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GASD: Grades K-5 missed a combined 25,000 school days

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff Greater Amsterdam School District Superintendent Vicky Ramos is looking to decrease chronic absenteeism throughout the district. During Wednesday's board of education meeting, Director of Elementary Education Robert Mark said over 25,000 combined days of school were missed in grades K-5 [across all schools] last year with the kindergarten level presenting the highest number of absences. "In looking at the details by grade level, we have th ...

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Town board adopts solar regulations

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- While some residents still believe the town board should do more research, the board voted to adopt solar regulations into its zoning ordinance. The board voted 4-1 Wednesday to adopt a local law amending the town's zoning ordinance to regulate solar projects within the town such as setting setback limits and requirements for screening. The board has been considering the regulations since May, making s ...

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Former GASD teacher turns 105

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff For more than 40 years, Florence Collins spent much of her time teaching in the Greater Amsterdam School District. Collins turns 105 years old today. Although a Pennsylvania resident now, Collins was born and raised in Amsterdam, spending 100 years in the city. She first attended the St. Stanislaus School before transferring to the Greater Amsterdam School District, where she went on to teach. "My mother was an Amsterdamia ...

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County opens new public safety wing

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FULTONVILLE -- After a year of construction and even more of anticipation, Montgomery County officials Wednesday marked the grand opening of the new wing at the Public Safety Facility. County officials broke ground on the expansion last October and were able to mark the grand opening with a brief ceremony and ribbon cutting, during which County Executive Matthew Ossenfort revealed the new wing will be named after long-time ...

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Lady Rams celebrate Senior Night with a win

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- In the last game they'll ever play on their home court, the six seniors on the Amsterdam High School volleyball team got to go out as winners. Morgan Durinick, Kateland Cooks, Maria Lomanto, Cinderae Chrzanowski, Ashlin Glionna and Gianna Perez Petrone were honored prior to Wednesday's non-league match against Berne-Knox-Westerlo, and the Lady Rams used the emotion from that celebration to fuel a 3-1 wi ...

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Broadalbin-Perth blanks CCHS, 9-0

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- Stephen Spraker and his fellow seniors on the Broadalbin-Perth boys soccer team have been waiting a long time for this moment. Dominant at the modified and junior varsity level, this group of Patriots has worked for years to put themselves in position to win a Section II title -- and maybe more -- and Wednesday night they started the path to that goal, cruising to a 9-0 win over Catholic Central in the opening ...

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