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Officials neutral about solar farm

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Planning Board on Tuesday remained neutral on a Massachusetts company’s project for a solar farm at the former Gloversville landfill property in the town of Johnstown. The board voted at the Fort Johnstown Annex to stay out of the project, in which Ameresco ...

Officials: ‘Bear with us’ on unkempt lawns

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JOHNSTOWN — City officials have three words to tell the public regarding overgrown lawns in violation of city codes: “Bear with us.” The city Fire Department’s codes enforcement office and the city Department of Public Works work together during any given summer on lawns whose grass ...

Zoning laws discussed in Northville

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By BRIANA O’HARA The Leader-Herald NORTHVILLE — The village board has been in the process of reviewing the changes made to the proposed updated zoning and subdivision laws that were made by the zoning committee. Mayor John Spaeth said the board has been holding workshops to review ...

Board approves tower upgrade purchases

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Purchases to improve tower communications for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department were approved last week by the Board of Supervisors. The board authorized purchase of four LED monitors at a cost of $7,400 for use in the sheriff’s Dispatch Center on Route 29. Sheriff ...

22nd annual Safe Summer Bike Helmet Program launched Tuesday

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MAYFIELD —Wear a helmet and get a ticket, seems to be the motto to follow this summer, for any children caught following safe bike riding skills by wearing helmets will be rewarded. State Sen. Jim Tedisco launched the 22nd annual Safe Summer Bike Helmet Program on Tuesday with Mayfield ...

Stefanik votes not to condemn Trump’s tweets

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted against a House resolution that condemned President Donald Trump’s recent tweets and statements as racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color. The House majority of 235 Democrats passed the resolution with 240 votes, four of which came from ...

Senior center to host ‘bedazzled dance’

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Gloversville Senior Center, 53 Church St., will have a “be-dazzled dance” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The admission is $6, payable at the door or by advanced tickets which includes a smorgasbord buffet. Open to all, according to a news release. Those attending can pay ...

Annual craft fair scheduled Saturday

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CAROGA — Caroga Historical Association and Museum, 145 London Bridge Road, will hold its free annual craft fair featuring crafters, a bake sale and raffles from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Food prepared by the Camper’s Corner Store will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music will be ...

Believers Church set to hold summer bash

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JOHNSTOWN — The Believers Family Church, 150 S. Comrie Ave., will have a kids summer bash from 2 to 5 p.m. July 28. There will be hot dogs, chips and drinks provided. RSVP by Saturday by calling (518) 775-0232 and give kids T-shirt size and number of kids attending.

Pinecone wall art class slated for Aug. 5

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GLOVERSVILLE — Dea Duncovich will teach how to make pinecone wall art from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 5, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $25, minus 20 percent for center members. To register, visit pncreativeartscenter.org or call (518) 661-9932.

Photos from the world of the ancient Mayans

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NORTHVILLE — Nature photographer Gerry Lemmo will narrate photos from the world of the ancient Mayans from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Northville Public Library, 341 S. Third St. For more information on the free event, call Michael Burnett at (518) 863-6922 or email norlib@mvls.info.

Library announces a change of date

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FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., has announced a date change for the Chalk of Fame and Gigantic Family Obstacle Course event originally scheduled for July 27. The free, family-oriented event will now take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an ...

Townwide garage sale set for July 27

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CAROGA — A townwide garage sale will be held on July 27. Anyone who plans a sale and would like the location placed on a map may contact the clerk’s office by phone or email, (518) 835-4211, Ext. 21, or carogatc@nycap.rr.com. The map will be distributed at various businesses in town ...

Board of Appeals to meet on July 24

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NORTHVILLE — The town of Northampton Zoning Board of Appeals will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. July 24 at the town municipal building, 412 S. Main St., regarding an application applying for a variance and any other business that comes before the board. The public is welcome to attend, ...

Presentation on early Americans scheduled

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CANAJOHARIE — David Brooks, education director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, will speak about the similarities and differences between DeWitt Clinton and George Washington as they navigate the waters of internal improvements in early America at 2 p.m. on July 24, in the Great ...

Public meeting slated for July 25

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FORT PLAIN — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will have a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. July 25 in the auditorium at the Fort Plain High School, 1 West St. (use the Clyde Street entrance), according to a news release. The event will be hosted by Montgomery County Sheriff Jeffery T. ...

Historical society meeting planned

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EPHRATAH — The Ephratah Historical Society will hold a meeting today for the month of July. The meeting will be at the Ephratah Town Hall, 3782 Route 10, St. Johnsville startig at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (518) 844-9248.

Mettawee River Theater show set for Saturday at arboretum

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ESPERANCE — The Mettawee River Theater Company will present “The Ringdove” at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Road, according to a news release. Admission is $5 but free for children 12 and younger. The theater company, founded in 1975, creates original productions ...

Fort Plain Free Library set to host Siena College professor

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FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will present the following with Siena College Teaching Assistant Professor James Belflower, a published author and multimedia poet-critic, according to a news release. Explore how mining an autobiography can be helpful in creating ...

Women’s wellness conference slated

Community News

JOHNSTOWN — HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, will conduct its 23rd annual women’s wellness conference titled “Images of a Woman” on Wednesday, July 31, at Holiday Inn, 308 N. Comrie Ave. (Route 30A). Again ...