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Trevor Junquera/Recorder staff - REFLECTING POOL - Participants in the Foothills Council girls cross country championship make their way past the Roosevelt Baths in Saratoga Spa State Park Monday afternoon.

A heated session results in a tabled dog law

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff TOWN OF FLORIDA -- Nearly 100 residents filled the town hall Monday to voice their opposition to a proposed dog control law, which would require a separate kennel structure for residents with more than three dogs. The council tabled the resolution on the law but not before an hour-long public hearing that at times involved a heated exchange between residents and the board. "I was quite shocked that you would take som ...

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Danielle's House Council holds off on money for homeless

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff At a Finance Committee meeting Monday night, the Amster-dam Common Council discussed ways to help fund the city's homeless shelter, Danielle's House. The shelter, located at 218 E. Main St., was purchased by Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless -- an Albany-based non-profit organization that caters to helping the homeless community. In late September, John Nasso, executive director of Catholic Charities of Fulton an ...

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City Hall might collect tow fees

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff At its meeting tonight, the Amsterdam Common Council will consider making people pay mandatory surcharges for towed vehicles at City Hall instead of having tow companies collect the fee. "It seems the city is having a little bit of trouble collecting the surcharge money," Police Chief Gregory Culick said. "I'm trying to come up with a different way or means to collect it. I was thinking of having violators go right to ...

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B-P is weighing student interest in sports request

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN -- A petition asking for the return of a wrestling team at Broadalbin-Perth High School has recently surfaced, as has an e-mail requesting the district consider creating a competitive swim team. At a board of education meeting Monday, Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson presented board members with those inquiries, along with his thoughts about initiating or re-initiating certain programs the school system do ...

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Park a priority in next big project

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Updated: 10:22 AM

CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN -- The Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is in the early stages of developing a plan for a new capital project, which includes revamping and expanding the middle school's parking lot to improve the flow of traffic and campus safety. Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson said Monday that a district facilities committee was created last week to help organize, finalize and prioritize a list of projects to consi ...

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Fire chief makes plea for overtime funding

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - Updated: 12:28 PM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Amsterdam Fire Chief Michael Whitty spoke with the Common Council Monday night during a Finance Committee meeting regarding his need for more overtime funding for his department. Earlier this month the fire chief went to the council asking for another $15,000 for overtime to get the department through Dec. 31, as the AFD is missing approximately one-eighth of its staff. He said this summer the department used roughly ...

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Gloversville runner wins Foothills; Amsterdam's Lazarou finishes fifth

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Gloversville's Alex Bielli won the girls' race at Monday's Foothills Council Cross Country Championships, while Queensbury won both team titles. The event was held at Saratoga Spa State Park. In the boys' race, Gloversville finished in third place; Amsterdam came in seventh; Johnstown finished in ninth; and, Broadalbin-Perth was incomplete. In the girls' race, B-P finished in third place; Gloversville was sixth; Amsterdam was seventh; a ...

Obituaries

Shirley A. (Porath) Thompson

October 19, 2014 Shirley A. (Porath) Thompson, 78 of Moyer Street, Canajoharie, died Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Mountain Valley Hospice. Born on April 12, 1936 in the Town of Springfield, New York, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. Por ...

A zombie government

By SHANNON BERTUCH For The Recorder A chronicled souvenir from my Catholic education is looking like an oracle these days. I recall Sister Superior recounting the meeting between President Kennedy and Pope Paul VI, told to us as Catholics that ...

Entertainment

NBC's medical editor Snyderman faces credibility issues

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarant ...

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