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Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Amsterdam, NY ,

Alex Cooper / Recorder staff Lee Ann Salisbury of Florida discuses the ingredients of a buttercream frosting mix she had for sale with Mary Ann Delany inside of the town of Florida's Volunteer Fire Department during the town-wide garage sale in the town of Florida on Saturday, August. 1. Each booth during the sale day cost 15 dollars to rent.

Severe weather knocks out power, closes roads

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - Updated: 4:27 AM

FONDA - The Emergency Operations Center in Fonda was activated tonight following severe weather in Fort Plain and some of the surrounding communities in the western portion of Montgomery County. Workers from St. Johnsville, Canajoharie and Fort Plain fire departments are responding to calls, and county and village DPW crews are also helping to respond to problems, with assistance from the state Department of Transportation, according to a press release fro ...

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Police probe early-morning stabbing

Monday, August 03, 2015 - Updated: 10:23 AM

A 48-year-old city man was stabbed on Elizabeth Street early this morning, according to the Amsterdam Police Department, and an investigation is under way to locate a suspect. APD said this morning it received a report around 1:15 a.m. of a man reportedly suffering a stab wound to the upper portion of his left arm. Amsterdam Fire Department and GAVAC treated the victim at the scene, who was transported to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment of his non-life t ...

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City's first land bank rehab nears completion

Monday, August 03, 2015 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Land Revitalization Corp. of the Capital Region is nearly finished with its first rehabilitation project in the city of Amsterdam. Workers at the 35 Julia St. property expect to be finished by Aug. 16. An open house will be held shortly afterward to allow the community to tour the property and see the transformation. Robert Purtell, chairman of the land bank advisory board, gave a preview tour of the home Thursda ...

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What's happening

Monday, August 03, 2015 - Updated: 10:25 AM

Today AMSTERDAM St. Mary's Healthcare, 427 Guy Park Ave., will host a breastfeeding support group from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information and to register, call 841-7314. ST. JOHNSVILLE The Moonshine Junkies will perform a free concert at the St. Johnsville Marina, South Bridge Street, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday 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 f ...

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Mohawks blanked in Game 2, deciding game tonight

Monday, August 03, 2015 - Updated: 10:26 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder LITTLE FALLS -- If the Amsterdam Mohawks want to advance to yet another Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League Championship Series, they'll need to win a do-or-die game tonight at Shuttleworth Park. Marcus Failing and the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs made sure Sunday that nothing would come easy for the Mohawks in the East Division championship series. Failing, the former Fort Plain High School standout, shut out the Mohawks ...

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Friesen scores in feature at Fonda

Monday, August 03, 2015 - Updated: 10:28 AM

FONDA -- If you look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit right now the driver on a roll is Kyle Busch. On the local scene, it's Sprakers' Stewart Friesen, who got his third win of the week on Saturday evening at the Fonda Speedway. Wednesday, Friesen won the prestigious Jack Johnson Tribute event at Fonda, the night after his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car win at the Oshweken Speedway in Canada on Tuesday. Saturday's win was Friesen's 10th of the se ...

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Friesen scores in feature at Fonda

FONDA -- If you look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit right now the driver on a roll is Kyle Busch. On the local scene, it's Sprakers' Stewart Friesen, who got his third win of the week on Saturday evening at the Fonda Speedway. Wednesday, Friesen won the prestigious Jack Johnson Tribute event at Fonda, the night after his first career World of Outlaws Sprint Car win at the Oshweken Speedway in Canada on Tuesday. Saturday's win was Friesen's 10th of the se ...

Obituaries

Charles L. Weingart

August 1, 2015 Mr. Charles L. Weingart, beloved husband, father, and grandfather was surrounded with love at the time of his passing on Saturday morning August 1, 2015 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, NY. He was 86 years old and received wo ...

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 ...

Entertainment

Entertainment news in brief

Dr. Dre announces first album in 15 years PHOENIX (AP) -- Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over -- he's going to release his first album in 15 years. Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy, that "Compton a Soun ...

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