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Charles Beekman, left, Dante Rivera, center, and Todd Centar, right, at Saturday's tournament in the Fulton-Montgomery Community College gym.

Tournament Celebrates Father's Life

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Updated: 6:18 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER JOHNSTOWN-- Friends of Lester Rivera will always remember his love for basketball, his bright smile and his passion for life. “Lester loved basketball; it’s sad he’s not here right now, he’d love to be playing,” Charles Beekman, long-time friend of Rivera said Saturday during the second annual Lester Rivera Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Fulton-Montgomery Community ...

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Residents Look for Treasure

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - Updated: 6:16 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER BROADALBIN--As the saying goes, ‘one man’s junk is another man’s treasure,’ area residents stopped by Broadalbin-Perth High School’s parking lot Saturday to search for their own treasure at the annual Junk-in-the-Trunk flea market hosted by the Broadalbin Youth Commission. “There’s a variety of knick knacks here; there’s just something for everyone,” Ke ...

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County looking to move operations

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI FONDA -- Montgomery County officials are moving on a $3.4 million plan to build an addition to the public safety building in Glen in an effort to consolidate departments and upgrade county facilities. County Executive Matthew Ossenfort said the project is the first phase of a multi-year plan to relocate county agencies and services from buildings located in flood plains, because they have sustained sign ...

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Report eyes Mohawk Valley government payrolls

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY A recent study of Mohawk Valley government payrolls says among the top 10 overall highest paid employees were both Montgomery and Fulton counties' district attorneys. A report released by the Empire Center for Public Policy compared local government payrolls in the Mohawk Valley region from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. According to the press release, researchers produced the report titled "What They ...

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Canajoharie is suing Palatine, Ephratah for property tax relief

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By JOSHUA THOMAS For the Recorder CANAJOHARIE -- After an unsuccessful attempt to secure property tax assessment relief from the towns of Palatine and Ephratah, the village board unanimously adopted resolutions during a special meeting Thursday allowing law firm Allen & Desnoyers to move forward with court proceedings against the two entities. The village pays $300,000 annually in school and property taxes on the wastewater treatment plant located in t ...

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Amsterdam High School students inspired by Ireland trip

Saturday, July 26, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- In addition to traveling across rolling hills of green and visiting centuries-old castles, four Amsterdam High School students gained inspiration while visiting Ireland earlier this month. AHS seniors Andrew Druziak, Brian Cranker, Marcus Pritchard and Devin Dzikowicz went to the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland, for an Operation Smile International Leadership Conference July ...

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Ichiro lifts Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. Only when the Japanese star was inches away did the New York Yankees captain crack a wide smile and offer a fist bump. Suzuki hit a go-ahead, three-run drive in the third inning against Mark Buehrle, and the Yankees overcame an early deficit to beat the Blue Jays 6-4 Fri ...


Mia L. Groat

Mia L. Groat July 23, 2014 Mia L. Groat, newborn daughter of Matthew and Jessica Rogers Groat, passed on to eternal life to be with the angels on July 23, 2014. She leaves behind her parents; grandparents, Michelle Rogers, William Rogers, Do ...

Letters to the editor

No feeling for the kids To the editor: It's time for a change. I get The Recorder but like most, just read the obits and sports. Today the headlines about hoop dreams caught my eye. I have a group of kids across the street from me. They range in ...


Scarlett Johansson crushes The Rock

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Luc Besson's "Lucy" proved mind can overpower muscle, topping a remake of "Hercules" by director Brett Ratner at the box office on the weekend. The Universal Pictures-released movie starring Scarlett Johansson as an accidental p ...

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