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Friday, July 25, 2014
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Seven-year-old Amsterdam resident Gabby McDonald, center, gets a hand, or two, from instructor Suzanna Van Schoonhoven Hunter as they screen a t-shirt. Eleven-year-old Amsterdam resident Jillian Galway, left, looks on.

Getting Sassy Park spruce-up session planned

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER casey.croucher@recordernews.com Residents are encouraged to attend a planning session Saturday morning at Sassafras Park to brainstorm ways to improve the park's condition. "Through time and weather the park has deteriorated," Mayor Ann Thane said. "I was contacted by people on Facebook regarding the park's condition and I thought to myself, why not get together and figure out a way to do help this park so that we're working as a communit ...

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A helping hand after an unthinkable loss

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY caroline.murray@recordernews.com After losing her newborn baby boy, Brenna Uline felt discouraged about the lack of local support groups provided to women suffering from a child's untimely death. That was until she came across the Tears Foundation -- a national non-profit organization that provides emotional and financial support to families burdened by the unthinkable. She found the help she needed. Overwhelmed by the organization's ava ...

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Legal services Legislature makes budget adjustment

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- The Montgomery County Legislature reconsidered and approved a resolution Tuesday to amend the 2014 operating budget by $37,128 for investigation and legal assistance services in the public defender's office. The resolution, which passed 6-1 at Tuesday's regular board meeting, was not on the agenda but District 6 Legislator John Duchessi Jr. made a motion for the board to reconsider it following ...

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Police report

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

Amsterdam Police Department * Robert Palacios, 43, of 56 Arnold Ave., was arrested July 7 and charged with second-degree harassment, a violation, in connection with a domestic dispute, police said. Palacios was also arrested July 8 and charged with second-degree criminal contempt after violating a city court order of protection from the previous victim, police said. He was held for arraignment on both charges. * Jose Castro, 33, of 52 Million Ave., was arr ...

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Winner advances to 11U World Series; Amsterdam opens tonight vs. South Troy

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com With a weekend of games looming against some of the area's best youth teams, the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League 11U travel squad is ready. "We're excited," said Tommy Ziskin, Thursday. "We're hungry." The Amsterdam squad is set to serve as the host squad for the double-elimination AABC New York State Tournament, which begins tonight at Isabel's Field in the city. The Tri-City Bombers will take on the North C ...

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Amsterdam Mohawks' Gardiner nearing PGCBL hitting mark

Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com About the only thing that's been able to slow Josh Gardiner down in nearly two full summers with the Amsterdam Mohawks has been the force of nature. It's a situation he lamented while sitting in the home dugout at Shuttleworth Park Wednesday, waiting out yet another storm before a game against the Utica Brewers. "I hate when it rains," Gardiner said. "It slows the day down, it slows the team down. You can't rea ...

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Amsterdam Mohawks' Gardiner nearing PGCBL hitting mark

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com About the only thing that's been able to slow Josh Gardiner down in nearly two full summers with the Amsterdam Mohawks has been the force of nature. It's a situation he lamented while sitting in the home dugout at Shuttleworth Park Wednesday, waiting out yet another storm before a game against the Utica Brewers. "I hate when it rains," Gardiner said. "It slows the day down, it slows the team down. You can't rea ...

Obituaries

David A. Savarese

July 23, 2014 David A. Savarese, 51, passed away Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Healthcare after a long and difficult illness. A service to celebrate his life will take place Friday at 5:00 pm at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral ...

Letters to the editor

A decline into the unrecognizable To the editor: As the city council battles yet another pressing issue, this particular one being basketball hoops, the city as a whole continues its rapid decline, into something that lifelong residents can barel ...

Entertainment

Allen fans will have a hard time finding magic in the 'Moonlight'

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fellini-esque carnival of "Stardust Memories": tidiness. ...

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· Amsterdam Mohawks' Gardiner nearing PGCBL hitting mark

  Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

  By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recorde ...


· Winner advances to 11U World Series; Amsterdam opens tonight vs. South Troy

  Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

  By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recor ...


· Police report

  Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

  Amsterdam Police Department * Robert ...


· Legal services Legislature makes budget adjustment

  Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· Getting Sassy Park spruce-up session planned

  Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

  By CASEY CROUCHER casey.croucher@rec ...


· A helping hand after an unthinkable loss

  Friday, July 25, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

  By CAROLINE MURRAY caroline.murray@r ...



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