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Land bank receives certification, can start raising funds

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff Empire State Development has granted official certification to the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank, putting the organization another step closer to getting started on redevelopment projects. The Empire State Development board approved the land bank's certification during a meeting Thursday, according to Mohawk Valley Collective Treasurer Tolga Morawski, who has been advocating for the land bank's formation. The next step w ...

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F-MCC considers becoming smoke-, tobacco-free campus

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff JOHNSTOWN-- The Fulton-Montgomery Community College Board of Trustees discussed becoming a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus Thursday. College President Dustin Swanger said other institutions have done it, but he thinks it's tough to enforce. Swanger said the college received a $5,000 grant last year. was used to conduct a study on becoming a tobacco-free campus. The data collected by a student and faculty campus committe ...

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APD investigates stabbing that left two injured Sunday

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff Amsterdam police are still investigating a stabbing which left two injured near a Center Street parking lot Sunday. Police Chief Greg Culick said the victim allegedly pulled a gun on someone prior to being stabbed. "So the stabbing may have well been self-defense and those pieces are all coming together right now but charges are pending," Culick said this morning. Police said St. Mary's Hospital reported a victim with m ...

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Lawsuit filed against jail officials

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff ALBANY -- A Fulton County man has filed a civil lawsuit against Montgomery County and county jail officials alleging corrections officers assaulted him during transport to a court appearance. Attorney Elmer Robert Keach III filed the lawsuit Oct. 14 in U.S. District Court Northern District of New York on behalf of Jose Samuels, a citizen of Cuba currently residing in Fulton County as a refugee. The lawsuit was filed agains ...

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Mayfield advances with 1-0 OT victory

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder MAYFIELD -- Just get the ball toward the net and see what happens. After 91-plus minutes of scoreless soccer played in whipping wind Sunday night, that's all Mayfield junior midfielder John Fancher wanted to do -- just get the ball into the box and see if the Panthers could finally put an end to their nail-biting Section II Class C quarterfinal against the Cambridge Indians. So, when the ball bounced toward him on the right ...

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Galway wins WAC volleyball tournament

CANAJOHARIE -- The Galway Golden Eagles captured the championship Saturday in the Western Athletic Conference girls volleyball tournament, going 8-2 in pool play before beating Canajoharie in the semifinals and pulling out a 2-1 win over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in the championship match. Galway beat Canajoharie 25-19 in the semis, then beat ND-BG 19-25, 25-22, 25-21 in the final amtch. Britney Kenyon had 16 kills and 10 blocks in the finals to go along w ...

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