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AIDA: PILOT is on the table for Noteworthy

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency is considering a payment in lieu of taxes agreement with Noteworthy. Jody Zakrevsky, executive director of the AIDA, said the 10-year agreement would freeze Noteworthy's tax level in the first year to allow the company to invest capital for an expansion project at its current site. "They are looking to make between a $2 to $3 million investment in the property and the creat ...

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Sheriff's office: Case closed, no charges in fatal accident

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has determined that no charges will be filed in relation to the Aug. 17 fatal accident on Sand Pit Road. Shannon Wojcik, 35, of Fort Johnson, died when a tree fell on a vehicle in which she was traveling. Lt. Burt Wilson said the tree had termite damage, which resulted in the accident. "The case is closed as far as we are concerned," he said. The accident occurred at around 9:45 a.m. while Wojcik ...

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Find your confidence at F-M

By Amy Radik For The Recorder Bryan Kosiba enrolled at Fulton-Montgomery Community College after graduating from Broadalbin-Perth High School. With the college's close proximity to home, affordable tuition, and many of Kosiba's high school friends attending, he felt it was the right choice for him. He wanted to study criminal justice and heard great things about the program. According to Kosiba, the course offerings fit his tight schedule perfectly. Being ...

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Upstate tour helps Heastie find his footing

By DAVID KLEPPER The Associated Press ALBANY -- If he didn't already have a job, you might think New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie was running for governor. The Bronx Democrat has crisscrossed the state over several weeks this summer, making stops in Rochester, Ithaca, Syracuse, the North Country and points in between. Heastie said the trips are part of an effort to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing the entire state. The speake ...

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What's next for American Pharoah after Travers loss?

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks. On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of fans visited racing's biggest celebrity. This group on Sunday morning was considerably smaller than the throng of 15,000 that watched American Pharoah take a routine gallop two days earlier. Still, the Triple Crown winner's defeat at Saratoga Race ...

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Rugged Recap: Rams look strong in scrimmage

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder With scrimmages Saturday across the state, we moved a step closer to the start of the football regular season, and with that comes the return of the weekly Rugged Recap as I bulldoze through some analysis of what I saw when the Amsterdam Rugged Rams took the field the weekend before. Saturday, the Rams scrimmaged the Schenectady Patriots at Schenectady High School, with Amsterdam coming out of the exhibition with a 20-19 ad ...

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