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Legislators approve Mead's appointment as county DPW head

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Montgomery County Legislature confirmed the appointment of Eric Mead as the Department of Public Works commissioner once the new year begins. Mead, town of Florida supervisor, will replace retiring commissioner Paul Clayburn come Jan. 1. The legislature voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve the appointment made by County Executive Matthew Ossenfort. District 9 Legislator Robert Purtell, who voted against the appointmen ...

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Johnstown teen dies in Tuesday morning crash

By EMILY DREW Recorder News staff A Johnstown teen died early Tuesday in a single vehicle rollover crash in the town of Mohawk, according to New York State Police. Nakiyta R. Passino, 18, of Johnstown, died Tuesday after the vehicle she was a passenger in crashed on Van Antwerp Road in the town of Mohawk around 3:45 a.m., troopers said. The car, driven by Kristen N. Barry, 18, of Fort Johnson, was heading southwest when the crash occurred. Troopers said Ba ...

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Summit examines Fulton County's future

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff JOHNSTOWN -- Close to 100 people turned out to listen, share ideas and work toward the future during the Fulton County: Vision 2026 summit Tuesday. The Fulton County Board of Supervisors hosted the event at the Holiday Inn, where participants had the chance to view the county's draft vision statement and development strategy. "Today you will be participating in plotting our communities future," board chair Charlie Potte ...

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Mayfield seeking funds to replace water tower

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff MAYFIELD -- The village is looking to replace their aging water tower that leaked an estimated 10,000 gallons of water last week. Mayfield Department of Public Works Supervisor Buzz Yorks noticed spraying from a hole the size of a dime on Oct. 17. He said Amstar had repaired the leak, which was caused by an old rust hole, on Oct. 19. The tower was built in 1928. Yorks said 10,000 is in the "ball park" for how much water ...

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Voorheesville stuns B-P; Henry coaches final game

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder ROTTERDAM -- Some stood in stunned silence, some sprawled out in shock on the cold Mohonasen High School turf, others shared hugs of consolation through tears. Very few, if any of them, uttered a single word. The Broadalbin-Perth boys soccer team, the top ranked Class B team in the state, had its brilliant season ended in gutwrenching fashion Tuesday night in the Section II semifinals. Undefeated through their first 18 game ...

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Mayfield advances to C title game

SCHUYLERVILLE -- Brendan Gifford scored in the first half and Harrison Harper added an insurance goal in the second half as the Mayfield boys soccer team advanced to a Section II final for the first time since 2004 with Tuesday's 2-0 Class C semifinal win over Galway at Schuylerville High School. Gifford gave Mayfield (17-1-1) the lead for good with a header off Harper's free kick in the 26th minute. Harper scored on a free kick in the 55th minute to doubl ...

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