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Alderwoman may be charged Tempers flare at the market

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Members of the Amsterdam Police Department are meeting with Montgomery County's assistant district attorney today to discuss whether 4th Ward Alderwoman Diane Hatzenbuhler will face charges following an incident that occurred Saturday at the farmers market on Main Street. Police Chief Gregory Culick said his department is investigating filed complaints that Hatzen-buhler began to remove police barricades that were be ...

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County OKs budget hikes; taps fund balance

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County legislators made numerous changes to the county executive's budget proposal Tuesday night, tapping the fund balance to stay within the state-imposed tax cap. During a three-hour special session, legislators approved dozens of amendments to County Executive Matthew Ossenfort's proposed 2016 spending plan, which increased appropriations to $302,000 over the property tax levy increase limit of 2.2 ...

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Tourism program direction in limbo

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Whether Montgomery County's tourism program will remain contracted out to the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce or moved back in-house will be determined in the coming weeks, with legislators on Tuesday setting aside funding for administrative costs. District 8 Legislator Joseph Isabel presented an add-on resolution to decrease the county's tourism contribution from $110,000 to $55,000 during the le ...

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Market Street plan is dropped

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff RAMAS Real Properties has decided to drop a plan to locate a home health care agency at the former Salvation Army building on Market Street in Amsterdam. The project was scheduled to go before the city's zoning board last week but the application was withdrawn. Ramon Rodriguez, owner of the local Home Helpers, said that due to the opposition and the "bureaucracy" involved, he is looking at another location. "It seeme ...

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B-P awarded grant to digitize records

BROADALBIN -- Broadalbin-Perth Central School District is one of nine districts statewide awarded grant funding to digitize students records. Broadalbin-Perth received a $17,536 grant from the state Archives' Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund, which supports records management and archives-related projects in local government and school districts. The funding will cover expenses to convert about 1,765 permanent student records of graduat ...

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Dunlap scores game-winner in Lady Dragons 2-1 Foothills victory

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder What the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team was hoping to be an evening of Senior Night celebration ended up as a bitter pill for the team to swallow. The Lady Rams had their chances down the stretch against the Gloversville Lady Dragons Tuesday night at Lynch Literacy Academy, but couldn't convert on any after Hailey Dunlap put Gloversville up for good with 18 minutes left in regulation as Gloversville held on for a 2 ...

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