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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., walks through the Senate subway on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday as the Senate rejects President Donald Trump’s emergency border declaration.  (The Associated Press) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats...

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In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the 5th annual People Magazine “Ones To Watch” party in Los Angeles. (The Associated Press) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college...

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Aviation regulators worldwide laid down a stark challenge for Boeing to prove that its grounded 737 Max jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty software might have contributed to two crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months. In a key step toward unearthing the cause of the...

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LONDON (AP) — In a stalemate over Brexit, British politicians have chosen to delay it. After weeks of political gridlock, Parliament voted Thursday to seek to postpone the country’s departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date...

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Gun control advocates touted the ruling as providing a possible roadmap for...

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Saturday AMSTERDAM The St. Paddy’s Day Pub Fest will take place at restaurants and bars city-wide from 1 to 8 p.m. People can pick up a punch card and a map at the Irish American Club, then continue on to participating bars and restaurants for specials, contest and giveaways.  FONDA The...

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The north wind doth blow and we shall have snow and what will poor Robin do then?  It’s said that he will hide in a barn with his head tucked under his wing. This must certainly refer to Eurasian Robins, as our American ones tend to hide in trees and woodlands. The north wind sure […]

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Questar III Culinary Instructor Peter Desmond demonstrates how to make bananas Foster during a recent visit to the HFM Career & Technical Center. HFM Foundation of Foods Instructor Rebecca Skretkowicz and HFM CTE student Brandon Lewis, from Amsterdam High School, look on. (Photo submitted) JOHNSTOWN...

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FONDA — The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District’s Board of Education has scheduled an audit committee meeting on Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s office. 

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ST. JOHNSVILLE — The St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a 2nd Community Conversation on Tuesday, March 26 2019, at the St. Johnsville Community House at 16 Washington St. The event will begin at 6:30 pm. At the initial conversation in January, people shared ideas, concerns and...

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The Amsterdam Urban Renewal Agency will be holding a regular Board Meeting on Monday at 4 p.m. in their offices — Room 302,3rd Floor, City Hall.

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President Joe Mancini opened the regular meeting of the Glen Mohawk Seniors at 10:30 a.m. March 12.  Allan Taylor gave the opening prayer which was followed with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Pianist Barbara Furman accompanied the singing of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” at the piano.   V.P....

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The Mount Carmel Seniors met at a regular meeting on March 12 at Noon with 25 members present. Ann Reynolds, in the absence of President Mark Medwid, opened the meeting with the Lord’s Prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Sandwiches were ordered from the Irish American Club and were so...

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March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Did you know that Gambling Addiction is diagnosable and treatable and that help and hope are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week?  You see, Problem Gambling is known as the “Hidden Addiction.” Unlike other addictions, problem gamblers do not display any physical signs. There are no...

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Why was the FAA late to deplane from 737 Max?

Talk about leading from behind: The Federal Aviation Administration waited until 51 other countries’ air safety regulators barred flights by Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft before announcing Wednesday that it too would ground the planes indefinitely. Well, technically, the FAA didn’t announce the...

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Cal Thomas: Why history of socialism repeats itself

One of the rotten fruits produced by what passes for today’s American education system is the ignorance some young people have about socialism. According to a new Harris Pollgiven exclusively to Axios, the news and information website, Generation Z (comprised of those born in 1995 or later),“has...

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SYRACUSE – Onic Martinez, 34, of Amsterdam, was sentenced Wednesday to 120 months in prison for transporting, storing, and possessing firearms stolen from Target Sports, Inc., a federally licensed firearms dealer in Schenectady County, authorities said. Senior United States District Judge Norman...

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Amsterdam restaurateur ‘Sam’ Pepe fondly recalled

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff A well-known restaurateur, lifelong athlete and an occasional singer is being fondly remembered for the imprint he left on the community. Samuel “Sam” Pepe, 89, an Amsterdam native, peacefully died Thursday surrounded by his family. Pepe’s wife, Kathryn,...

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Amsterdam puts finishing touches on DRI plan

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff State officials have some choices about how to spend almost $10 million in Amsterdam because the Downtown Revitalization Initiative committee’s recommendations exceed available funds. The Amsterdam DRI Local Planning Committee held its final meeting Tuesday...

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