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Friday, April 29, 2016
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Alex Cooper / Recorder staff

A portion of a church window on Thursday at St. Mary's Church in Amsterdam. 

Restorative process: St. Mary's Church raising money for renovations

Friday, April 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:03 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff The Restoration Committee at St. Mary's Church is appealing to the community to complete some much-needed renovations for the nearly 180-year-old parish. The Restoration Committee has been working since summer 2015 to raise revenue to repair and restore several aspects of the church building in a capital campaign. Areas of need include replacing the boiler, repairing stained glass windows, repairing plaster and painting, r ...

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County sales tax up more than 6 percent

Friday, April 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:08 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff Montgomery County saw a boost in the first quarter sales tax this year, rising 6.24 percent higher than at this point in 2015. For the first three months of 2016, Montgomery County received $6.4 million in sales tax, as compared to the $6.1 million in 2015's first quarter, according to the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). Montgomery was one of 37 counties, not including New York City's five boroughs, to see ...

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Town gets OK for solar zoning

Friday, April 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:11 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the town of Amsterdam's proposed solar zoning regulations. The county board had little suggestions Thursday about Amsterdam's proposed amendments to its zoning ordinance. The changes, if approved by the Amsterdam Town Board, will place specific regulations on solar systems, both commercial and residential. County senior planner William Roehr said he was glad to see munic ...

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Shorthanded B-P downs Amsterdam

Friday, April 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:12 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Missing five players during the week of spring break didn't hinder the Broadalbin-Perth High School softball team too much Thursday morning against Amsterdam at Shuttleworth Park. Despite playing with a limited lineup and coming off a pair of tough losses to Foothills Council powers South Glens Falls and Scotia-Glenville, the Lady Patriots were opportunistic at the plate and on the basepaths Thursday, pouncing on Amsterdam' ...

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Amsterdam drops 5-3 non-league decision to Adirondack

Friday, April 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:13 AM

Amsterdam pitcher Jordan Graser threw a complete game five-hitter with 11 strikeouts, but the undefeated Adirondack Wildcats of Section III scored three runs in the fifth inning and tacked on two in the seventh to snap the Rams' three-game win streak with a 5-3 win Thursday at Shuttleworth Park. Sean Banks earned the win on the mound for Adirondack, allowing two runs on five hits over five innings. Connor Hamilton had two of Adirondack's five hits, while G ...

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Amsterdam Purple modified baseball loses 10-9 in wild finish

Friday, April 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:19 AM

SOUTH GLENS FALLS -- When Amsterdam's Nick Rodecker unleashed a curveball to strike out an opposing South Glens Falls batter with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, it had appeared to be an ending to already wild modified baseball game between the two schools on Thursday. Then, it got even wilder. The base umpire had called time out in the middle of the pitch to issue Rodecker a balk warning, giving the Bulldogs a second chance. South Glens Fall ...

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Amsterdam Purple modified baseball loses 10-9 in wild finish

SOUTH GLENS FALLS -- When Amsterdam's Nick Rodecker unleashed a curveball to strike out an opposing South Glens Falls batter with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, it had appeared to be an ending to already wild modified baseball game between the two schools on Thursday. Then, it got even wilder. The base umpire had called time out in the middle of the pitch to issue Rodecker a balk warning, giving the Bulldogs a second chance. South Glens Fall ...

Obituaries

Robert M. Squires

April 25, 2016 Robert M. Squires, 61, of Gloversville passed away peacefully on Monday, April 25, 2016, at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born Dec. 11, 1954, in Gloversville, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Eth ...

Letters to the Editor

County raises aren't warranted To the editor: Has the Montgomery County Legislature lost their mind? How do they think the people of this county can afford the raises they have instituted? Also are these raises really warranted? I am a senior cit ...

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By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service If you watched the trailer for "Keanu" -- starring Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael Key of Comedy Central's beloved series "Key & Peele" -- and wondered "is this a real movie?" you're not alone. In fact, ...

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