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Friday, April 18, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

Nicole Antonucci/Recorder staff

Seasonal crafts

The Amsterdam Free Library invited young people from the community to take part in a Celebrate Spring craft-making project Thursday morning. A handful of local youths showed up to make holiday-themed crafts, enjoy some treats, and take in a movie. ABOVE: Amani Rivera colors a picture. 

Procurement policy County aims for checks, balances

Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- Montgomery County officials are working to amend a policy governing how purchases are made to provide transparency and accountability of taxpayer dollars. The county legislature's Education and Government Committee moved a resolution Tuesday to the full legislature seeking to change the county's procurement policy. It aims to establish the authoritative power of county Executive Matthew Ossenfo ...

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Schwabrow getting a jump on jail time

Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:07 AM

By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recordernews.com Convicted rapist and former Johnstown police officer Adam Schwabrow has already spent a month in jail -- getting a "head start" before his May sentencing. To avoid potential conflict with Fulton County inmates he helped put behind bars, Schwabrow is serving his jail time in Warren County. Schwabrow decided to start on his time served early beginning in late March, before the May 13 sentencing. His first stint w ...

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City residents may see hike in their water rate

Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:08 AM

By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recordernews.com City residents could face a nearly 3 percent increase in water rates, according to the proposed budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. That's how it looks now, city controller Matthew Agresta said at a budget meeting Thursday night. "But that could change. That is what the mayor's submission shows." That increase amounts to about $10 more a year per residential unit, Agresta said. Last fiscal year, the city collec ...

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Mayfield brothers are indicted by grand jury

Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:08 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY caroline.murray@recordernews.com MAYFIELD -- Two Mayfield brothers accused of producing child pornography were indicted last week by an Albany grand jury in U.S. District Court. Brothers Richard and Robert Hastings of 174 Yates Road, Mayfield, were indicted on charges of producing and possessing the pornography. Robert Hastings was also previously accused and indicted on receipt of child pornography. The pair's indictment stems from comp ...

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Hemstreet propels B-P past Hudson Falls

Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:09 AM

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com HUDSON FALLS -- When the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots opened up practice for the 2014 baseball season, head coach Dan Simonds didn't think he had a spot for senior right-handed pitcher Phil Hemstreet in his starting rotation. Performances like Thursday's are why Simonds is glad Hemstreet changed his mind for him. "He wasn't even projected to be in the starting rotation, and he's kind of forced us to consider him a ...

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B-P's Bogdan captures F-F Steeplechase/Pentathlon Meet

Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:09 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com FONDA -- In an event that draws laughs and more than its fair share of on-site attention from non-participating athletes, Broadalbin-Perth boys outdoor track and field senior Greg Bogdan was all business in dominating the field. Competing in Thursday's steeplechase portion of the Fonda-Fultonville Steeplechase/Pentathlon Meet, Bogdan trounced the male field. The B-P senior finished his 3,000-meter race in 10 ...

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B-P's Bogdan captures F-F Steeplechase/Pentathlon Meet

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com FONDA -- In an event that draws laughs and more than its fair share of on-site attention from non-participating athletes, Broadalbin-Perth boys outdoor track and field senior Greg Bogdan was all business in dominating the field. Competing in Thursday's steeplechase portion of the Fonda-Fultonville Steeplechase/Pentathlon Meet, Bogdan trounced the male field. The B-P senior finished his 3,000-meter race in 10 ...

Obituaries

Daniel P. Quackenbush

April 16, 2014 Daniel P. Quackenbush, 65, of 26 Wall Street, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Wednesday morning April 16, 2014 at home. Born in Amsterdam on March 9, 1949, he is the son of Hazlett and Margaret Hyatt Quackenbush of Amsterdam, NY. D ...

Letters to the editor

Independent thinkers need not apply To the editor: When the legality concerning non-city residents being named to the Amsterdam Golf Commission was being debated, the mayor was quick to point out that it was difficult to get people to donate thei ...

Entertainment

CBS wins the week with hoops and hit series

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. Not only did CBS win in total prime-time viewers for a sixth straight week, but it also won for a ...

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· Procurement policy County aims for checks, balances

  Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· B-P's Bogdan captures F-F Steeplechase/Pentathlon Meet

  Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:09 AM

  By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recor ...


· Hemstreet propels B-P past Hudson Falls

  Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:09 AM

  By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recorde ...


· Mayfield brothers are indicted by grand jury

  Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:08 AM

  By CAROLINE MURRAY caroline.murray@r ...


· City residents may see hike in their water rate

  Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:08 AM

  By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recorde ...


· Schwabrow getting a jump on jail time

  Friday, April 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:07 AM

  By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recorde ...



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