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Council approves website redesign, city logo change

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff The city of Amsterdam's website is going to be redesigned to be more user friendly and compatible with mobile devices while creating a one stop source for city information. Common Council members unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday for a contract with the city-based company Engines of Creation to redesign Amsterdam's website, which is estimated to take 16 weeks for its new website to go live. The city will pay a $1 ...

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Danielle's House asks city for $10K

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Danielle's House representatives are requesting Amsterdam officials to provide $10,000 to help offset operational costs of the homeless shelter after a season of operating without any funding from the city. Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless Executive Director Janine Robitaille requested the $10,000 in city funding during the Common Council meeting Tuesday for the homeless shelter the Albany-based nonprofit operates ...

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Town gets first look at Dollar General plan

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff TOWN OF FLORIDA -- Engineers working on the Dollar General distribution center presented the Florida Planning Board with a preliminary sketch plan in the first of what will be several appearances before the board. The planning board had its first look at what Dollar General officials have planned for a more than 100-acre site in the Florida Business Park Extension on Monday evening. An engineer with C.T. Male Associates, o ...

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With Cruz out, Trump shifts campaign focus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nomination virtually in hand, is signaling a new phase of his outsider campaign, searching for a running mate who could help him govern and reaching out to one-time competitors in an effort to heal the fractured Republican Party. On that, though, there are exceptions. "I am confident I can unite much of" the GOP Trump said this morning on NBC's "Today Show," as several prominent Republicans said they' ...

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Amsterdam boys beat S-G to wrap up Foothills South title

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder SCOTIA -- That's one objective down for the Amsterdam High School boys track and field team, but plenty more left to go. Heading into Tuesday's meet against the Scotia-Glenville Tartans, Rams coach Kevin Wilary was concerned that a few events going the wrong way could tip things out of Amsterdam's favor. One of those events was the meet-opening 4x800-meter relay, and by the time the team of Mike Johnson, Ryan Kamanu, Misael ...

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Lady Rams post dominant win to secure Foothills South

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder SCOTIA -- Amsterdam junior Edena Sanchez was a bundle of nerves heading into Tuesday's meet against the Scotia-Glenville Tartans, knowing that if the Lady Rams wanted to win the Foothills Council South Division girls track and field championship for a second straight season, they'd have to go through their toughest competition to date. Sanchez and the rest of the Lady Rams rose to the occasion, posting a dominant 94-43 win ...

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