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Eleanor A. Richards

October 17, 2017 Eleanor A. Richards, 84, of County Highway 107, Amsterdam, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at St. Mary’s Healthcare. She was born in Broadalbin on June 7, 1933, a daughter of Bert and Lucy Brown Close and attended local schools. Eleanor was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Richards was employed as a teaching assistant at BOCES in Johnstown, retiring several years ago. She attended Perth Bible Church and later the Adirondack Baptist Church. Eleanor was a member of the Johnstown Moose Club. She enjoyed playing the piano, working on crossword puzzles, polka dancing, and teaching her family to play rummy and shuffleboard. Her greatest delight was spending time with her family and friends. She was married to Thomas D. Richards on Aug. 25, 1951. He died April 6, 2008. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Marion Parker and Ruth Travis, and a brother, Edward Close. Survivors include five children, Patrick and Michael Richards of Perth, Verlene Polick of Amsterdam, Laurie Pabon of Ferndale, N.Y., and Terrance Richards of Johnstown; a brother, Berton Close of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews. Cremation was performed at Park View Crematorium, Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc.,...

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Anthony G. Cosentino

October 18, 2017 Mr. Anthony G. Cosentino, 70, of Hagaman, N.Y., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. He was born Jan. 28, 1947, in Amsterdam, N.Y., a son of the late Frank and Lottie Kaszuba Cosentino. He was a graduate of Wilbur H. Lynch High School Class of 1965 and was a lifelong resident. Mr. Cosentino served in the Air Force as a sergeant based in Thailand during the Vietnam War from 1965 – 1970. Anthony was employed by the General Electric Company in Schenectady, N.Y., for 15 years. He then worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Johnstown, N.Y., for 25 years before retiring. He also enjoyed working at Mini-Kwik on Route 30 until recently. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church. He enjoyed coaching Little League baseball, Babe Ruth baseball and Cinderella Softball. In his younger years, he was an avid bowler. He is survived by his wife Shirley Ambrose Cosentino, who he married May 2, 1970; his daughters Kelly (Janek) Chrzanowski and Kimberly Cosentino; grandchildren Amanda and Amy Chrzanowski; brother-in-law Joseph (Gail) Ambrose; sister-in-law Mary ‘Joyce’  (Robert) Dieterich; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to Anthony’s funeral Mass at 11a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at St. Stanislaus Church with the Rev. O. Robert De Martinis, Celebrant. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family....

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The Recorder – 10/18/2017

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Two sites outlined for Amsterdam train station relocation

John Purcell/Recorder staff Fifth Ward Alderman James Martuscello talks Tuesday to Ellen Morosoff Pemrick, principal of E.M. Pemrick & Company, about the proposed sites to relocate the West End Amtrak train station.. By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Community members got a first look at two proposed sites to relocate the West End Amtrak train station to the Amsterdam’s downtown, which would close Route 5 to vehicular traffic and transform the roadway into a greenway. A team of transportation, design, and economic development specialists from five companies presented Tuesday night two potential sites to relocate the Amtrak station at...

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Amsterdam aldermen OK sale agreement for Chalmers

John Purcell/Recorder staff Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa spoke in favor of the land sale agreement of the former Chalmers site to KCG Development during the Amsterdam Common Council meeting Tuesday. By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff A developer is proceeding with a proposal to transform the former Chalmers Knitting Mills site on the city’s South Side into a mixed-use development. Amsterdam aldermen approved a resolution Tuesday authorizing the mayor to sign an agreement selling the 3.31-acre property of the former Chalmers site to KCG Development for $300,000. The proposed development includes residential units, a banquet facility, restaurant and retail...

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County committee approves emergency generator for OESJ

Morgan Frisch/Recorder staff Public Safety Committee Chairman and District 8 Legislator Joseph Isabel asks a question during Tuesday’s meeting. Public Safety committee member and District 5 Legislator Daniel Wilson is pictured at right. By MORGAN FRISCH  Recorder News Staff FONDA — Montgomery County is close to having backup power at all of their Red Cross approved emergency shelter locations. The Montgomery County Public Safety Committee Tuesday pushed a resolution to  the full board, that if approved, will allow Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort to sign a grant agreement and move forward with placing an emergency generator at the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St....

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F-FHS class of 2019 will haunt Bellinger’s Orchards Saturday

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff FULTONVILLE — Fonda-Fultonville High School students are gearing up for a spooky Saturday in an effort to raise money for the class of 2019. A Haunted Hayride and Corn Maze will take place at  Bellinger’s Orchard from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Co-advisor for the class of 2019,  Jennifer Williams, said Pennywise, the clown from Stephen King’s “It” might even make an appearance. “I do believe we have a guy that is going to be dressed like Pennywise the clown and handing out red balloons,” she said. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and children ages three and younger are free. All proceeds will go to the class of 2019 fund. “The Coyne’s own Bellinger’s and their son is in our class,” Class of 2019 Co-advisor Megan Torniainen said.  “So this is something they have been doing for years. Their older son started this when he was younger, they did it as a fundraiser for his class and now that he’s graduated, they have passed it on to their younger son.” Torniainen said the hayride goes through the apple orchard. Students will volunteer their time during the day Saturday to decorate. “The students come up and volunteer and set up decorations and scare people,” she said. Volunteers for the event are not limited to the class of 2019. Williams said an aunt...

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A short-term health deal by senators — with Trump’s blessing

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., accompanied by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after she and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., say they have the “basic outlines” of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic senators joined in announcing a plan Tuesday aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to terminate “Obamacare” subsidies. Trump himself...

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New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim

A fire burns near the summit of Mount Wilson early Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, northeast of Los Angles. Firefighters on the ground and in the air raced to protect the Mount Wilson Observatory and nearby communications towers from a growing brush fire. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP) SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory Tuesday and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains. Firefighters on...

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Autonomous cars head for the Big Apple

 In this Thursday, May 25, 2017, file photo, traffic makes its way down Seventh Avenue in New York’s Times Square. Cruise Automation, a self-driving software company owned by General Motors, will start testing in New York in early 2018. They’ll have an engineer behind the wheel to monitor performance. Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt says the densely populated city will give the company more unusual situations to test software. Cruise currently is testing in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) DETROIT (AP) — Autonomous vehicles are already navigating the verdant hills of Pittsburgh and the pitched avenues of San Francisco....

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