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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

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Amsterdam's Bryan Stanavich runs around an Averill Park player Friday at Lynch Literacy Academy. Stanavich scored five touchdowns in Amsterdam's 58-56 loss.

APD investigating hotel vandalism

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Updated: 3:09 AM

APD investigating hotel vandalism The Amsterdam Police Department is investigating a case of massive vandalism to the former America's Best Value Inn on Market Street. "Someone broke in and did extensive damage to windows, mirrors, the fire extinguisher cases and the hallway lighting on all five floors," Det. Lt. Kurt Conroy said. He said the vandalism was done some time between Monday and Thursday evening. "We believe we have it narrowed down to some time ...

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Perillo's contract extended

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Updated: 3:09 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Greater Amsterdam School District's Board of Education voted 4 to 1 after an executive session Wednesday to extend Superintendent Thomas Perillo's contract by a year and increase his salary by two percent. Board president the Rev. Kent McHeard cast the opposing vote. Board members Peter Pritchard and Leon Gray were absent from the meeting. "I voted against the contract based on information I learned and discovered ...

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Amsterdam has more than just City Hall, Guy Park Manor on national register

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Updated: 3:09 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Most of the properties in Amsterdam recognized on the National Register of Historic Places are well-known, such as City Hall, Guy Park Manor and the National Guard Armory. However, Jerry Snyder, president of the Historic Amsterdam League, said of the 12 Amsterdam properties on the register, people only recognize about a handful of those buildings as historic. "Everyone can probably look at a place such as Guy Park Mano ...

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Local governments to grapple with huge road salt price hike

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Updated: 3:09 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff The New York State Department of General Services has opened the bid for salt mining manufacturers, and prices have shot up an average of 27.5 percent per ton from last year. According to department spokeswoman Heather Groll, the increased cost can be attributed to stockpile shortages and a greater user demand due to last year's harsh winter weather. Salt miners are reportedly working overtime, Groll said, and fuel co ...

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Centro Civico to honor GASD administrator

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Updated: 3:09 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Susan Stoya, the Greater Amsterdam School District's director of secondary instruction, is being recognized by Centro Civico for all of her hard work in the school district. Stoya will receive the Individual Corazon (Heart) Award at the end of October during Centro Civico's annual dinner at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. "Congratulations Sue Stoya on this honor and this award," GASD Superintendent Thomas Perillo s ...

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Week 3 area fantasy football draft results

Friday, September 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY and ADAM SHINDER sports@recordernews.com It is a question that needs to be asked. Who had a worse week: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Team Shinder's operator, Adam Shinder? On one side, the Buccaneers lost games (that actually matter) Sunday and Thursday, the latter day's defeat coming courtesy of a 56-14 score against Atlanta. Then, there is Shinder, who was forced to sulk about this newspaper's office all week coming off a 235.1-139.0 loss ...

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Week 3 area fantasy football draft results

By MICHAEL KELLY and ADAM SHINDER sports@recordernews.com It is a question that needs to be asked. Who had a worse week: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Team Shinder's operator, Adam Shinder? On one side, the Buccaneers lost games (that actually matter) Sunday and Thursday, the latter day's defeat coming courtesy of a 56-14 score against Atlanta. Then, there is Shinder, who was forced to sulk about this newspaper's office all week coming off a 235.1-139.0 loss ...

Obituaries

Donna L. Nichols

September 16, 2014 Donna L. Nichols, 69, of Cliff St., Canajoharie, NY passed away Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, following a long illness. Born in Amsterdam, NY on September 27, 1944 a daughter of the late Raymond and Belva Prim ...

Letters to the editor

The wolf's pulling the sheep skin To the editor: Regarding the article in the paper Saturday, Sept. 13, "City code violators could lose rent": Don't let the wolf pull sheep skin over you. While I enjoyed reading the well written article about t ...

Entertainment

Darrell Hammond gets Don Pardo's gig

NEW YORK (AP) -- A familiar face -- former cast member Darrell Hammond -- is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live." The show announced Thursday that Hammond, who acted on the long-running comedy show from 1995 to 2009, will repl ...

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