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Monday, March 17, 2014 - Updated: 8:20 AM

Relay for Life meeting Thursday

To the editor:

On June 6 and 7 the fifth Relay for Life of Amsterdam will be held at the Amsterdam High School starting at 6 p.m. In the past our community have been very supportive and made our relays successful. I know this year will be no exception.

At Relay for Life events we gather to honor cancer survivors, caregivers and remember lost loved ones.

Throughout the next few months you will be seeing fundraising events. In fact, a few time have already had events that you may have supported.

This year we will be sponsoring a cancer night with the Amsterdam Mohawks July 25. It is our first time and we are excited about it.

Anyone interested in learning more, or making a donation can go to

There will be a team meeting Thursday, March 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Carondelet Pavilion at 380 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam. A committee meeting will held at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in finding out more about Relay for Life and our activities for this year is invited to come.

Contact Jane Constantine 842-8135 or if you have any questions.

Let's come together as a community and make this the most successful Relay for Life of Amsterdam.

Jane Constantine,


Rotary Club thankful for support

To the editor:

The 14th Amsterdam Rotary Club variety show is over and what a huge success it was. Thanks to the support of our spotlight sponsors: CDPHP, Fidelis Care NY, Liberty Enterprises, St. Mary's Healthcare, all of our numerous advertisers, our patrons, and the more than 1,200 people in attendance, the Amsterdam Rotary Club was able to provide financial support to the Amsterdam High School Chorus, Montgomery County Homeless Shelter known as Danielle's House, and the numerous organizations that come to the Rotary Club requesting financial support.

It was wonderful to see so many people come together to enjoy an evening of music and comedy. People of all generations laughed at the comedy skits from the '70s and sang along to the music that has become classic. For two hours everyone sat back, forgot their worries and enjoyed local talent.

This show would not be possible without the incredible amount of preparation and direction provided by Bill Nelson and Stephanie Boice. They have the skill and patience to bring together various levels of talent and mold them into performers. Thank you to all the performers for their hours of practice and to all of our volunteers that helped to make the show run so smoothly.

A special thanks goes to The Recorder for all of the publicity you gave to the event. We are convinced this helped to make this the most successful show in our history.

Everyone's time and generosity does not go unnoticed.

Vic Giulianelli and Al Turo,



When will it end?

To the editor:

When I wrote my last letter to the editor I thought that the mayor would get the point. Guess what -- she didn't.

It's time that the citizens of Amsterdam start to realize that we almost have a dictatorship in City Hall.

When we elect officials and they go by the proper procedures according to the Amsterdam city charter, and then they are challenged by the present mayor because she did not get her way, something is wrong.

We do not need to be spending taxpayer dollars to fight a personal vendetta that the mayor had against the present pro and the golf course situation. The golf course has already lost business due to your antics. And yes, mayor, it will continue that way until this situation is resolved. The people of Amsterdam have to join together and try and get this situation taken care of ASAP.

We as taxpayers and golfers need to show you, mayor, that we are proud of our golf course, proud of our pro and proud of the fact that we have one of the best venues in the great state of New York and you are trying to ruin it.

When will you get the picture?

There has to be more people in our community that feel the same way I do and I wish you would voice your opinion, to let the mayor know that it's just not a few people that think this way.

Let's get the golf course opened and start making money for the golf course.

Put this nasty thing to bed and let's turn to page.

I hope this ends very, very, very soon.

Don Zarecki,



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