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Man with knife robs Dunkin Donuts

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Updated: 11:29 PM

The Amsterdam Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred earlier this evening at the Church Street Dunkin Donuts. In a press release, the APD reported that it got a call around 5:30 p.m. from Dunkin Donuts employees that a male entered the store and approached a clerk at the register. The male allegedly produced a knife and demanded all the money from the register, which he then took and fled from the store in an unknown direction. The susp ...

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New tax: Vehicle use tax approved

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:14 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Montgomery County Legislature on Tuesday approved a vehicle use tax that is expected to increase revenues by $370,000 to offset the cost of road repairs in the county. After passing through the Budget and Finance Committee with only one dissenting vote, the full board adopted a local law that establishes the vehicle tax in a 6-2 vote, with one abstention. District 4 Legislator Ryan Weitz and District 9 L ...

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Perillo: 'Gap Elimination Adjustment needs to end'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara gathered with school administrators and parents at the Greater Amsterdam School District Tuesday morning to rally against the state's Gap Elimination Adjustment, a measure that annually reduces state funding to schools. GASD Superintendent Thomas Perillo emphasized how much his school district needs state aid. He said nearly 90 percent of students in kindergarten to ...

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County to save big on new liability insurance

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Montgomery County could realize a potential savings of $100,000 in liability insurance coverage for 2015. The Montgomery County Legislature Tuesday approved a resolution for property, general liability and flood Insurance at a cost not to exceed $425,000, which is a decrease in the county's current premium of $550,000. Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort said even with the savings, the county was a ...

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Amsterdam bounces back from S-G defeat with impressive win over Broadalbin-Perth

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Tenacious defensive pressure and solid offense in a pair of spurts was enough for the Amsterdam High School boys basketball team Tuesday night, as the Running Rams downed Broadalbin-Perth, 76-53, in Foothills Council action. Between the end of the first quarter and most of the second, AHS put together a 21-6 run; later, the Rams opened the third quarter with nine straight points as part of a 24-4 stretc ...

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Junior guard scores 27 points in Wolves' 61-53 win over Hilltoppers

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Wolves had found themselves in a frustrating pattern of fast starts and flat finishes so far this boys basketball season. Tuesday night against local rival Fort Plain, the Wolves maintained the former and went a long way toward fixing the latter. Led by junior guard Dylan Klock's 27-point, seven-rebound, five-assist effort, the Wolves exploded out of the gate Tuesday n ...

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Junior guard scores 27 points in Wolves' 61-53 win over Hilltoppers

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder ST. JOHNSVILLE -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Wolves had found themselves in a frustrating pattern of fast starts and flat finishes so far this boys basketball season. Tuesday night against local rival Fort Plain, the Wolves maintained the former and went a long way toward fixing the latter. Led by junior guard Dylan Klock's 27-point, seven-rebound, five-assist effort, the Wolves exploded out of the gate Tuesday n ...

Obituaries

Dorothy I. Reginbald

Dorothy I. Reginbald December 9, 2014 Dorothy I. Reginbald, 92, of Amsterdam died peacefully on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Amsterdam on September 22, 1922, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Albert and Anna ...

Letters to the editor

Christmas is the spirit of giving To the editor: This is the time of year when things are even harder on our seniors and veterans. Heating bills go up, food has really been going up, some things every week. I am asking you to help our seniors and ...

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NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

BY BERNARD CONDON The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled. Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of mill ...

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