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Caroga board to hold public work session

In Brief

CAROGA — The Caroga Town Board is holding a public work session on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the town offices. The meeting will also be for any and all business that comes before it.

Tarot card readings slated for Wednesday

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MAYFIELD — The Paul Nigra Center For Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30, will be hosting a night of coffee, tea, light refreshments and card reading on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Grand Gallery. Each person will receive a 15-minute private card reading from Christina Ponzi, instructor. ...

Johnstown library events scheduled

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JOHNSTOWN — The following events are for the Johnstown Public Library, 38 S. Market St., according to a news release. ∫ From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Fulton County Historian Samantan Hall-Saladino will present the Spirits of the Sacandaga, an evening of ghost stories. ∫ From 6 to ...

Roadwork scheduled to commence this week

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The state Department of Transportation has announced this week’s area roadwork, as follows: Fulton County City of Johnstown: Route 30A between Briggs Street and Townsend Avenue. Motorists will encounter north- and southbound lane closures with flaggers in place due to signal work, loop ...

Davis set to perform in Glen on Saturday

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GLEN — Guy Davis, ambassador of the blues, will perform from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Glen Conservancy, 1538 Route 161 (Mill Point Road). Guy Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, from the equator to the arctic circle his work ...

Trunk or treat event slated for Saturday

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FONDA — The village will sponsor a trunk or treat event in Recreation Park on Park Street from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, with a rain date on Nov. 2 at the same times. Participants may decorate their vehicles and hand out treats. Among the children’s events will be prizes for ...

Annual wine and beer fundraiser planned

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AMSTERDAM — Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity’s fourth annual wine and beer tasting fundraiser will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Bridgework at Perthshire, 112 Perthshire Drive. The event, costing $25, will include music, raffles, a haunted house and a ...

Photo editing class slated for Monday

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GLOVERSVILLE — Todd Bailey will teach photo editing from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, in the Granite Conference Room at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. The cost will be $25 with preregistration required, minus 20 percent for center members. To register, visit ...

Paul Nigra Center to host Potter event

In Brief

GLOVERSVILLE — Dea Duncovich will lead Kid’s Harry Potter Fun from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. She will help participants pick a house, make a house scarf, earn a spell or two, and create a wand while enjoying a Butterbeer ...

Task force to make annual pilgrimage

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NORTHVILLE — The Sacandaga Task Force for Senior Living will make its annual pilgrimage to the Colonie Center and the Shaker Craft Fair for Christmas shopping on Monday, Nov. 18. The task force will leave Northville Baptist Church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and can pick up in Mayfield and ...

Tri-county blotter

Police Blotter

Drugs allegedly found on person GLOVERSVILLE — Ryan J. Burton, 29, of 8 Lexington Ave., was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance by city police on Friday at 2:56 a.m. Officers responded to 8 Lexington Ave. for an assist a person complaint. During the ...

Operation Clean Streets

Local News

By ERIC RETZLAFF The Leader-Herald GLOVERSVILLE — The trash on downtown streets were eye-openers for the more than 150 volunteers who picked up all kinds of debris on Saturday morning during Operation Clean Streets. Starting at Trail Station Park, groups fanned out to collect enough ...

Students honored for accomplishments

Community News

JOHNSTOWN— Three recent adult graduates of the Gloversville Literacy Zone, a program of Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational Services, have been honored for their accomplishments by the New York Association of Continuing and Community Education. Gloversville resident ...

Housing authority reaches out to tenants for input

Local News

GLOVERSVILLE — Gloversville Housing Authority officials detailed efforts to engage with tenants to increase resident involvement during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. GHA Executive Director Heather Reynolds reported that introductory visits to each of the authority’s ...

Drunk driver kills delivery woman

Local News

AMSTERDAM — A 64-year-old woman who was delivering newspapers for the Amsterdam Recorder was killed early Saturday morning after being struck by a drunk driver. According to a press release, at approximately 1:10 a.m. Amsterdam police and fire were dispatched to the area of 200 Brookside ...

Broadablin Village Board gives nod to variances

Local News

BROADALBIN — Village officials, during the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, approved three variances for the Vail Mills Sewer District. In June 2018, the village approved an intermunicipal agreement between the village and Fulton County for the formation of the Vail Mills Sewer ...

Amsterdam home destroyed in blaze

Local News

AMSTERDAM — A home on Cady Street was excavated during a fire as the structure and location of the home created complications for fire crews to put the blaze out. A call came in at approximately 1:04 p.m. on Oct. 14 from a passerby who saw smoke coming from the structure. “Upon ...

Two personnel positions continued

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors extended two positions among personnel items the board handled Tuesday at the County Office Building. The board voted to authorize a contract extension with Mark Ellithorpe for fiscal manager consulting services in the county Public Health ...