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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

Alissa Scott/Recorder staff

From the left: Amsterdam Golf Commission Chairwoman Michele Russo and commissioner Pam Ritter discuss the Common Council voting down their suggested rate changes during a meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Beside them is city historian Robert von Hasseln and Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency Executive Director Jody Zakrevsky.

Against recommendations ... Council OKs golf cart fees

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:44 AM

By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recordernews.com Against the recommendations of the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Comm-ission, the city's Common Council voted down a resolution Tuesday that would have implemented a $6 trail fee for non-cart owning riders and amended other proposed rates. Fourth Ward Alderwoman Diane Hatzenbuhler and 5th Ward Alderman Richard Leggiero, following the lead of 3rd Ward Alderman Ronald J. Barone, voted the resolution down 3 to 2. Secon ...

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A chicken in every pot? Maybe one (or more) in the back yard

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:40 AM

By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recordernews.com Should the people of Amsterdam be allowed to run a-fowl with the law? That question is being considered by the Common Council, which has been asked to let city residents keep chickens as pets. Kasey Efaw of Highland Road approached the aldermen Tuesday night and asked that they make it legal for him to keep four hens in his back yard. "I don't want you to just think, 'I live in a residential area and you're jus ...

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County exec reflects on his first 100 days

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:40 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort said Tuesday that while many things have been accomplished in the past three months, there is much more to do. Ossenfort reflected on his first 100 days in office, which have involved addressing the future of the county's waste operation and settling negotiations over county employee contracts. "We focused on things that were put off by the previous ...

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Tax relief coming for flood victims?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:41 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- The Montgomery County Education and Government Committee has moved a resolution to the full Legislature opting into a program that will provide tax relief to flood victims. Committee Chairman and District 4 Legislator Ryan Weitz said the program is part of the state's Mohawk Valley and Niagara County assessment relief act, which allows municipalities affected by the floods of 2013 to reassess p ...

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Hagaman rejects budget; mayor storms out

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:42 AM

By KAREN WEINHEIMER For The Recorder HAGAMAN -- Immediately after a motion to adjourn the regular meeting of the village board of trustees was carried Tuesday night, Mayor Michael Shover, whose proposed 2014-15 budget was challenged and ultimately rejected, stormed out of the village office. What began as a seemingly routine assembly disintegrated into a heated argument over the mayor's inclusion of his own and his wife's health insurance in his proposed b ...

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Area golf courses are finally ready for start of season

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:59 AM

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com After a long, punishing winter, the skies are starting to clear and the grass is starting to grow enough for area golfers to at last get the chance to get out and play on local courses. Most area courses have either opened for the 2014 season or are in the final stages of preparation to kick off play. Fox Run Golf Club in Johnstown and Rolling Hills Country Club in Fort Johnson both opened up last weekend, whil ...

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Area golf courses are finally ready for start of season

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com After a long, punishing winter, the skies are starting to clear and the grass is starting to grow enough for area golfers to at last get the chance to get out and play on local courses. Most area courses have either opened for the 2014 season or are in the final stages of preparation to kick off play. Fox Run Golf Club in Johnstown and Rolling Hills Country Club in Fort Johnson both opened up last weekend, whil ...

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Today AMSTERDAM A Diabetes Busters Support Group will meet at Price Chopper, Sanford Farms Plaza, from 5 to 6 p.m. The group will meet for a tour of the grocery store entitled "Super Sleuth Supermarket Scavenger Hunt." For more information contac ...

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Main Street Snow in April Snow in April. Gosh all hemlock! When's the Winter goin' to end? Time we 'gun t' get nice weather, Somethin' we might recommend. My overcoat -- where was that put? Gone my gloves and rubbers, too. Packe ...

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· Area golf courses are finally ready for start of season

  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:59 AM

  By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recorde ...


· Hagaman rejects budget; mayor storms out

  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:42 AM

  By KAREN WEINHEIMER For The Recorder ...


· Tax relief coming for flood victims?

  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:41 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· County exec reflects on his first 100 days

  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:40 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· A chicken in every pot? Maybe one (or more) in the back yard

  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:40 AM

  By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recorde ...


· Against recommendations ... Council OKs golf cart fees

  Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:44 AM

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