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City's foreclosure auction tops $1M in property sales

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Amsterdam held its first foreclosure auction in six years Thursday, with more than 250 properties hitting the auction block over the course of about seven hours, totalling more than $1 million in sales. The Horace J. Inman Senior Center was buzzing with activity throughout Thursday with more than 200 people inside at any given time during the city of Amsterdam's foreclosed property auction, according to Inman Center Exec ...

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Another line break dumps sewage into creek

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Amsterdam is tackling another sewer line break, which is leaking sewage into the North Chuctanunda Creek. The apparent sewer line break is believed to be close to where a new line was recently installed along Forest Avenue. An estimated 10 gallons per minute of untreated sewage is reported to be leaking into North Chuctanunda Creek, which empties into the Mohawk River, according to the state Department of Environmental ...

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Schools consider options for taxing solar farm projects

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff As more solar developers are looking to Montgomery County for utility-scale projects, school districts are beginning to consider routes to take regarding a state law that would make the projects tax exempt. While many school districts in the county have not officially taken action on the state law that makes solar projects tax exempt for 15 years, some district officials have said school boards are considering options. Oth ...

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F-MCC public safety highlights body cameras

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff JOHNSTOWN -- Fulton-Montgomery Community College Director of Public Safety Chief Mark Pierce said body cameras have been purchased for campus security officers. Pierce explained the features of the WatchGuard body camera during the F-MCC Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. Pierce said six cameras were purchased at approximately $850 each. "In the grand scheme of totals and amounts it's not a lot of money for its return ...

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Mayfield rolls past Greenwich in first round of Class C tournament, 6-0

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder MAYFIELD -- Scoring goals in bunches has been a common theme for the Mayfield boys soccer team this season, and as they kicked off their bid for a Section II Class C title Thursday night, that tendency helped the Panthers kickstart what turned into a dominant performance. It took a little while for the Panthers to get their legs under them, but goals from Drew Snyder and Brendan Gifford just 39 seconds apart late in the fir ...

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OESJ boys advance to sectional semis with win

HARTFORD -- Zack Mosher scored the go-ahead goal with 14:46 left in regulation to send the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville boys soccer team to a 2-1 win over Hartford in the quarterfinals of the Section II Class D tournament Thursday. The win moves the sixth-seeded Wolfpack into the sectional semifinals for the first time since 2012. OESJ will pla the winner of today's quarterfinal between No. 2 seed North Warren and No. 10 Germantown in the semifinals W ...

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