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History and pie at Old Fort Johnson

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff FORT JOHNSON — For David Manthey, a re-enactor from the 2nd Albany County Militia, teaching people how food was prepared in the 18th century is important. “People try my homemade pumpkin pie, which is made the original 18th century way,” Manthey said. “I take the actual pumpkin and slice it up instead of mashing it like it’s made today, and people usually like it a lot; they ask why it is ...

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Church helps international cause

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN — Sam Jackling, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, said the church’s mission is to feed the hungry and help others in need. So, when he heard about the international hunger relief agency Stop Hunger Now, he knew he had to get them Broadalbin. “We always talk about helping our neighbors in church,” Jackling said. “That doesn’t necessarily just mean our neighbors he ...

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Common Council seeking vendor for Riverlink Cafe

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Since the former Riverlink Cafe operators were forced to cut the restaurant's season short this summer, the Amsterdam Common Council will vote on a resolution Tuesday evening authorizing the city clerk to advertise a Request for Proposals for a concessionaire at the cafe. The RFP states that the city is looking for a business proposal to articulate how the vendor plans to attract customers during concerts and non-event ...

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City to get $552G in land bank funds

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Attorney General Eric Schneiderman awarded the Land Revitalization Corp. of the Capital Region $3 million Wednesday. The Capital Region's land bank includes the city of Amsterdam, the city of Schenectady and Schenectady County. "It's very exciting; we're very pleased," Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane said. "We requested $3 million and we were granted $3 million, which is exceptionally positive for all of us." Thane said Amst ...

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Amsterdam wins Southeast title in game marred by fight

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder First came insanity. Then came clarity. Then came sweet, sweet victory. The Amsterdam Rugged Rams were out of sorts heading to the locker room Friday night against Bishop Maginn. With the Section II Class A Southeast Division title at stake, a wild melee at midfield early in the second quarter that saw both benches clear and members of the Amsterdam Police Department come onto the field to control the situation was followed ...

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Patriots win 42-7 to clinch No. 2 seed

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- Right now, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots football team is rolling. And, with the playoffs starting next week, head coach Jim Pelneau could not ask for better timing from his senior-laden squad. "It's clicking for us, and this is the time you want it to be," he said Friday night after his team's 42-7 pasting of Hudson Falls in a Section II Class B West Division contest on the Patriots' Senior Night. The victory ...

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