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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

St. Mary's Institute kindergarten student Daniel Tomlinson plays on the Riverlink playground.

Locals keeping an eye on spread of virus

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff In light of the nationwide spread of the enterovirus D68, St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam will hold an emergency management meeting Friday to discuss how to train and prepare in the event the illness makes its way into Montgomery County. "We want to have the most up-to-date information on the virus so we can review what the current guidelines are," St. Mary's spokeswoman Jerri Cortese said Wednesday. "The other iss ...

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County gets an A-plus

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- For the first time in more than 20 years, Mont-gomery County's credit rating has been bumped to an A+ status by Standard and Poor's, a worldwide leader in providing credit ratings. The county's credit upgrade, which was announced Wednes-day, comes at a time when officials are beginning to invest in several capital projects as part of a five-year capital plan to move the county forward. "This is terrific new ...

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Council votes to make city parks smoke-free

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday banning smoking in all of the city's parks. Project Action-Tobacco Free Coalition will provide the city with free signs to place in the parks to notify people the area is smoke-free. Earlier this month, the Common Council proposed a resolution to ban smoking in city parks, so Robert Spagnola, director of the city's Recreation Department, contacted Pro ...

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Mayfield residents concerned about dollar store, zoning change proposal

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff MAYFIELD -- It was standing room only at a village board meeting Wednesday as dozens of residents took turns expressing disapproval of a potential change in a local zoning law. The amendment proposes to rezone eight parcels along Route 30 for commercial use, and has caused community members to fear for future of Mayfield's rural identity. Before the public comment period started, Mayor Jamie Ward announced the board w ...

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Amsterdam to host Averill Park in home opener at Lynch

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- It may only be Week 3 of the high school football season, but the Amsterdam Rugged Rams are treating Friday's home opener against the Averill Park Warriors with the utmost importance. "We've been treating it like it's championship week," senior linebacker Anthony Noce said. Buoyed by last week's 37-13 win over Mohonasen in the team's first Section II Class A South Division contest, the Rams are entering ...

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Big challenge awaits Broadalbin-Perth

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:23 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- Sole possession of first place is at stake in the Section II Class B West Division Friday night in Schuylerville, but neither Broadalbin-Perth football head coach Jim Pelneau nor Black Horses head coach John Bowen wanted Wednesday to talk too much about that truth. "It's another division game," said Pelneau, adding that all divisional contests are equally important. "We've gotten two good games under our belts ...

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Area sports calendar

SEPTEMBER 18 BOYS SOCCER Fonda-Fultonville at Lansingburgh, 4:15 p.m. Schuylerville at Amsterdam, 4:30 p.m. Queensbury at Broadalbin-Perth, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Lansinngburgh at Fonda-Fultonville, 4:15 p.m. GIRLS SWIMMING Amsterdam at Queensbury, 4:30 p.m. Gloversville-Mayfield at Johnstown, 4:30 p.m. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Lansingburgh at Fonda-Fultonville, 5:30 p.m. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons at Amsterdam, 6 p.m. OESJ at Schoharie, 6 ...

Obituaries

Robert Francis "Bob" Turo

September 16, 2014 Robert Francis "Bob" Turo, Jr., 54, of Bellen Road, Broadalbin, NY passed away Tuesday afternoon at the Samuel Stratton VA Hospital in Albany, NY after fighting a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Born Febru ...

Kittens on the way

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder It's official -- Ursula is a girl (and a woman of loose moral values). She's heavy with kittens. She is due in about three weeks. We took a vote (my six grandchildren, my three children and their spouses, ...

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Women & politics: Gillibrand, Davis offering memoirs

By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press "Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir" (Penguin/Blue Rider Press) by Wendy Davis "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World" (Ballantine Books) by Kirsten Gillibrand Two promin ...

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· Area sports calendar

  Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 12:10 PM

  SEPTEMBER 18 BOYS SOCCER Fonda-F ...


· Big challenge awaits Broadalbin-Perth

  Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:23 AM

  By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BRO ...


· Amsterdam to host Averill Park in home opener at Lynch

  Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:22 AM

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· Mayfield residents concerned about dollar store, zoning change proposal

  Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:22 AM

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· Council votes to make city parks smoke-free

  Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:22 AM

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· County gets an A-plus

  Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

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