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The Frothingham Free Library in Fonda hosted a fall children's concert with Gary VasnSlyke Wednesday evening. Children were encouraged to attend in their Halloween costumes, and Trenton Henderson of Fonda, shown above with Jennifer and Jason Henderson, was up to the task.

City codes chairwoman may face code violation

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Updated: 10:10 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Fourth Ward Alderwoman Diane Hatzenbuhler did not obtain a building permit before she started remodeling her front porch, she confirmed Wednesday. Hatzenbuhler admitted she put an expired building permit from 2011 in her front window, where the front porch was being built. "Somebody is out to get me because I posted pictures of the porch on Facebook," Hatzen-buhler said. "It goes with the territory. They're out to get ...

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Model of efficiency Shared services focus of forum

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Updated: 10:10 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff JOHNSTOWN -- More than 100 municipal representatives attended a government efficiency forum at Fulton-Montgomery Community College Wednesday to learn about shared service opportunities that could benefit their municipalities. "I am very impressed by the turnout tonight. The fact that this room is filled speaks to a number of things, namely the importance of the issue, and the need for us to work together," Montgomery ...

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Broadalbin hammers out employee manual

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Updated: 10:13 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN -- New policies and procedures for the town's highway department and all other civic personnel were unanimously approved by council members during a board meeting earlier this month. The updated manual comes just two months after state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released an audit finding several issues with how employee work hours and paid time are monitored. Before accepting the proposed manual, howeve ...

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School bosses think SMART, prefer eliminating gap

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff The state of New York has used the Gap Elimination Adjustment for the past four years to trim education aid from schools and reduce the budget deficit, and many local superintendents are questioning why the initiative still exists. In light of the state's proposed SMART Schools Bond Act that voters will consider during the Nov. 4 general election, some superintendents are wondering why a proposition to eliminate the G ...

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Fall season plagued by off-the-field controversy

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By PAUL ANTONELLI paul.antonelli@recordernews.com Can it be November yet? October has been rocked with violent incidents on the playing field -- the latest coming this past Saturday when an Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville boys soccer player was ejected and later arrested for third-degree assault after throwing a punch at a Maple Hill player -- and off the field when police needed to handle a press box altercation at Lynch Literacy Academy, and Coxsackie- ...

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Amsterdam, BH-BL set to collide at Lynch

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Amsterdam Rugged Rams are used to taking their fate one game at a time by this point. After starting the season 1-2, the Rams have faced five consecutive must-win games. They've won them all. Friday night brings Must-Win Game No. 6 to Lynch Literacy Academy, and it's the toughest test yet: A Halloween semifinal showdown against a Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Spartans team seeking its ninth straight Section II Super Bowl ap ...

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Bumgarner, Giants nip KC to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. The big left-hander came out of the bullpen to throw five scoreless innings on two days' rest, saving a Series pushed to the limit. And by winning Game 7 on the road, Bumgarner and the Giants succeeded w ...

Obituaries

Rita S. Wojnar

October 29, 2014 Rita W. Wojnar, 80, of Mason Avenue, Amsterdam, New York passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare. She was born June 14, 1934 in Amsterdam, New York a daughter of the late Leopold F. and Bernice T. Suty ...

Not just pulling your leg

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder As promised, my story on the Brass Rail in the 1950s, warts and all. I still hadn't learned how to cook and I had no idea as to how far back I was. I was about to find out. I was hired as a dish washer at the Brass ...

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The Associated Press Book Reviews

"The Killer Next Door" (Penguin Books) by Alex Marwood Desperation brings six people to a decaying Victorian apartment house where the tenants' desolation pales in comparison with one neighbor's despicable acts. Alex Marwood's second sta ...

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