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Alex Cooper / Recorder staff Light Snow Amsterdam resident Phillip Madore shovels snow near the end of his driveway on Tuesday in Amsterdam. Madore said he prefers using his snow blower, but the snow was light enough to shovel with ease. More scattered snow showers are expected in Amsterdam and surrounding areas until Friday.

Four face charges after fights at school

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Updated: 10:33 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Several individuals were arrested Tuesday after a fight broke out between two students and then family members at Amsterdam High School, according to law enforcement officials. Greater Amsterdam School District Superintendent Thomas Perillo said he received a call around 11:15 a.m. that two students at the high school were involved in a fight. When the family members came to the school, the adults became involved in phys ...

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Council plans to sell some foreclosures separately

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Updated: 10:36 AM

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council reviewed the city's foreclosure list of 376 properties during a Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, and are preparing to file paperwork with Montgomery County to transfer ownership of all the parcels to the city. City officials plan to take ownership of approximately 281 homes through the foreclosure process and the aldermen are looking to use property sale revenues to help demolish dozen ...

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Committee OKs grant agreement for study

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Updated: 10:38 AM

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA-- The Montgomery County Economic Development and Planning Committee voted Tuesday to approve a grant agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture to move forward with a culinary incubator study in the city of Amsterdam's South Side. Legislators had little discussion about the grant agreement, for $75,000, that will allow the Montgomery County Business Development Center to move forward with a feasibilit ...

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Fredericks releases first music video

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Updated: 11:49 AM

Town of Glen teen Sawyer Fredericks, who rose to stardom on NBC's "The Voice," released his first music video Tuesday morning for his first single "Take It All." The 16-year-old local won the eighth season of "The Voice" in May, thanks to support from thousands of fans nationwide. Fredericks released the music video on Yahoo Music, about three months after he released his first self-titled EP this past November, which featured duets with fellow contestant ...

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All eight Amsterdam seniors score in 92-67 win

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Updated: 10:43 AM

By PAUL ANTONELLI Recorder Sports Editor TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Amsterdam's 92-67 boys basketball non-league win over former Big 10 foe Bishop Maginn on Tuesday night had no bearing on the Foothills Council standings or even seed position in the upcoming Section II Class A tournament. Tuesday was about the Amsterdam seniors --eight of them, to be exact, with all eight playing a role in the lopsided win one way or another. All eight seniors scored with Kory B ...

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Mekeel Christian cruises past OESJ

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Updated: 10:47 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder JOHNSTOWN -- The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville boys basketball team ran into a brick wall Tuesday night to close out the regular season, but that might have been the best way for the Wolfpack to tune up for the Section II Class D playoffs. An 18-point first half deficit proved too much for the Wolfpack to overcome Tuesday night against Mekeel Christian Academy in the Western Athletic Conference championship game, as the ...

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Lundqvist stops 34 shots, Rangers blank Penguins 3-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The New York Rangers are missing their captain and one of their leading scorers. They still have one of the best goaltenders in the league. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for his third shutout of the season and 58th of his career, guiding the New York Rangers past the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0 on Wednesday night. "I just liked the way we competed," Lundqvist said. "I felt like we were getting to loose pucks and rebounds. You need gu ...


Regina Lomnicki

February 6, 2016 Regina Lomnicki, 97, of Amsterdam, passed away this past Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital with a loving family member by her side. Regina was born on April 10, 1918, the daughter of the late Maryon and Mary Jankowski Kow ...

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No need for a new fire station in the Town of Florida To the editor: I am a resident of the Town of Florida, more specifically, I live in the area that has been labeled "Schedule A." I am writing in regards to the recent news of the new firehouse ...


Matt LeBlanc joins popular BBC show 'Top Gear'

By LIBBY HILL Los Angeles Times Matt LeBlanc, who made his name playing Joey Tribbiani on NBC's "Friends," is making history as the first non-British host in "Top Gear" history. LeBlanc is no stranger to British programming. The actor curren ...

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