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Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Caroline Murray/Recorder staff - The Amsterdam Police Department hosted a women's self-defense class Tuesday at Fulton-Montgomery Community College's Raiders Cove. During the class, APD and Glenville Police Department officers taught participants how to properly defend themselves if caught in a dangerous situation. The class was led by APD Sgt. Owen Fuhs. ABOVE: Johnstown resident Wendy St. Aubin approaches her 'attacker,' APD patrol officer Joseph Spencer.

Press release announces resignation of suspended OESJ superintendent

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Updated: 5:58 AM

OPPENHEIM —  Wednesday evening, following a special Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville Board of Education meeting, the board and former Superintendent Laura Lawrence jointly announced Lawrence’s resignation from the position of superintendent of schools. Prior to the merger of these two neighboring districts July 1, Lawrence served as superintendent of schools in St. Johnsville. She served as superintendent of the merged school district fro ...

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Golf, transportation holding up the works

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By ALISSA SCOTT alissa.scott@recordernews.com The golf and transportation budgets are currently holding up the 2014-15 budget process, according to the Amsterdam Common Council. "We need to start looking at if we're going to lay people off, if we're going to have cutbacks," 3rd Ward Alderman Ronald J. Barone Sr. said at a golf budget meeting Tuesday night. "We haven't gotten into any of that. I don't want to be pansying around. We aren't doing anything." T ...

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The carts arrive, a day later

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

Though the city's 30 leased golf carts didn't make it in time for opening day at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course Monday, Mayor Ann Thane said they've arrived. "All accounted for," she said Tuesday night. On Monday, corporation counsel Gerard DeCusatis said there had been "some mix-up" with the cart delivery and said they should arrive Tuesday. Golf professional Joseph Merendo's carts, however, were still in storage and were made available to the golfer ...

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Tech forum focuses on the educational need

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com JOHNSTOWN -- To take advantage of potential economic development opportunities and create jobs In the high-tech industry, local officials are turning their focus to education. At a Mohawk Valley Technology Forum Tuesday, local stakeholders and experts discussed the opportunities for economic growth in the region and how preparing students for those opportunities Is the key to success. "We have a rare op ...

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Troopers make a second arrest in scheme to rape young child

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:24 AM

By HEATHER NELLIS heather.nellis@recordernews.com TRIBES HILL -- Police last week arrested a man who allegedly raped a child twice after a Tribes Hill man arranged it over the Internet. State troopers on Thursday charged Neal D. Sommers, 27, of Albany, with first-degree rape of a victim less than 13 years old, first-degree criminal sexual act, and predatory sexual assault against a child, all felonies. He also faces a misdemeanor count of committing an act ...

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Rams stage strong comeback in loss to Schenectady

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com SCHENECTADY -- Five minutes and 33 seconds undid the Amsterdam High School lacrosse team Tuesday night against the Schenectady Patriots, but what the Rams did after that stretch did a lot to ease the bitter taste in the mouths of head coach Paul Furman and his players. In the Rams' Big 10 opener at Larry Mulvaney Field, Schenectady attackman Erick Aldas provided the spark for a stretch of five consecutive Patri ...

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Rams stage strong comeback in loss to Schenectady

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com SCHENECTADY -- Five minutes and 33 seconds undid the Amsterdam High School lacrosse team Tuesday night against the Schenectady Patriots, but what the Rams did after that stretch did a lot to ease the bitter taste in the mouths of head coach Paul Furman and his players. In the Rams' Big 10 opener at Larry Mulvaney Field, Schenectady attackman Erick Aldas provided the spark for a stretch of five consecutive Patri ...

Obituaries

Fred S. Stockwell

April 22, 2014 Mr. Fred S. Stockwell, 85, of St. Hwy. 80, Fort Plain, New York died Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Palatine Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and are under the direction of Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral ...

Letters to the editor

A follow-up to the open house To the editor: In response to Pam Ritter's letter to the editor on April 22, let's see ... she has been on the commission for three, maybe two months. Ron Barone has been there for I'd say 40 years and also was on th ...

Entertainment

Discovery documentary to chronicle Everest avalanche

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed mor ...

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