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The Woodrow Wilson Townhouses in Amsterdam are in line for a multi-million dollar makeover, according to word from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. The work is expected to begin in June.

Town of Amsterdam on board Casino proposal is still gaining support locally

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:23 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- A casino siting proposal in eastern Montgomery County continues to garner support from local elected leaders. The Amsterdam town council passed a resolution Wednesday to support the construction of a casino on land near the Thruway and Amsterdam city line in the town of Florida. "We have been a depressed area for some time. The mills are gone and the jobs are gone. This would be an ...

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Multi-million dollar facelift coming to city townhouses

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:24 AM

By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recordernews.com The Woodrow Wilson Townhouses will receive $8 million in low-interest loans and tax credits, according to word received Wednesday from the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The funding has been set aside for building affordable housing units across the state. Property manager Birgit Wood said the grant will be used to renovate the 100 on-site apartments similarly to the construction wrapping up at the Colonial Squar ...

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Hutto departure results in two positions added

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recordernews.com Because Randolph Hutto, former assistant principal and athletic director in the Greater Amster-dam School District, resigned from his positions earlier this month, administrators have taken a new approach to that role. Hutto had essentially been wearing two hats -- as assistant principal he was responsible for discipline and student management; as athletic director he worked with student-athletes district-wide. ...

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County exec takes aim at e-cigs

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- Montgomery County is one step ahead of the federal government in regulating the use of electronic cigarettes. In his third executive order, county executive Matthew Ossenfort has prohibited the use of the battery-powered devices in county buildings due to potential health risks to the public. Electronic cigarettes heat a liquid nicotine solution, and create a vapor that is inhaled. "There are a ...

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Legislative committee beginning to tackle changes to the charter

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:25 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com FONDA -- Rather than address changes to the Montgomery County charter in committee, legislators decided Tuesday that potential amendments will be discussed among the full board as a Committee of the Whole. The decision was made after the county Education and Government Committee discussed how to proceed with hundreds of potential changes that may be needed to clearly define the powers of elected officia ...

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Amsterdam uses delay to its advantage

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:26 AM

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com If good things truly come to those who wait, then the five idle hours the Amsterdam High School lacrosse team spent Monday in Utica certainly paid some karmic dividends by the time the Rams finally took the field to take on Proctor High School. Due to a scheduling mix-up, the Rams left Amsterdam believing the game was scheduled for noon, when in reality, a call between the athletic departments at the two school ...

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Amsterdam uses delay to its advantage

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com If good things truly come to those who wait, then the five idle hours the Amsterdam High School lacrosse team spent Monday in Utica certainly paid some karmic dividends by the time the Rams finally took the field to take on Proctor High School. Due to a scheduling mix-up, the Rams left Amsterdam believing the game was scheduled for noon, when in reality, a call between the athletic departments at the two school ...

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Albert Vincent Turo Sr.

April 14, 2014 Albert Vincent Turo Sr., 84, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at St. Mary's Healthcare in the loving company of his family. Services are Friday at 8:15 am at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Pa ...

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· Amsterdam uses delay to its advantage

  Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:26 AM

  By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recorde ...


· Legislative committee beginning to tackle changes to the charter

  Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:25 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· County exec takes aim at e-cigs

  Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:25 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· Hutto departure results in two positions added

  Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:25 AM

  By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recorde ...


· Multi-million dollar facelift coming to city townhouses

  Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:24 AM

  By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recorde ...


· Town of Amsterdam on board Casino proposal is still gaining support locally

  Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:23 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...



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