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Another toe-to-toe session at City Hall

Alderwoman, city rec director, go back and forth during meeting By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff For roughly nine months, some social media users in Amsterdam have been witness to an online fray prompted by an alderwoman critical of the operation of the city's Recreation Department. The topic reared its head Tuesday night at City Hall during an argument between 4th Ward Alderwoman Diane Hatzenbuh-ler and department Director Robert Spagnola in a Recrea ...

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Council backs Schenectady casino

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to support the Rivers Casino project in Schenectady. "Our communities are really tied together here," Ray Gillen, Schenectady Metroplex Development Authority chairman and commissioner of economic development in Schenectady County, said. "We're really together on many, many things." After Montgomery County's casino proposal was unanimously disqualified by the ...

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Emergency roof work eyed at old courthouse

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The old Montgomery County Courthouse on Park Street is in need of an emergency roof replacement that is anticipated to cost the county approximately $72,000. During a Montgomery County Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday, the legislature supported Executive Matthew Ossenfort in moving forward on the project to address the roof, which has become a safety hazard and a liability issue. "We all know that the co ...

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City man pleads not guilty to indictment in fatal crash case

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- An Amsterdam man accused of causing last year's head-on motor vehicle collision that killed three people on Route 67 in the town of Amsterdam pleaded not guilty in Montgomery County Court Tuesday. David W. Bain, 69, of 54 Edward St., was indicted on three counts of second-degree manslaughter, three counts of criminally negligent homicide, second-degree assault, reckless driving, and failure to keep right, ac ...

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Familiar faces seeking council seat in Broadalbin

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN -- The Broadalbin Republican Committee and the Fulton County Democratic Committee respectively nominated candidates to run for a seat on the town council in the November general election. Democratic Committee chairman Edmund Jasewicz said the committee unanimously agreed to nominate former longtime Montgomery County politician William D. Wills. The Republican Committee selected former Fulton County Resident ...

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Section II powers B-P, Scotia-Glenville play to 2-2 tie

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- Really tested for the first time this boys soccer season, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots found themselves back on their heels for a while Tuesday afternoon, but some hard work by the team's young forwards helped B-P rescue a result against one of the top-ranked teams in the state. Having cruised through their first five games without surrendering a goal, the Patriots finally conceded Tuesday to a Scotia-Glenvil ...

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