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Unveiling a creative solution

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Teens and young adults have a new place in the East End to participate in a variety of activities while finding support for a sober lifestyle. A grand opening for the Creative Connections Clubhouse was held Thursday morning, which provides peer-driven support and services in a non-clinical setting for youth in recovery or at-risk for substance use disorders. The clubhouse was established at the city-owned building former ...

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APD: Amsterdam duo burglarized several homes

A pair of West Main Street residents who allegedly burglarized several homes were arrested after a homeowner reportedly caught the men stealing their property, according to police reports. Amsterdam police arrested Chayanne Vazquez, 21, of 325 West Main St., and Luis A. Muniz, 27, of 265 West Main St., and charged each with second-degree burglary, a felony. Police responded around 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, to Green Street for several males reportedly chasi ...

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State police: A city of Amsterdam pair arrested

State police A city of Amsterdam pair were arrested in Allegany County for endangering the welfare of a child after police found a child in their vehicle with an order of protection against the driver. John D. Kerr, 27, of Amsterdam, was charged Monday, Aug. 22, with violating an order of protection, obstruction of governmental administration and endangering the welfare of a child. Alysha A. Karl, 28, of Amsterdam, was arrested for obstruction of governmen ...

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Water, sewer rate increases explained

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FULTONVILLE-- Increases in water and sewer rates seems to have thrown village residents, who have not seen an increase in the services in about 20 years. The rates have increased $1 per thousand gallons used for water and sewer, as well as an additional $10 per month user charge for each service, totaling $60 more per quarter for each property, according to Mayor Robert Headwell. According to village trustees, the increase ...

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Mohawks' Cameron Enck picked to PGCBL All-American first team

A pair of record-setting members of the Amsterdam Mohawks have been named Summer All-Americans by the Perfect Game scouting service. Perfect Game released its 2016 All-American team Thursday, and Mohawks pitcher Cameron Enck was named to the first team while catcher Joe Genord was named to the second team. They were two of only three Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League players to be named All-Americans along with Chris Kwitzer of the Glens Falls Dragon ...

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With 18-year streak without a league loss in the books, AHS tennis looks ahead

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- In the early days of preseason practice, Amsterdam High School girls tennis coach Amy Waddell was scrambling to make sure the Lady Rams had enough players to avoid giving up matches by forfeit this season. Now that she's got a full roster, Waddell is optimistic about her team's chances to take a step forward in the Foothills Council. The 2015 season saw the Lady Rams' 18-year streak without a loss in le ...

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