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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Alex Cooper / Recorder staff From left, Detective Sgt. Thomas Hennesy and Fire Chief Michael Whitty talk to media on Tuesday at the fire location on West Main Street in Amsterdam. According to officials, a six-alarm fire destroyed three homes on Monday evening while damaging another and displacing nine residents.

AFD: Boy causes blaze

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:08 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff A 10-year-old Amsterdam boy playing with fireworks allegedly ignited the blaze Monday night that destroyed three homes on West Main Street, according to police. Detective Sgt. Thomas Hennessy said the boy, whose name is not being released due to his age, allegedly was playing with fireworks behind the vacant property at 241 W. Main St. and the blaze was ignited. The fire started at the vacant building, but quickly spread ...

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Tonko recommends county join regional planning commission

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:08 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, appeared before the Montgomery County Legislature on Tuesday evening to update the county on ongoing projects and legislation that could benefit the county. Tonko touched on subjects from advocating for additional support for local infrastructure to advancing technology in the region. The congressman also said he would like to facilitate development in the Montgomery County regio ...

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Legislature raises concerns over fireworks sales tax from popup tents

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:10 AM

Legislature raises concerns over fireworks sales tax from pop-up tents By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- A resolution that loosens restrictions on sparklers will go back to the Montgomery County Education and Government Committee next month, more than a year after it was passed. District 3 Legislator Roy Dimond raised concerns during Tuesday's full legislature meeting over the number of pop-up tents selling fireworks in the weeks before July 4 and ...

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Fulton, Montgomery counties unveil new command trailer

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:10 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Fulton and Montgomery counties took another large step toward ensuring the safety of residents. Officials from the two counties unveiled a new command trailer that will be shared between them in case of an emergency. Equipped with radios, a meeting space, kitchen, bathroom and supplies, the command trailer will be a place for emergency response personnel to meet and strategize in the event of a natural disaster. " ...

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After Austria trip, China next for Amsterdam's Hanna

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Amsterdam's Tysean Hanna is taking the "travel" part of travel basketball about as literally as possible this summer. It's not a strange site to see athletes playing for traveling clubs rack up hundreds, maybe even thousands of miles in a summer, but Hanna -- who is coming off a standout junior season at Amsterdam High School -- has taken that to the extreme this summer. He recently returned from a trip to Europe, where he ...

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Kyle's Bounce Rentals advances into title game

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder In 2015, the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League playoffs were chaotic, with lower-seeded teams pulling stunning upsets in both the Majors and Minors divisions. Tuesday night, regular-season Majors champion Kyle's Bounce Rentals did its part to help the top seeds hold up this year. In a game played through near-constant rain at Isabel's Field, Carson Cotugno finished a home run shy of the cycle and drove in five runs, Jacob Nas ...

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Kyle's Bounce Rentals advances into title game

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder In 2015, the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League playoffs were chaotic, with lower-seeded teams pulling stunning upsets in both the Majors and Minors divisions. Tuesday night, regular-season Majors champion Kyle's Bounce Rentals did its part to help the top seeds hold up this year. In a game played through near-constant rain at Isabel's Field, Carson Cotugno finished a home run shy of the cycle and drove in five runs, Jacob Nas ...

Obituaries

John C. Ludwig

June 27, 2016 Mr. John C. Ludwig, Sr, age 51, of Amsterdam, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 27, 2016, at his home. He was born May 27, 1965, in Albany, the son of Frank and Joan O'Brien Ludwig. John is survived by his wife, Julie M. Strob ...

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Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * An investors group from New York City has bought the lease to Amsterdam Mall for $10 million, and the deal is expected to be complete by Friday. The sale of the lease by Amst ...

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