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Sammy's Country Wagon owner Samantha Banewicz hangs signs on her booth Monday before the Fonda Fair opened.

It's fair time The Fonda Fair kicks off today for the 175th time

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The 175th Fonda Fair kicks off today with the crowning of this year's Miss Fonda Fair, the return of poultry to the fairgrounds and a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the big anniversary. Between 60,000 and 70,000 people are expected to attend the fair throughout the week, riding the twisting carnival rides, eating an abundance of fried dough and just maybe watching a cow give birth. The midway opens today at ...

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Amsterdam files request to access frozen loan funds

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Amsterdam officials hope federal funds will be temporarily unfrozen soon as the city tries to be bring its financial reporting up-to-date. Amsterdam Common Council members approved drawing $119,961 from the special items contingency fund to pay F.P. Kane for street resurfacing work on Florida Avenue during a special meeting Monday afternoon. The funds account for more than half of what's in the contingency account, but t ...

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AIDA hires economic development assistant

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Updated: 10:26 AM

AIDA hires economic development assistant By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff An economic development assistant has been hired to work with the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency to help address its increased workload. The AIDA Board of Directors recently approved hiring Cheryl Sweet for a part-time position providing assistance to the agency. AIDA Executive Director Jody Zakrevsky said Sweet recently completed an internship at AIDA for her paralegal ...

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APD: Hit-and-runs damage vehicles, utility pole

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Amsterdam police responded to a variety of hit-and-run incidents this month and were able to quickly ticket a suspect in one of the incidents. A hit-and-run incident was reported Aug. 14 on Garden Street after a motorist hit a parked car. The vehicle owner and other witnesses who observed the incident provided a description of the vehicle that fled the scene after the incident. The vehicle that was hit had to be towed fr ...

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Young runners will make a big impact for AHS cross country

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- A youth movement is working to ensure both the present and the future of the Amsterdam High School cross country program. The Amsterdam boys and girls will both be relying heavily on younger runners this season, which opens Saturday at the Niskayuna Ekiden Invitational before the dual meet season opens Sept. 13 against Scotia-Glenville over Amsterdam's home course at Bob's Trees in Galway. Not only will ...

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Patriots storm to win over Falcons

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Updated: 10:22 AM

BROADALBIN -- Stephen Spraker continued his red-hot start to the season with a hat trick, and the Broadalbin-Perth boys soccer team rolled to a 7-1 victory over Northville Monday night in the final game of the Fulton County Cup at Patriot Field. B-P outscored Mekeel Christian Academy and Northville, 19-1, during the event. Spraker scored seven goals in the two games. Devon Holz and Zach Monks each had a goal an an assist for B-P (2-0), while Griffin Goodem ...

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Patriots storm to win over Falcons

BROADALBIN -- Stephen Spraker continued his red-hot start to the season with a hat trick, and the Broadalbin-Perth boys soccer team rolled to a 7-1 victory over Northville Monday night in the final game of the Fulton County Cup at Patriot Field. B-P outscored Mekeel Christian Academy and Northville, 19-1, during the event. Spraker scored seven goals in the two games. Devon Holz and Zach Monks each had a goal an an assist for B-P (2-0), while Griffin Goodem ...

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Bart S. Ward

August 27, 2016 Bart S. Ward, 56, of Country Pointe Lane, Hudson, and formerly of Broadalbin, died at home on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. He was born in Gloversville on Jan. 13, 1960, a son of William and Beverly Garrett Ward and was a 1978 gradu ...

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