Monday, April 27, 2015
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The Amsterdam Professional Firefighters Union sponsored a St. Baldrick's Day event at the Irish American Club on Yeoman Street, Amsterdam, Sunday. More than 30 local residents volunteered to have their heads shaved to raise money for childhood cancer. Those who chose to keep their locks donated money instead. Above: Lynn Armstrong and Cole Mead get their heads shaved in memory of friend and family member Karen Krutz. 

Resource recovery New county post already pays off

Monday, April 27, 2015 - Updated: 10:12 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County officials claim a Depart-ment of Social Services position added to this year's budget has already paid for itself. County Executive Matthew Ossenfort said Thursday the new resource recovery position has yielded more than $30,000 to the county from January to February. The position, held by Patricia Myers, holds an annual salary of nearly $31,000, which Depart-ment of Social Services Commissione ...

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Neighbors take to the streets in city wide sweep

Monday, April 27, 2015 - Updated: 10:13 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Tires, televisions and rusted pipes were some of the larger finds Saturday during the annual citywide spring cleanup in Amsterdam. More than 250 residents came out to clean the local neighborhoods, main roads and parks an d within a few hours, the rear parking lot at City Hall was piled with garbage. "Last year we had a lot of furniture and appliances but this year it's mostly paper and styrofoam," Mayor Ann Thane sa ...

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Fort Plain school board adopts plan

Monday, April 27, 2015 - Updated: 10:18 AM

FORT PLAIN -- The Fort Plain Central School District Board of Education adopted a $19 million school budget proposal April 15. The proposed plan for the 2015-16 school year reflects an increase of 1.06 percent -- or $200,000 -- in spending compared to the current year, and does not increase the tax levy. Residents will vote on the budget May 19. "The Board of Education crafted the proposed budget with a goal of improving programs in a fiscally responsible ...

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Varin wins 50th Fonda feature

Monday, April 27, 2015 - Updated: 10:13 AM

FONDA -- It was a busy, cool evening on the banks of the Mohawk River at the Fonda Speedway on Saturday evening with a good crowd on hand to brave the cool spring weather for a five division racing program. When the checkered flag flew on the headlining modified division feature event one legendary driver tied another legendary driver on the all-time win list at the "Track of Champions." Bobby Varin crossed the finish line first in the 30-lap modified feat ...

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3-run 6th propels B-P to 4-3 victory over Amsterdam

Monday, April 27, 2015 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder When the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots finally got a chance, they pounced. In the third through fifth innings against Amsterdam in Saturday's Foothills Council baseball game at Shuttleworth Park, nine straight B-P batters were retired by Rams pitcher Tony Isabel on a grand total of 16 pitches. In the sixth, the Patriots started working the count again, and it paid off as Logan DeNeuville's leadoff walk sparked a three-run rally ...

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Youth baseball season kicks off with walk-off win

Monday, April 27, 2015 - Updated: 10:15 AM

Nicholas Antonelli drilled a two-out walk-off single to right centerfield scoring Carson Cotugno from second base in the bottom of the sixth inning to propel Cappies to a 2-1 victory over Kyle's Bounce Rentals in an Amsterdam Youth Baseball League Opening Day game at Isabel's Field on Saturday. Cotugno reached base on an infield single, stole second which set the stage for the game-ending hit by Antonelli. Peyton Ausfeld pitched the final two innings and d ...

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Area high school sports calendar

APRIL 27 BASEBALL Canajoharie at Fort Plain, 4 p.m. Fonda-Fultonville at Albany Academy, 4:30 p.m. OESJ at Saratoga Catholic, 4:30 p.m. Galway at Mayfield, 4:30 p.m. Johnstown at Amsterdam, 7 p.m. SOFTBALL OESJ at Saratoga Catholic, 3:30 p.m. Canajoharie at Fort Plain, 4 p.m. Amsterdam at Johnstown, 4:30 p.m. Broadalbin-Perth at Gloversville, 4:30 p.m. Fonda-Fultonville at Albany Academy, 4:30 p.m. Galway at Mayfield, 4:30 p.m. TRACK AND FIELD Canajoharie ...


Wavel Warner

Graveside service Mrs. Wavel A. Warner, 84, of Randazzo Road, Mannheim, died Nov. 14, 2014, unexpectedly at her home. A spring interment graveside service was scheduled today at 10 a.m. at Slate Hill Cemetery in Sharon Springs.

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