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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Trevor Junquera/Recorder staff

Tall in the saddle

Horsemanship classes were offered Monday at the Springers farm in Broadalbin, with several local chidren showing up to take part. ABOVE: Annika Sams helps Zoe Brate of Amsterdam stand up on the back of the tolerant Winchester.

Amsterdam Police investigate shooting

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:31 AM

The Amsterdam Police Depart-ment was seeking help from the public this morning in the investigation of a shooting at a Garden Street residence at approximately 3:45 a.m. today. Detective Lt. Kurt J. Conroy said no one was injured during the incident in which a male suspect entered the apartment and fired several shots at one of the occupants. The resident was able to flee during the shooting, and was not struck by any of the bullets. Three other occupants ...

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Quality of life: Mohawk's future plan could include Fonda dissolution

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:36 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff TOWN OF MOHAWK -- Dissolving the village of Fonda into the town, and the impact it would have on residents, is among the items town officials hope to address in an update to a comprehensive plan. At Monday's planning board meeting in the town hall, Dale T. Francis, division manager at C.T. Male Associates, presented a proposal for updating the plan, which included a breakdown of the various steps involved, the issues ...

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Woman organizes community walk to help stop child abuse

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:31 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Melissa Levoy has seen firsthand what abuse can do to a child. For the past two years, the Hagaman resident has been working with child protective services, and going back and forth to court, to protect a youngster. It is an ongoing battle and Levoy is frustrated. Realizing that part of the problem lies in the laws that govern parental rights, Levoy decided to organize the Montgomery County Walk for Children, a walk ...

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Some improvements are seen in local math and ELA test scores

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:31 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff The New York State Education Department recently released the results of the spring 2014 Grades 3-8 Math and English Language Arts assessments for the 2013-14 school year. Although some progress was made in both the math and ELA scores statewide, local superintendents are already formulating plans to help improve students' scores for next year. "There are pockets of improvement and small amounts of improvement, but ov ...

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Patriots open camp, ready for new status

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:32 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- With a scowl and a wagging finger, Broadalbin-Perth head coach Jim Pelneau opened his football team's first practice of the 2014 season Monday with a warning and a solution. "You will not sneak up on anybody this season," he said during an eight-minute monologue to kick off the practice. "So, we have to work twice as hard." The Patriots stunned some in Section II a year ago, as B-P reached its first Super Bowl ...

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Rams focus on defense, Dome in first practice

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - Updated: 10:32 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The T-shirts tell the whole story. "Start at the Dome, finish at the Dome." That was the motto plastered in gold lettering on the back of the shirts that were sported by a bulk of the Amsterdam High School football players and coaching staff Monday as the team opened its grueling two weeks of preseason practices leading to the Rugged Rams' Aug. 30 scrimmage with Schenectady. The shirt signifies the sing ...

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Rams focus on defense, Dome in first practice

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The T-shirts tell the whole story. "Start at the Dome, finish at the Dome." That was the motto plastered in gold lettering on the back of the shirts that were sported by a bulk of the Amsterdam High School football players and coaching staff Monday as the team opened its grueling two weeks of preseason practices leading to the Rugged Rams' Aug. 30 scrimmage with Schenectady. The shirt signifies the sing ...

Obituaries

William Raczynski

August 17, 2014 William Raczynski, 97, of Route 30 Town of Perth, died Sunday August 17, 2014 at home. He was born in Amsterdam on May 27, 1917 a son of William and Julia Tylutki Raczynski and attended school in the Town of Glen. Bill worked ...

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Real independent men own trucks To the editor: Since the time I bought my first truck I finally realized that I did not have to rely on other people when I needed to get something accomplished. I have never gone without a truck since that day. So ...

Entertainment

TV's Don Pardo, voice of the ages, is dead at age 96

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live." Don Pardo, the durable te ...

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