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Alex Cooper / Recorder staff Amsterdam residents Dave DeFazio and Ness Stark play the role of newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin during a reception that followed the recreation of the marriage of Gil Martin and Lana Borst on Saturday at the Nellis Tavern in St. Johnsville. The wedding took place at the Palatine Church.

F-FCS officials see uptick in passing, graduation rates

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Updated: 10:13 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Failure rates at the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District decreased in both the middle and high schools during the 2015-16 school year. Fonda-Fultonville administrators shared end of the year results with the board of education Monday, touching on several goals they identified earlier in the year, such as decreasing course failure, identifying community events and increasing reading levels. High school princi ...

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Man found with 50 cats faces animal cruelty charges

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Updated: 10:14 AM

The homeowner who was found to have dozens of cats in his town of Florida residence has been charged with animal cruelty, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Paul D. Prill, 58, of 165 Thayer Road, was charged Sunday with 10 counts animal cruelty: failure to provide proper sustenance. According to the sheriff's office, deputies found about 50 cats in Prill's home while investigating a "check the well-being call." The sheriff's office later ...

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History, hostility as Clinton ascends to nomination

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Updated: 10:16 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A glass ceiling is shattering at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination with today's roll call of the states, making her the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race. But as history is being made, hostility is being heard, too. Rhetorically, at least, die-hard Bernie Sanders' supporters also are breaking some glass, loudly protesting his treatment by the party and s ...

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Century Club awards scholarships

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Updated: 10:21 AM

The GFWC Century Club of Amsterdam recently awarded scholarships to local students at its annual banquet held at the Winner's Circle in Fonda. Hannah Rose Priamo, a recent graduate of Broadalbin/Perth High School, was the recipient of the S. Louise Bell Award in the amount $1,000. She ranked 18 in her class of 149 with a 95 average. Hannah hopes to pursue a major in biology leading to pre-med studies and ultimately on to medical school. Priamo's personal b ...

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Mohawks looking strong heading into playoff push

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Things haven't always gone smoothly for the Amsterdam Mohawks this summer, but as the team gets ready for the final week of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League regular season, the team is in the spot the franchise has so often been during Keith Griffin's eight-year tenure as head coach -- at the head of the pack. Despite injuries that have made the outfield positions a revolving door, question marks in the middle re ...

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Amsterdam 14U opens 1-1 in Myrtle Beach

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - Updated: 10:25 AM

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Amsterdam Rams 14-and-under travel baseball team opened its run at the 14U Ocean Breeze Week-Long Tournament at the Ripken Experience Monday by splitting a pair of games, losing their opener 5-3 to Full Count Futures of New Jersey before rebounding with a 12-8 victory over the Avon Lake Bandits of Ohio. Through one day of play, Amsterdam sits third in the North Division standings. The top four teams in each of the three divisions ...

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Amsterdam 14U opens 1-1 in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Amsterdam Rams 14-and-under travel baseball team opened its run at the 14U Ocean Breeze Week-Long Tournament at the Ripken Experience Monday by splitting a pair of games, losing their opener 5-3 to Full Count Futures of New Jersey before rebounding with a 12-8 victory over the Avon Lake Bandits of Ohio. Through one day of play, Amsterdam sits third in the North Division standings. The top four teams in each of the three divisions ...

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Daniel Lawrence Piotrowski

July 19, 2016 Daniel Lawrence Piotrowski of Clewiston, Florida, passed into his eternal rest on July 19, 2016, after a long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Utica, New York, Daniel was the second son to Richard Piotrowski and the late Juli ...

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By LUAINE LEE Tribune News Service PASADENA, Calif. -- They say that dying is easy, comedy hard. You couldn't prove that by the sitcoms that manage to plumb laughter week after week. With hits like "Modern Family," "black-ish," "The Big Bang T ...

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· Century Club awards scholarships

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