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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

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Joel Kaplan and his family, from left to right: Louise Kaplan, Ken Kaplan, Joel Kaplan, Carolyn Signer, Marc Signer and Rachel Samilow.

Joel Kaplan honored for his years of involvement in the community

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:33 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff Joel Kaplan spent a week preparing a speech in honor of what he thought was a fellow employee's retirement party, only to find out Tuesday the party was for him. "I spent last week writing and preparing for a party honoring someone else. Now what will I do?" Kaplan said. "I'm just in a state of shock. What did I do to deserve this?" Kaplan, an avid community volunteer, was greeted Tuesday evening by family, friends and ...

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Wheels of government Debate ongoing over mayor's car

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:33 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council for the second time tabled a resolution Tuesday night limiting the mayor's use of the city vehicle. The council decided to have city clerk Susan Alibozek amend an Aug. 1 resolution to include new concerns, and they'll vote on the amended resolution at a future meeting. "Our biggest concern is liability," 3rd Ward Alderman Ronald J. Barone Sr. said. Barone said he's concerned city vehicles a ...

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Jobs are coming to Edson Street

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:32 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff The Flooring Authority Inc. in Amsterdam is expanding into the city's Edson Street Industrial Park and as a result will bring additional jobs to the area. The Montgomery County Budget and Finance Committee passed a resolution to the full board Tuesday, authorizing County Executive Matthew Ossenfort to sign an agreement providing a $180,000 economic development loan to the company to assist in acquiring the facility a ...

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Amsterdam and B-PCS are among local schools earning pre-K grant

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:28 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff The Greater Amsterdam and Broadalbin-Perth Central school districts are among 81 districts and community-based organizations to receive state funding to start full-day pre-kindergarten programs. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the $340 million in state funding is the first installment of the 2014-15 state budget to invest $1.5 billion over five years to build a Statewide Universal Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten program. ...

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Northville fire chief heads to Gloversville

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:28 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff NORTHVILLE -- At a village meeting Tuesday, Northville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Thomas Groff announced his resignation, effective Aug. 31. Gloversville Mayor Dayton King appointed Groff chief of the Gloversville Fire Department Aug. 15, and Groff said he will be sworn in Thursday. He has served as fire chief in Northville for more than 15 years, but said he cannot maintain the title for both departments. "I hav ...

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Lady Rams expect stiff challenge in Foothills Council

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:29 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Veteran Amsterdam High School girls volleyball coach Christine Sherlock understands that her team's move to the Foothills Council might mean something a little different than it will to a lot of other AHS athletic programs. "The Foothills is gonna be a big step up for us as far as volleyball," Sherlock said at the conclusion of Tuesday morning's practice. "Other sports, maybe not so much so, but the Foo ...

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Lady Rams expect stiff challenge in Foothills Council

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Veteran Amsterdam High School girls volleyball coach Christine Sherlock understands that her team's move to the Foothills Council might mean something a little different than it will to a lot of other AHS athletic programs. "The Foothills is gonna be a big step up for us as far as volleyball," Sherlock said at the conclusion of Tuesday morning's practice. "Other sports, maybe not so much so, but the Foo ...

Obituaries

Alfreda C. "Freda" Parks

August 12, 2014 Mrs. Alfreda C. "Freda" Parks, 93, formerly of Kreisel Terrace, Amsterdam, New York passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. A lifelong area resident. She was born September 1 ...

Letters to the editor

Real independent men own trucks To the editor: Since the time I bought my first truck I finally realized that I did not have to rely on other people when I needed to get something accomplished. I have never gone without a truck since that day. So ...

Entertainment

TV's Don Pardo, voice of the ages, is dead at age 96

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live." Don Pardo, the durable te ...

Latest Stories


· Joel Kaplan honored for his years of involvement in the community

  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:33 AM

  By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staf ...


· Wheels of government Debate ongoing over mayor's car

  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:33 AM

  By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staf ...


· Jobs are coming to Edson Street

  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:32 AM

  By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News St ...


· Lady Rams expect stiff challenge in Foothills Council

  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:29 AM

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· Northville fire chief heads to Gloversville

  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:28 AM

  By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Sta ...


· Amsterdam and B-PCS are among local schools earning pre-K grant

  Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Updated: 10:28 AM

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