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Two corrections officers arrested after internal investigation

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Two Montgomery County correctional officers were arrested last month following an internal investigation into the alleged assault of Fultonville resident and former county correctional facility inmate Ryan Cook. Cook is now suing the county for $1 million in damages for personal injuries due to negligent acts after Officer Kevin Abrams was caught on camera choking Cook. According to the lawsuit, Abrams, one of the ...

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A Thanksgiving mission: Businessmen, volunteers work to get meals on every table

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Two local businessmen and dozens of volunteers this year are trying to ensure every city resident has a Thanksgiving day meal with all the trimmings. Jose Castro, owner of Castro Contracting, has wanted for years to do something to give back to the community on Thanksgiving. Castro was able to follow through on his dream this year after teaming up with Dan Nelli, owner of Dan's Backyard BBQ. The duo is aiming to deliver ...

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Superintendent job advertised

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Greater Amsterdam Central School District entered the next phase of its search for a new superintendent, with the job posted Friday. Board of Education members last week finalized details for the job advertisement for its next superintendent of schools, along with the accompanying application form and brochure given to applicants. Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES Superintendent Patrick Michel, who has helped facilitate t ...

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County sheriff, jail faces another lawsuit

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The mother of a man who died while in custody at the Montgomery County Jail last year is suing the county, jail administrators and both state police and correctional officers for alleged negligence. Delaware County resident Martha McConville is suing on behalf of her son, 37-year-old Kenneth McConville, who died in the county jail after being arrested on an unspecified charge May 9, 2014. According to the lawsuit ...

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Amsterdam brushes aside 0-3 start to make 2015 a special season

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder I have a tradition, that on my drive home from covering my final game of the high school football season, I spend the first few minutes in the car listening to the same song: "Your Hand in Mine," by Explosions in the Sky. It's a stirring, wistful, melancholy instrumental piece -- just guitar and drums -- that played heavily as a motif in "Friday Night Lights," my favorite football movie of all time. In the movie, it's the s ...

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New playoff format set for PGCBL

The 2016 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League postseason will look a little different than in years past. Starting this summer, the PGCBL postseason will feature four teams from each division. In the new playoff format, the No. 4 seed and the No. 1 seed will square off in a one-game playoff and will face off against the winner of the one-game playoff between the No. 3 and No. 2 seeds. The winner of each one-game playoff will proceed to the East Division ...

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