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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

Treevor Junquera/Recorder staff

A red letter day

Fonda Fairgrounds maintenance employee Jim Brownell holds up the letter R which he and Butch Hazzard removed from the fairgrounds arena building Wednesday. The Montgomery County fair starts in less than a week and activity at the fairgrounds has been picking up in preparation.

Communication breakdown Council fuzzy on latest rule

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff After receiving legal advice Tuesday night from the city's corporation counsel regarding Mayor Ann Thane's second executive order, the Amsterdam Common Council is still not sure of what is and is not allowed in the city. "The mayor is the executive officer of the city," Corporation Counsel Gerard DeCusatis said. "She has control of personnel, and she's ordered personnel to act under a law or in a lawful manner." In the ...

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County is taking a close look at its to-do list

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- As Montgomery County officials finish drafting a five-year capital project plan to present to the legislature next month, preliminary action is being taken to prepare for an addition to the public safety building in Glen. The Montgomery County Budget and Finance Committee passed a resolution to the full legislature Tuesday amending the 2014 operating budget to allocate $40,000 toward preliminary engineering ...

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St. Mary's Institute seeks GASD's assistance in school lunch crunch

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff During a Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education meeting Wednesday, board members discussed whether it would be feasible to include the Saint Mary's Institute into the district's meal plan. "[The Saint Mary's Institute] wants us to take them under our wing for breakfast and lunch," GASD Business Manager Kim Brumley said. Brumley said SMI principal Giovanni Virgiglio Jr. contacted her a few weeks ago requesting his school be included ...

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Concert to benefit Mayfield fire victims

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff MAYFIELD -- After a local family lost their home and possessions in a house fire, the Mayfield United Methodist Church organized a benefit concert to help raise money for a new home and give local artists a chance to shine on stage. The concert takes place Saturday at 2 p.m., and invites all to enjoy a show chock-full of local musicians and entertainers, for a good-will donation. "We are trying to get some funds and g ...

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Officials: No immediate plans to dissolve Fonda

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff While the concept of absorbing the village of Fonda into the town of Mohawk is going to be addressed in the town's revised comprehensive plan, there are no steps being taken to move in that direction at this time, officials said Tuesday. Supervisor Ed Bishop said town officials are just brainstorming ideas. "I don't think it is something we should do right now but I don't think we should do a comprehensive plan witho ...

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Rams expect to excel on defense

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The 2014 edition of the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team certainly doesn't lack for familiarity between the members of its roster on the two opposite ends of the field. On defense, the Lady Rams are loaded with experience with four returning starters -- including a five-year player in senior captain Erica Russo and a four-year starter in junior goalkeeper Cassandra Robataille. At forward, it's mu ...

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Rams expect to excel on defense

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The 2014 edition of the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team certainly doesn't lack for familiarity between the members of its roster on the two opposite ends of the field. On defense, the Lady Rams are loaded with experience with four returning starters -- including a five-year player in senior captain Erica Russo and a four-year starter in junior goalkeeper Cassandra Robataille. At forward, it's mu ...

Obituaries

Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe

August 18, 2014 Mrs. Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe, 84, of Benson passed away August 18, 2014. She had been in declining health since February, 2013. Born June 7, 1930, she was the first of three children of Otto L. and Isabella A. (Buyce) Cr ...

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