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Eddie Janbik of Amsterdam scrapes ice away as A+ Roofing owner Jamie Semprivivo frees it from the edge of the Amsterdam Free Library roof Wednesday afternoon. The two were taking advantage in a break in the sub-freezing temperatures of late.

Anti-bullying talk is hosted by the GASD

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Updated: 10:13 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Five parents showed up at the Greater Amsterdam School District's anti-bullying workshop Wednesday at William B. Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School. It was the first such workshop geared toward parents and was designed to help them understand the state Dignity for Students Act (DASA), which is intended to provide a school environment free of discrimination and harassment. It states that districts need to have a p ...

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Palatine planners make no Stone Arabia recommendation

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Updated: 11:08 AM

By JOSHUA THOMAS For the Recorder PALATINE — The town planning board voted Wednesday to make no recommendation on a proposed zoning change for property that could host a new town hall. Town attorney Robert Subik said the new category of zoning would be known as a municipal service area to allow for the use of official town structures on the conjoined 11-acre lot at Route 10 and Stone Arabia Road. The planning board was asked for its recommendation f ...

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Gloversville woman indicted by grand jury

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Updated: 3:08 PM

By LEVI PASCHER For The Recorder GLOVERSVILLE — Mary F. Kersting of 50 James St. has been charged with stealing more than $14,000 in benefits during the 14 months her mother lay dead in the apartment downstairs. The 60-year-old Kersting has been indicted by a Fulton County grand jury on charges of third-degree grand larceny, first-degree endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person, both felonies; petit larceny; and unlawf ...

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Club members have been working on the railroad

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff Long after visiting hours are over at the Walter Elwood Museum, a group known as the Mohawk Valley Model Railroad Club meets each Tuesday to chip away at its most ambitious project yet -- construction of a model of the former Amsterdam, Chuctanunda and Northern Railroad. The project is two years in the making, and piece by piece the club has worked to bring life to a model version of the antiquated rail line. But, bit ...

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Amsterdam gets third shot to beat Scotia-Glenville

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM - If the third time really is the charm, the Amsterdam Running Rams will find out tonight. The Running Rams got two shots during the regular season at being the team to put an end to the Scotia-Glenville Tartans' win streak that dates back to the start of the 2013-14 season. Both times they were unsuccessful, losing 68-57 at Amsterdam High School in December and 86-52 Jan. 30 in Scotia. Tonight in Guilderl ...

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Amsterdam defeats S-G? Why not?

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Let's be fair: At some point, at some time, the Scotia-Glenville boys basketball team is going to lose a game. The mythical law of averages would seem to dictate that. At the rate the Tartans have been going, it just seems like they won't. It's been 47 games since the Tartans last tasted defeat, nearly two full years since March 9, 2013 at Onondaga Community College, when they lost to Section III's Bishop Ludden in the Clas ...

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Area high school sports calendar

MARCH 5 BOYS BASKETBALL Class A Amsterdam vs. Scotia-Glenville, at Glens Falls Civic Center, 7:30 p.m. MARCH 7 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD State championships, at Cornell University, TBD


Louise E. Mailloux

March 2, 2015 Louise E. Mailloux, 92, of Amsterdam passed away peacefully Monday, March 2, at Nathan Littauer Hospital. Born July 23, 1922, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Rose Tommasone Parrotti. A lifelong area re ...

Main Street

Month's-End Palaver Very risky business commenting on Spring with the mercury flirting around zero, but the fact that this is the last day of February and that Fireman Bill Brinkman heard a robin this morning proves that it can't be far away. ...


'Second best' not the smart way to promote sub-standard sequel

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press If you're going to do a movie sequel that doesn't quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly cobbled together, well, OK. Many filmmakers have done the same. But actually putting the wor ...

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