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The Frothingham Free Library in Fonda hosted "Science at the LIbrary" Wednesday. Students were able to create circuits, run lights, buzzers, fans powered by batteries, and hand-held generators. The event was sponsored by GE volunteers and the Mohawk Valley Library System for ages 5 and up. ABOVE: Natalie Campione, Logan LaPlant, Kaitlyn Wilmont and Cosette LaPlant, all of Fonda, play with buzzers and switches.

Hoop dreams shattered by city override

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:10 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER casey.croucher@recordernews.com The Amsterdam Common Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to override Mayor Ann Thane's veto of an ordinance banning basketball hoops citywide. "I'm just very disappointed with the action this council has taken," Thane said. "There are already laws on the books for the issues this ordinance was intended to address. You're targeting basketball, but the real issue you have is people not moving out of the way of cars, ...

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Comptroller's audit is critical of Broadalbin highway hours

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:11 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY caroline.murray@recordernews.com BROADALBIN -- A year-long audit conducted by the New York State Comptroller's Office has found issues with how town officials are monitoring highway employees' work hours and paid time off. Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli released a report Wednesday stating the town board has not developed a system to keep track of highway department employee leave accruals, both earned and used. According to the report, B ...

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GASD is looking to market central administration digs

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:11 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com The Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education is leaning toward selling its Central Administration Building on Liberty Street in the city once the building becomes vacant at the end of the year. That was the option board members favored at Wednesday's meeting, when Superintendent Thomas Perillo asked the board how they want to proceed once the staff relocates to the high school in October. "W ...

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It was a magical day for the young & younger

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER casey.croucher@recordernews.com Generations of families crowded under a tent on a warm summer day Wednesday to share watermelon, ice cream and laughs during River Ridge Living Center's eighth annual carnival. River Ridge employee Donna Peterson said the event is important to the facility every year because it "brings the community in and gives the residents something to do." One resident in particular, Tom Parker, was especially excited f ...

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New rules are proposed for train cargo

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com The U.S Department of Transportation proposed new rules Wednesday to improve the safety of trains carrying crude oil and other hazardous materials. State and county officials, who have been advocating for the past several months for increased safety measures, said they support the proposed rules, which call for newer train cars, building standards and improved operations. "In the year since the tragedy ...

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Mohawks stage ninth inning rally to win marathon

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com After a 77-minute rain delay, a game that dragged for three-plus hours and a ninth inning with more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie mystery, Blake Logan decided it was time to send the few Amsterdam Mohawks faithful who still occupied Shuttleworth Park Wednesday night after 11 p.m. home happy. After closer Zach Breen let a one-run lead against the Utica Brewers slip away in the top of the ninth inning, ...

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Mohawks stage ninth inning rally to win marathon

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com After a 77-minute rain delay, a game that dragged for three-plus hours and a ninth inning with more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie mystery, Blake Logan decided it was time to send the few Amsterdam Mohawks faithful who still occupied Shuttleworth Park Wednesday night after 11 p.m. home happy. After closer Zach Breen let a one-run lead against the Utica Brewers slip away in the top of the ninth inning, ...

Obituaries

Barbara T. Lukas

July 21, 2014 Barbara T. Lukas, age 59, of Scotia, New York, passed away on July 21, 2014 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn with her family by her side. Born in Syracuse, NY, on March 4, 1955, Barb was the only daughter of Garnett Bethell Tidw ...

Crescent Park lives on

By JACQUELINE MURPHY For The Recorder The Mohawk Valley was a beehive of activity in the year 1914. Conrad Snyder purchased the "Kitty West," a 57-foot-by-14-foot canal boat that accommodated 100 passengers for Mohawk River cruises. (A replica ...

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Allen fans will have a hard time finding magic in the 'Moonlight'

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fellini-esque carnival of "Stardust Memories": tidiness. ...

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· Mohawks stage ninth inning rally to win marathon

  Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

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· New rules are proposed for train cargo

  Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci ...


· It was a magical day for the young & younger

  Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:12 AM

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· GASD is looking to market central administration digs

  Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:11 AM

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· Comptroller's audit is critical of Broadalbin highway hours

  Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Updated: 10:11 AM

  By CAROLINE MURRAY caroline.murray@r ...


· Hoop dreams shattered by city override

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