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Being filed Friday City prepping audit update

By CASEY CROUCHER City accounting documents for fiscal year 2011-12 will be filed with the state by Friday, according to Amsterdam Controller Matthew Agresta. The city's 2011-12 Annual Update Document mandated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board is a complete list of financial records for that year. The report is one every municipality in the state is required to file annually. The city's 2011-12 AUD was due in Oc ...

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Area banquet hall is hitting the auction block

By CAROLINE MURRAY PERTH -- The Perthshire wedding and banquet hall is closing after 20 years of business. County Line Auction is set to auction off the establishment, located on Route 30 in the town of Perth, Thursday at 11 a.m. For owner Phyllis Kluska, the sale is bittersweet. She and her husband David purchased the property in 1994 and transformed the former Bible camp into a full-service banquet hall. For the past two ...

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GASD board looks to fill a school district hall of fame

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI The Greater Amsterdam School District is creating a hall of fame to recognize individuals for their contributions in areas of work, study and athletics. At the July 23 board of education meeting, Superintendent Thomas Perillo and Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Robert Noto updated the board about the hall of fame and provided a time frame for when the committee will begin accepting nominations and induc ...

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Changes are coming in the lunch line at Fonda-Fultonville school

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI FONDA -- Several changes are in the works for the Fonda-Fultonville Central School district breakfast and lunch programs. On Monday, the district board of education discussed offering a new breakfast program which, while successful in the middle and elementary schools, is lacking sales from the high school. "The program is supporting itself but it takes the middle and the elementary program to support w ...

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At B-PCS, lunch is 20 cents more

By CAROLINE MURRAY BROADALBIN -- Broadalbin-Perth High School students will find themselves scraping together an extra 20 cents to purchase a school lunch this September. At a board of education meeting last week, officials passed a resolution approving food service prices. High school lunch rates increased from $2.55 to $2.75; all other rates remained the same. Superintendent Steven Tomlinson said the 20-cent raise is a re ...

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Record breakers: Mohawks throttle DiamondDawgs

By MICHAEL KELLY With a display of offensive might and several dazzling defensive plays in a 20-5 win against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs, the Amsterdam Mohawks recorded their record-breaking 36th win of the season Tuesday at Shuttleworth Park. The milestone victory left Mohawks head coach Keith Griffin with a simple takeaway: If Amsterdam brings its best game when the playoffs start Friday, a fifth championship in six yea ...

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