Area news in brief

District offers

pre-K program

GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville Enlarged School District is accepting applications for its full-day prekindergarten program for the 2016-17 school year.

Pre-K is available to families who live in the school district and is offered at Boulevard, Meco, Park Terrace and Kingsborough elementary schools. To be eligible, children must turn 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2016.

The program is free and runs from 8:55 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. weekdays. Morning and afternoon meals are provided at no cost.

For an application, contact Melissa Vacula at 775-5740, ext. 4056 or [email protected].

Meeting to focus

on solar farms

FONDA – The Montgomery County Soil and Water Agricultural Economic Development will host a solar farm meeting on June 28 at the Montgomery County Annex Building, a news release said.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at 20 Park St., Room 111. This free seminar is open to the public and will focus on answering questions about solar farms.

This workshop was designed to provide a better understanding about solar farms to provide more informed decisions.

The main topics to be discussed are the pros and cons of a solar farm, signing a lease and how it may affect the landowner’s agricultural exemption, the effects on land values, and what municipalities need to do to prepare for solar farms, the news release said.

Speaking at the event will be: Matt Brower from the New York State Department of Agricultural and Markets, Attorney Greg Dunn, Amanda Bearcroft from Montgomery County Business Development Office and Robert Yurkewecz from Farm Credit East, according to the news release.

The speakers will discuss how they play a role in solar farms, provide information and answer questions.

For more information or to reserve a spot by June 24, contact Julicia Godbout at 853-4015, Ext. 111, or [email protected].

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