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Mayors weigh in on charter changes

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Amsterdam residents will have the chance to vote on five amendments to the city charter on Election Day. The proposed changes, which were created by a Charter Review Commission appointed by Mayor Ann Thane, were filed with the city clerk in early September. They call for: * A modification of the structure of city government to separate some of the duties performed by the mayor and the Common Council; * An increase in t ...

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Opposition to bypass is growing

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Residents are joining forces to actively protest proposed routes for a potential bypass connector road from Thruway Exit 28 in Fultonville to the Johnstown Industrial Park. From letters to the editor in local newspapers, to creating a Facebook page called "Stop the Fonda Connector," residents are raising their voices in opposition to 11 proposed routes, many of which directly impact property owners in the villages of ...

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Vroman resigns as undersheriff

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County undersheriff Peter Vroman officially resigned from his post Friday, nine months after being appointed. Vroman said he never intended to fill the position for the long-term. "I retired from police work after 32 years, and I came to Montgomery County knowing I wouldn't be there very long, but that there things I wanted to accomplish," he said. "And you know what, I did them. I think I did t ...

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School bond act may impact F-F project

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Passage of the Smart School Bond Act on Nov. 4 could have an impact on Fonda-Fultonville Central School district's $19.4 million bond proposal, which will go before voters later in the month. The bond act would allow the state to borrow $2 billion to invest in school-based capital projects and help provide schools with technology-based initiatives such as interactive white boards, computer servers and laptops. It als ...

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Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake pulls away from Amsterdam, 30-13

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Playing grizzled Miami Sharks coach Tony D'Amato in the 1999 film "Any Given Sunday," Al Pacino delivered one of the most memorable speeches in the history of sports in cinema. "You find out life's a game of inches, so is football," he said. "Because in either game -- life or football -- the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don't quite make it. One half second too slow, too ...

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Schalmont blanks Broadalbin-Perth

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly ROTTERDAM -- As the final seconds ticked away Friday on the high school football careers of the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots' senior class, quarterback Zach Morreale gently knocked his right fist on running back Darius Reyes' facemask. The scoreboard read 49-0 in favor of the undefeated Schalmont Sabres, and Morreale and Reyes were just two of the Patriots taking in the final moments, comforting one another on the away team's ...

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