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Friday, September 04, 2015
Amsterdam, NY ,

Alex Cooper / Recorder staff

Out for a spin

Jaxin Smuk, front, of Amsterdam enjoys a motorcycle ride with his brother Westin Smuk, back, at the Fonda Fair on Thursday.

Company: Solar project would benefit the city

Friday, September 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:24 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Borrego Solar Systems is proposing to construct a 4-megawatt solar energy facility in the town of Amsterdam, with the intention for the city to utilize the power produced, according to a company representative. The project is proposed be built across 17 acres off Route 67 in the town and includes two, 2-megawatt stations that would be connected to local electrical grid. The facility would utilize app ...

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Pedestrian bridge ahead of schedule

Friday, September 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Construction of the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook continues to progress ahead of schedule and excitement is building as the newest phase of the project begins. The first concrete pour of the bridge decking occurred earlier this week at the northern side of the bridge and the second pour for the center section is scheduled next week. "This is an important milestone," Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D- Rotterdam, sai ...

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Cow competition is a moo-ving experience

Friday, September 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Cows have their own place at the Fonda Fair, in fact, they have their own palace. The Cow Palace building at the Fonda Fair Wednesday was bustling with energy as the dairy queens were primed and prepped for competition, with a steady stream of cows heading from their temporary home to the arena a short distance away. Desiree Suits, 16, of Nelliston, said getting her cow ready to show requires an early start. "Th ...

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Firefighters able to contain John Street apartment fire

Friday, September 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:30 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Amsterdam firefighters battled a blaze Thursday afternoon at a multi-unit apartment building on John Street, which has reportedly left roughly two-dozen people displaced from their homes. Samuel McDonald, 20, of Amsterdam, was visiting his friend Paul Bennett, 20, who lives in the apartment on the second floor at 16 John St. next to the unit where the fire started. The three-story residential building has a two apartment ...

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Forest ranger battles blaze in Oregon

Friday, September 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:27 AM

By LEVI PASCHER For The Recorder Fulton County forest ranger Michael Thompson returned safely to his family last week after battling massive fires that have been scorching thousands of acres along the west coast. The 20-member crew of forest rangers, employees and volunteers from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation had been battling the 25,324-acre Stouts Creek Fire, near Milo, Oregon, for the past two weeks. According to a release, ...

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Cuomo says state's Common Core program 'must be fixed'

Friday, September 04, 2015 - Updated: 10:28 AM

By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Gov. Andrew Cuomo will pursue legislation to change the Common Core program in New York, saying Thursday that he agrees with the goal of the learning standards but the implementation "has been deeply flawed." "As time has gone on, frankly, I feel that more and more strongly," Cuomo told reporters in Albany. "It hasn't gotten better, certainly. If anything it's gotten worse." He said he would seek recommendations in time ...

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Sports

Lady Rams drop opener

SCHUYLERVILLE -- Natasha Capobianca scored midway through the first half to help the Schuylerville Black Horses edge the Amsterdam Lady Rams, 1-0, in the opening day of Foothills Council girls soccer play Thursday. Cassie Patrick assisted on Capobianca's goal and Sara Baker made six saves to record the shutout for Schuylerville. Amsterdam (1-2, 0-1 Foothills) was led by goalkeeper Cassandra Robataille, who made 11 saves. Broadalbin-Perth 2, Queensbur ...

Obituaries

Louis G. Townsend Jr.

August 30, 2015 Mr. Louis G. Townsend Jr., 93, of Ireland Drive, Fort Johnson, NY passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in the Town of Amsterdam surrounded by his loving family and friends. ...

Letter to the editor

Thank you Amsterdam To the editor: On behalf of the Historic Amsterdam League (HAL) I would like to thank everyone that supported our "Amsterdam's Old Town" event on August 22. The public response to the video presentation and bus and walking ...

Entertainment

Movie guide

OPENING THIS WEEK "7 Chinese Brothers" -- Jason Schwartzman stars as an aimless lush who lands a job at an oil-change shop and develops an unrequited crush on his pretty boss. With Eleanore Pienta, Olympia Dukakis and Stephen Root. Written and dire ...

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