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Aldermen pass budget, library gets $10K

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Free Library will still receive some funding from the city if the mayor signs off on the approximately $28.9 million amended spending plan proposed by aldermen. The Common Council approved changes to Mayor Michael Villa's 2016-17 budget during a special meeting Tuesday, a week after aldermen tabled the resolution due to missing line items. All of the changes aldermen had unofficially agreed upon during budg ...

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Legislature sends local law for solar projects back to committee

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- A local law to establish a payment in lieu of taxes schedule for solar developments will go back to committee in order for Montgomery County officials to take a further look. District 2 Legislator Thomas Quackenbush pulled his sponsorship for the local law establishing the PILOT schedule at the county legislature's full meeting Tuesday evening. Legislators and county officials cited a need to define what projects ...

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Memorial Day events include parades,services

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff With Memorial Day next week, municipalities throughout Montgomery County have events planned, including parades, memorial services and ceremonies honoring veterans. The city of Amsterdam will host its annual Memorial Day service in Veterans Memorial Field at 8 a.m. City Veteran's Commission Chairman Anthony Leggiero said much of the ceremony will be the usual routine with attendance by the John J. Wyszomirski American Leg ...

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Other Memorial Day ceremonies

* The town of Florida will will hold a service Sunday, May 29, at the Town of Florida Memorial Park, by the Florida Town Hall, 214 Fort Hunter Road. There will be an Ice Cream Social fundraiser for the park starting at 4 p.m. and a ceremony to follow. There will be a dedication of the new Civil War monument and a reading of town residents' names who died during the war. * The village of Hagaman Memorial Day parade Monday will begin at 11 a.m. at St. Stephe ...

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Fort Plain headed back to Joe Bruno Stadium with focus on upsetting top-seeded Fort Ann

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder FORT PLAIN -- The Fort Plain Hilltoppers were busy at work Tuesday afternoon at Phillips Field, getting in what were supposed to be last-minute preparations for today's Section II Class D baseball championship game against the Fort Ann Cardinals. Just after 6 p.m., the Hilltoppers found out they have a little more time left to get ready. The postponement of the Class B and Class BB championship games Wednesday night forced ...

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Harvey's struggles continue

WASHINGTON (AP) -- As an unbeaten pitcher for a first-place team, Stephen Strasburg is at the top of his game. Given where he was a year ago, perhaps the Nationals' star can serve as a positive example for struggling Matt Harvey of the New York Mets. Strasburg struck out 11, and Washington hit three of its season-high five home runs off Harvey in a 7-4 victory Tuesday night. Strasburg (8-0) gave up two runs and four hits over 6 2/3 innings in defeating Har ...

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