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Dean Chamberlain, left, and Dan Carroll work together to assemble a ride called the Thunderbolt with in the parking lot of the Fonda Fairgrounds Thursday.

Big acts, ridiculous snacks: Fonda Fair pulls out the big guns in its 174th year

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Updated: 6:19 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- There probably aren't too many places you could potentially watch a calf's birth, eat a giant two-foot mozzarella stick on a stick, get spun around on a carnival ride, and see country music headliners, all in the same day. However, at the Fonda Fair, it's possible. A host of new attractions has reinvigorated the Fonda Fair, and organizers hope to shatter attendance records while delivering the most memorable exp ...

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Sawyer set to perform at the fair

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Updated: 6:20 AM

By WINNIE BLACKWOOD For The Recorder Sawyer Fredericks will return to the Fonda Fairgrounds to perform during the fair's first Mohawk Valley Music Festival Saturday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. It took a month of negotiations to land the season eight winner of NBC's "The Voice," who will open up for country music star Trace Adkins. "It was a long hard road, but we finally got him," fair board director Butch Hazzard said. Martin Kelly, fair board member and Montgomer ...

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City hotelier quiet since June buyout

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Updated: 6:19 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Whether the new owner of the former Americas Best Value Inn in Amsterdam plans to do anything with the property remains to be seen. Local officials have recently raised questions regarding the hotel since the owners have yet to submit necessary documents required to receive incentives awarded to the previous owners. Montgomery County Economic Development and Planning Director Kenneth Rose said Friday that the pilot a ...

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City police recover stolen vehicle

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Updated: 6:19 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Amsterdam police were able to locate a vehicle reported stolen earlier this week using a GPS locator device installed inside the car. A resident on Union Street reported Aug. 26 that when he woke up he found his 2006 Honda Accord missing from outside his house. He told police that a GPS locator was installed in the vehicle. Detective Sgt. Thomas Hennessy said that upon calling the GPS company, police learned that th ...

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Police report

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Updated: 6:18 AM

State Police * Alex Albright, 20, of Fort Plain, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree aggravated sexual abuse, a felony, and forcible touching, a misdemeanor. Albright allegedly forced sexual contact onto another adult at a location in the town of Glen. He was arraigned in Glen Town Court and remanded to Montgomery County jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail. * Marvin Forsythe, 34, of Utica, was arrested Sunday and charged with fifth-degree cri ...

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Long road for American Pharoah to reach Travers

Sunday, August 30, 2015 - Updated: 6:19 AM

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT The Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS -- American Pharoah can run. But can he fly? You betcha. By now, everyone knows American Pharoah glided through the Triple Crown -- overcoming stormy weather, too -- won the Haskell Invitational this month and is the 1-5 betting favorite for the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. On his way to eight straight victories after a career-opening defeat, American Pharoah no ...

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Long road for American Pharoah to reach Travers

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT The Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS -- American Pharoah can run. But can he fly? You betcha. By now, everyone knows American Pharoah glided through the Triple Crown -- overcoming stormy weather, too -- won the Haskell Invitational this month and is the 1-5 betting favorite for the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. On his way to eight straight victories after a career-opening defeat, American Pharoah no ...

Obituaries

George W. "Bud" Fiebka

August 21, 2015 George W. Fiebka, 93, of Dairy Hill Road, Salisbury Center, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 21, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Born March 25, 1922 in Amsterdam, N.Y. he was the son of the Late George J. ...

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(Today's guest columnist, Wilbur H. Lynch, Superintendent of Schools, makes seasonal comment on the re-opening of our schools within a short time, and the important part played by teachers in our educational system.) Labor Day is looming large o ...

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Goodyear retiring its blimps and firing up new cigar-shaped craft

By JOHN ROGERS and JAE C. HONG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don't fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you've seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. ...

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