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Monday, November 24, 2014
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The wind in their sails

David M. Pearo III puts the wind in his sail during Cub Scout Pack 101's rain gutter regatta Saturday at the Elks Lodge in Amsterdam. 

GASD Hall of Fame Area standouts to be enshrined

Monday, November 24, 2014 - Updated: 9:57 AM

By ADAM SHINDER Recorder Sports Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Amsterdam High School's greatest alumni in both the athletic and academic fields will soon have a chance to be immortalized as part of the school's history. Longstanding plans for a Greater Amsterdam School District Hall of Fame have finally come to fruition, and the next few months will see the formation of a selection committee and the opening of a nomination and decision process, with the aim fo ...

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County may update road rate formula

Monday, November 24, 2014 - Updated: 9:57 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Montgomery County Legislature may conduct a feasibility study to change a formula used to determine the rate paid to the 10 towns for county road services. The idea was pitched at the county Physical Services Committee last Tuesday, prior to the committee's approval of a resolution that authorizes annual increases for road service contracts with the towns. The resolution will now be considered by the ful ...

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Local youths are given a shot at movie stardom

Monday, November 24, 2014 - Updated: 9:57 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Sporting a bright yellow shirt and black Nike sneakers, 7-year-old Moises Morales nervously shifted from one foot to the other in front of a video camera Sunday at the Creative Connections Art Center. Morales and 13 other boys showed up at the center on East Main Street to audition for the parts of three main leads in "Public Record" -- a Brooklyn-based production company's film adaptation of "We the Animals," a novel ...

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Residents provide feedback for development plan

Monday, November 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:04 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff NORTHVILLE -- It was standing room only at a public presentation of the village's and Northampton's economic development plan. Local officials and representatives from the Adirondack Park Agency gathered Thursday at the Bradt Building Conference Room, 412 South Main St., to outline the tentative plan and garner feedback from community members. Many residents expressed interest in the proposal, and brought their own id ...

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Event to benefit homeless shelter

Monday, November 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:04 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff United Presbyterian Church was expected to host a meeting of area clergy and lay leaders today to talk about ways to raise $25,000 for Danielle's House, the city of Amsterdam's homeless shelter. The shelter still has a $25,000 shortfall, though the Amsterdam Common Council allocated $15,000, and the Montgomery County Legislature allocated $30,000 toward a $65,000 gap. "The $25,000 is our fundraising goal for 2015 to ...

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Lady Braves bring back plenty of firepower for '14-'15 season

Monday, November 24, 2014 - Updated: 9:58 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly FONDA -- For as much as the Fonda-Fultonville Lady Braves lost from their roster from a season ago, it is likely that no area girls basketball squad returns more firepower -- and star power -- than head coach Tom Nethaway's group. Three major contributors return for F-F for the 2014-15 campaign from last season's squad that played its way into the Section II Class B postseason quarterfinals. In senior guard Emily Parslow, j ...

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Area high school sports calendar

NOVEMBER 24 BOWLING Canajoharie at Middleburgh, 4 p.m. NOVEMBER 25 BOWLING Waterford-Halfmoon at Fonda-Fultonville, 4:15 p.m. NOVEMBER 28 BOYS BASKETBALL Galway vs. TBA, at Duanesburg Tournament, 3 p.m. NOVEMBER 29 BOYS BASKETBALL Middleburgh vs. Fort Plain, at F-MCC, 3 p.m. Fonda-Fultonville vs. Broadalbin-Perth, at Cobleskill-Richmondville High School, 6 p.m. Stillwater at Mayfield, 7:30 p.m. Northville vs. Sharon Springs, at F-MCC, 7:30 p.m. OESJ vs. Sc ...

Obituaries

Theresa C. Testa

November 23, 2014 Theresa C. Testa, 83, of Northern Boulevard, Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at the River Ridge Living Center, LLC in Amsterdam. Born June 17, 1931 in Amsterdam, New York she was the daughter of the late ...

Christmas trees for sale

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder As promised, this is the story given to me by Howard Bradt. I had been unable to confirm the details but Howard Bradt never lied to me. He had premature gray hair and was taken from us far too soon. He was re ...

Entertainment

Oz Cowardly Lion costume is for sale

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bert Lahr's Cowardly Lion costume from the classic film "The Wizard of Oz" is up for sale. The costume was to be auctioned with other Hollywood items today in New York by Bonhams, according to a spokesman for costume owner James ...

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