Last Updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:23:17 AM
Some advice regarding lead in Amsterdam water
To the editor:
As a chemist, I need to speak to the issue of lead found in the water samples of three of our Amsterdam schools.
I routinely participate in water sampling of my home taps when offered ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:29:13 AM
If "the truth is out there," as they used to say on the old "X-Files" program, Hillary Clinton says she's eager to expose it.
No, she's not talking about her controversial email server, although an FBI investigation is looking into that, too.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:29:05 AM
The swift acquittal of the second police officer tried in the death in Baltimore of 25-year-old Freddie Gray demonstrates the damage a prosecutor can cause by overreaching when filing indictments in a racially charged case.
Baltimore state's attorn ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 10:09:11 AM
When it comes to ensuring the integrity of the Rio Olympics, the International Olympic Committee isn't playing around.
Thomas Bach, the OIC's president, said he would enforce the organization's zero-tolerance policy, even if reports of state-sponso ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016 11:28:10 AM
First, do no harm. Doctors get that. They embrace it. It's nevertheless the conclusion of a major study that medical mistakes kill at least 250,000 Americans a year, trailing only heart disease and cancer as a threat to human life. Here's an overly h ...
Last Updated: Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:09:28 AM
Compiled by SHARON WALEGA
Recorder News Staff
THIRTY YEARS AGO
* Fourth Ward Alderman David Pietrusza pulled the rug out from under Mayor Mario Villa at Tuesday's Common Council meeting regarding the purchase of a carpet for the municipal go ...
Last Updated: Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:09:29 AM
When we speak of New York State in terms of economic growth and job creation I can only think of one messenger who continues to sugarcoat this idea. It's time to take a little closer look at the messenger and who the lucky people are when it comes ...
Last Updated: Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:09:30 AM
News that elevated lead levels were found in water samples at three schools in the Greater Amsterdam School District is alarming, but not necessarily surprising given the multitude of such cases across the nation.
What's ridiculous is that the dist ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:25:11 AM
Miami Avenue reconstruction project update
An open letter to the residents of Montgomery County:
I wanted to give you an update on the status, planning and implementation to the Miami Avenue failure and reconstruction.
The history of the Miami ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:15:14 AM
Every school district budget in our coverage area was approved by voters on Tuesday.
In fact, not a single budget vote was close.
When you consider that it wasn't long ago that voters in various districts routinely voted down school budgets, Tues ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:15:13 AM
Tuesday was a historic day for the Amsterdam Free Library.
When Greater Amsterdam School District voters approved a proposition to allow a tax collection by the district that would provide $200,000 annually to the library, it was the first time the ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:34:00 AM
Seven decades ago, the United States dropped the first -- and last -- atom bombs ever used in war onto two Japanese cities, killing about 200,000 people, hastening the end of World War II and beginning a difficult and painful moral and historical deb ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:33:57 AM
Have you even been intruded upon by somebody else's public porn consumption?
A quiet young woman in one of my classes wanted to know if she could ask a question about college "etiquette" (her term). A sophomore who appeared not to be feeling quite ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:50:09 AM
With the generally unimpressive first-half of the current state Legislature session completed, lawmakers have returned to the capitol to confront major agenda items of unfinished business. After their three-week break they're under the pressure to we ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:50:06 AM
By HEATHER WILHELM
Last July, Minnesota congressman Keith Ellison threw an entire ABC News roundtable for a loop with just two lines: "People terrified of the possibility of President Trump better vote, better get active, bette ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 2:05:54 PM
To the editor,
On Tuesday, May 17, members of the Broadalbin-Perth Central School District can vote for the 2016-2017 school budget and the $39 million capital project. Please consider the following....
Many Broadalbin and Perth Youth Commission act ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2016 9:37:05 AM
Later this month, Budweiser, that most American of fermented beverages, will get a new name: America. It's part of a marketing scheme, "America Is In Your Hands," running through the presidential election. It's a brilliant notion. While we encourage ...
Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2016 4:09:03 AM
Compiled by SHARON WALEGA
Recorder News Staff
THIRTY YEARS AGO
* After several weekly school budget workshops, Amsterdam board of education members will vote on a tentative 1986-87 budget tonight at the school district main office, 11 Libert ...
Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2016 4:09:07 AM
Support the B-P school budget and capital project proposal
The traditions, educational distinction, enrichment opportunities and scholastic standings demonstrate the excellence of our Broadalbin-Perth School district. Our schools are ...
Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2016 4:09:08 AM
As an alumnus, I am concerned about the direction Fulton-Montgomery Community College has taken in recent years. I received a good education at F-MCC, and I have often advised young people to take their first two years of college at F-MCC. My wife an ...
Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2016 4:09:09 AM
"I think the health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries."
-- Carl Sagan, Cosmos
On Tuesday, May 17, resid ...
Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2016 9:37:31 AM
By JOEL MATHIS
and BEN BOYCHUK
Tribune News Service
On Monday, Gizmodo reported that a former Facebook contractor had revealed the company discriminates against conservative news and news sources when curating the site's "trending topics" s ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:25:05 AM
The city Golf Commission's plan to hold four tournaments this summer to raise money for capital projects at Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course is a brilliant concept.
For many years, the course -- designed by legendary golf architect Robert Trent Jone ...
Last Updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:23:58 AM
Support the proposition to fund the Amsterdam Free Library
50 reasons to support the Amsterdam Free Library:
1. Above the front door it says "Open to all", and they mean it all the time.
2. A student recently said, "Today a reade ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:22:54 AM
By MARC SCHEIPE and WILL REYNOLDS
Next week, Orlando, Fla., will host veterans from all over the world to compete in the 2016 Invictus Games. This international sporting competition taps into the power of sport to inspire reco ...