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Alex Cooper / Recorder staff Jace Hayner of the Canajoharie Fire Department climbs an enhanced DOT 11 general service car with other students during the CSX safety train training on Thursday, July. 30, located near a closed rail track in Fonda. Program event provides important first responder training for handling rail emergancies. Situations including tank car nomenclature and operations, crude oil response, and transportation of hazardous materiels were all covered during the program.

Company gets license to produce medical marijuana at Tryon park

Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Updated: 12:01 AM

By LEVI PASCHER For The Recorder PERTH -- Empire State Health Solutions was one of five businesses that successfully obtained a license Friday to grow, process and distribute medical marijuana at the Tryon Technology Park and Incubator Center. The state Department of Health announced its selection of five organizations to be issued registrations to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana under New York State's Medical Marijuana Program. The selection of ...

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New proposal aims to push graffiti cleanup

Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Updated: 12:02 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff To address a spike in properties being defaced with graffiti in the city of Amsterdam, the Common Council will consider adopting a new law that allows the city to clean up the graffiti on private property and bill the owner. The proposed ordinance, which was drafted by Mayor Ann Thane, requires property owners to clean up the vandalism within 30 days. If they don't, the city may do it and charge the owner for the cos ...

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Tour of county business parks, sites is set Monday

Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Updated: 12:02 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Montgomery County legislators are scheduled to tour business parks across the county Monday to get an understanding about the possibilities and limitations of each site. County Executive Matthew Ossenfort and District 9 Legislator Robert Purtell arranged a four-site tour, which is being offered to legislators and county economic development officials. The tour is expected to start at the site of the failed casino bid pro ...

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Comedian set to perform first homecoming show in Amsterdam

Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Updated: 12:01 AM

Winnie Blackwood For The Recorder Comedian Alan Fish has never performed in his hometown of Amsterdam, but he will return to the city next week to perform a homecoming comedy show. Fish recently kicked off his comedy tour "Viva La Revolution," and decided to squeeze in a show in the Rug City Friday, Aug. 7 at 9 p.m. at Marcellino's Pizza, 226 W. Main St. "I'm looking forward to it as far as being in Amsterdam and having good pizza, for Christ's sake, for t ...

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Czeski reflects on eve of Hall of Fame induction

Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Updated: 3:08 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder T.J. Czeski's path to greatness started early. Brought up from the Amsterdam High School junior varsity football team as a freshman, the varsity Rugged Rams were six games into the 2002 season when Czeski suddenly got thrust into the spotlight. Trailing Port Jervis, 19-16, and with the other quarterbacks on the roster unavailable due to injury, Czeski was plugged in under center. All he did was engineer a 12-play, 87-yard d ...

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Mohawks open playoffs tonight

Saturday, August 01, 2015 - Updated: 3:08 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs beat the Albany Dutchmen Friday night in a one-game playoff. All that determined for the Amsterdam Mohawks was what team would clamber off their bus tonight at Shuttleworth Park. After a record-setting regular season that saw them put up a staggering 40 wins in 50 games, the Mohawks weren't too bothered following Thursday night's regular season finale as to whether the Dutchmen or DiamondDawgs ...

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Mohawks open playoffs tonight

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs beat the Albany Dutchmen Friday night in a one-game playoff. All that determined for the Amsterdam Mohawks was what team would clamber off their bus tonight at Shuttleworth Park. After a record-setting regular season that saw them put up a staggering 40 wins in 50 games, the Mohawks weren't too bothered following Thursday night's regular season finale as to whether the Dutchmen or DiamondDawgs ...

Obituaries

Jason William Cowan

July 30, 2015 Jason William Cowan, 40, of Amsterdam passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at Mountain Valley Hospice with his family by his side. He was born to William and Angela (Baldicini) Cowan on May 31, 1975. Jason graduated from Ams ...

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Seeing Things It may be the only one in town and then again they may be quite common. But in case you haven't seen one, there can be no harm in getting prepared so you won't fall for the gag. I saw some taken in last night and immediately there ...

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Jon Stewart signing off Daily Show's fake newscast for real

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and o ...

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