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Kirk Douglas turns 100 years old City officials honor Amsterdam native with proclamation

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa described Kirk Douglas Day in 1985 as a day with "probably the most people that were ever assembled in the city." Villa had just begun his career as a police officer and was on traffic detail for the event. Now, as mayor, he's sending Douglas well-wishes on his 100th birthday. A proclamation will be made by the Common Council in his honor. Douglas, born as Issur "Izzy" Danielovitch Demsky o ...

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A personal history of Kirk Douglas' 100 years

By MARIA RICCIO BRYCE For The Recorder As long as I can remember, for as long as I have been alive, there was always Kirk Douglas. The singular, one-of-a-kind name itself was, for me, synonymous with having escaped the small hometown we shared, and hitting it so big in the world that it's almost beyond explanation, comparison, or even comprehension. It's beyond climbing Everest, or being awarded the National Medal of Freedom (but wait -- he did that too). ...

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City, county get $4.56 million from state for projects

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Montgomery County projects were awarded $4.56 million through the latest round of Regional Economic Develop Council funding, which includes four projects in the City of Amsterdam awarded $1.26 million. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday afternoon the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $81.9 million to provide assistance for 88 projects through the Sixth Round of the REDC Awards. More than $ ...

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Mohawk adopts draft scope of annexation

By MORGAN FRISCH Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Mohawk town board adopted Fulton County's draft scope of work for the annexation of land into the city of Johnstown Thursday. The board made several revisions to the draft after discussions during November's meeting determined it was lacking significant details. The draft was adopted subject to several changes that were made at the workshop held before the town board meeting. Council members discussed the r ...

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Getting set for first big Friday night of hoops

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder It's the first truly busy Friday night of the 2016-17 high school basketball season, and there's plenty of interesting matchups on the slate -- highlighted by a big non-league game for Amsterdam and a couple of rivalry games between Western Athletic Conference foes. Every week during the season, we'll take a look at the five biggest and best games on the Friday night slate in a little primer called the Friday Five. We'll ki ...

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Lady Patriots fall to Albany Academy, 46-41

ALBANY -- Adria Castracane and Cydney Owens scored 14 points apiece, and the Albany Academy for Girls basketball team doubled up Broadalbin-Perth in the first quarter before holding on over the final 24 minutes for a 46-41 non-league win Thursday night. Jessica Naclerio added 14 points and Sarah Richardson scored six for the Bears (2-1), who took control of the game with a 14-7 lead after the first quarter. Nyah Thompson knocked down three 3-pointers on he ...

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