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Schools districts across county are testing water

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff After recent tests at the Greater Amsterdam School District showed elevated levels of lead, several other school districts around Montgomery County have plans to test their own water. Superintendents at the Fort Plain and Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville central school districts both said they have and are planning to test the water at the school districts for lead levels. Superintendent Thomas Ciaccio of the Fonda-Fulton ...

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Public hearing regarding Dollar General PILOT set

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff TOWN OF FLORIDA -- The Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency will hold a public hearing on its proposed tax incentive agreement with Dollar General in early June. The public hearing will take place 6 p.m. June 6 at the Town of Florida municipal building, 214 Fort Hunter Road. Residents will have the chance to learn more and express their opinions about a 15-year payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) agreement for Doll ...

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Mohawk Fire District to set up reserve fund accounts

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Town of Mohawk Fire District will hold a special election next month to create three capital reserve funds to get in compliance with the state comptroller's office. Fire District Chairman William VanGorder said the district will be moving funds from its current budget into three capital reserve fund accounts at the recommendation of the district's financial consulting firm and to comply with the state comptrol ...

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A personal experience on auditing a college course

By CDR. RAFAEL L. POLO, USN (RET) For The Recorder I walked towards the classroom with a little bit of trepidation. I had not been around students in many years. You see, I am a senior citizen auditing a class at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. I arrived early and sat way in the back. As the students marched in and took their seats I saw how young they looked. Friends sat side-by-side, others sat by themselves, but they all wrestled with backpacks as ...

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Rams drop 7-2 decision to Queensbury

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder ALBANY -- Once again, Bob Bellizzi Field proved to be a house of nightmares for the Amsterdam High School baseball team. For the third straight year, the Rams' headed to Bellizzi Field -- part of the College of Saint Rose's Plumeri Sports Complex -- for the Section II Class A semifinals. Saturday, just as they had the last two years, the Rams trudged back to the bus with their heads hanging low and their season brought to a ...

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Amsterdam relay team dominates Eddy Meet

SCHENECTADY -- Amsterdam's dominance of the boys 4x400-meter relay at the William F. Eddy Invitational Track and Field Meet continued Saturday as the foursome of Omahri Sturdivant, Gabe Fernandez, Misael Gomez and Kevon Boucaud helped the Rams claim first place in the relay for the fourth consecutive year. Amsterdam won the event in three minutes, 22.15 seconds, edging out runner-up Shaker and third-place Guilderland for the title. Boucaud led off with a s ...

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