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Monday, December 22, 2014
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Fir trapping

Nicholas Wayman of Fonda drags his family’s Christmas tree back to the car Sunday at Goderie’s Tree Farm in Fulton County.

Local youths offered the chance to succeed

Monday, December 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:13 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Sitting in one of Centro Civico's computer labs, Amsterdam High School sophomore Kateland Cooks worked diligently on her homework one evening last week as part of the organization's Black and Latino Achievers Program. "I like this program because it pushes me to do the stuff I need to do," Cooks said. "If I wasn't here right now I'd probably be at home watching TV instead of doing my homework." Cooks is one of about 20 ...

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PEP talk is working in GASD

Monday, December 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:13 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- After winning a $1.6 million Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant last October, the Greater Amsterdam School District has seen improvements in physical education in the school district and increasing interest among students participating. The PEP grant provides money to schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand or enhance physical education programs. In order for the ...

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Hitting the road More drivers are doing it this week

Monday, December 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff There is no place like home for the holidays. Stockings hung by the fire, Christmas trees alight with colorful bulbs and the smell of sugar cookies baking in the oven -- it's enough to entice most people to make the trek home. Every year, millions of people across the United States hop in their vehicles, catch a train or book flights, in order to spend the holidays with friends and family. This year, the percentage of ...

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Police departments on alert after killings

Monday, December 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:13 AM

By TOM HAYS The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car. The slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn heightened fears about the safety of law enforcement officia ...

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AHS boys and girls adjusting to Foothills

Monday, December 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Through three league games apiece, the transition to the Foothills Council is looking nice and smooth for the Amsterdam boys and girls basketball teams. The real judgment will come after the new year when league play resumes Jan. 6 and both the Rams and Lady Rams will play 10 Foothills games in less than five weeks, but entering the holiday break the AHS girls are 3-0 in league play and the Amsterdam boys are 2-1 -- with th ...

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Amsterdam finishes 1-3

Monday, December 22, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- A long day at the Montgomery County Duals ended with the Amsterdam High School wrestling team and head coach Ken Pfeiffer wondering what might have been. The Rams opened their home round-robin dual meet tournament with an easy win over a massively undermanned Christian Brothers Academy team, but Amsterdam's remaining three duals Saturday afternoon were an exercise in frustration. Three losses -- to Galw ...

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Amsterdam finishes 1-3

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- A long day at the Montgomery County Duals ended with the Amsterdam High School wrestling team and head coach Ken Pfeiffer wondering what might have been. The Rams opened their home round-robin dual meet tournament with an easy win over a massively undermanned Christian Brothers Academy team, but Amsterdam's remaining three duals Saturday afternoon were an exercise in frustration. Three losses -- to Galw ...

Obituaries

Kenneth D. "Kenny" White

December 18, 2014 Kenneth D. "Kenny" White 5, of Thacher Park Road, Town of Knox, Albany County, NY, passed away Thursday afternoon December 18, 2014 at home. Born on August 22, 2009 in Schenectady, NY; he was the son of Jayson and Christine ...

Letters to the editor

Thanks from the Festival of Trees To the editor: On behalf of the GFWC Century Club Festival of Trees Committee, I would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to everyone in our wonderful community. All the supportive business who donated ite ...

Entertainment

'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell. Peter Jackson's final installm ...

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