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City to reflect on 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Exactly 75 years after the first bombs were dropped during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, some Amsterdam residents will pause to remember the date that has lived in infamy. The city of Amsterdam will hold a memorial observance for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Wednesday at 12:55 p.m., the approximate time when the first Japanese bombs were dropped on the United States na ...

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Thanks4giving race raises an estimated $25K

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News staff The second annual Thanks4Giving race was held on Thanksgiving Day but Robin Sise was still receiving donations for Dr. Tom Catena's mission work as of last week. Sise, a race organizer, said there were at least 500 participants in the 5K race held at Shuttleworth Park on Nov. 24. She estimated $25,000 has been raised to support Catena's efforts to provide medical care for the people of the Nuba Mou ...

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New state regulation will allow more patients to access medical marijuana

By LEVI PASCHER For The Recorder PERTH -- The owners of the medical marijuana facility in Fulton County say they are excited about the opportunity to serve more patients after the New York State Department of Health added chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for the medical marijuana program last week. According to a release, the health department will develop a proposed regulatory amendment, which will include language sp ...

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Municipalities receives preservation grants for structure reports, surveys

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News staff Two Montgomery County municipalities were among 26 applicants to receive funding that will help preservation efforts in their community. New York State Council on the Arts and the Preservation League of New York State awarded $202,000 in Preserve New York Grants last week. The grants can be used for historic structure reports, cultural landscape reports, cultural resource surveys and building condi ...

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OESJ girls rally from 20-point deficit to stun Canajoharie

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder CANAJOHARIE -- The way the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville girls basketball team is winning games early this season isn't exactly the best for first-year head coach Chad Fitzpatrick's stress levels, but it's working nonetheless. Just as they did last week in erasing a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit in a non-league win over Keene, the Wolfpack let the Canajoharie Cougars roll to a huge early lead in t ...

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Mohawks unveil 2017 Hall of Fame class

Staff Report The Amsterdam Baseball Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2017 inductees for the Amsterdam Baseball/Mohawks Baseball Hall of Fame committee. Roger Bowman and Paul Mound will make up the Amsterdam wing, while Keith Griffin and Abram Williams will be the Mohawks inductees at the Jan. 28 induction dinner at St. Mary's Institute. Bowman, an Amsterdam legend who pitched for the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates in the 194 ...

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