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BPCSD hearing on safety plan today

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BROADALBIN — A public hearing on the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District safety plan will be held at 5:45 p.m. today, in the high school virtual advanced placement room. The regular board of education meeting will follow at 6 p.m.

Talk on Sacandaga Canal set for today

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MAYFIELD — David Brooks, education director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, will speak on “15 Miles on the Sacandaga Canal?” today, at 7 p.m. at Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., sponsored by The Mayfield Historical Society. Brooks will discuss the construction ...

Genealogical program slated for Tuesday

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JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a program on genealogical research at Johnstown Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The free program will introduce attendees to the genealogical resources available at the ...

Diabetes discussion to be held Thursday

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JOHNSTOWN — HealthLink Littauer, the community health and wellness service of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, will hold its monthly educational program, diabetes discussion, on Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at its wellness center, 2 Colonial Court. “This month’s topic is on ...

Children’s sewing workshop Tuesday

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FORT PLAIN — The Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., will host a children’s holiday-themed sewing workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for children ages 8 to 13, according to a news release. The workshop will be led by Pamela Boynton, retired family and consumer sciences teacher. ...

Essential oil course slated for Tuesday

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MAYFIELD — Instructor Heather Mattioni will be teaching a make and take essential oils class on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the cafe at the Paul Nigra Center For Creative Arts, 2736 Route 30. In the first half of this workshop, participants will learn all about essential oils and the ...

Pumpkin chocolate chip class Wednesday

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MAYFIELD — Instructor Delania Duncovich will be teaching participants how to make their very own pumpkin chocolate chips at the Paul Nigra Center For Creative Arts, 2736 Route 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday in the teaching kitchen Participants will get to take some home to share or keep ...

Project SAVE meeting planned

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JOHNSTOWN — The Greater Johnstown School District will hold a public hearing on its revised Project SAVE — District Wide Safety Plan at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnstown High School library. The district Board of Education's regular monthly public business meeting will take place ...

Community Calendar

Community News

AA If anyone needs to contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous of Fulton and Montgomery counties, call the AA answering service at (518) 736-2644. Tuesday Al-Anon Al-Anon will hold a discussion meeting at noon Tuesday at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, 37 Division St., Amsterdam, across ...

Wellness Words: Planning for end of life care

Community News

Although we may not want to think about it, at some point all of us will face end-of-life experiences. These experiences may occur as a result of chronic diseases, old age or even an unexpected medical crisis. However, in order to ensure your wishes for end-of-life care are met at any age, ...

It’s Pumpkin Season

Local News

As skies continue to darken and the trees around town shed their leaves upon sleepy streets as the autumn season makes its way towards Halloween, a fun and familiar houseguest has quietly populated the stoops of homes, adding a festive flare to the season. Pumpkins big and small, some in their ...

Fulton County YMCA will have a new chief executive officer

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County YMCA has hired a veteran of the Saratoga Regional YMCA as its new chief executive officer, effective Nov. 20. Christopher Defibaugh was hired as the YMCA’s new CEO, the Harrison Street health and recreation facility announced Friday in a news release. He ...

Fulton County Board of Supervisors approve FMCC change orders

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fulton County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved numerous change orders related to Fulton-Montgomery Community College projects. County Administrative Officer Jon Stead said many of the capital projects the counties were recently involved in contractual funding with ...

Amsterdam town officials appoint new town justice

Local News

AMSTERDAM — The town welcomed two new trainees for positions at the town court during its Wednesday meeting. Starting Nov. 1, Thomas Nethaway will begin the training town justice position and Andrea Brooks will settle into the court clerk position. Supervisor Thomas DiMezza said the two ...

Hotel to be built in the city of Amsterdam

Local News

AMSTERDAM — Montgomery County continues to grow as a destination for people and investment as Valley View Hospitality broke ground last week on the construction of its new Microtel by Wyndham Hotels. The hotel, which will be located along Route 5S in the city, is expected to have 67 rooms. ...

City to consider camera resolution

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council will consider an agreement Monday with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department to better catch criminals in the city. The action is part of six resolutions to be considered by the council at its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall. City officials want to ...

Symposium to be held at FMCC

Local News

JOHNSTOWN — The Fort Plain Museum will present the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Against the Iroquois 1779 Symposium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 2805 Route 67. The lineup of topics and speakers is as follows: ∫ “Not Overrun but ...

Nathan Littauer Hospital

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Oct. 9 There were no births. Admissions Maureen A. Phelps of Gloversville. Charles Wood of Johnstown. Discharges Patricia J. Albanese of Gloversville. Dutcher baby boy of Gloversville. David Lavada of Gloversville. Oct. 10 There were no discharges or ...

Celebrating the common loon slated

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SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation will celebrate common loons, the icon of the Adirondack, at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center, 8023 Route 30, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The free event will feature activities for the whole family, ...

Soup tasting is today

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CANAJOHARIE — The eighth annual soup tasting and craft fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Circa 1729 Van Alstyne Homestead Society and Museum, 42 Moyer St. Soups donated by local chefs and eateries and fall-seasoned crafts from vendors, and harvest specialties grown by local ...