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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Nicole Antonucci/Recorder staff

Several area residents beat the humidity Tuesday by hitting the city pool. Children of many ages gathered around the pool's edge and competed to make the biggest splash. Others tested their ability to wade in deep water; still others brushed up on their doggie paddle. ABOVE: Sabrina Vargas pushes her daughter Serenity Vargas on her cool pool float.

Council's course of action City golf panel operating Muni

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER casey.croucher@recordernews.com The Amsterdam Common Council passed a resolution Tuesday officially giving the city's Golf Commission consent to run the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course for the season. "Maybe the best answer [for the golf course] is that the five of you [on the Common Council] say that the Golf Commission will run the golf course for the remainder of the fiscal year," commission member Bob Karutis said. "Then whatever choices you want to make next year, make them; b ...

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Residents map out flood plain information

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- Changes in the National Flood Insurance Program could hike premiums for Montgomery County residents. At an open house Tuesday at the county annex building on Park Street, officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency sat with residents to discuss changes to Montgomery County's preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map and the i ...

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County contracts topic of legislature

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- Power over contracts was called into question Tuesday as the Montgomery County Legislature reviewed agreements approved by Executive Matthew Ossenfort. Per the county's procurement policy, Ossenfort is permitted to approve contracts up to $75,000 without legislative approval. However, contracts must be detailed in a procurement record for review by the legislature. The first of those procuremen ...

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City clerk's role reviewed by charter group

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER casey.croucher@recordernews.com The role of the Amsterdam city clerk is the latest item of discussion by the Charter Review Commission appointed by Mayor Ann Thane. The city clerk, a position currently held by Susan Alibozek, has two major duties -- acting as a record keeper for the city, and being the clerk for the Common Council, commission chairman Peter Califano said. However, the commission is considering the idea of having one clerk ...

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Mayfield gun shop will be featured on hunting show

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY caroline.murray@recordernews.com MAYFIELD -- Frank's Gun and Tackle Shop will be featured on a popular Sportsman Channel television show at the end of July. Shop owner John Havlick spent five days last November on the set of Big Deer TV, and the episode is scheduled to air July 30 at 10 p.m. Big Deer TV follows experienced hunter Michael Hanback around the United States, Canada and Mexico as he tries to hunt down some of the largest whit ...

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Popular sports-themed camp takes over Bacon

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com For parents interested in finding a way to calm hyper-active children, the city of Amsterdam recreation department's all-day summer camp may be the solution. "From what I've heard from parents," said camp director Tim Jones, "bedtime is pretty early after camp days." That's because the days at the former Clara S. Bacon Elementary School are frenetic and action-packed. Now in its third week, the sports-themed ...

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Popular sports-themed camp takes over Bacon

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com For parents interested in finding a way to calm hyper-active children, the city of Amsterdam recreation department's all-day summer camp may be the solution. "From what I've heard from parents," said camp director Tim Jones, "bedtime is pretty early after camp days." That's because the days at the former Clara S. Bacon Elementary School are frenetic and action-packed. Now in its third week, the sports-themed ...

Obituaries

Richard C. Hall

July 21, 2014 Mr. Richard C. Hall, 88, of Center Street, Palatine Bridge, New York died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown. Born on September 19, 1925 in Queens, NY, he was the son of Arthur T. Hall and Julie E. Gadder ...

Letters to the editor

Another successful Canal Days To the editor: Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site would like to offer our sincere appreciation for all those that attended our 31st annual Canal Days. It is with great understanding that the community support we ...

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Love and Manson to appear on 'Sons'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of "Sons of Anarchy." The musicians join such previous guest stars as Stephen King and David Hasselhoff as unusual casting choices in the motorcy ...

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· Popular sports-themed camp takes over Bacon

  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

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· Mayfield gun shop will be featured on hunting show

  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

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· City clerk's role reviewed by charter group

  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

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· County contracts topic of legislature

  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

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· Residents map out flood plain information

  Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

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· Council's course of action City golf panel operating Muni

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