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Chelsey Crosby, Cody Unczur, Ken Stuff, and Katie Kubly practicing some Steely Dan Thursday during a rehearsal at the Fonda-Fultonville School District in Fonda.

Jumping through hoops Park facelifts on city radar

Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER casey.croucher@recordernews.com After banning basketball hoops in city streets, Amsterdam officials are now planning facelifts for city parks, beginning next week. "I'm meeting with the Common Council next Tuesday, Aug.5, at a committee meeting to talk about what should be done with our parks," recreation director Rob Spagnola said. "There's some things that need to be done but in general most of the parks are in decent shape." However, S ...

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Wanted: A love of horses and a lot of time

Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY caroline.murray@recordernews.com TOWN OF FLORIDA -- Easy Street director Nina Bellinger has seen many volunteers come and go from her horse rescue operation since opening in 2006. She said many volunteers take on the task without realizing how much responsibility is associated with maintaining a horse. However, she said, those who stay never want to leave her farm -- or the horses' side. "People help for a while, but then they have other ...

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Friends of the arts are getting ready for annual performance

Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- In 1996 a group of volunteers realized there weren't enough opportunities for young people interested in art and music during the summer, so they decided to create a multi-generational experience that began with a musical concert. Today, that group is known as the Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts and the effort they started has blossomed into an annual music and arts festival, known as ...

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Keymark is facing fine in worker safety probe

Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:19 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- An aluminum products manufacturer on Cayadutta Street has been fined $53,000 by federal regulators for several worker safety violations. Keymark Corp. was cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 11 serious violations, including exposure to the hazardous substance chromium, high noise levels, and falls. A serious violation occurs when there is substantial probability that ...

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Arrests are made following spate of rural malfeasance

Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:19 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com GLEN -- Two 19-year olds were arrested Thursday following an investigation by the Montgomery Sheriff's Office into property damage throughout the area, including the Bellinger Farm. Brandon M. Akey, 19 of 316 W. Clinton St., Johnstown, and Collin J. Hanson, 19, of 208 Marie Drive, Fonda, were charged with three counts of second-degree criminal mischief, one count of third-degree criminal mischief, and t ...

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PGCBL postseason starts tonight for No. 1 Mohawks

Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com The Amsterdam Mohawks will begin their postseason tonight at Shuttleworth Park against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs. The DiamondDawgs advanced to the PGCBL East Division Championship Series after besting the Albany Dutchmen, 3-2, in a one-game playoff Thursday. Meanwhile, Amsterdam advanced to the series as the East Division's regular-season champion. The Mohawks won a league record 36 games against 11 loss ...

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PGCBL postseason starts tonight for No. 1 Mohawks

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com The Amsterdam Mohawks will begin their postseason tonight at Shuttleworth Park against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs. The DiamondDawgs advanced to the PGCBL East Division Championship Series after besting the Albany Dutchmen, 3-2, in a one-game playoff Thursday. Meanwhile, Amsterdam advanced to the series as the East Division's regular-season champion. The Mohawks won a league record 36 games against 11 loss ...

Obituaries

Michael Rosemyer

August 21, 1924 - July 30, 2014 A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Holland Patent at 10:00am, Tuesday, August 5th. Interment will follow at Salisbury Rural Cemetery, Salisbury, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions ...

Letters to the editor

No feeling for the kids To the editor: It's time for a change. I get The Recorder but like most, just read the obits and sports. Today the headlines about hoop dreams caught my eye. I have a group of kids across the street from me. They range in ...

Entertainment

Faith and forgiveness central in a powerful 'Calvary'

By DAVID ROONEY The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES -- John Michael McDonagh's 2011 debut, "The Guard," provided the wonderful Brendan Gleeson with a vehicle for some of his best screen work, playing an Irish West Country cop unencumbered by di ...

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· PGCBL postseason starts tonight for No. 1 Mohawks

  Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:20 AM

  By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recor ...


· Arrests are made following spate of rural malfeasance

  Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:19 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· Keymark is facing fine in worker safety probe

  Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:19 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· Friends of the arts are getting ready for annual performance

  Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· Wanted: A love of horses and a lot of time

  Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

  By CAROLINE MURRAY caroline.murray@r ...


· Jumping through hoops Park facelifts on city radar

  Friday, August 01, 2014 - Updated: 10:18 AM

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