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Legislators expect to finalize decision about joining the land bank

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff FONDA -- Several Montgomery County Legislators are hoping to vote next week on whether the county will join the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank Corporation. Tolga Morawski, Mohawk Valley Collective treasurer and advocate for the land bank, told legislators Tuesday the state Attorney General's Office has given an Oct. 20 deadline for the land bank's formation in order to be considered for the current round of funding, which ...

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MCAP hosts Family Dinner Night

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Montgomery County Allies in Prevention members served more than 80 people during a community dinner Monday night, which coincided with national Family Day. MCAP Co-Chair Ginger Cato said the organization is not only focused on drug and alcohol abuse prevention, but promoting wellness in the community. Cato, of Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, said this was the second year MCAP held the Family Dinner ...

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Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine makes a smooth transition

By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff AURIESVILLE -- While the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs has been a place for pilgrimages for more than a century, board members for the nonprofit Friends of Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger and local officials gathered at the site for a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday. The ribbon cutting was held in honor of the new management at the shrine after the Society of Jesus left active ministry and discontin ...

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GASD Hall of Fame induction is set for Friday

The Greater Amsterdam School District and community members will come together Friday to honor 10 individuals and two legendary sports teams during the district's 2016 Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. GASD Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Robert Noto, a retired athletic director for the district, said approximately 100 people made a reservation to attend the induction celebration Friday at the Perthshire banquet facility on Route 30. The event kicks off with ...

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B-P blanks Queensbury

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- Will Austin is far from the biggest player around, but when the Broadalbin-Perth defender goes up in the air, it often seems like there's a magnet bringing the ball directly toward his head. The Patriots left back has a penchant for winning headers, and that's why head coach Brian Henry sends him up into the box whenever B-P has a dangerous free kick, corner kick or an opportunity for Stephen Spraker to unleas ...

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F-F inducts five in Hall

FONDA -- Over the weekend, the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District inducted the class of 2016 for it's athletic hall of fame. The five-member class consisted of Tracy (Coddington) Polte, Patty (Sandford) Banks, Cindy (Friers) Patterson, Megan (Papierniak) Lynch and Josh Nethaway. The fivesome were honored on the field during halftime of Saturday's homecoming football game. Polte was a four-year track star in the 1980s who helped to build a rich tradi ...

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