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Majorette Callie Lindsay and drum major Camryn Beck are the gals behind the snowmen masks at Light Up The Sky.

A question of numbers County debates committee idea

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- A suggestion by the Education and Government Committee to reduce the Mont-gomery County Legislature's committee structure from five members to three in 2015 caused a stir this week among legislators. The topic was raised as part of proposed changes to the county's rules of procedure. Other changes include attaching a financial and legislative impact statement to all resolutions, as well as a requirement that ...

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Historic Amsterdam League gets behind the library's roof repairs

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff After months of trying to raise money for roof repairs, the Historic Amsterdam League has voted to award a matching grant to the Amsterdam Free Library to help repair its roof. "The library is part of the history of this city," HAL President Jerry Snyder said. "It's also been a resource for people in the city for so long. It's something that provides a lot of services. We're used to thinking of a library as a place jus ...

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Police report

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

Amsterdam Police Department * Police are still investigating a burglary that occurred Dec. 15 at an Ann Street business where suspects allegedly entered the business, stole five car batteries, and damaged vehicles with black spray paint. * The APD is looking into a burglary that occurred Dec. 15 at an East Main Street residence. The victim told police that she came home to two men in her house. The men allegedly grabbed her purse and stole approximately $7 ...

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The news in brief

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

Police say 5-year-old boy found dead wasn't abducted BERNE (AP) -- Police investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy said this morning that a caretaker's initial report that he was abducted from an Albany-area home is false. As of deadline this morning, information about the death and reported abduction was still being sorted out; however, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told local media at about 3 a.m. today that the body of Kenneth White was found by ...

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Five games in the spotlight on frantic Friday of hoops

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

Welcome, one and all, to the inaugural edition of my Friday Five, a weekly look at the best of the upcoming Friday night slate in local boys and girls high school basketball. Friday is a night of insanity on local high school courts, and since it's the only night of the week where all of the boys and girls teams in The Recorder's coverage area are regularly in action, I figured that each Friday I'd set the table with a quick look at the top game's on that ...

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Raiders hit break with confidence

Friday, December 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Fulton-Montgomery Community College men's basketball coach Ed Collar may not have a single superstar on his roster, but while he doesn't always know exactly who he'll be looking at to make a major contribution each game, he's confident that someone on his massive roster will. With the Raiders sitting at 7-4 as they begin their break until play for the spring semester opens Jan. 8, Collar believes that formula's worked prett ...

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Raiders hit break with confidence

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Fulton-Montgomery Community College men's basketball coach Ed Collar may not have a single superstar on his roster, but while he doesn't always know exactly who he'll be looking at to make a major contribution each game, he's confident that someone on his massive roster will. With the Raiders sitting at 7-4 as they begin their break until play for the spring semester opens Jan. 8, Collar believes that formula's worked prett ...

Obituaries

Joanne Christman

December 16, 2014 Joanne Christman, age 69, of Ephratah, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at Kindred Hospital, Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born on May 30, 1945 in Canajoharie, a daughter of the late John and Frances Jennings. Jo ...

Letters to the editor

Christmas is the spirit of giving To the editor: This is the time of year when things are even harder on our seniors and veterans. Heating bills go up, food has really been going up, some things every week. I am asking you to help our seniors and ...

Entertainment

Film review: 'Interview' deserves to be seen

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It's with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's North Korean farce. As of t ...

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