Monday, April 27, 2015
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Showing appreciation

Jean Bates and Maurice Marchand of Amsterdam attended the Horace J. Inman Senior CenterÕs member appreciation and volunteer recognition dinner Friday. 

Late AUDs land city on 'stress' list

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Updated: 6:48 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The city of Amsterdam was included in a "fiscally stressed" list issued by the state Comptroller's Office Thursday. According to the list, which includes 16 other municipalities in the state, Amsterdam failed to file its financial information for the 2014 fiscal year and could not be classified. City Controller Matthew Agresta said that is because the city's Annual Updated Document for 2013-14 has yet to be completed ...

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Locals will buzz their locks for a good cause

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Updated: 6:49 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff This Sunday, Amsterdam Police Detective Sgt. Thomas Hennessy and four other colleagues will get the ultimate buzz cuts. Rather than just trimming a few locks off the top, the group is going bald to raise money for childhood cancer. Team APD is among seven groups and more than 30 locals who will participate in the area's fourth annual St. Baldrick's Day event at the Irish American Club. "Even though it's a very seriou ...

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Residents ask council to OK bridge funding

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Updated: 6:49 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff A handful of residents asked the Common Council Tuesday to seriously consider funding a portion of the $650,000 needed to implement artistic elements on the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge that is presently under construction. Last month, the aldermen postponed a decision to match a $325,000 grant received through Round 4 of the Regional Economic Development Council's consolidated funding application ...

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Four arrested in drug raids

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Updated: 6:48 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Police Department arrested four city residents in a drug raid Friday following a three month investigation into drug trafficking. The State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team and Special Operations Team, and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office assisted APD to execute several search warrants at various locations throughout the city. A quantity of drugs, currency and a firearm were seized duri ...

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Hall of fame induction awaits Cetnar Sunday

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Updated: 6:47 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder A year ago, Rick Cetnar sat in the crowd at the Troy Hilton Garden Inn for one of his proudest moments: His son Todd's induction into the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame. This weekend, the shoe is on the other foot. Sunday, Todd will be in the crowd watching, and Rick -- a standout on the court at Amsterdam High School in the 1960s who went on to win nearly 250 games in 19 seasons coaching at AHS and Bishop Scully ...

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Stanavich, Rams edge Johnstown

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Updated: 4:09 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder JOHNSTOWN -- Clinging to a one-run lead through most of Friday's Foothills Council baseball game against the Johnstown Sir Bills, Amsterdam sophomore pitcher Dale Stanavich was remarkably efficient in the near-freezing conditions, needing just 88 pitches to hurl a complete game. But, the biggest play he made with his arm came when he spun 180 degrees away from home plate and threw in the opposite direction. In the bottom of ...

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A-Rod hits No. 659, Yanks beat Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez is one big swing from matching Willie Mays. Whether the New York Yankees would celebrate that achievement -- or pay for it, for that matter -- remains to be seen. Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Mays for fourth place on baseball's career list, and the Yankees took advantage of several mistakes by the suddenly sloppy New York Mets in a 6-4 victory Sunday night. "Willie was my father's favorite playe ...


John Robert Van De Bogert

April 8, 2015 John Robert Van De Bogert, 67, died April 8 in Costa Rica. John was born in Ilion Oct. 5, 1947, moving to Amsterdam when he was five years old. He attended Amsterdam schools and left school at 16 years old and went to work to hel ...

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