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Thursday, October 02, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

Trevor Junquera/Recorder staff

Last week, Victor Clavell was seen weeding his garden on Locust Avenue.

Emergency preparedness County combats the new normal

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County officials unveiled an emergency preparedness package Tuesday to provide county residents more resources during emergency situations. The package includes a new mobile application, Reverse 911, a 2-1-1 agreement, and a continued push to keep residents informed on social media. "We are living in a time where states of emergencies in Montgomery County have become the new normal," Executive Mat ...

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Council may pack up its tent and move north

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council will decide at its next meeting whether moving a large white party tent from Riverlink Park to the Amsterdam Munic-ipal Golf Course will pay off in the long run. The large white event tent was erected at Riverlink Park two years ago; however, it was only used once or twice in the past year, 1st Ward Alderman Edward Russo said during a Recreation Committee meeting last week. Now, city offici ...

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Legislature weighs budget changes

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Several amendments to the proposed $109 million Montgomery County budget could, if approved, reduce the tax levy by .38 percent, officials said Tuesday. The amendments were proposed by the Budget and Finance Committee in a report issued to the clerk of the legislature Tuesday. They include an increase in revenues by approximately $139,742, and a slight increase in expenses by $73,726. "Most of the amendments ...

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Improving quality of life integral to growth

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Regional Business Plan for Fulton and Montgomery Counties, created in 2011, provides a regional approach to economic growth. Last week, the CEO Roundtable released a report to update region and interested stakeholders on the plan's progress and the six goals outlined to achieve its vision of providing a friendly climate for business growth and retention, a variety of entertainment venues for social gathering, an ...

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Lazarou shines again for Lady Rams

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly GALWAY -- The Amsterdam High School cross country teams split Tuesday's results with squads from Scotia-Glenville, as the Lady Rams' Olivia Lazarou continued her sensational freshman season. Competing on the 2.82-mile course at Bob's Trees, Lazarou needed only 18 minutes, 17 seconds to finish her day's outing. Meanwhile, second-place finisher Laura Meade, of S-G, took 19 minutes, 28 seconds. "She keeps getting stronger," AH ...

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Amsterdam picks up first win of the season with 3-1 win over Johnstown

Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Eight games worth of discouragement to start the 2014 boys soccer team left the Amsterdam Rams a bit beaten up headed into Tuesday's home match against Johnstown, so much so that when senior captain Isaiah Cameron-Murray struck his right boot to what turned out to be the game-winning goal, he couldn't entirely bring himself to believe that the ball found its way into the net. "I didn't know," Cameron-Murray said. "I was in ...

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Amsterdam picks up first win of the season with 3-1 win over Johnstown

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Eight games worth of discouragement to start the 2014 boys soccer team left the Amsterdam Rams a bit beaten up headed into Tuesday's home match against Johnstown, so much so that when senior captain Isaiah Cameron-Murray struck his right boot to what turned out to be the game-winning goal, he couldn't entirely bring himself to believe that the ball found its way into the net. "I didn't know," Cameron-Murray said. "I was in ...

Obituaries

Dorothy M. Smith RN

September 28, 2014 Dorothy M. Smith, RN, 88, of Greenwood Avenue, Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. Born January 13, 1926 in Amsterdam, NY she was the daughter of t ...

Letters to the editor

Florida is going to the dogs To the editor: This is to appeal passage of the proposed dog ordinance for the town of Florida. Despite being an agricultural community, the town of Florida town board is planning to adopt a new dog ordinance with a ...

Entertainment

Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seat belt

By DAVID PORTER The Associated Press NEWARK -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing ...

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