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County animal law veto stands

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort's decision to veto an Animal Cruelty and Prevention Law earlier this month will stand. At a Montgomery County Legislature meeting Thursday, legislators agreed they are in favor of Ossenfort's decision to veto the law in light of concerns brought on by small-animal breeders. The law aimed to establish an animal welfare and cruelty prevention department to address a ...

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Research position is eliminated in Fonda

CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The elimination of a legislative research specialist position was a source of tension for the Montgomery County Legislature Thursday evening. At a full board meeting, the Legislature passed a resolution to eliminate the position. Before the vote, however, District 9 Legislator Robert Purtell motioned to table the resolution. A roll-call vote was called, during which Legislature Chairman Martin Kelly, Purtell and ...

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Local mom gets another birthday present

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Tasheena Salvary is nothing if not consistent. The Amsterdam resident delivered her second son Wednesday, which also happens to be her birthday, as well as the birthday of her first son. Salvary went into labor three weeks early and at 10:54 a.m. Wednesday delivered her son Antonio JoeJito Castro Jr. at Bellevue Woman's Center in Schenectady. "Everyone said it was going to happen," Salvary said. "I just laughed it of ...

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City looking to add safety officer

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council is planning to hire a full-time safety officer to handle employee safety issues such as workplace violence, sexual harassment, and work site violations in the city. A part-time safety officer had already been budgeted for the year, in anticipation of an agreement with Montgomery County to share a person, but Mayor Ann Thane informed the Common Council on Monday that the county has gone in ...

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Two face charges in Palatine Bridge fire

Two Palatine Bridge residents have been arrested in connection with a pair of fires Thursday night in Palatine Bridge. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, Scott Joseph Cole, 37, of 93 E. Grand St., Room 112, was charged with one count each of second-degree arson and third-degree arson, as well as reckless endangerment. He was remanded to the Montgomery County jail without bail. Michael Allan Tibbitts, 45, also of 93 E. Grand St., ...

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Huge slate of hoops on tap tonight

Plain and simple, there won't be a better night of high school basketball in the area this season than tonight. We've got full previews of both the boys and girls Amsterdam vs. Scotia-Glenville games, so I'm omitting those from this week's edition of the Friday Five -- and even with that, there's a huge number of exciting games on tap tonight. Here's a quick look at some of tonight's marquee matchups: BOYS OESJ at Canajoharie, 7 p.m. At this point, I don't ...

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