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Breeders, sellers speak out Animal regs draw concern

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:11 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Small-animal breeders in Montgomery County filled the Legislative chambers Wednesday to voice their concerns about a new county Animal Cruelty and Prevention Law, passed by the Legislature last week. The law seeks to address animal abuse offenders, regulates peddlers and sellers, and reaffirms animal ownership laws. Yet at Wednesday's public hearing, concerns were raised about provisions regulating breeders ...

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Second nature: St. Mary's staff conducts ebola drill

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:11 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff A 44-year-old male arrives at the St. Mary's Hospital Emergency Room with flu-like symptoms seeking treatment. He is a missionary worker who returned from Sierra Leone Dec. 3. He has been self-monitoring his temperature and developed a fever and other symptoms two days ago. That is the scenario emergency room staff were given Wednesday in yet another ebola preparedness drill at St. Mary's Hospital. The drill is a dau ...

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GASD board hears from the veterans

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- More than 20 veterans attended the Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education's public hearing Wednesday night on a school tax exemption for those who have served in the military. Last December, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law which allows a school district's board of education to offer the Alternative Veterans Exemption. The exemption is available to veterans who served in ...

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APD investigating another robbery

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff For the second time in 10 days Amsterdam Police are investigating an armed robbery at a popular local business. According to the APD, around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into the Dunkin Donuts on Church Street, brandished a knife, demanded money from the clerk, and fled. A store employee said the suspect got away with $306. Police are saying the suspect is described as a white male, between 5 feet, 3 inches and 5 ...

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Mayfield planners review Tetra Tech

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:13 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff MAYFIELD -- The Lexington Foundation is one step closer to obtaining the Tetra Tech Construction building, located at 2736 Route 30, to create a community arts center and school. The town planning board reviewed the site plan at a meeting Tuesday, and proposed to act as lead agency for the project. The board will now set a date for a public hearing in January. The planners then need to approve the project before the ...

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OESJ holds off Fort Plain, 39-37

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

FORT PLAIN -- Rylie Smith scored a game-high 19 points -- including a 9 of 12 performance from the three throw line -- and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville girls basketball team took control of Wednesday's game against the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers in the third quarter, then held off a rally in the fourth quarter for a 39-37 Western Athletic Conference victory. Down 17-6 at the half, OESJ opened up a nine-point lead by outscoring Fort Plain 14-4 in ...

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OESJ holds off Fort Plain, 39-37

FORT PLAIN -- Rylie Smith scored a game-high 19 points -- including a 9 of 12 performance from the three throw line -- and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville girls basketball team took control of Wednesday's game against the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers in the third quarter, then held off a rally in the fourth quarter for a 39-37 Western Athletic Conference victory. Down 17-6 at the half, OESJ opened up a nine-point lead by outscoring Fort Plain 14-4 in ...

Obituaries

Robert A. Savoie Jr.

December 16, 2014 Robert A. Savoie, Jr., 60, of Union Mills Road, Broadalbin died Tuesday December 16, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Perth on July 13, 1954 a son of Robert A. and Elizabeth M. Coalte ...

Letters to the editor

Christmas is the spirit of giving To the editor: This is the time of year when things are even harder on our seniors and veterans. Heating bills go up, food has really been going up, some things every week. I am asking you to help our seniors and ...

Entertainment

A sweet 'Night at the Museum' bids farewell to Robin Williams

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt in the latest "Night at the Museum." The movie, subtitled "Secret of the Tomb," is imbued with the unshakable ...

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· GASD board hears from the veterans

  Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

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· OESJ holds off Fort Plain, 39-37

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· Mayfield planners review Tetra Tech

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· APD investigating another robbery

  Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

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· Second nature: St. Mary's staff conducts ebola drill

  Thursday, December 18, 2014 - Updated: 10:11 AM

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· Breeders, sellers speak out Animal regs draw concern

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