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Interim principal hired at Lynch

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff An interim principal will replace Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy principal Fred Hutchinson who resigned less than week after being placed on paid administrative leave, according to Greater Amsterdam School District officials. The Board of Education of Education voted 5-1 Wednesday to appoint Nancy Noonan to serve as interim principal of the middle school from July 27 to Nov. 1, until a permanent selection is made. Noon ...

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Hoarded cats saved by SPCA

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff TOWN OF FLORIDA -- The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Shelter will continue a rescue today of more than 40 cats from a hoarding situation in a town home. MCSPCA Shelter Manager Anthonio Baker said they rescued 13 cats Thursday and estimated there are another 40 cats remaining, which will be removed today. "As of our assessment yesterday, for the most part, they just seem a little underwe ...

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Local siblings ready to complete third Ironman

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Crossing the finish line and hearing yourself dubbed an "Ironman" for the first time is memorable experience for anyone, but a pair of local siblings are eyeing their third time finishing the iconic race this weekend. "My nerves are beginning to get to me a little bit at this point," Jason Van Wie, of Amsterdam, said with less than a week before he competes in the Ironman event in Lake Placid. Jason, 46, and his sister, ...

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Mohawks silenced in defeat

The Amsterdam Mohawks' offense was shut down for seven innings by Albany Dutchmen pitcher Gavin Wallace, and a rough fifth inning for Amsterdam pitcher Griffin Roberts proved too much for the Mohawks to overcome in a 6-1 loss to Albany on Friday night at Shuttleworth Park. Wallace cruised through seven shutout innings for Albany, allowing just two hits -- singles by Andruw Gazzola and Chris Givin -- while striking out six and walking one to earn the win f ...

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Trip to Delaware a thrill for Amsterdam 12U

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder For Amsterdam's 12-and-under travel baseball team, last weekend's trip to Rehoboth Beach, Del. for the Summer Slugfest 12U tournament was going to be the last time the group played together on a small field before moving up to full-sized baseball next year. Playing against recruited travel teams from the Northeast US and Canada, Amsterdam didn't come out on top, but head coach Aaron Cotugno said the trip was still immensely ...

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Saratoga is off and running

As you're reading this column, Day 1 of the 2016 Saratoga meet is in the books. Hope everyone had a good opening day and got the meet off on the right track with winnings. My columns during this year's meet will focus on weekend racing. These two days will showcase the biggest horses in training at the greatest racetrack in the world. First we'll talk about the new juggernaut in training, Chad Brown, then look at maybe the biggest star of the meet, Songbir ...

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