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Winter weather hits area, a few accidents reported

By MORGAN FRISCH For The Recorder Area residents experienced some slick conditions this morning and can expect winter weather for the remainder of the week. In Amsterdam, Deputy Police Chief Victor Hugo said police have been responding to calls of accidents in the city. One-car accidents have been reported on Church Street, Grove Street and the Dutch Mart near Route 30. Hugo said there have been no serious injuries and the Department of Public Works and t ...

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Local tree farmers busy as Christmas approaches

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff For many, the holiday season is often spent wrapping gifts, baking or bonding with family, but local tree farmers are hard at work. In Galway, Bob's Trees Owner Kathy Doyle said she expects their weekends to be busier than previous years. "The economy seems to be improving a little," Doyle said. "Everyone seems to be in the real Christmas spirit of giving and everything this year." Bob's Trees sells Fraser Fir, Balsam F ...

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Northville school district to hold meeting on capital project

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff NORTHVILLE -- Community members are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding Northville Central School District's $7.5 million capital project Wednesday. Superintendent Leslie Ford said all of the initial work has been sent to the State Education Department and she is hopeful to receive SED approval by April. Board members, teachers and community members are all invited to attend the meeting in the library m ...

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Experiential learning

By Elizabeth Press For The Recorder I attended public school in Putnam County, New York, where I participated in a BOCES program called Walkabout. The mission of this alternative program was to advocate for experiential education, or learning by doing. As part of the program, students practiced self-governance, internship and community service. For my community service project, I taught and made art with autistic youth. Not only did this give me the opport ...

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OESJ beats buzzer twice to edge Schoharie in OT thriller

JOHNSTOWN -- A.J. Hayes scored 23 points and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to tie the game at the end of regulation, and Jack Brundage beat the buzzer with the game-winner in overtime as the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville boys basketball team opened its season with a thrilling 57-55 win over Schoharie as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic Saturday at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Tyler Brado added 18 points for the Wolfpack, while Br ...

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Brady breaks QB wins mark, Patriots beat Rams 26-10

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady now stands alone when it comes to career wins by an NFL quarterback. Brady became the league's leader in victories among QBs, earning his 201st by throwing for 269 yards and a touchdown to lead the New England Patriots past the struggling Los Angeles Rams 26-10 on Sunday. Brady, who was 33 of 46, had tied Peyton Manning last week in a win over the New York Jets. "It's always been about winning, and I've been very fortuna ...

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