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What should it be? Future of Muni is up for debate

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Structure, marketing strategies, goals, positions and what to do with the golf professional at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course were all discussed during Wednesday's Golf Commission meeting. "The purpose of this meeting, I think, is to plan for the future of the golf course," commission member Dustin Swanger said. "So, I think the first thing we ought to do is talk about where we want to be five years from now, what ...

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A lot of pride, preparation go into the 4-H show ring

By NICOLE ANTONUCCi Recorder News Staff FONDA -- On the second day of the Fonda Fair, children from the Montgomery County 4-H program were busy in the cow palace. Some were finishing up morning chores, raking out the stalls and adding fresh hay, while others cleaned and brushed their animals to get ready for the 4-H Showmanship and Dairy Breed judging. Dressed in white, the children led their cows to the arena and lined up according to their class. Showman ...

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Born at the Fonda Fair

FONDA -- A makeshift stall was built from bundles of hay in the cow palace Wednesday morning to make room for the Fonda Fair's newest arrival. At 1 a.m., Canary Secure Miami-Red, a holstein cow, gave birth to a calf who could be seen several hours later lying in its stall, seemingly unaware of the excitement around him. While Miami owner Desiree Suits of Fort Plain said she has seen calves born before, it was a little different being alone with the laborin ...

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Counsel hired to enforce ongoing code violation

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff A resolution to hire an outside legal firm to represent the city was adopted during a special Amsterdam Common Council meeting Wednesday afternoon. "The city wants to enforce a code violation against a current client of mine, and also a former client with regard to defending code violations before I was the city attorney," Corporation Counsel Gerard DeCusatis said. "So I can't be involved because it's a conflict of int ...

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As another school year dawns, the community lends a hand

CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff For students, the first day of school comes with a lot of baggage -- literally. Some school supply lists are growing, and with Common Core mandates and other classroom requirements, the number of tools students need to survive has multiplied. For some parents, providing supplies to their children is not possible. Fortunately, some churches in Amsterdam are among those that recognize the need to assist members of the comm ...

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Annual softball tournament set for weekend

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder As two decades of The Recorder/Robert J. Flint Memorial Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament grow nearer, Matt Flint can only marvel at how the Labor Day weekend tradition hasn't just kept up its course -- it's still gaining steam. "It's funny. It's kind of growing," Flint said. "I got a call from a guy in Albany, and he's bringing a team up from Albany after they heard about the tournament. It's not only sustaining, but it's gro ...

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