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Crews working to stop sewage from spilling into creek

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Raw sewage continues to spill into North Chuctanunda Creek as contractors work to install a bypass around a sewer line break. Mayor Michael Villa said this morning he was hopeful a pump bypass system would be installed by the end of today to stop the discharge of untreated sewage into the creek. The bypass would reroute the sewer system around the general area where the leak is believed to be located. "At the very least ...

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St. Mary's dedicates Peace Pole

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Sister Joan Mary Hartigan hopes visitors, patients and staff members can find some tranquility at the newly installed Peace Pole at the front entrance to St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Hartigan, vice president for Mission Integration of St. Mary's Healthcare, was joined by several hospital staff members and administrators Wednesday to dedicate the Peace Pole in the front circle of the hospital. On the Peace Pole there ...

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County to pay for youth admission for 2 days at fair

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- With the Fonda Fair's 175th anniversary coming up next month, the Montgomery County Legislature approved a resolution to pay for youth days at the fair, allowing children under 14 years old free admission on those days. The resolution, passed during the legislature's Tuesday meeting, allows County Executive Matthew Ossenfort to enter into an agreement with the Montgomery County Agricultural Society, which heads th ...

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F-FCS testing program that gathers data on alumni status

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District is testing out a new program that should give staff a better idea of where students head after graduation. Superintendent Thomas Ciaccio presented the program to the board of education during its Monday meeting. The National Student Clearinghouse program allows school districts to enter information into a system that then provides data as to an alumni's college status. ...

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Players try to impress college coaches at showcase

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Brendan McGillin tossed a baseball back and forth with his Amsterdam High School teammate Dale Stanavich, loosening his arm up as he prepared to toe the rubber on the pitcher's mound, knowing that a dozen or so pitches could have a major impact on the next phase of his baseball career. As the saying goes, there's never a second chance to make a first impression, and McGillin was one of more than 100 players who had that cha ...

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Amsterdam 14U slugs way into championship bracket in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Needing to score 16 runs in their final pool play game Wednesday at the 14U Ocean Breeze Week-Long Tournament in order to advance to the playoffs, the Amsterdam Rams 14-and-under travel baseball team's offense came to life, posting a 19-7 win over Florida's Jacksonville Crusaders to stamp their ticket into the championship bracket at the Ripken Experience. Amsterdam had already completed its five pool play games at 3-2, but was playin ...

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