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Saturday, July 04, 2015
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Brian Spagnola watches fireworks after the Amsterdam Mohawks game Friday at Shuttleworth Park.

Rebate requirement: Efficiency eyed in cost savings plan

Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The $3.5 million efficiency plan Montgomery County submitted to the state reveals ideas like changing to high-efficiency light bulbs and a countywide records digitization project. William Roehr, senior planner for the Montgomery County Business Development Center, views the countywide Local Government Efficiency as an evolving proposal. There have already been some changes to the submitted plan, but the savings ...

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Scholars urge new look at a forgotten founder

Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By HILLEL ITALIE The Associated Press KATONAH -- The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember -- Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. "Most people know something about him. ... But very few know the full breadth of his accomplishments. Most are very surprised by what they learn," explains Heather Iannucci, director of the John Jay Homestead in this Hudson River to ...

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Vehicle larcenies under investigation

Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Police Department is investigating several larcenies from vehicles throughout the city. There were approximately nine incidents between June 26 and Thursday, according to police reports. The first larceny was reported June 26 on Grant Avenue after a resident noticed change was missing from inside their vehicle. Later that day, a resident of Oak Lane said someone entered their vehicle and stole a cell ph ...

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Prosecutor questions low bullying numbers

Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By FRANK ELTMAN The Associated Press MINEOLA -- A suburban New York prosecutor says compliance with a state law requiring schools to report incidents of bullying, harassment or intimidation is a "disaster." Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas found 58 percent of all schools statewide failed to report even one incident, and 82 percent found no incidents of cyberbullying. "If a school administrator told me that there was not a single notew ...

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Manea's single lifts Mohawks in 10th

Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Fate -- and some odd moments involving the umpiring crew -- seemed to be working against the Amsterdam Mohawks during Friday night's game against the Glens Falls Dragons at Shuttleworth Park. Scott Manea thought otherwise. In a game that saw the Mohawks give up two early runs thanks to a ball that hit the base umpire and later have outfielder Craig Dedelow ejected for arguing with the home plate umpire after being brought b ...

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Anglers should have a star-spangled weekend

Saturday, July 04, 2015 - Updated: 4:09 AM

By DICK NELSON For The Recorder It's hard to believe the United States is celebrating its 239th birthday. It seems like only yesterday we were complaining about cold and snow, now we're grumbling about the rain and in the weeks to come I'm sure many will be squawking about the heat and humidity. Be that as it may, this long holiday weekend is without a doubt the most celebrated of summer, and you can be sure that no matter what your plans, you're sure to h ...

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Anglers should have a star-spangled weekend

By DICK NELSON For The Recorder It's hard to believe the United States is celebrating its 239th birthday. It seems like only yesterday we were complaining about cold and snow, now we're grumbling about the rain and in the weeks to come I'm sure many will be squawking about the heat and humidity. Be that as it may, this long holiday weekend is without a doubt the most celebrated of summer, and you can be sure that no matter what your plans, you're sure to h ...

Obituaries

Kazimierz G. Draus

July 2, 2015 Kazimierz G. Draus, 53, of Gorski Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. Mary's Healthcare, Amsterdam. Born on September 19, 1961 in Kolbuszowa, Poland, he was the son of Jozef and Maria Swiatek ...

Letter to the editor

Explaining the grant money To the editor: After reading many opinions regarding the grants to fund the bridge, I wanted to write this letter to inform the residents of Amsterdam who may not be familiar with grant funding and under what conditions ...

Entertainment

Piano Man sets an MSG record

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he perfor ...

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