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'Peaceful' protest planned Council seeks more control over workers

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Before tonight's Amsterdam Common Council meeting residents are planning a protest against a resolution involving the regulation of city employees and what they do to city-owned property. The "peaceful protest" is in regard to a resolution drafted by 4th Ward Alderwoman Diane Hatzenbuhler that states that, in the past city-owned property has been "removed, used [and] painted" without the knowledge or consent of the council. ...

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Charter review work is ongoing

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Charter Review Commission appointed by Mayor Ann Thane has voted to amend the charter so the mayor and the city controller will not be as limited by the Common Council during the budgetary process. In the section outlining the mayor's powers and duties, Corporation Counsel Gerard DeCusatis originally drafted an amendment that states the mayor has the power to "amend the operating budget unilaterally to transfer app ...

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173rd annual fair ends on a successful note

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The final day of the Fonda Fair Monday was highlighted by the annual fair parade and second annual firemen's field day held on the track at the fairgrounds. This year's parade was more than a mile long and featured local fire departments, youth organizations, floats, car clubs, dignitaries, horses and livestock. "It is a nice way to get the community out," fair director Butch Hazzard said. "It marks the end ...

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Broadalbin town council weighs options for filling an empty seat

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN -- As soon as the town council accepted councilman David Horst's resignation at its Aug. 12 meeting, the race to find a replacement began. Horst resigned due to health issues effective July 1; however, Supervisor Thomas Christopher reportedly did not receive his letter until July 25, and his resignation was retroactive to the start of the month. At the meeting, Christopher said there was just one week left ...

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Braves, Patriots impressive in 3-team scrimmage

BROADALBIN -- Both the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots and Fonda-Fultonville Braves football squads took part in Saturday's three-team scrimmage at Patriot Field, and both of the teams' head coaches came away feeling good about the 2014 season. And, truthfully, there was no reason for B-P's Jim Pelneau and F-F's Tom Carpenter to not be encouraged with the results from Saturday's action, which also included Johnstown. Here is my take on what I saw from the Braves ...

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Amsterdam defense responded in scrimmage test

Like the bad guy in a horror movie you can never seem to get rid of, the Rugged Recap returns for yet another season of bullet-pointed observation and analysis of the Amsterdam High School football team. As the season progresses, these recaps will be found in The Recorder the day after my game story. So, for Friday night games, the Rugged Recap will be in the Monday edition; for Saturday games, it will appear in the Tuesday paper. Today, as an appetizer fo ...

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