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175th Fonda Fair: Organzers get activites going with pre-party

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Fonda Fair has been a staple in Montgomery County for more than a century--175 years, to be exact. For its big anniversary, Fonda Fair organizers have some big plans, from the second Mohawk Valley Music Fest to the third annual Convoy for a Cause. In between, fair-goers can find the usual livestock shows, spinning carnival rides and food stands peddling fried dough, as well as some new acts. While the fair off ...

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Girl Scouts provide more playground games at McNulty

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff When three local Girl Scout cadettes had to pick a project to earn their Silver Award, they looked to the elementary school they had attended. Amsterdam Girl Scouts Troop 2245 members Emily Brittain, Alexis Mittelstadt and Emilie Kilmartin recently completed painting features onto a blacktop court at R.J. McNulty Academy for International Studies and Literacy Magnet School. Using stencils and other tools they painted a b ...

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The Bigelow-Sanford Theater had 2-year run

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM

Movie star James Dean's second appearance on screen, other than in commercials, was in an episode of the Bigelow Theater in 1951. Bigelow Theater was renamed Bigelow-Sanford Theater during its second and final season in 1952, and was sponsored both years by the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company. The Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company resulted from a merger in 1929 of the Sanford Carpet Company of Amsterdam and the Bigelow-Hartford Carpet Company of Connecticut. B ...

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What's Happening

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM

Today AMSTERDAM The Montgomery County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Shelter will hold the sixth annual Pooch Plunge from noon to 4 p.m. at Veteran's Park swimming pool on Locust Avenue. Admission is $10 per dog. The public is welcome to attend and watch for a $1 donation per person. The event will benefit the homeless pets of the MCSPCA shelter. AMSTERDAM The Riverlink Summer Concert Series presents Robin and Linda Williams at Riverlink ...

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B-P boys soccer coach Brian Henry leads strong team in his final season

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- Brian Henry has spent so much time with Broadalbin-Perth High School boys soccer that it feels like the program is one of his children. But as he enters his 15th and final season as the Patriots' varsity coach, he's realized its time to let the team grow up away from him while he plans to devote more time to his young daughters. "This is my 15th and final year," Henry said Wednesday after the Patriots wrapped ...

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Desormeaux: Exaggerator will prove he can dominate on dry track in Travers

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - Updated: 4:09 AM

Staff Report SARATOGA SPRINGS -- As the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets, Exaggerator's affinity for a wet racetrack has been one of the more prevalent narratives of the Saratoga meet this summer as the multiple graded stakes winner looks to shore up his supremacy in the 3-year-old division in the "Mid-Summer Derby," expected to be contested over a fast track this afternoon. Indeed, the Curlin colt has ...

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Kaepernick will sit through anthem until there's change

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America -- specifically when it comes to race relations. He knows he could be cut by San Francisco for this stand. Criticized, ostracized, and he'll go it all alone if need be. The quarterback realizes he might be treated poorly in ...

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Joseph Floyd Perry

August 5, 2016 Surrounded by loving family, Joseph Floyd Perry passed away on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Leesburg, Fla. Born Nov. 1, 1936 in St. Johnsville, N.Y., son of Rose Sindici and Floyd Perry, Jr., Jo-Jo graduated 1955 from St. Johnsville ...

Pepe is an ideal candidate To the editor, Primary election day on Tuesday, Sept. 13, is as important as the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8. In the 7th district in the City of Amsterdam, Republican voters will have the opportunity to put Mi ...

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PUBLIC HEARING Notice A Public Hearing is scheduled for September 8, 2016 at 7:30pm, 12 Mitchell St., Canajoharie, regarding a proposed local law to extend Local Law #2 of 2016, which establishes a six month moratorium on solar energy systems, for an additional period of 6 months. Such local law would temporarily prohibit construction, installation, approval, and processing of applications for solar energy systems. Installation of rooftop panels would not ...

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that a public hearing will be held by the City of Amsterdam Zoning Board of Appeals at City Hall, 61 Church Street, Amsterdam, New York, on the 1st of September 2016 at 7:00 o’clock p.m. to consider the following applications before the Zoning Board of Appeals: Thomas and Mary Alice Hastings for an area variance for a fence that will not meet the required setbacks located at 33 Tremont Avenue. All intere ...

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SURPLUS ITEMS The Canajoharie Central School District will be offering surplus items at auction through the website â “ www.auctionsinternational.com beginning September 5, 2016. Inquires can be made to Gary May at 518-673-6347. Patricia Van Heusen District Clerk August 15, 2016AUG 37 8/29/16

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