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APD investigates shooting incident

The Amsterdam Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred in the area of Morris Street over night. Police responded to a report of shots fired shortly after midnight today. As they were canvassing the area, police received a call from St. Mary’s Hospital to report a 25-year-old male was at the facility with a gunshot wound to his leg. The male allegedly stated to police he was sitting in his back yard when he heard gunshots and then ...

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OESJ vacancy draws concern

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Central School District Board of Education, with assistance from HFM BOCES District Superintendent Patrick Michel, recently interviewed several candidates for an open seat on the board. Superintendent David Halloran said during an Aug. 6 meeting, the board agreed on a candidate, who they hope to appoint to fulfill the one-year, unexpired term of board President Renee ...

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WWII pilot's remains arrive in NY for burial in his hometown

By CHRIS CAROLA The Associated Press ALBANY -- While growing up in central New York, Mark Shoemaker heard plenty of stories from family members about his Uncle Eddie, a World War II fighter pilot who never returned from the Pacific Theater. "I knew him just as if he were living in the house," said Shoemaker, a Vietnam veteran from Boonville, north of Utica. On Wednesday, the remains of 2nd Lt. Edward F. Barker were returned to New York for burial in his Mo ...

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Malaysian premier: Plane debris to be sent to France

PARIS (AP) -- A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries. Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday the debris found on the French island of Reunion will be sent to the French city of Toulouse for investigation. "We have had many ...

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Rams 10U fall to Queensbury in championship contest

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Even playing shorthanded and using a handful of underaged players, the Amsterdam 10-and-under travel baseball team found a way to close its season on a positive note. Amsterdam wrapped up its summer season Tuesday night by taking home a runner-up finish to Queensbury at the Great Escape tournament in Lake George. Though the final game ended up a bit lopsided, it didn't tarnish an experience that saw the team go 3-1 in round ...

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10th annual Dolly Day takes on new meaning

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Friday, a golf tournament that pays tribute to members of one of Amsterdam greatest athletic families while also raising money for a number of causes throughout the region, will celebrate its 10th edition. The Dolly Day golf outing at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course was founded in 2006 after the death of Aristotle "Dolly" Lazarou, who for many years was a co-holder of the course record score of 64 at Amsterdam Muni. Nin ...

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