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Amsterdam Police help Schenectady find homicide suspect

Earlier today, the Amsterdam Police Department assisted the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the Schenectady Police Department with the service of an arrest warrant for a man wanted on homicide charges. Hector Abreu, 21, was the subject of a warrant for a homicide that occurred Nov. 24 on Bridge Street in Schenectady. He was allegedly found hiding in a second floor apartment at 310 Division St. on Thursday and was taken into custody. Abreu was turne ...

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Second nature: St. Mary's staff conducts ebola drill

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff A 44-year-old male arrives at the St. Mary's Hospital Emergency Room with flu-like symptoms seeking treatment. He is a missionary worker who returned from Sierra Leone Dec. 3. He has been self-monitoring his temperature and developed a fever and other symptoms two days ago. That is the scenario emergency room staff were given Wednesday in yet another ebola preparedness drill at St. Mary's Hospital. The drill is a dau ...

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GASD board hears from the veterans

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- More than 20 veterans attended the Greater Amsterdam School District Board of Education's public hearing Wednesday night on a school tax exemption for those who have served in the military. Last December, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law which allows a school district's board of education to offer the Alternative Veterans Exemption. The exemption is available to veterans who served in ...

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APD investigating another robbery

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff For the second time in 10 days Amsterdam Police are investigating an armed robbery at a popular local business. According to the APD, around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked into the Dunkin Donuts on Church Street, brandished a knife, demanded money from the clerk, and fled. A store employee said the suspect got away with $306. Police are saying the suspect is described as a white male, between 5 feet, 3 inches and 5 ...

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Mayfield planners review Tetra Tech

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff MAYFIELD -- The Lexington Foundation is one step closer to obtaining the Tetra Tech Construction building, located at 2736 Route 30, to create a community arts center and school. The town planning board reviewed the site plan at a meeting Tuesday, and proposed to act as lead agency for the project. The board will now set a date for a public hearing in January. The planners then need to approve the project before the ...

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OESJ holds off Fort Plain, 39-37

FORT PLAIN -- Rylie Smith scored a game-high 19 points -- including a 9 of 12 performance from the three throw line -- and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville girls basketball team took control of Wednesday's game against the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers in the third quarter, then held off a rally in the fourth quarter for a 39-37 Western Athletic Conference victory. Down 17-6 at the half, OESJ opened up a nine-point lead by outscoring Fort Plain 14-4 in ...

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