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Council finds a way to help city's shelter

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff After listening to officials from Danielle's House Tuesday night, the Amsterdam Common Council unanimously decided to fund the city's homeless shelter in monthly installments of $1,250. The shelter, at 218 E. Main St., was purchased by Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless -- an Albany-based non-profit organization that caters to helping the homeless community. Danielle's House expected to receive $100,000 to operate ...

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City attorney's benefits and assistant on chopping block?

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council tabled two resolutions Tuesday night regarding removal of the corporation counsel's employee benefits and the elimination of his assistant's salary from the budget. During a Finance Committee meeting Monday night, council members discussed how Corporation Counsel Gerard DeCusatis and his secretary, Dan Roginski, have failed to comply with an agreement made during budget sessions in June. Th ...

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Ground broken on state-of-the-art health center

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- A state-of-the-art outpatient pavilion undergoing construction at St. Mary's Memorial Campus will make health care more accessible to meet the needs of the community, officials said Tuesday. At a groundbreaking ceremony at the Route 30 location, St. Mary's Healthcare President and CEO Vic Giulianelli said the $17 million 340,000-square-foot facility is the result of a vision, commitment and phila ...

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Legislature discusses next move in wake of veto

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort issued his first veto Tuesday -- against the Legislature's passage of a non-bargaining policy that includes stipends for legislative committee chairs and health insurance for part-time employees, including legislators. The policy was supposed to be discussed during a personnel committee meeting Tuesday night but committee chairwoman and District 7 Legislator Barb ...

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Canajoharie girls earn top seed in Class C; Amsterdam gets home contest in Class A

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Coming in off the program's first Section II girls soccer championship a season ago, the Canajoharie Cougars have both the burden and the excitement of expectation. The Amsterdam Lady Rams, facing the possibility of a quarterfinal matchup with a team that's ruled the Section II Class A landscape for nearly a decade, is relishing the chance to play a bit of a spoiler role. Eight local teams spread between four different clas ...

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Broadalbin-Perth earns 3rd seed in Class B; five area squads to play in Class C bracket

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Though his team's been ranked as high as No. 2 statewide in Class B, Broadalbin-Perth boys soccer coach Brian Henry understands that with a young team that's relatively inexperienced in the postseason and had a few hiccups late in the regular season, things won't be simple now that the playoffs have arrived. When the Section II boys soccer committee released its postseason pairings Tuesday, the Patriots (12-3-1) were given ...

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