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Grant program requires SEQR process

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton County officials on Wednesday questioned why a Microenterprise Grant Program that helps small businesses has to go through a state Environmental Quality Review process. “It’s so ridiculous,” county Administrative Officer Jon Stead said. Last Dec. 18, Fulton County ...

Missionary to give presentation

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GLOVERSVILLE — A former Johnstown pastor was investigated for a year by the Russian secret service before he was allowed as an international missionary in that country. But he said it was all worth it. The Rev. John Murray, who was pastor of New Covenant Community Church for seven years, ...

600-mile ADK bike race talk set

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AMSTERDAM — Mike Feldman and Jody Dixon will speak about the 600-Mile Adirondack Mountain Backcountry Bike Race, illustrated with photos and bikes, at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., for the library’s culture and travelogue program The Adirondack Trail Ride is ...

History discussion slated for April 11

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LOUDONVILLE — Historian William P. Tatum III will speak on “Decision-Making in the British Military Justice Process” on April 11, in the Roger Bacon Building, Room 202, at Siena College. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. with time for socializing and networking, followed by the program ...

Journey from poverty to leader

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AMSTERDAM — Roger A. Ramsammy, president of Hudson Valley Community College, will speak on “From Immigrant to President,” the story of his journey from poverty in Trinidad to his current position, at 6 p.m. on April 18, at Amsterdam Free Library, 28 Church St., for the library’s ...

Bingo set to begin on Tuesday

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Morris J. Edwards American Legion Post 168, 38 W. Main St., will be resuming bingo on Tuesday nights, beginning April 2. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m. The Legion sells food and drinks before and during bingo. All are welcome.

Watercolor paint class planned

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CANAJOHARIE — The next monthly watercolor class will take place at 1:30 p.m. April 18, at Arkell Community Center with Shanna Becker. For more information, call (518) 673-4408, according to a news release.

‘Cinderella’ slated at F-F auditorium

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Drama Club will present the classic fairy tale musical “Cinderella” by Rodgers and Hammerstein at 7 p.m. Friday and April 6 with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 7 in the high school auditorium, according to a news release. The tickets will ...

Area religious activities

Community News

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship ...

Office for the Aging menu

Community News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Office for the Aging Nutrition Program meal sites are open to anyone 60 or older or their spouse regardless of age. The suggested contribution per meal is $3 and the guest charge for those not age 60 is $5. It is not necessary to be a member of a senior center or ...

Inequality cannot be laid at the feet of any one system

Community News

In Matthew 13:12, Jesus makes a rather cryptic statement in the context of understanding parables: “For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.” That hardly sounds reasonable, right? ...

Area religious activities

Community News

Adirondack Baptist Church Sunday: Sunday school, 9 a.m.; morning worship, 10:15 a.m.; evening worship, 6 p.m. Thursday: Evening adult prayer meeting, teen summit students and Master Clubs, all 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Northville Sunday: Sunday school for all ages, 8:45 a.m.; worship ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Man charged with intent to sell drugs GALWAY — Jeremy Defibaugh, 26, of Galway was charged by state police with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Defibaugh was ...

Director: Library budget to stay level

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Public Library doesn’t plan on asking Greater Johnstown School District residents to pay more for the library for 2020 than the nearly $400,000 levy for 2019 that they approved last year. Library Director Erica Wing on Thursday said those plans could change, but ...

Casings, cell phone at center of testimony

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FONDA — Several items of evidence and photographs were shown during the testimonies of witnesses called to the stand during day three of Garry L. Sweet’s trial for the murder of Joshua LaVeck. Montgomery County District Attorney Kelli McCoski called several witnesses to the stand on ...

‘Year of the Glove’ celebration kicks off formally

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Historical Society and Museum had an explosive growth in population similar to the growth experienced locally after the glove and leather industry took off in the 19th and 20th century during Thursday’s kick off event to the Year of the Glove that saw area ...

Council approves waterfront program

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GLOVERSVILLE — The Common Council on Tuesday approved resolutions awarding a bid to a planning firm to develop a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program for the city and making a pair of streets bordering two city schools one way during school hours. The city received a $78,000 grant award ...

Museum to host spring break camp

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AMSTERDAM — Fun and learning don’t always go together. But children will have a chance to learn while having fun creating buildings during a spring break camp at the Walter Elwood Museum April 23 through 25. The museum is giving teams of youths a chance to learn the basics of building ...

Emergency plan update to be completed

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JOHNSTOWN — An update of the Fulton County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan begun last year is attempting to be completed. County Emergency Management Director Steven Santa Maria on Monday received Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety Committee approval to reappropriate $13,800 in ...

Public health to do mock exercise

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JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Public Health Department — in concert with other agencies — will be participating in a mock Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition Exercise the morning of April 11. County Public Health Director Laurel Headwell touched on the exercise with the Board of ...