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Casey Croucher/Recorder Staff

Dave Manthey, a re-enactor from the 2nd Albany County Militia,left, makes croissants as Lynn and Pete Ackerman watch.

History and pie at Old Fort Johnson

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Updated: 5:08 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff FORT JOHNSON — For David Manthey, a re-enactor from the 2nd Albany County Militia, teaching people how food was prepared in the 18th century is important. “People try my homemade pumpkin pie, which is made the original 18th century way,” Manthey said. “I take the actual pumpkin and slice it up instead of mashing it like it’s made today, and people usually like it a lot; they ask why it is ...

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Church helps international cause

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Updated: 5:08 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN — Sam Jackling, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, said the church’s mission is to feed the hungry and help others in need. So, when he heard about the international hunger relief agency Stop Hunger Now, he knew he had to get them Broadalbin. “We always talk about helping our neighbors in church,” Jackling said. “That doesn’t necessarily just mean our neighbors he ...

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Common Council seeking vendor for Riverlink Cafe

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Since the former Riverlink Cafe operators were forced to cut the restaurant's season short this summer, the Amsterdam Common Council will vote on a resolution Tuesday evening authorizing the city clerk to advertise a Request for Proposals for a concessionaire at the cafe. The RFP states that the city is looking for a business proposal to articulate how the vendor plans to attract customers during concerts and non-event ...

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City to get $552G in land bank funds

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Attorney General Eric Schneiderman awarded the Land Revitalization Corp. of the Capital Region $3 million Wednesday. The Capital Region's land bank includes the city of Amsterdam, the city of Schenectady and Schenectady County. "It's very exciting; we're very pleased," Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane said. "We requested $3 million and we were granted $3 million, which is exceptionally positive for all of us." Thane said Amst ...

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Amsterdam wins Southeast title in game marred by fight

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder First came insanity. Then came clarity. Then came sweet, sweet victory. The Amsterdam Rugged Rams were out of sorts heading to the locker room Friday night against Bishop Maginn. With the Section II Class A Southeast Division title at stake, a wild melee at midfield early in the second quarter that saw both benches clear and members of the Amsterdam Police Department come onto the field to control the situation was followed ...

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Patriots win 42-7 to clinch No. 2 seed

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- Right now, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots football team is rolling. And, with the playoffs starting next week, head coach Jim Pelneau could not ask for better timing from his senior-laden squad. "It's clicking for us, and this is the time you want it to be," he said Friday night after his team's 42-7 pasting of Hudson Falls in a Section II Class B West Division contest on the Patriots' Senior Night. The victory ...

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Amsterdam wins Southeast title in game marred by fight

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder First came insanity. Then came clarity. Then came sweet, sweet victory. The Amsterdam Rugged Rams were out of sorts heading to the locker room Friday night against Bishop Maginn. With the Section II Class A Southeast Division title at stake, a wild melee at midfield early in the second quarter that saw both benches clear and members of the Amsterdam Police Department come onto the field to control the situation was followed ...

Obituaries

Leland George Swartz

October 13, 2014 Leland George Swartz, 87, of Monroe Street, St. Johnsville, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 13, 2014 at his home with the loving support of his family by his side. He was born January 16, 1927 in St. Johnsville, the ...

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Can't Take It One of the charges commonly made against service clubs is that their speaking programs include only purveyors of pure and unadulterated optimism -- disciples of the Silver Lining Guild Inc. who refuse to leave conditions as they are. ...

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Around the Remote: Television picks for Oct. 19-25

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Private Violence" -- This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors. Presented during Domestic Violence Awaren ...

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