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Ukrainian community celebrates 25th anniversary of independence

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Members of Amsterdam's Ukrainian community gathered Wednesday afternoon at city hall to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their homeland's independence, which in recent years has taken on greater meaning. Vira Dyakiv, wearing a Ukrainian style embroidered shirt, said the small Ukrainian-American community in the city is proud of its heritage. Dyakiv said the a ceremony has been held annually at Amsterdam City Hall to cel ...

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County works on agreement with regional land bank

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County officials continue to work toward an intermunicipal agreement with surrounding counties to establish the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank Corporation. Tolga Morawski, Mohawk Valley Collective treasurer and advocate for the land bank, provided the Montgomery County Legislature with an update on the land bank Tuesday, saying that efforts to reach an intermunicipal agreement with the six counties and ...

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Changes at F-MCC evident all over campus

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff JOHNSTOWN -- Fulton-Montgomery Community College Students will likely notice some changes on campus as they arrive for classes Sept. 1. Construction on campus was in full swing over the summer as crews worked on the Student Union and final touches on sculpture garden at the front of the college. F-MCC President Dustin Swanger said students are going to see some really great changes and is excited for the fall semester to k ...

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Italy earthquake death toll climbs

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes today looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from the country's highly seismic terrain. After a night of uninterrupted, flood-lit search efforts, firefighters and rescue crews worked in teams around the hard-hit area in central Italy, pulling chunks of cement, rock and metal from mounds of rubble wh ...

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B-P aims to get back to state final four

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- On the heels of back-to-back Section II Class C championships that were punctuated with a pair of trips to the New York state final four, the Broadalbin-Perth girls volleyball team is used to weighty expectations. While veteran coach Mike Calvello still expects the Lady Patriots to play at a high level this season -- even as they move back up from Class C to Class B -- there are plenty of holes for the team to ...

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Yankees blank Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- It took little time for Yankees' rookie Gary Sanchez to receive the type of respect normally reserved for established veterans considered among the elite hitters. Seven home runs in the past nine games will quickly earn anyone respect. And in the case of Sanchez in Wednesday's 5-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners that torrid stretch led to him receiving two intentional walks just so the Mariners could face Mark Teixeira instead. "You don't ...

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