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City officials unsure sewer leak is fixed; need to test water

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Whether the latest sewer line repairs in Amsterdam has stopped the flow of raw sewage into the North Churctanunda Creek will not be known until the water can be tested, city officials said recently. City Engineer Richard Miller said a section of new sewer line was installed along Sloane Avenue between Smith and Clarke avenues, replacing the extensively damaged clay pipe with modern plastic piping. However as of Friday af ...

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Forest Avenue property sees impact from construction

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff As Amsterdam officials try to quell raw sewage discharging into the North Chuctanunda Creek, one resident along Forest Avenue is dealing with the impact to their property. As of Tuesday, a construction vehicle was still parked in a fenced off area on a piece of property shared by Joseph Benanto and Passanno Paints. The property has been the main staging area for construction crews since the summer when a sewage leak was ...

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Amsterdam residents bring the polka in radio show

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff Locals with a Polish background, or avid polka fans, are likely familiar with the stylings heard on Polka Magic Radio Network. From familiar classics to newer hits, John "Lil-Jas" Lesniewski and Robert "Happy Bob" Pawlak have been playing polka music on their weekly radio show since June 1, 1985, with no plans on stopping. "It's enjoyable," Lesniewski said. "If it gets to the point where it's not fun anymore, we probably w ...

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Casino opening marks start of NY's bet on upstate gambling

NICHOLS (AP) -- The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling aimed at reversing decades of upstate decline. Big questions remain, however, as to whether the state's bet on gambling will lead to the jobs and economic activity hoped for by state and local officials. With 944 slot machines, 33 table games and an ...

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Amsterdam drops 60-50 decision to Green Tech

ALBANY -- Marcus Friend scored 18 points and Jair Currie contributed with 14 points to lead Green Tech to a 60-50 victory over Amsterdam in a non-league boys basketball game on Friday night. Anthony Aponte scored 17 points to lead Amsterdam (0-1). Dale Stanavich added 11 points and Robbie Spagnola and Lou Fedullo chipped in with 10 and seven points, respectively. Green Tech held a 25-18 halftime lead and led 45-30 after three quarters. "The energy was ther ...

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Anthony scores 29, Knicks win

NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Derick Rose had 24 and Kyle O'Quinn added 20 points and 13 rebounds as the New York Knicks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-114 on Friday night. Zach LaVine scored 24 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 for the Timberwolves. Despite trailing 98-88 after three quarters, the Timberwolves went on a 12-2 run to start the fourth, aided by five Knick turnovers in the first four minutes, and took their fi ...

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