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Friday, August 28, 2015
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Kids in the hall

Deborah Nazario and her children William and Hermydi walk in the hallways during the William B. Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School open house Thursday in Amsterdam. William, carrying school supplies, is entering the fourth grade while his sister Hermydi is entering second grade.

Rec center rally on tap Saturday

Friday, August 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Wishful Thinking is holding a rally Saturday to garner support for a proposed indoor recreational facility in the city of Amsterdam. The rally will be held between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Veterans Field on Locust Avenue, where Wishful Thinking proposes the city build the facility. "The pool is right there along with the basketball courts and the kids walk and travel there all the time. It might be cheaper to go there t ...

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New BP principal Following in the footsteps, not the shoes

Friday, August 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN -- Mark Brooks' desire to become principal of Broadalbin-Perth High School is rooted in his childhood and follows a family tradition of sorts, with his father and grandfather also serving as high school principals. "I grew up seeing two tremendous role models doing it the way it should be done," Brooks said. "I think if I was in the position where I had a father and grandfather that were average principals and ...

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Police reports

Friday, August 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:19 AM

Pot harvest leads to arrest Ceasar Rappa, 61, of Canajoharie, was charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana. According to State Police they interviewed Rappa after discovering marijuana plants growing near his home in the town of Root. The plants were found during a recent eradication effort. Rappa allegedly had more than 10 pounds of dried and packaged marijuana inside his home, according to police. He was arraigned and released on bail. ...

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Palatine votes to skip past its planning board

Friday, August 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:19 AM

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder PALATINE BRIDGE -- A majority of Palatine's council members voted Wednesday to enact Local Law 6, amending Article 8 of the town zoning law to remove the town planning board from the site plan review process for municipal construction. They also approved a motion to hand the town board sole jurisdiction in site plan review, which will take place during a special meeting at the town hall Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is ...

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American Pharoah ready for history at Spa

Friday, August 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:20 AM

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course. After the Triple Crown winner's first gallop around the historic track Thursday, the striking bay colt was declared "super good and very happy" by assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes. "He went over the track very well," said Barnes, trainer Bob Baffert's right-hand man who travels with American Pharoah. "He settles in very easily." American Pharoah, with exercise r ...

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F-F girls volleyball loaded with experience

Friday, August 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder FONDA -- The Fonda-Fultonville High School girls volleyball team moved quickly from drill to drill during Thursday afternoon's practice, barely needing any prompts from veteran coach Pat Mancini. With seven players returning from last year's 16-4 team that reached the Section II Class C semifinals, Mancini has a veteran group she knows she can rely on. She also said the team benefited enormously from taking part in a summer ...

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F-F girls volleyball loaded with experience

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder FONDA -- The Fonda-Fultonville High School girls volleyball team moved quickly from drill to drill during Thursday afternoon's practice, barely needing any prompts from veteran coach Pat Mancini. With seven players returning from last year's 16-4 team that reached the Section II Class C semifinals, Mancini has a veteran group she knows she can rely on. She also said the team benefited enormously from taking part in a summer ...

Obituaries

Antonella Cassella

August 24, 2015 Antonella Cassella (also known as Bossy), of Perth, passed away at the young age of 39. A life-long resident of Perth, Antonella was the proud owner and chef of Nicolino's Restaurant and Vino/Wine Bar. Born in Amsterdam, Antone ...

Letters to the editor

Farmland is under siege To the editor: It would be premature to construe the statements issuing from our county legislators as a death knell for the plan of a new connector highway to the Johnstown Industrial Park. Cautious optimism would not b ...

Entertainment

Goodyear retiring its blimps and firing up new cigar-shaped craft

By JOHN ROGERS and JAE C. HONG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don't fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you've seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. ...

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