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GASD's teachers 'effective'

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff All the teachers in the Greater Amsterdam School District were rated "highly effective" or "effective," in the 2013-14 statewide teacher and principal evaluation. The New York State Education Department released the second year of evaluation results Thursday, which show more than 96 percent of teachers statewide are rated "effective" (54 percent) or "highly effective" (42 percent). Another 4 percent are rated as "dev ...

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Tecler school targeted in state's report

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Greater Amsterdam School District's William B. Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School is among seven failing schools in the Capital Region. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's administration issued a report Thursday detailing the crisis of failing schools in the state by identifying 178 of them, out of which 77 have been failing for more than 10 years. The Tecler school has been failing for the past eight years, the reports s ...

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Branding initiative, projects outlined at Ossenfort's address

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff Economic development, government efficiency and a new branding initiative are among the many facets Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort touched upon Friday during his State of the County address. His speech was met with a standing ovation from dozens of county officials, business owners and educational leaders at the clubhouse at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course. The focus of Ossenfort's presentation was ...

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Speech generates positive feedback

CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff Montgomery County District 4 Legislator Ryan Weitz walked away from Executive Matthew Ossenfort's State of the County address Friday inspired by a new branding initiative, which was unveiled during his speech. The brand tags the county as a place that is "made of something stronger." Weitz, Fultonville's historian, said this concept can be traced back hundreds of years to the Revolutionary War days in Montgomery County. ...

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APD Lt. Conroy thanked for a job well done

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Amsterdam Detective Lt. Kurt Conroy, as he will always be known in the city of Amsterdam, will embark Monday on his newest and most unexpected adventure -- selling cars. Conroy celebrated his last day as a police officer Friday by donning a patrolman's uniform for the last time as he said goodbye to colleagues at the Amsterdam Police Department. Emotions ran high when his coworkers threw him a surprise retirement par ...

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S-G eliminates Amsterdam in Class A opener

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TROY -- The Amsterdam Lady Rams got themselves off to the perfect head start, but once the Scotia-Glenville Lady Tartans got themselves going, Amsterdam's wheels fell off and the Lady Rams never got them back on straight. Amsterdam started Friday's Section II Class A girls basketball quarterfinal about as well as could be expected, shooting the lights out in the first quarter and forcing Scotia-Glenville center Nicole Conle ...

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