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Fonda-Fultonville students tour tugboat on the Mohawk

Friday, May 27, 2016 - Updated: 10:19 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Fourth-grade students from Fonda-Fultonville stepped aboard a piece of history Thursday during the 115-year-old tugboat Urger's stop on the Mohawk River in the City of Amsterdam. Linda Hanson, a fourth-grade teacher at Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School, said students studied the Erie Canal for about a month before coming down to Riverlink Park to see the historic tugboat. Hanson said children read books about the Erie ...

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Stay the Course to benefit a trust fund for veterans

Friday, May 27, 2016 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff BROADALBIN -- The inaugural Stay the Course Veterans' Benefit Bike Ride is looking to set up a trust fund to benefit veterans in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The ride will take place Memorial Day, May 30, with registration at the Broadalbin High School. There will be two courses offered to ride, one an intermediate 30-mile ride, costing $30, and the other a beginner's 10 miles, costing $10. The ride is free for veterans ...

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Planning board approves Dominion referral

Friday, May 27, 2016 - Updated: 10:20 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- The Montgomery County Planning Board approved a site plan and special use permit referral from the town of Minden Planning Board for the Dominion Transmission Inc. Brookmans Corner compressor station expansion. After a meeting Thursday evening that lasted more than two hours, the county board approved the plan with a five to three vote. Board member John Lyker voted against the referral. Members Irene Collins and ...

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Police arrest city teen for MVGO graffiti

Friday, May 27, 2016 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff An 18-year-old Amsterdam resident has allegedly admitted to spray painting graffiti on the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook pedestrian bridge, according to police reports. The Amsterdam Police Department arrested Jonaiker L. Berrios, 18, of 43 John St., this week and charged him with making graffiti, a misdemeanor. Police said the initial investigation began Monday, May 9, around 8 p.m. after a resident reported observing ...

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Unified basketball teams athletes in non-varsity sports with developmentally disabled

Friday, May 27, 2016 - Updated: 10:23 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Alex Adamowski got the ball, and the lane cleared out. He took a couple dribbles to steady himself, aimed and popped up a shot. Swish. The crowd at Amsterdam High School roared, and Adamowski flashed a huge thumbs-up to the bench as he jogged back to play defense. Less than two minutes later, he did it again and the cheers got even louder. This time, on his way across halfcourt, Adamowski waved his arms ...

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Outdoor writer Dick Nelson dies at 76

Friday, May 27, 2016 - Updated: 10:24 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Richard "Dick" Nelson, who spent more than 50 years working in sports and outdoors journalism and wrote The Recorder's weekly outdoors column since 2013, died Monday at his Palenville home. He was 76, Born in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 1939, Nelson's journalism career began in the 1960s in his native Brooklyn. He moved to Greene County in 1975 and began writing a weekly outdoors column for the Catskill Daily Mail and Columbia-Gr ...

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Outdoor writer Dick Nelson dies at 76

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Richard "Dick" Nelson, who spent more than 50 years working in sports and outdoors journalism and wrote The Recorder's weekly outdoors column since 2013, died Monday at his Palenville home. He was 76, Born in Red Hook, Brooklyn in 1939, Nelson's journalism career began in the 1960s in his native Brooklyn. He moved to Greene County in 1975 and began writing a weekly outdoors column for the Catskill Daily Mail and Columbia-Gr ...

Obituaries

John H. Gentile

April 26, 2016 John H. Gentile, 84, of Vrooman Avenue, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Born June 4, 1931, in Amsterdam, New York, he was the son of the late Angelina and Anthony Gentile. He was a lifel ...

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Library appreciates support Dear Editor, Joy! Joy! The sign in the front of the Amsterdam Free Library expresses my feelings. The sign reads "Thank you, Thank you, Now Let's Do Great Things". The residents of the greater Amsterdam School Distric ...

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'Groundhog Day' actress Angela Paton dies at age 86 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Angela Paton (PAY-ton), an actress best known for appearing with Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," has died at age 86. Her nephew George Woolf says Paton died Thursday in O ...

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· Outdoor writer Dick Nelson dies at 76

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· Unified basketball teams athletes in non-varsity sports with developmentally disabled

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· Police arrest city teen for MVGO graffiti

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· Stay the Course to benefit a trust fund for veterans

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· Planning board approves Dominion referral

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· Fonda-Fultonville students tour tugboat on the Mohawk

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