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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Representatives of St. Mary's Healthcare and sponsor organization get ready to break ground Tuesday for the new St. Mary's Outpatient Pavilion at the Memorial Campus, Route 30, Amsterdam. Left: St. Mary's Auxiliary President Barbara Cope, St. Mary's Healthcare CEO Vic Giulianelli and St. Mary's Foundation Board of Directors Chairman Greg Abbatisti. Middle: Board of Trustees Chairman Ronald Marsh, Sister Mary Anne Heenan, Medical Technologist Victoria Catucci, and Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort. Right: Stewarts Foundation President Susan Dake, former St. Mary's CEO Peter Capobianco, and St. Mary's Board Trustee Brent Phetteplace. Far right: Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, St. Mary's Board Trustee Andy Heck and Dr. Mo Ghazi.

Council finds a way to help city's shelter

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff After listening to officials from Danielle's House Tuesday night, the Amsterdam Common Council unanimously decided to fund the city's homeless shelter in monthly installments of $1,250. The shelter, at 218 E. Main St., was purchased by Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless -- an Albany-based non-profit organization that caters to helping the homeless community. Danielle's House expected to receive $100,000 to operate ...

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City attorney's benefits and assistant on chopping block?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council tabled two resolutions Tuesday night regarding removal of the corporation counsel's employee benefits and the elimination of his assistant's salary from the budget. During a Finance Committee meeting Monday night, council members discussed how Corporation Counsel Gerard DeCusatis and his secretary, Dan Roginski, have failed to comply with an agreement made during budget sessions in June. Th ...

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Ground broken on state-of-the-art health center

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- A state-of-the-art outpatient pavilion undergoing construction at St. Mary's Memorial Campus will make health care more accessible to meet the needs of the community, officials said Tuesday. At a groundbreaking ceremony at the Route 30 location, St. Mary's Healthcare President and CEO Vic Giulianelli said the $17 million 340,000-square-foot facility is the result of a vision, commitment and phila ...

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Legislature discusses next move in wake of veto

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort issued his first veto Tuesday -- against the Legislature's passage of a non-bargaining policy that includes stipends for legislative committee chairs and health insurance for part-time employees, including legislators. The policy was supposed to be discussed during a personnel committee meeting Tuesday night but committee chairwoman and District 7 Legislator Barb ...

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Canajoharie girls earn top seed in Class C; Amsterdam gets home contest in Class A

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Coming in off the program's first Section II girls soccer championship a season ago, the Canajoharie Cougars have both the burden and the excitement of expectation. The Amsterdam Lady Rams, facing the possibility of a quarterfinal matchup with a team that's ruled the Section II Class A landscape for nearly a decade, is relishing the chance to play a bit of a spoiler role. Eight local teams spread between four different clas ...

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Broadalbin-Perth earns 3rd seed in Class B; five area squads to play in Class C bracket

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Though his team's been ranked as high as No. 2 statewide in Class B, Broadalbin-Perth boys soccer coach Brian Henry understands that with a young team that's relatively inexperienced in the postseason and had a few hiccups late in the regular season, things won't be simple now that the playoffs have arrived. When the Section II boys soccer committee released its postseason pairings Tuesday, the Patriots (12-3-1) were given ...

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Class C seeding system works out

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly After a season of wondering if the complicated system put in place to seed the postseason for Section II Class C football could get us to a reasonable lineup, we all got our answer Sunday: Yes. In fact, I'd argue that the eight-team lineup -- in order: Hoosick Falls, Fonda-Fultonville, Voorheesville, Corinth, Coxsackie-Athens, Mechanicville, Greenwich and Chatham -- for this classification's playoffs is the best on ...

Obituaries

Cleora M. Merry

October 20, 2014 Cleora M. Merry, 95, of Perth passed away peacefully on October 20, 2014 at the E.L. Wilkinson Nursing Home. Born in the Town of Perth on March 16, 1919, she is the daughter of the late Lloyal and Jennie Adams Miller. ...

A zombie government

By SHANNON BERTUCH For The Recorder A chronicled souvenir from my Catholic education is looking like an oracle these days. I recall Sister Superior recounting the meeting between President Kennedy and Pope Paul VI, told to us as Catholics that ...

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Not so fast cord cutter, cable TV's not dead

By MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers ...

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