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Business & beautification: Main Street block grant help sought

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Main Street beautification, startup businesses and a proposed community center are among eight projects tentatively proposed to seek funding from the state through the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council. Montgomery County held a public hearing Thursday at Amsterdam City Hall for two Community Development Block grant applications. One is for a $126,000 grant for Main Street beautification and rehabili ...

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New rules for neighborhood watch

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Neighborhood Watch intends to become more active throughout the city in the coming months, starting with a new membership process and training. The citywide group is at 100 members and growing, but liaison Georgia O'Connor said the process to join Neighborhood Watch is becoming more regimented. "We are going to have applications to join neighborhood watch, signing that you are willing to submit to a bac ...

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Fort Plain's holiday celebration breaks records

By JOSHUA THOMAS For the Recorder FORT PLAIN -- Fort Plain's annual Fourth on the Third celebration, sponsored by the Fort Plain Community Activities Council, was one of the most successful since the inaugural celebration 28 years ago, drawing thousands to Wiles Park Friday. "This was the most perfect celebration we've ever had," said FPCAC chairman James Katovitch, who has had a hand in organizing the event for the past 15 years, during which he's seen pe ...

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Celebrating Independence Day the old-fashioned way

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder ST. JOHNSVILLE -- "We hold these truths to be self evident," began Fort Klock Historic Restoration Member Eugene Wagner, reading from the Declaration of Independence on Saturday, continuing, "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." The establishment of these basic rights, along with the strawber ...

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Friesen, Constantino win at Fonda

FONDA -- Stewart Friesen continued his assault on the Fonda Speedway single-season modified division wins record Saturday night, powering to his seventh feature win of the season. Friesen is now within five wins of the single-season record of 12 held by Steve Danish and Jack Johnson. The feature win was the 36th of his career, placing him 11th on the all-time wins list at the "Track of Champions" -- one behind current Fonda Speedway promoter Matt DeLorenzo ...

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Mohawks win due to miscue

Handsome Monica's short pop-up was dropped after miscommunication between Newark Pilots catcher James Baer and pitcher Vinny Smith, allowing Drew Freedman to score the winning run in walk-off fashion as the Amsterdam Mohawks claimed their fourth straight win with a bizarre 5-4 victory Sunday night at Shuttleworth Park. The Mohawks (21-6) led the game by three runs late, only to commit three errors in the top of the eighth inning that allowed Newark to tie ...

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