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Tuesday, August 04, 2015
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A large tree was uprooted and downed across the access road running between Canal and Willett streets, Fort Plain, Monday evening.

Storm takes trees, power

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:38 AM

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder FORT PLAIN -- Just after 6:30 p.m. Monday, a quick but powerful storm hit western Mont-gomery County, downing trees and power lines in the villages of Fort Plain, Nelliston and Palatine Bridge, and throughout the towns of Minden and Palatine. Fort Plain Mayor Guy Barton was just starting his weekly Meet With the Mayor gathering at the village hall on Canal Street when downtown Fort Plain was pelted with "tremendous amounts ...

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Sharing the land: County tour highlights regional park differences

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:39 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff A tour of existing and potential business parks across Montgomery County Monday essentially laid out the argument to establish a contentious regional business park here. The tour is started at the site of the failed casino bid property in the town of Florida, adjacent to the Thruway. There were then more stops in Florida, which included the Florida Business Park and its extension. Crossing over the town line, it stopped ...

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In Mohawk, the concerns are aired

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:39 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Opinions were mixed Monday as local residents gathered for a town hall-style meeting to discuss a potential bypass connector highway and proposed regional business park. Montgomery County District 4 Legislator Ryan Weitz called the meeting at the Richard A. Papa Office Building to hear concerns and comments from residents on the contentious projects. While the session was geared toward hearing opinions from town ...

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What's happening

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:39 AM

Today AMSTERDAM The AHS Class of 1970 reunion committee will meet at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, Upper VanDyke Ave., at 6 p.m. to make plans for the Aug. 15-16 reunion. All classmates are invited to attend. AMSTERDAM National Night Out will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Veterans Park, Locust Avenue. The city pool will be open, and there will be free admission. There will be food and drinks, face painting, and a movie will be shown at dark. ...

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DiamondDawgs eliminate Mohawks with 5-1 victory in Game 3 at Shuttleworth

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:40 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder When it was done, there were hugs being exchanged in front of both dugouts at Shuttleworth Park -- but of vastly different varieties. In front of the third-base dugout, the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs exchanged elated bearhugs as they celebrated a trip to the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series. In front of the first-base dugout, the Amsterdam Mohawks were hugging one another goodbye after becoming th ...

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Red-hot New York takes NL East lead

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:40 AM

MIAMI (AP) -- The New York Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes last week, hoping he would be a big hit in the middle of their lineup. On Monday night, he helped them slug their way into first place. Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading the Mets over the Miami Marlins 12-1 and putting them atop the NL East. "Very nice, a good night for him," manager Terry Collins said. "That's why we got him. We got him to be that guy in the middle of the li ...

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Red-hot New York takes NL East lead

MIAMI (AP) -- The New York Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes last week, hoping he would be a big hit in the middle of their lineup. On Monday night, he helped them slug their way into first place. Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading the Mets over the Miami Marlins 12-1 and putting them atop the NL East. "Very nice, a good night for him," manager Terry Collins said. "That's why we got him. We got him to be that guy in the middle of the li ...

Obituaries

Eleanor P. Wills

July 31, 2015 Mrs. Eleanor P. Wills, 87, of Slater Street, Amsterdam died Friday, July 31. Born in Amsterdam June 18, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Prokop and Apolonia Slezak Piech. A lifelong area resident, Eleanor attended local sch ...

Main Street

Seeing Things It may be the only one in town and then again they may be quite common. But in case you haven't seen one, there can be no harm in getting prepared so you won't fall for the gag. I saw some taken in last night and immediately there ...

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Schumer cousins, Amy & Chuck, make plea for better gun control

By DAVID B. CARUSO The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by h ...

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· Red-hot New York takes NL East lead

  Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:40 AM

  MIAMI (AP) -- The New York Mets acqu ...


· DiamondDawgs eliminate Mohawks with 5-1 victory in Game 3 at Shuttleworth

  Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:40 AM

  By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Whe ...


· What's happening

  Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:39 AM

  Today AMSTERDAM The AHS Class of 197 ...


· In Mohawk, the concerns are aired

  Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:39 AM

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· Sharing the land: County tour highlights regional park differences

  Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:39 AM

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· Storm takes trees, power

  Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:38 AM

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