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Adding the trimmings

Garrett Gottier, a seventh-grade student at Fonda-Fultonville Central School, trimsa branch during a Future Farmers of America Wreath Making Night on Tuesday at Fonda-Fultonville High School. FFA members helped guests make wreaths using metal hoops w ...

Amsterdam DPW eyes an overnight shift for winter

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - Updated: 7:20 AM - By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Amsterdam officials are proposing to add a smaller staffed third shift to the city Department of Public Works to improve public safety during winter weather. Amsterdam Common Council members discussed adding a thir ...


Architect selected for repairs at City Hall

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - Updated: 7:21 AM - By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Preliminary work to reconstruct the portico on the southeast corner of Amsterdam City Hall is planned to be completed during the winter, with construction beginning after the snow melts. Aldermen unanimously approv ...


USS Arizona survivor returns to Pearl Harbor 75 years later

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - Updated: 7:31 AM - HONOLULU (AP) -- Lauren Bruner was getting ready for church in 1941 on his battleship, the USS Arizona, when the alarm sounded. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor had begun, and Bruner, then 21, scampered up five stories by ladder to the enormous an ...


Police Reports

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - Updated: 9:32 AM - Amsterdam Police Department * Jonathan Gomez-Ruiz, 35, of 48 James St., was charged Nov. 16 with petit larceny after he was allegedly observed stealing $109.50 worth of merchandise from a Guy Park Avenue business. Gomez-Ruiz was held pending arraign ...


Mayfield holds on for 69-68 win over Galway

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - Updated: 7:26 AM - By PAUL ANTONELLI Recorder Sports Editor GALWAY -- When Sean Kennedy took over the Galway boys basketball program earlier this year, his first goal was to instill a new attitude -- one that involved playing hard and ultimately winning basketball game ...


MCA's shooting too much for F-F

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - Updated: 7:28 AM - By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder SCOTIA -- The Fonda-Fultonville Braves first Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game in six years couldn't have come against a tougher opponent at a worse time. Playing without standout freshman guard Jackson ...