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County plans to pick up the ball on Concordia project

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Montgomery County officials plan to fund approximately $500,000 worth of infrastructure improvements needed to move forward with a 162-unit senior housing development project in the city of Amsterdam. The county's decision to provide assistance for the Concordia Senior Community follows a decision by the Amsterdam Common Council to pull improvements from a capital projects list. "The county is simply not going to let ...

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County and city may be nearing a deal for distribution of water

By LEVI PASCHER For The Recorder GLOVERSVILLE -- After months of negotiations Fulton County and the city of Gloversville may be nearing a deal related to providing services to the county for the Smart Waters project, Mayor Dayton King said. Fulton County and Gloversville officials have been meeting privately since September negotiating terms related to the project. The mayor said when the two parties started meeting the offers weren't of much interest to t ...

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National Grid to discuss transmission line plans

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Residents will have an opportunity next month to see how National Grid's proposed transmission line upgrades could affect their property and neighborhood. National Grid representatives will be at the Winner's Circle, 3293 Route 5, from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 4, to discuss its revised and enhanced AC transmission upgrades proposals to the state Public Service Commission. The company's overall transmission lin ...

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Amsterdam revises its tent fees

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Town Board members LAST Wednesday approved revising Amsterdam's tent fees to offer smaller vendors a more affordable option while maintaining existing fees for large vendors. Town Clerk Linda Bartone Hughes recommended a new fee schedule for tent fees within Amsterdam to change from a flat $100 daily fee to only requiring the same daily fee for large vendors, such as car dealerships, while offering a ...

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Rams fall in Class A semifinals

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder ALBANY -- The Amsterdam High School baseball team jumped all over Queensbury Spartans starting pitcher Ryan Flansburg in the first inning of Saturday's Section II Class A semifinal, plating two quick runs and forcing Queensbury coach Jay Marra to make a pitching change just five batters into the game. The way things ended up, the Rams probably wish Marra had never left the third-base dugout. Flansburg exited in favor of Aar ...

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Friesen on a roll at Fonda

FONDA -- Starting position hasn't mattered much to Stewart Friesen this season at Fonda Speedway. In three prior appearances at the Track of Champions before Saturday night, Friesen started the modified feature 15th twice and 27th once -- and won all three. Saturday, Friesen again started 15th, and yet again he was first to the checkered flag, avoiding damage in a lap one incident and taking advantage of nine caution flags during the event to work his way ...

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