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Vroman running again for Assembly

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff Former Montgomery County Undersheriff Peter Vroman will once again challenge Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, D-Rotterdam, for the 111th Assembly District seat in November. Vroman, a Republican, and Santabarbara were up against each other in 2014 election, where Santabarbara won his second term in office with 16,450 votes. It was only a 1,200 lead over Vroman's 15,204 votes for the district seat, which represents all of Mo ...

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County to fix Hickory Hill drainage issues

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Montgomery County Public Works Department will be starting construction on Hickory Hill Road in the beginning of August to address address ongoing drainage issues. Montgomery County officials held a public information meeting Wednesday in the village of Fonda to address any concerns Hickory Hill Road residents have concerning the project, which Department of Public Works Commissioner Paul Clayburn said should ...

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AHA works to clear the air with smoke-free policy

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Public housing residents started breathing a little easier after the Amsterdam Housing Authority initiated a smoke-free policy for its properties earlier this year, but there are still some compliance issues. The buildings and grounds owned by the Amsterdam Housing Authority became smoke-free this year and the agency has been working with residents towards reaching compliance. AHA Executive Director Damaris Carbone said ...

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Shorty's moves into Majors final

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder When C.J. Durinick led off the fifth inning with a screaming line drive to centerfield that cleared the fence for a home run, it seemed like it was going to be little more than the icing on the cake for Shorty's as they clinched a spot in the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League Majors Division championship game. It turned out to be the run they needed to keep their season alive. Durinick's solo blast gave Shorty's a seven-run l ...

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Amsterdam Lodge #84 advances to Minors title game

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Amsterdam Lodge #84 struck when the iron was hot early on, and it proved to be enough to carry the team into the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League Minors Division championship game. Lucas Davey's bases-clearing double highlighted a five-run first inning, and pitchers Derek Goebel and Jude Flint did enough to make that outburst stand up as Lodge #84 claimed a 6-4 win over Sunoco in a Minors Division semifinal Wednesday evening ...

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Mohawks make it look easy

ALBANY -- After a two-day break, the Amsterdam Mohawks got right back in the groove Wednesday night, riding two doubles and four runs batted in from Joe Genord and six solid innings on the mound from Cameron Enck to notch a 9-1 win over the Albany Dutchmen at Bob Bellizzi Field. Genord ripped a pair of two-run doubles -- one in the first inning, one in the fourth -- as part of a 12-hit attack for Amsterdam (16-7). It was the fourth straight win for the Moh ...

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