Alex Cooper / Recorder Staff Scarlet Skinner, of Mayfield, checks out the christmas decorations the Kristy Pollak opening ceremony on Friday in Amsterdam.

City officials unsure sewer leak is fixed; need to test water

Saturday, December 03, 2016 - Updated: 3:31 AM - By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff Whether the latest sewer line repairs in Amsterdam has stopped the flow of raw sewage into the North Churctanunda Creek will not be known until the water can be tested, city officials said recently. City Engineer R ...


Forest Avenue property sees impact from construction

Saturday, December 03, 2016 - Updated: 3:32 AM - By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff As Amsterdam officials try to quell raw sewage discharging into the North Chuctanunda Creek, one resident along Forest Avenue is dealing with the impact to their property. As of Tuesday, a construction vehicle was ...


Amsterdam residents bring the polka in radio show

Saturday, December 03, 2016 - Updated: 3:31 AM - By EMILY DREW Recorder News Staff Locals with a Polish background, or avid polka fans, are likely familiar with the stylings heard on Polka Magic Radio Network. From familiar classics to newer hits, John "Lil-Jas" Lesniewski and Robert "Happy Bob" Pa ...


Casino opening marks start of NY's bet on upstate gambling

Saturday, December 03, 2016 - Updated: 3:30 AM - NICHOLS (AP) -- The first of four planned casinos opened with a flurry of balloons, confetti and uncertain visions of economic resurgence on Friday as New York ushered in a new era of state-sanctioned gambling aimed at reversing decades of upstate d ...


Amsterdam drops 60-50 decision to Green Tech

Saturday, December 03, 2016 - Updated: 3:30 AM - ALBANY -- Marcus Friend scored 18 points and Jair Currie contributed with 14 points to lead Green Tech to a 60-50 victory over Amsterdam in a non-league boys basketball game on Friday night. Anthony Aponte scored 17 points to lead Amsterdam (0-1). Da ...


Anthony scores 29, Knicks win

Saturday, December 03, 2016 - Updated: 3:31 AM - NEW YORK (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Derick Rose had 24 and Kyle O'Quinn added 20 points and 13 rebounds as the New York Knicks defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-114 on Friday night. Zach LaVine scored 24 points and Karl-Anthony T ...