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Blight is topic of ward meeting

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Blight was among topics addressed by residents Monday night during a meeting of the 4th Ward. Residents expressed frustration about the number of dilapidated houses and unkempt properties in the neighborhoods and raised concerns regarding health risks. One resident said he has had to call the codes department on several occasions regarding two properties on either side of his home. While one of the properties has sin ...

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Project list approval on city agenda

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council is expected to move forward on its capital project list to address ongoing infrastructure and equipment needs in the city. A $3.8 million bond resolution is on the agenda for tonight's meeting at 7 in City Hall, Church Street. "These are things that should have been done years ago," Deputy Mayor and 1st Ward Alderman Edward Russo said. "We need to start moving forward on these projects. H ...

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New Thruway rest area is being built in Randall

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff ROOT -- A new Thruway rest area being built adjacent to Lock 13 will feature a scenic view of the Mohawk River and a look into the past. Construction is under way on a nearly $7.17 million Thruway rest area between exits 28 and 29 in the hamlet of Randall. The building will feature restrooms, vending machines and additional parking for tractor trailers, but the unique elements include an interpretive display about the hi ...

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Two active local students are headed to Chicago to Fuel Up

By WINNIE BLACKWOOD For The Recorder Nick Covey and Garrett McHeard, two local students from Amsterdam, have been chosen to participate in Fuel Up to Play 60's Student Ambassador Summit in an effort to instill 60 minutes of play and healthy eating in both their lives and their schools. Among 150 students chosen as school, state and national ambassadors, five pupils were picked from New York. Nick and Garrett happen to be picked out of those five to attend ...

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Week ends brightly for Mohawks

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Thoughts, observations and random nincompoopery from a week that started bleakly and ended brightly for the Amsterdam Mohawks: * Tuesday's 10-8 loss to the Glens Falls Dragons seemed to be a tipping point for Mohawks head coach Keith Griffin. It was Amsterdam's second straight loss to a charging Glens Falls team, and one that Griffin found completely inexcusable -- a tone he conveyed in a postgame speech that was more, "I'm ...

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Amsterdam downs Albany 4-2 at Bellizzi Field

ALBANY -- Brad Schaenzer was brilliant over seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits in his best start of the season, as the lefthander's dominant performance on the mound led the Amsterdam Mohawks to a 4-2 victory over the Albany Dutchmen Monday night at Bob Bellizzi Field, extending Amsterdam's win streak to five games. Schaenzer struck out eight, walked just one and faced only two batters beyond the minimum as he improved his record on the mound ...

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