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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

Trevor Junquera/Recorder staff

A bridge so far

Construction work continued Monday on the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge, which will connect Amsterdam's north and south sides with a park-like environment for foot traffic. Workers have thus far been sinking the footings for the piers.

Amendment review Charter turnout is light

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:24 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff A small handful of city residents attended a public hearing Monday night concerning the five charter amendments appearing on the ballot in the November election. The nine-member Charter Review Comm-ission, appointed by Mayor Ann Thane, spent months formulating the five amendments. Three of the nine members, chairman Peter Califano, Michael Chiara and Anthony Agresta, attended Monday's meeting to answer questions from ...

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Bypass sparks heated debate

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder New Staff TOWN OF MOHAWK -- Proposed routes for a potential connector road from Thruway Exit 28 to the Johnstown Industrial Park could have significant impacts on future development in the town and quality of life for residents, town planners said Monday. For nearly an hour, the planning board reviewed the information presented at a public information meeting last week and discussed the 11 proposed bypass routes, some of which ...

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City shelter needs helping hand

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Managers of Danielle's House, the Amsterdam homeless shelter, are seeking $60,000 in county funds to maintain services and keep the doors open. At the Sept. 9 Montgomery County Health and Human Services Committee meeting, Janine Robataille, of Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, the managers of Danielle's House, asked the legislature for a six-month contract and to provide funding to the shelter. "We need a fund ...

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Broadalbin-Perth gets a clean bill of health in state comptroller audit

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:26 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN -- A month-long audit recently conducted by the state Comptroller's Office found no fault in Broadalbin-Perth Central School District's day-to-day financial operations and made no recommendations as a result. At a meeting Monday, the board of education passed a resolution formally accepting the comptroller's report. Auditors examined the health insurance buyouts and separation payments of district employees ...

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Despite loss, Amsterdam fighter invited back to compete in World Series of Fighting

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:26 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Tommy Marcellino doesn't like losing, far from it, but in the topsy-turvy world of combat sports, he understands that a setback now and then is pretty much inevitable. "All my favorite fighters -- Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson -- they've all lost, and in my sport, the odds of going long without losing are actually worse," Marcellino said. "Guys like (former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion) Randy Couture, they all ...

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Lady Rams drop 7-0 decision to Scotia-Glenville

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Updated: 10:26 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder SCOTIA - Without several key players in the lineup, the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team was already in an unfavorable position heading into Monday's Foothills Council match with the Scotia-Glenville Tartans. The Tartans exploited Amsterdam's somewhat makeshift lineup early on, scoring twice in the game's first seven minutes and three seconds, and while Lady Rams goalkeeper Cassandra Robataille produced save after sa ...

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Lady Rams drop 7-0 decision to Scotia-Glenville

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder SCOTIA - Without several key players in the lineup, the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team was already in an unfavorable position heading into Monday's Foothills Council match with the Scotia-Glenville Tartans. The Tartans exploited Amsterdam's somewhat makeshift lineup early on, scoring twice in the game's first seven minutes and three seconds, and while Lady Rams goalkeeper Cassandra Robataille produced save after sa ...

Obituaries

Barbara P. Stowell

September 14, 2014 Mrs. Barbara P. Stowell, 69, of Otsego Street, Canajoharie, New York died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare of Amsterdam. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00am at The Chape ...

Kittens on the way

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder It's official -- Ursula is a girl (and a woman of loose moral values). She's heavy with kittens. She is due in about three weeks. We took a vote (my six grandchildren, my three children and their spouses, ...

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