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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
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Trevor Junquera/Recorder staff

On the city of Amterdam's list of capital project priorities lie a number of updates, repairs and replacements at the Public Safety Building, shown here Tuesday evening.

Council busy whittling, weighing the to-do list

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Common Council has begun to narrow its capital projects list, which will be funded with a bond or bond anticipation note later this year. For more than two hours Tuesday, the alderman pored over a large spreadsheet and discussed each project on the list -- sorting the priorities from the work that can wait. The discussion began with an overview of the city's current debt service and what the potential impact woul ...

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Boards entertain merger discussion

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder FORT PLAIN -- The education boards of the Canajoharie and Fort Plain central school districts met Tuesday at the Fort Plain Jr./Sr. High School auditorium to discuss the feasibility of a merger. The districts have had merger discussions many times during the past half century, the last time in 1998. The process went as far as a vote three times; Canajo-harie approved it, Fort Plain rejected it. Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery B ...

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More school money: Rushed budget OK'd in Albany

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:23 AM

By DAVID KLEPPER The Associated Press ALBANY -- New York state lawmakers approved a $142 billion state budget early today that increases funding for schools, revises teacher evaluations, and enacts new legislative disclosure rules intended to address Albany corruption. Details of the complicated spending blueprint were given to rank-and-file lawmakers -- and the public -- only hours before the votes began, continuing a recent tradition in which lawmakers r ...

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AHS grad comes home to open a barber parlor

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:23 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff A bright new barber pole now hangs on a building at 51 Market St., announcing the arrival of the city's newest business and inviting men of the community to take a step back in time. The Everett Kendall Barber Parlor opened today on Market Street, bringing with it a classic touch of the parlors of old. From the black and white tile floor to the 100-year-old handcrafted nickel and porcelain barber chair, and the frame ...

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High expectations for Fonda-Fultonville track

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:24 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder FONDA -- The Fonda-Fultonville boys and girls track and field teams are something of a study in contrast in age, but not in talent. The boys are loaded with seniors and the girls will rely heavily on freshmen and sophomores, but with the start to the season barely a week away, head coach Mike Benton is confident that both groups can live up to the lofty standards of the Braves' program. Much of that confidence comes from th ...

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Ice cream truck operator cleared of all charges

Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - Updated: 11:48 AM

By LEVI PASCHER For The Recorder GLOVERSVILLE — The ice cream truck operator who garnered national attention for allegedly harassing and stalking competitors was cleared of all charges Monday. Joshua Malatino, who operated the Sno Cone Joe ice cream truck, was acquitted of fourth-degree stalking and second-degree harassment charges by acting city court Judge Howard Aison. Malatino said Tuesday he is happy to see the case was decided in his favor. Ho ...

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