...

Drama club to present special show

Community News

BROADALBIN — When school closed for the year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Broadalbin-Perth Elementary Drama Club was at work preparing to stage a production of “The Wizard of Oz” in early May. Holding out hope that in-person performances might still be possible, director Jen ...

Education news in brief

Community News

Hyney receives teachers scholarship CANAJOHARIE — Derek Hyney of Canajoharie, the son of Shannon and Cheri Hyney, has been awarded this year’s scholarship presented by the Upper Montgomery Retired Teachers’ Association to a graduating senior entering the field of education. Hyney, ...

CRG ups its marketing strategies

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Center for Regional Growth is currently developing a new countywide marketing tool that agency officials hope will attract new developers and business owners to the region after it is released in the fall. CRG Economic Development Specialist Ken Adamczyk on ...

Popular city events canceled

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — While business as almost usual resumes throughout much of the state, continued restrictions on social gatherings has led to the cancellation of a pair of popular city-based events. City Clerk Jennifer Mazur, who also serves as liaison to the Recreation Commission, on Tuesday ...

9-year-old honored for acts of kindness

Local News

MAYFIELD — A 9-year-old Mayfield student who is well known for starting the elementary school’s Stuff the Sleigh event was honored by state Sen. Jim Tedisco on Monday for her continued support for her community. Kendyl Conyne was presented the COVID-19 Acts of Kindness Award for holding ...

$95K grant approved for pandemic

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors’ Human Services Committee on Tuesday authorized acceptance of a $95,373 state grant to help the county Public Health Department with the pandemic. News of the grant was related to the committee by county Assistant Public Health Director ...

Transit system to be closed on Friday

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Transit System will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. The regular schedule will begin on the next business day, according to a news release. For more information, call (518) 773-4528.

Ambridge named to president’s list

In Brief

ORLANDO, FL. — Susan Ambridge, daughter of the late Gary and Susan Romaine, has been named to the president’s list at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida for the spring semester of 2020 with a 4.0 GPA. Ambridge is a bachelor in business major. She was also selected for the Bonnie L. Pirkle ...

Cromer named to dean’s list

In Brief

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Olivia Cromer, of Gloversville, has been named to the dean’s list at Roger Williams University for the spring semester. The daughter of Ron and Cyndi Cromer, she is an architect major completing her sophomore year.

Water board to hold special meeting

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Water Board has scheduled a special meeting on Thursday at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82837398481?pwd=Z2pGdnZmTlY0eTh3UjFqQkdkTmZKZz09 Meeting ID: 828 3739 8481 Password: 563384.

Dept. of Solid Waste holiday hours

In Brief

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Department of Solid Waste has announced that on Friday the landfill and landfill transfer station will be open from 7:15 to 11:30 a.m. All other transfer stations will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The landfill and all transfer stations ...

4th on the 3rd celebration canceled

In Brief

FORT PLAIN — It is with great sadness that the Fort Plain Community Activity council reminds the public that the 33rd annual 4th on the 3rd of July celebration held on July 3, will not be held this year in Wiles Park due to coronavirus concerns. There are expectations that this popular event ...

GOP, with exception of Trump, now push mask-wearing

Coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican circles — with the notable exception of the man who leads the party — the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on. As a surge of infections hammers the South and West, GOP officials are pushing back against the notion that masks are about ...