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Thursday, May 28, 2015
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A view of the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge spanning the Mohawk River from Riverlink Park in Amsterdam.

The Sawyer Craze

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:18 AM

What happens at home when fame comes to town? By JESSICA RHODES For The Recorder It is probably safe to say that right now, more people could point out Fultonville, N.Y., on a map than could have at any point prior to February 2015. Sawyer Fredericks, the 16-year-old town of Glen native who became the season 8 winner of NBC's "The Voice," can take his share of the credit for the community's newfound fame. "I think in the long run it put the town of Fultonv ...

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Needed: $325,000 by June 15 Bridge artwork is not included on projects list

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:18 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Artistic elements on the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge may not come to fruition if city officials don't find the money by June 15. When the Common Council tentatively approved its capital project list last week, it didn't include the match for a $325,000 grant received through Round 4 of the Regional Economic Development Council's consolidated funding application. The grant is expected to pay for f ...

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Legislators OK one new personnel plan

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:19 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County legislators have signed off on a revised policy for non-union employees and set aside a revised plan for elected officials. The Legislature voted 7-2 Tuesday to approve a revised personnel policy for non-bargaining appointed employees and department heads, with legislators Joseph Isabel and Robert Purtell voting in opposition. The policy had not been revised since 2006, which the former board ...

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F-MCC students are handed academic awards

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:19 AM

JOHNSTOWN -- Fulton-Montgomery Community College recently held its 41st annual Phi Theta Kappa academic awards ceremony in the college theater. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the official international honor society of two-year colleges. FM's chapter, Alpha Alpha Upsilon, was founded in 1975. To become eligible for membership, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours at FM and have obtained a minimum of 3.50 cumulative grade point average. This year ...

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Sacandaga Challenge brings family-friendly triathlon to the region

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:20 AM

BROADALBIN -- Triathlons aren't typically thought of as being an event in which the entire family can participate. But for organizers of the Great Sacandaga Challenge, a new sprint triathlon set for June 20 on the Great Sacandaga Lake, engaging children and adults alike is the name of the game. "We want to expose as many people -- young and old -- to the benefits of multisport events such as triathlons," said planning committee member Stephen Tomlinson. "I ...

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Group 1 Championships rescheduled for Sunday

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Updated: 10:19 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder CLIFTON PARK -- The waiting portion of the "hurry up and wait" nature of track and field just got a little bit longer for the Amsterdam High School boys and girls teams. Amsterdam's athletes were at Shenendehowa High School Wednesday afternoon to compete in the Section II Group 1 Championships, but before they ever got out onto the track, they and the rest of the athletes were confined to a gymnasium and the surrounding hal ...

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Group 1 Championships rescheduled for Sunday

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder CLIFTON PARK -- The waiting portion of the "hurry up and wait" nature of track and field just got a little bit longer for the Amsterdam High School boys and girls teams. Amsterdam's athletes were at Shenendehowa High School Wednesday afternoon to compete in the Section II Group 1 Championships, but before they ever got out onto the track, they and the rest of the athletes were confined to a gymnasium and the surrounding hal ...

Obituaries

Mimi (Marie) Reid

Memorial gathering A memorial gathering for Mimi Reid will be held Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Point O'Pines Camp, 7201 Route 8, Brant Lake. It was Mimi's wish to have her many friends and family gather at the special place she called home for ...

Letters to the editor

Tradition is not beer and barbecue To the editor: All gave some and some gave all ... but not here. If you did not take a few moments out of this past weekend to take in the Memorial Day services at either the town of Florida, the city of Amsterd ...

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The Associated Press Music Reviews

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· F-MCC students are handed academic awards

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