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Golf board, city council at odds over setting fees

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Amsterdam Municipal Golf Commission members were unaware city officials would propose an ordinance to strip the panel's authority, but members stressed the commission has not acted upon the full authority its has held. City council members discussed the proposed ordinance during its Tuesday meeting, which would shift the authority to set fees and rates at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course from golf commission members t ...

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Village could incur tax cost for Beech-Nut site

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder CANAJOHARIE -- For the past three years, Montgomery County has made both the Canajoharie Central School District and the village of Canajoharie whole in terms of tax funding, as former Beech-Nut property owner TD Development hasn't paid taxes on the property, which was purchased in 2013 for about $400,000. While Montgomery County has provided $72,000 to the village for the past three years, and $189,000 to the school distr ...

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Ossenfort discusses next plans for former Beech-Nut property

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder CANAJOHARIE -- Montogomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort made a presentation outlining the county's current plans regarding the former Beech-Nut site during Tuesday's Canajoharie Village Board meeting. Ossenfort said he spent the day in St. Lawrence County gathering information regarding a project in which a site larger than the former Beech-Nut plant, located on 26 acres of downtown property, was remediated to the p ...

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Car crashes into Amsterdam home

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff An elderly city man crashed his car into a Brookside Avenue home Friday afternoon, which caused the porch to partially detached from the building. Roosevelt Glass said he was inside his home at 59 Brookside Ave. when he heard a loud "boom" outside around 3 p.m. Glass then ran out of his house and found Stanley Swierzowski, 85, in the driver's seat, with the front of the car against his neighbor's front stairs. Glass said ...

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Wrestlers bidding for sectional titles today

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder For Section II high school wrestlers looking to stamp their ticket to Albany later this month for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships, the journey enters its next phase today. Postseason tournaments in five classifications will be held today. Among area programs, Amsterdam will compete in the Division 1 Class 2 tournament at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School, Fonda-Fultonville and Ca ...

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Green Tech surges past Amsterdam

ALBANY -- The Green Tech Eagles erupted for 81 points over the final three quarters en route to a 91-67 win over the Amsterdam Running Rams in non-league boys basketball action Friday night. Tysean Hanna led the way for Amsterdam with 22 points, while Kory Bergh chipped in 19 and Ben Rhodes scored 10. It was the second straight loss for the Rams, who fell to 13-5 with two regular season games left before the Section II Class A tournament seedings are annou ...

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