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Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Jake Boyer, left, and Stacy Loucks, right, stand with Roger Boyer and his snowman that he built in Fort Johnson Wednesday.

Holiday travel hampered by big snowstorm

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway. But, Montgomery County and Amsterdam officials agreed that the first snow storm of the season was handled smoothly. "I think everything is going pretty well so far," Montgomery County Emergency Management Director Jeffery T. Smith said Wednesday evening. "No serious accidents, just some ...

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Tonko talks job creation at rotary luncheon

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- U.S Rep. Paul Tonko sat down with members of the Amsterdam Rotary Wednesday to discuss job creation and workforce development. Attendance was light at the rotary's annual luncheon at the Raindancer Restaurant, but for the 20 members who attended, it was a chance to ask the congressman how he plans to address bringing more jobs to the area. Tonko focused his talk around opportunities in clean ene ...

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Soup kitchen continues annual tradition of community support

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

The AMEN Place Soup Kitchen served more than 400 holiday meals during its 14th annual Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday at St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church. "This year's meal took several days to prepare, with over 480 pounds of turkey, as well as large amounts of potato, corn, stuffing and cranberry sauce served by volunteers from local churches and organizations," Volunteer Director and Founder Christine Andrzejczyk said. "We have been blessed for all of ...

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Foundation seeks donations

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The New York State Children's Foundation is hosting its inaugural Christmas Miracle Campaign to help give all children a special holiday season. Foundation CEO Melissa Levoy said there are a lot of children in Montgomery County who are in need of assistance, so she decided to created the campaign to "provide the miracle of Christmas to as many local kids as possible." "No child should ever not know the joy of Christmas ...

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B-P's LeBlanc leads all-area volleyball selections

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly Here's how strong the region's high school volleyball scene was in 2014: Of the area's eight clubs, four made it to at least the sectional semifinals; two won Section II titles; and, one made it to the state championship match. That final one, Broadalbin-Perth, has a variety of players littering The Recorder's 2014 High School Volleyball All-Area Team, led by senior Player of the Year Chelsea LeBlanc. Head coach Mike Calvel ...

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Promising group coming up for Rugged Rams

Thursday, November 27, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- It took some time for the Amsterdam High School junior varsity football team to come together this fall, but once they did, the end product left JV coach John Homich feeling bright about the program's near future. The JV Rugged Rams lost their first three games while dealing with issues that kept their full team from taking the field, but when they finally reached full strength starting in Week 4 agains ...

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Promising group coming up for Rugged Rams

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- It took some time for the Amsterdam High School junior varsity football team to come together this fall, but once they did, the end product left JV coach John Homich feeling bright about the program's near future. The JV Rugged Rams lost their first three games while dealing with issues that kept their full team from taking the field, but when they finally reached full strength starting in Week 4 agains ...

Obituaries

Patricia Ann Bracchi

Patricia Ann Bracchi November 24, 2014 Patricia Ann Bracchi, 80, of Division Street, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Monday morning November 24, 2014 at River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. Funeral services will be held Saturday November 29, 2 ...

Letters to the editor

There are good people out there To the editor: Today's acts of kindnesses validated my belief that the good still outweighs the bad. After filling my car at a local gas station, I headed home. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, I'd left my wall ...

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With shake-ups, rockers AC/DC persevere with album and tour

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK -- AC/DC finally joined iTunes in 2012 after years of refusing to do so, but make no mistake, the Australian rock band is still old school. "I would like everybody to buy vinyl again," guitaris ...

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