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Amsterdam native's wife endorsed for Nevada Senate post

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Amsterdam residents Paul and Matilda Masto learned Friday they could have a future U.S. senator in the family. Soon after five-term Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada announced he will not seek re-election, he publicly endorsed former Nevada attorney general Catherine Cortez Masto for his seat. Cortez Masto is married to Matilda Masto's son Paul Masto, who was born and raised in Amsterdam. The ann ...

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Second lawsuit is filed in Palatine

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff PALATINE -- For the second time in two months, several residents filed a lawsuit against elected officials in hopes of postponing the construction of a $400,000 municipal complex in Stone Arabia. Residents John McGlone, Earl Spencer and his brother Paul, and three area farmers filed the petition against the town council, Supervisor Sara Niccoli, and Highway Superintendent Arthur Logan, claiming the board unlawfully aw ...

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Funding could benefit city's system upgrades

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The state's plan to award $46 million in grants to local communities grappling with aging sewer systems could benefit the city of Amsterdam, which has struggled to improve its sewer infrastructure over the years. The state's Environmental Facilities Corp. said Wednesday it will award $46 million to cities and towns under a new law that increased the amount the agency could award in grants, as opposed to loans. "We h ...

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Man burned by vehicle fire

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff An Amsterdam man was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital with burns after his car caught fire on Wright Street late Friday afternoon, police said. Amsterdam police officer Alan Drake said upon arriving to the scene, the car was engulfed in flames and the driver of the vehicle was laying in a snowbank. "We immediately ran over to grab him because we thought that the car was going to explode," Drake said, noting that the man ...

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Benefit planned today for a pillar of the Mayfield community

By LEVI PASCHER For The Recorder MAYFIELD -- The community is rallying to support volunteer firefighter and town councilman Steve Van Allen by holding a benefit for him in Gloversville today. Family, friends and fellow politicians spoke this week about the giving nature of Van Allen, who has helped residents and assisted with community activities throughout his life. His reputation is deeply rooted within the small town where he has worked as a bus driver ...

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AHS baseball aiming for Section II title

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- If things had gone to plan, Thursday afternoon would've marked the Amsterdam High School baseball team's first game of the 2015 season. Things have rarely gone to plan this preseason for anyone in Section II. "Being in the gym really is terrible," said senior outfielder Brady McGillin. "Baseball really isn't meant to be played in a gym." While their scheduled season opener against the Fonda-Fultonville ...

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