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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Amsterdam, NY ,

Winnie Blackwood/For The Recorder

Good place for a stick-up

The students and staff members at the William H. Barkley MicroSociety Magnet School in Amsterdam took part in a fun fundraiser during the final week of classes last Wednesday. Principal Donna Decker volunteered to be duct taped to the gymnasium wall all in the name of raising money for activities and supplies for the next school year. Above, Vanessa Lydick, president of the Barkley Parent-Teacher Orginizaton, left, and Kim Meca, vice president of the PTO, get ready to pull the stool from beneath Decker's feet.

Drainage update Route 5 work on the agenda

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Amsterdam officials are moving forward on a $1.3 million project to improve stormwater drainage along Route 5 in the west end of the city. The Common Council approved a resolution this month to hire Barton and Loguidice to conduct engineering and design work at a cost not to exceed $131,574 for the Route 5 stormwater improvement project. "This is a state-funded project to fix the sanitary sewer and storm sewers at th ...

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F-F eyes creating reserve accounts

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- After facing financial difficulties for a number of years, Fonda-Fultonville Central School District's fund balance has now grown too large and requires funds to be placed in reserve accounts. District treasurer Carey Shultz projects the district will have approximately $1.9 million of unallocated fund balance at the end of this school year, which would exceed the state-allowed limit. A school district is allowe ...

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Regional fireworks schedule

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - Updated: 10:22 AM

Friday AMSTERDAM Fireworks after the Amsterdam Mohawks Game, Shuttleworth Park. CAROGA Fireworks will be held at Pine Lake Park, at the junction of routes 10 and 29A, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. The cost is $3 for parking. FORT PLAIN The village's Fourth on the Third event will be held at Wiles Park starting at 3 p.m. The event features carnival rides, games, horse-drawn wagon rides, tours of the historic Fort Plain hillto ...

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Sweat tells police Matt was slowing him down

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - Updated: 10:26 AM

By MICHAEL BALSAMO The Associated Press PLATTSBURGH -- Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Authorities believe David Sweat, 35, and Richard Matt, 49, traveled mostly at night and ma ...

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Mohawks always looking to improve

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Random thoughts and observations from a week in which the Amsterdam Mohawks had their 11-game win streak snapped, but still flirted with a no-hitter and widened their lead atop the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division: * Amsterdam's two losses this week -- Wednesday at Saugerties and Saturday at Glens Falls -- both came thanks to bullpen struggles and the offense's inability to cash in in key situations. Sa ...

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Mohawks-Stallions game rained out

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - Updated: 10:23 AM

The Amsterdam Mohawks' scheduled road game Monday against the Saugerties Stallions was postponed to due inclement weather and poor field conditions at Cantine Memorial Field. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader July 17 in Saugerties. Also Monday, Mohawks first baseman Brendan Tracy was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League's player of the week for the period covering June 22 to June 28. Tracy hit .471 last week, while his three h ...

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Mohawks-Stallions game rained out

The Amsterdam Mohawks' scheduled road game Monday against the Saugerties Stallions was postponed to due inclement weather and poor field conditions at Cantine Memorial Field. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader July 17 in Saugerties. Also Monday, Mohawks first baseman Brendan Tracy was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League's player of the week for the period covering June 22 to June 28. Tracy hit .471 last week, while his three h ...

Obituaries

Frank Pecora

June 29, 2015 Frank Pecora, 89, of Orchard Street, Canajoharie, died Monday, June 29, at Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown. Arrangements are under the direction of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie 13317, and ...

Letters to the editor

Saluting Ralph Albanese To the editor: D-Day June 6 -- Although this is a few days late -- it's important "Lest we Forget." This year, 2015, marks the 71st anniversary of the invasion of allied troops in Normandy France during World War II. A r ...

Entertainment

'Ted 2' trails 'Jurassic,' 'Inside Out'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs. Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers "Jurassic Worl ...

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