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School district changing athletics

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Greater Amsterdam School District is looking to change things up with its athletic system now that it’s part of the Foothills Council. The district’s seventh and eighth grade basketball teams were the first items on their list. “As you all know, we’re in a new athletic conference and the Foothills Council has more athletic layers to its conference,” GASD Superintendent Thomas Perillo ...

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Foundation helps veterans' needs

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff’’ JOHNSTOWN—After witnessing the long-standing effects serving in the Vietnam War had on his brother, Paul DuBois knew he had to do something. So he started the Mountains to Miracle Veterans Foundation in 2012, which is a not for profit organization established to serve veterans in the Northeast. “You see these veterans who fought next to guys who were killed,” DuBois said, “and t ...

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Canajoharie football registers impressive victory

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly WARRENSBURG — After digging themselves into a hole with their first two results, the Canajoharie Cougars knew the importance of Saturday’s Week 3 visit to take on the Warrensburg Burghers. “This was our make-or-break game,” said Canajoharie senior Buck Anderson. “This was for (a chance at the) playoffs or not.” And, Canajoharie responded to the gravity of the game. The Cougars forced f ...

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Local governments to grapple with huge road salt price hike

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff The New York State Department of General Services has opened the bid for salt mining manufacturers, and prices have shot up an average of 27.5 percent per ton from last year. According to department spokeswoman Heather Groll, the increased cost can be attributed to stockpile shortages and a greater user demand due to last year's harsh winter weather. Salt miners are reportedly working overtime, Groll said, and fuel co ...

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Centro Civico to honor GASD administrator

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Susan Stoya, the Greater Amsterdam School District's director of secondary instruction, is being recognized by Centro Civico for all of her hard work in the school district. Stoya will receive the Individual Corazon (Heart) Award at the end of October during Centro Civico's annual dinner at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. "Congratulations Sue Stoya on this honor and this award," GASD Superintendent Thomas Perillo s ...

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Stanavich's epic night sullied by loss

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Bryan Stanavich had played 47 minutes and 52 seconds of perhaps the greatest statistical game in the storied history of Amsterdam High School football. He had to watch it end from the sidelines. Stanavich had a game for the ages, racking up 433 yards of total offense -- including 305 rushing yards on 25 carries -- and five touchdowns, but with the Rams trailing Averill Park by two points with 8.5 seconds to play, the sensat ...

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