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Fonda-Fultonville Class of 2016 says goodbye

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA-Honor student Paige Kosinski forewent the usual speech and instead sang a song about her graduating class. “I sat down to write a speech, but I’ve never been good at speeches,” Kosinski admitted to the auditorium full of family members, friends and Fonda-Fultonville staff who gathered Saturday afternoon. The song touched on teachers who helped shape the 101 graduates that sat up on stage behind Kos ...

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CHS grads: Small class leaves big impact

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff CANAJOHARIE -- The 67 graduates of Canajoharie High School standing on stage in the Arkell Performing Arts Center on Friday filled the air with colored confetti and blew into noise makers after they moved the tassels on their graduation caps. The Canajoharie High School's 138th Commencement Ceremony opened with remarks by class president Renaldo McFarlane who brought the class back to their first year of high school. "Thre ...

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GASD seeks temporary district head during July

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff An hour before the Amsterdam High School Class of 2016 graduation ceremony kicks off this morning, the Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education is scheduled to hold a special meeting in hopes of selecting an interim superintendent. Board members held a special meeting Wednesday and entered executive session to discuss hiring an interim superintendent along with the work history of a particular individual, acc ...

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OESJ graduates 55 during third annual commencement

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder ST. JOHNSVILLE -- During Friday's third annual commencement of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District, 55 senior students graduated, taking home diplomas, many also receiving scholarship awards provided by community- and area-organizations. OESJ's annual ceremony is unique, beloved by attendees for its emotional quality, the students working prior to the event to create a Time Capsule presentation, d ...

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Year in HS sports was wild, memorable

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder This weekend, high school seniors across the area are graduating, and with it comes the conclusion of yet another wild academic year of high school sports. The 2015-16 school year brought team success as five teams reached the state final four in their respective sports with one of them, the Fort Plain baseball squad, claiming a state title. There were also record-breaking individual performances, some truly unbelievable ga ...

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Mohawks' win streak snapped

The Amsterdam Mohawks' four-game win streak was snapped Friday night as Andrew Turner went 3-for-5 with a home run and three runs batted in to lead the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs to a 7-4 victory over Amsterdam Friday night at Shuttleworth Park. The DiamondDawgs opened up a 5-0 lead through three innings and held off an Amsterdam comeback to notch the win. Mike Appel allowed a run on six hits in six innings to earn the win for Mohawk Valley, while Zachary ...

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