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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.

In training: First responders getting crash course on how to handle crisis on the rails

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff TOWN OF MOHAWK -- More than 30 first responders found themselves on a stretch of railroad tracks just east of Fonda Thursday evening, with a similar crowd expected to turn out this afternoon and another Saturday morning. However, there is no emergency; they're getting ready for one. The Montgomery County Emergency Management Office, in conjunction with CSX, provided the first of three training sessions for first responde ...

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Palatine makes moves on zoning, site plan review

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By JOSHUA THOMAS For the Recorder PALATINE -- Wednesday, the Town Board of Palatine introduced a local law that would allow them jurisdiction to conduct a site plan review for the Stone Arabia municipal construction project. They also adopted a resolution allowing Town Clerk Linda Logan to solicit bids for the building project contingent on the site plan review's submission to the Montgomery County Planning Board. Following a public hearing, the board also ...

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Actors offering a revolutionary look at history

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Updated: 10:19 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Twelve years ago, writer and director Kyle Jenks had a part in a historical re-enactment when he realized that he wanted to produce something of his own. The problem was, choosing a story to tell. After taking two years for research, Jenks decided to write an outdoor theater adaptation of Walter D. Edmonds' book, "Drums Along the Mohawk," which was published in 1936 and 1939. The story includes fictional and historic ...

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Mayor gets into a little fender bender

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Updated: 10:20 AM

According to Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane, she and her city vehicle were involved in a little fender bender while stopped at an intersection in the city Thursday. Thane said she was sitting at the traffic light and a teenage female who was driving the car in front of her backed up into the mayor's car. The youth then allegedly tried to drive away, Thane said, but was unable to because of opposite traffic. Thane said she got out of her car and shouted at the g ...

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Big weekend on tap for Amsterdam duo

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder When the summer started, Amsterdam's Robbie Spagnola and Trey Ausfeld weren't exactly sure how they'd fit in as members of the Saratoga Stampede's 17-and-under baseball team. After all, with the exception of one other player from Manchester, Vt., the Amsterdam duo are the only two players on the squad not from Saratoga Springs. "It started off odd, meeting all these new kids," Spagnola said. It didn't stay odd for long. The ...

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Amsterdam top Saugerties in regular season finale

Friday, July 31, 2015 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Everyone at Shuttleworth Park was ready to go home. Gage West and Macy Holdsworth ran hard enough to make sure they could. Thursday's regular season finale against the Saugerties Stallions was essentially meaningless for the Amsterdam Mohawks, who had long since clinched the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division. But, after a strange and sloppy game somehow found its way to stretch into extra innings, the Mo ...

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Amsterdam top Saugerties in regular season finale

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Everyone at Shuttleworth Park was ready to go home. Gage West and Macy Holdsworth ran hard enough to make sure they could. Thursday's regular season finale against the Saugerties Stallions was essentially meaningless for the Amsterdam Mohawks, who had long since clinched the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division. But, after a strange and sloppy game somehow found its way to stretch into extra innings, the Mo ...

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