Last Updated: Saturday, October 01, 2016 6:06:21 AM
The Amsterdam Free Library, the Schoharie River Center and Youth FX have a problem. They need more teens to join their fun and educational Environmental Study Team. I know... the "fun" sounds good and the "educational"...perhaps not. The ...
Last Updated: Saturday, October 01, 2016 6:04:50 AM
Last night, the Greater Amsterdam School District held its second annual Hall of Fame Induction dinner.
Today, the district will hold its annual Homecoming with a variety of events.
The events signify that Amsterdam has much to be proud of -- in the ...
Last Updated: Saturday, October 01, 2016 4:09:20 AM
Looking Back for The Recorder Oct. 1
First published Oct. 1, 1986
Thirty Years Ago
Fiber Glass Industries will complete work by the end of October on the plant's new emissions control system, FGI president Charles M. Barber said Tuesda ...
Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2016 10:22:47 AM
Remember when we fretted about space junk from Skylab raining from the sky? Well, spacecraft flotsam is all set for a return engagement. Only this time, blame the Chinese.
Chinese officials acknowledge that they have lost control over their first s ...
Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2016 10:21:13 AM
Something craven infects political candidates as the days dwindle down to a precious few, especially when prospects for victory appear slimmer than an emaciated giraffe in a fun house mirror. It may be darkest before the dawn, but for those scheduled ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:03:09 AM
Allow me to preface this column by acknowledging there are far more pressing concerns than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's pending divorce.
Their heartbreak doesn't equal that of Syrian refugees who can protect neither their homeland nor their child ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2016 10:02:54 AM
Wednesday, for the first time, President Obama had a veto overridden. The repudiation magnifies a blot on his presidency.
He had shamefully sought to block family members of the thousands killed in the terror attacks of Sept. 11 from taking suspect ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:59:25 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- There's almost something poetic about watching the first presidential debate of 2016 in the city that midwifed American democracy.
This is a gritty town that takes its politics seriously. Punches and counterpunches are expected.
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:59:21 AM
The endless spigot of corruption that is New York State has been opened again. This time, after years of wading through the legislative cesspool, federal prosecutors are diving deep into the executive branch. And the smell is no less fetid.
The mai ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:39:02 AM
By CATHLEEN DECKER
Los Angeles Times
HEMPSTEAD -- Donald Trump left the protective bubble of his partisans on Monday and learned a well-established truth about campaigns: The rhetoric that draws rapturous applause at rallies doesn't play as we ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:38:51 AM
When it comes to contests, America does not like nuance. It wants a winner and a loser.
But both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton had grounds to claim victory after Monday night's first presidential debate.
The early part of the debate was the mo ...
Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2016 9:42:34 AM
A few weeks ago, Republican pollster Frank Luntz asked a group of undecided voters what they thought of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They didn't much like either one.
Trump's "crazy," they chorused -- "a charlatan." Clinton is "deceitful," "di ...
Last Updated: Monday, September 26, 2016 9:41:31 AM
Day by day, we learn more about a growing forest of red flags that alerted federal law enforcement agencies to scrutinize New York bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami.
Among those forehead-slapping clues: Rahami allegedly assembled his bomb-making materia ...
Last Updated: Friday, September 23, 2016 9:17:40 AM
Caregiving is the new national health care problem. Children are struggling to care for their aging parents as advances in medicine make it possible to live longer with chronic diseases. The baby boom was followed by a dr ...
Last Updated: Friday, September 23, 2016 9:17:38 AM
Maybe, in the upcoming nationally televised debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, he will say something that infuriates her, causing her to crazily spout a sentence backwards, put her thumb on her nose, wiggle her fingers and then spit ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:19:45 AM
Thank you Montgomery County District 7 Republican Primary voters
To the Editor:
On Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016, 68 percent of the Republican voters in Montgomery County's 7th District, who chose to exercise their voting rights that Primary day, electe ...
Last Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2016 10:19:43 AM
Former President George H.W. Bush's plan to vote for Hillary Clinton -- the wife of the politician who pushed him out of the White House 24 years ago -- should come as no surprise to anyone. Whatever you think of his politics, the first President Bus ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:51:33 AM
In Florida Monday, following the bombings in New York and New Jersey, Donald Trump referred to the captured bombing suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, as an "evil thug." He then added, "Hillary Clinton is a weak and ineffective person and I will tell you, i ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:50:15 AM
Over the weekend, the new Oliver Stone movie on National Security Agency leaker-extraordinaire Edward Snowden clunked into theaters and drew tepid crowds.
At the same time, the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:43:37 AM
By JACQUIELYNN FLOYD
The Dallas Morning News
The hate-crazed misanthrope who planted do-it-yourself bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey over the weekend has already failed in his primary mission. The damage he did was mercifully limited.
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:43:28 AM
When a man goes to a local shopping mall dressed as a security guard and stabs nine people while reportedly referencing Allah, the hardest thing for a population to do is to keep its collective cool. It is also the most necessary.
In recent years, ...
Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2016 9:04:49 AM
By HAROLD JACKSON
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Gary Johnson is likely to get more votes than any previous Libertarian running for president, but he's not even close to being qualified. His popularity has almost nothing to do with Johnson and ever ...
Last Updated: Monday, September 19, 2016 9:04:05 AM
Buildings shook and glass shattered as a bomb spewed shrapnel in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on Saturday night. First responders and strangers rushed in to help dozens of injured bystanders, and soon, an unexploded device was found a few blocks ...
Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2016 4:09:19 AM
Compiled by SHARON WALEGA
Recorder News Staff
THIRTY YEARS AGO
* The Amsterdam Holiday Inn no longer is affiliated with the national Holiday Inn organization.
Jennifer Burgess, Holiday Inn's supervisor of public relations for the New York ...
Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2016 4:09:19 AM
Many issues to deal with regarding proposed solar farm
To the editor:
Dear town of Amsterdam residents:
This is regarding the solar farm to be located on Log City Road right across the road from some of our homes. There are 16 potential issues ...