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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

Trevor Junquera/Recorder staff

Randall Hart Sr. of the town of Mohawk cuts the pavement on Reservoir Road as repairs to Thursday night's storm damage commenced this morning. Behind him are Tom Layne, Randall Hart Jr. and John Wilsey.

Flood cleanup continues

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Montgomery County will remain under state of emergency as cleanup from Thursday's storm continues in the western part of the county. Office of Emergency Management Director Jeff Smith said waters had receded and most of the roads were open, despite a a brief downpour earlier in the day Friday. "We had a downpour for an hour and half, which caused an issue in Canajoharie because it built up flooding and water still on ...

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Centro Civico raising funds for basketball court

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff After the Amsterdam Common Council prohibited basketball hoops or any type of basketball game on city streets last month, Centro Civico officials have been actively seeking another solution for children. "I'm looking to get a basketball court in the back of the Centro Civico building," Centro Civico Community Development Initiative Director Fabrizia Rodriguez said. The building, located at 143 E. Main St., has an open ...

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Fonda Fair will start Tuesday

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Fonda Fairgrounds on Bridge Street were unharmed by Thursday's storm and preparations continued for the 173rd Fonda Fair. For the past week, officials have been readying the grounds in anticipation of Tuesday's opening. The rides are in place and ready to swing, spin and tumble screaming children. Space has also been cleared for the various concession stands and vendors looking to sell their wares. Montg ...

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Commissioner: Montgomery County sheriff candidates challenging each other's petitions

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff There aren't any locally contested races on next month's primary election ballots, but come November, voters will have choices between who will be Montgomery County's clerk and sheriff. Sheriff Michael Amato, is seeking re-election as a Conservative, Independence and Republican candidate. He is being challenged by independent candidate James Glorioso, who is running under a party named "Unity with the Community." How ...

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Police reports

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

Amsterdam Police Department * Michelle Feliciano, 20, of 42 Chestnut St., was arrested Aug. 13 and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Feliciano allegedly broke a car window with a baseball bat after an argument on Chestnut Street. She was issued a city court appearance ticket. * Melissa Maloney, 47, of 117 Henrietta Blvd., was arrested Aug. 14 and charged with aggravated DWI and driving while drunk, both misdemeanors. Police arres ...

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Block party to benefit new animal control fund

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

BY CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Donations to help alleviate Amsterdam's stray cat issues are welcomed at today's block party on East Main Street. Ronco Construction, which is sponsoring the event titled "One Hail of a Party," went to organizer Sherri Crouse and asked if she could set up a block party for the city. "Ronco wanted to do something nice for the city and give back to the community after all the hail damage that happened a few months ago," ...

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US beats Puerto Rico 112-86 in hoops exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Derrick Rose came off the bench for the Americans, who used 12 of their 16 players and are expected to cut at least a couple of them on Saturday before departing for Spain. They will play a final exhibition game there against Slovenia an ...

Obituaries

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Edith A. Brown August 20, 2014 Mrs. Edith A. Brown, formerly of St. Johnsville, NY died peacefully on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 following a brief illness. She was 93. A lifelong area resident, Edith was born on February 17, 1921 in the ...

Main Street

Intruders Beware When the road gang began work on Van Dyke Avenue, Charley Vollmer told Frank Manning: "Anything you want, just go in the house and ask for it." Which was very nice of Charley -- except that he forgot to tell Frank about the new ...

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