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Winter Showcase XVII was held Sunday at the United Presbyterian Church in Amsterdam, fearuring a wide variety of musical talents. Among those performing were Theresa Jackson, accompanied by Margaret K. Lazarou, above, and Matthew Tobey and Alice Sorensen, right.

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'Historic' storm is bearing down on the Northeast

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Updated: 10:21 AM

4 to 8 inches expected locally; more for NYC, New England Staff and wire report The commute this morning was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day. The National Weather Service said the nor'easter would bring heavy snow, powerful winds and wid ...

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Mayor's State of the City address coming Friday

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Mayor Ann Thane will issue the 2015 State of the City address Friday at City Hall on Church Street. The presentation will begin at noon and will include a review of actions the city has taken in the past year as well as plans for this year. One of the first things Thane said she will address is the city's finances and the progress Controller Matthew Agresta has made in reconciling the books, as well as the foreclosur ...

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Legislature may look to add a part-time auditor

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Montgomery County Legislature is debating the appointment of a part-time auditor to review how county money is appropriated. At a Budget and Finance Committee Meeting last week, District 6 Legislator John Duchessi Jr. suggested the Legislature appoint a part-time person for the position to produce a thorough audit of county bills. Currently, an auditing committee consisting of the Legislature chairman, ch ...

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Silver to temporarily cede power as he fights charges

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By DAVID KLEPPER The Associated Press ALBANY -- The speaker of the state Assembly fought to keep his position amid federal corruption charges today with a plan to temporarily cede power to five lieutenants while contenders and critics sought to topple the veteran lawmaker. Sheldon Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, intends to tap a small number of senior lawmakers to direct the Assembly while he fights charges that he used his position to obtain millions of dol ...

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AHS track athletes shine at NYC's Armory

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder While Saturday morning's burst of snow kept some of the members of the Amsterdam High School boys indoor track and field team from competing in all of their scheduled events at New York's Washington Avenue Armory, once all the Rams arrived at the storied venue, they certainly left their mark. Three Amsterdam athletes turned in personal bests Saturday at the New Balance Games -- led by junior Omahri Sturdivant, who took home ...

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Setting the stage for big-time showdowns

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Updated: 10:23 AM

We've reached one of the odder weeks on the area high school basketball calendar -- one that starts quietly and should end with a thunderous bang. Because of New York State Regents exams, the schedule is exceptionally barren in the opening days of the week. In fact, between tonight and Thursday, we've got just four games involving our local teams -- the Mayfield boys host B-K-W and the Broadalbin-Perth girls host Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons on Tuesday night ...

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DiamondDawgs sign Fort Plain's Jabin Weaver

LITTLE FALLS -- The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs announced Sunday that they have signed former Fort Plain High School baseball standout Jabin Weaver as a pitcher for the 2015 season. The 6-foot-2 Weaver is currently a redshirt junior at East Stroudsburg University where he went 2-1 with a 3.96 earned run average in 2012. Weaver started two games and made 12 appearances for the Warriors in 2012 logging 25 innings and allowing 20 hits, 12 runs and striking o ...

Obituaries

Norma (Smith) Wiltse

Thursday January 22, 2015 Norma (Smith) Wiltse, 85, of St. Johnsville passed into eternal rest to be with her husband on Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was born February 17, 1929 in the Town of Exeter, NY, the daughter of the late Albert D. a ...

Letters to the editor

Maintaining the turf fields To the editor: An article in last week's Recorder quoted GASD Superintendent Thomas Perillo as saying "the synthetic turf at the Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy needs to be refurbished because it is seven years past i ...

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Melissa Rivers files suit in mom's death

By COLLEEN LONG The Associated Press NEW YORK -- While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, ...

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