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Friday, March 06, 2015
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Crowd loud & proud

Members of the Amsterdam Rams' cheering section get into it during Thursday night's sectional game against powerhouse Scotia-Glenville, in a game played in Guilderland. The Rams' season came to a close in the 73-51 loss. 

County makes plans for the coming thaw

Friday, March 06, 2015 - Updated: 10:02 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have combined to produce more snow and ice this season than upstate New York has seen in more than 10 years, according to the National Weather Service. With spring only two weeks away and the snow melt looming, Emergency Management director Jeffery Smith and County Executive Matthew Ossenfort want to make sure local municipalities are prepared for potential flooding. Smith sai ...

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Gloversville cops: Daughter hid mom's dead body while skimming her benefits

Friday, March 06, 2015 - Updated: 10:03 AM

By LEVI PASCHER For The Recorder GLOVERSVILLE -- Mary F. Kersting of 50 James St. has been charged with stealing more than $14,000 in benefits during the 14 months her mother lay dead in the apartment downstairs. The 60-year-old Kersting has been indicted by a Fulton County grand jury on charges of third-degree grand larceny, first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, both felonies; petit larceny; and unlawfully d ...

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Ball field improvements eyed

Friday, March 06, 2015 - Updated: 10:03 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Drainage improvements and turf installation are among the upgrades planned this spring at Isabel's Field in the city of Amsterdam, pending the receipt of a $70,000 grant from Major League Baseball. The city's Common Council approved an budget amendment Tuesday to designate $10,000 in insurance recovery funds as matching funds for the grant. "About a year ago, we experienced some drainage problems at Isabel's Field an ...

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U.S. is running out of places to store its crude oil

Friday, March 06, 2015 - Updated: 10:03 AM

By JONATHAN FAHEY The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past eight weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1.1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, ...

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14-0 2nd quarter run propels the Tartans into final

Friday, March 06, 2015 - Updated: 10:04 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder GUILDERLAND CENTER -- If the Amsterdam Running Rams were going to bid farewell to the 2014-15 boys basketball season, they were going to do it by going out on their sword and they weren't going to be beaten by anybody but the best that Section II had to offer. That's exactly what the Scotia-Glenville Tartans are. The Rams matched the Tartans until the midway point of the second quarter in Thursday's Section II Class A semif ...

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Seniors come up big for AHS

Friday, March 06, 2015 - Updated: 10:04 AM

GUILDERLAND CENTER -- In what turned out to be their final games as members of the Amsterdam Running Rams, seniors Marcus Pritchard and James Valentin turned in perhaps their finest all-around performances of the season. The two only combined for 11 points in Amsterdam's 73-51 Section II Class A semifinal loss to Scotia-Glenville, but both provided key energy as the Rams tried to hang with the No. 1 team in the state. "I just came out and started playing o ...

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Hunter makes Twins return in win over Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Torii Hunter drove in a run in his first plate appearance with the Minnesota Twins in eight years, helping defeat the Boston Red Sox 9-8 on Thursday night. Hunter, who played for the Twins from 1997-2007, finished 1-for-3. He started in right field, his projected position for the regular season. "I haven't been here in a long time, but it seemed like old times coming back here and getting my first hit out of the way," Hunter sa ...

Obituaries

Irene LaRue Simons Smith

March 5, 2015 Irene LaRue Simons Smith, 102, passed away Thursday, March 5, at the assisted living facility the Sarah Jane Sanford Home for Women in Amsterdam, where she had resided since 2012 after moving from her St. Johnsville home where she ...

Main Street

Month's-End Palaver Very risky business commenting on Spring with the mercury flirting around zero, but the fact that this is the last day of February and that Fireman Bill Brinkman heard a robin this morning proves that it can't be far away. ...

Entertainment

Garth has friends in Buffa-lo places

BUFFALO (AP) -- Officials at Buffalo's First Niagara Center expect upward of 100,000 people for six Garth Brooks shows this weekend. The country music megastar kicked off the Buffalo stop on his world tour with wife Trisha Yearwood Thursday. He'll ...

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