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Culick: 350 burglaries this year Chief: If you see it, call us

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Upward of 350 burglaries have been reported in the city this year -- and they include a woman whose home and business have been robbed nearly 100 times. This, according to Amsterdam Police Chief Gregory Culick, who updated community residents during a citywide neighborhood watch meeting Wednes-day night at St. Stanislaus Church. Residents expressed concern about why they aren't hearing about the crimes. A rash of burgl ...

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City cops nab little piggy trying to make a break

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff That'll do pig. That'll do. A 150-pound Yorkshire pig was found Wednesday wandering the city streets of Amsterdam, after escaping from a residence on Stewart Street. According to the Amsterdam Police Department, animal control officer Gina Kline located the pig on Henrietta Street and then returned the lost babe to its rightful home -- at least, for now. Whether this little piggy was headed to market was not made clea ...

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Grant funds repairs at OFA

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder PALATINE BRIDGE -- A $10,000 grant from the Arkell Foundation facilitated much-needed repairs at the Montgomery County Office For Aging, Inc. headquarters. The grant funded installation of an outdoor dock and the digging of a drainage ditch. The new concrete dock replaced a wooden deck that was referred to by an OFA board member as "rickety." "I can't believe it survived," Office Manager Jenny Moyer said of the old wooden ...

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Club hosts gun rally

By JOSHUA THOMAS For The Recorder SPROUT BROOK -- On Saturday afternoon, a rally was held at the Sprout Brook Rod and Gun Club to bring awareness to second amendment rights. "We're trying to give awareness of our rights -- our second amendment rights as Americans ... to let people know we're protecting their rights, and what they can do to protect their rights," said Michael McMahon, a lifelong club member. Four days after the New York State Secure Ammunit ...

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Rugged Rams focused on Gloversville

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder If the Amsterdam Rugged Rams want to make a serious bid at the program's first Section II Class A football title since 2005, now isn't the time for complacency. The Rams made a stirring, emotionally-driven run through the final four games of the regular season to snatch the Class A Southeast Division title, but with Friday's 7 p.m. playoff opener on the docket with a Gloversville Huskies team that Amsterdam beat by 33 point ...

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B-P earns No. 1 seed

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly The results from Wednesday's Section II girls volleyball postseason seeding meeting left several area teams in strong positions to make title runs. The Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots earned the No. 1 seed in the Class C bracket, while the Fonda-Fultonville Lady Braves took the No. 3 spot. In Class D, the Galway Lady Eagles grabbed the No. 2 seed, the Mayfield Lady Panthers were fifth, the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers were ei ...

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