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Friday, November 28, 2014
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Food pantry assistant Raul Guzman restocks the Catholic Charities food pantry with Blanca Tristani Wednesday in Amsterdam.

No power for many on holiday

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER and NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Power was fully restored Thursday evening to approximately 1,900 Montgomery County homes that lost power as a result of Wednesday's snowstorm. National Grid spokeswoman Virginia Limmiatis said this morning that approximately 10,000 customers in their eastern division were affected by the nor'easter which dumped heavy, wet snow on power lines. "It was a substantial storm but all power has been resto ...

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Food pantry is keeping up with demand

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Updated: 10:15 AM

By CAROLINE MURRAY Recorder News Staff On Thanksgiving Day, it is the food that ultimately brings friends and families together to swap stories, share laughter and remind each other of why they are thankful. Americans look forward to the smell of an oven-roasted turkey, the taste of homemade stuffing, and the sight of a freshly baked apple pie. For some community members, however, enjoying a warm meal with loved ones is impossible without the help of local ...

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Shoppers hit sales in advance of Black Friday

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Huge flat-screen TVs, the iPhone 6, various children's toys and various other gadgets filled shopping carts as local consumers sped through stores trying to find special deals Thursday. "We're all coming out on Thanksgiving to get the deals," local resident Tamara Mang said as she waited in line at Target. "Otherwise we wouldn't come out on Thanksgiving night. But the lines have been moving pretty ...

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School board will consider tax exemption for veterans

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The Greater Amsterdam School District's Board of Education will host a public hearing Dec. 17 regarding school tax exemption for veterans. Board president Kent McHeard read a letter during a board meeting Nov. 19 from a group of veterans regarding school tax exemptions. The letter asked the board to pass legislation to allow residents of the area to participate in the recently passed state authoriz ...

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Lady Rams hoops expecting success

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Updated: 10:16 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The Amsterdam High School girls basketball team has the depth, the length, the athleticism and -- with nearly the entire team back from a season ago -- the experience to make some noise in their first year playing in the Foothills Council. Getting the right mix in short order will go a long way toward determining whether the Lady Rams enter the league with a bang or a less noticeable pop. "We want to be ...

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WAC girls basketball clubs ready for season

Friday, November 28, 2014 - Updated: 10:17 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly For the first time in a few years, the Western Athletic Conference North Division's title race appears to be an open one for girls basketball. After winning at least a share of the title in the past three seasons, the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers' star duo of Abby Boyer and Haley Kilmartin have graduated. Squads from Canajoharie -- last year's runner-up -- Galway and Saratoga Central Catholic return enough contributors from ...

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WAC girls basketball clubs ready for season

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly For the first time in a few years, the Western Athletic Conference North Division's title race appears to be an open one for girls basketball. After winning at least a share of the title in the past three seasons, the Fort Plain Lady Hilltoppers' star duo of Abby Boyer and Haley Kilmartin have graduated. Squads from Canajoharie -- last year's runner-up -- Galway and Saratoga Central Catholic return enough contributors from ...

Obituaries

Christopher Peter Dolan

November 25, 2014 Christopher Peter Dolan, 24, of St. Johnsville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 as results of an automobile accident. He was born December 2, 1989 in Amsterdam, New York the son of Peter and Va ...

Letters to the editor

There are good people out there To the editor: Today's acts of kindnesses validated my belief that the good still outweighs the bad. After filling my car at a local gas station, I headed home. Unfortunately, unbeknownst to me, I'd left my wall ...

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U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving with parades, turkey

By LARRY NEUMEISTER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Millions of Americans across the country marked Thanksgiving Day with lots of turkey, football, parades and early shopping, while many overcame nasty weather, power outages and even being bu ...

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