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Alex Cooper/The Recorder From left, Shannon Armstrong, Mark Kilmer, and Vicky Meyers pose for a photo during the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament on Friday, at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course.

New assisted living facility taking shape in downtown

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff The sound of a jackhammer filled the air this week as contractors continued their work to transform the former America's Best Value Inn in downtown Amsterdam into a new assisted living facility. Amsterdam Mayor Michael Villa took a tour of the site Thursday to see the progress that has been made since crews gutted the facility earlier this year. "It's a great renovation," Villa said after touring portions of the building ...

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City kicks off homecoming with bonfire on South Side

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Amsterdam will kick off homecoming festivities tonight with a bonfire in the South Side along the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge. Amsterdam Recreation Department Director Robert Spagnola said the inaugural Homecoming Kickoff Bonfire was quickly organized earlier this week. Spagnola said there has been a "good vibe" in the community since the bridge opening and city officials are looking to continue the ...

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Police investigate cause of fatal crash

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 7:07 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Amsterdam police are still investigating the cause of a fatal motor vehicle crash that occured Friday morning in the city of Amsterdam. Joanna Maciariello, 64, of Clifton Park, was pronounced dead after crashing her pickup into the rear of a tractor trailer at approximately 10:39 a.m. Friday. The tractor trailer, driven by Christopher Baker, 47, of Massachussetts, was allegedly stopped at a red light on Market Street at ...

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Planners weigh impact of large solar projects

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- As solar developments become more abundant in Montgomery County, the county planning board is working to decide the best route to take when assessing large developments. County senior planner William Roehr commended the county planning board for its thorough look at a two-system development on Log City Road that was referred by the town of Amsterdam. The topic sparked discussion Thursday among board members as to ...

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Stanavich rushes for 265 yards and three TDs to lead AHS, 35-0

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TROY -- Talk about the right game at the right time. The Amsterdam Rugged Rams headed into Friday's football game against Lansingburgh desperately needing to regain some momentum after Saturday's 40-point blowout loss to Queensbury that featured the loss of starting quarterback Trey Holloway for the next 4-to-6 weeks with a broken left fibula. Amsterdam rose to the occasion with a ground-and-pound performance. Dale Stanavic ...

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Mayfield sweeps Fort Plain

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Updated: 4:08 AM

FORT PLAIN -- Mikayla Myers had six kills and seven digs, while Emily Mormando compiled 14 assists, six blocks and 17 service points as the Mayfield High School volleyball team notched a 3-0 sweep of Fort Plain in Western Athletic Conference action Friday. The Lady Panthers won by scores of 25-15, 25-13 and 25-18. Alis Hart added three kills and 14 digs for Mayfield (4-2, 3-2 WAC). Ang Gomez had a match-high eight kills and served up three aces for Fort Pl ...

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Late TD overturned by penalty as Braves lose heartbreaker

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder FONDA -- The Fonda-Fultonville Braves had their first win of the season. Until they didn't. The Braves were celebrating in the end zone with 11 seconds left in the fourth quarter after Dan Parslow flipped an 18-yard pass to Rick Briggs for what they and the jubilant crowd at John G. Boshart Field thought was a go-ahead touchdown against the Voorheesville Blackbirds. But, back at the 25-yard line, a flag was on t ...

Obituaries

Joan Mae Warren

September 22, 2016 Joan Mae Warren passed away suddenly on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Wilton, N.Y. She was 81 years old. Born on May 13, 1935 in Amsterdam, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Raymund Guzielek and Mary Alibozek Guzielek. ...

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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 ...

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