Racing Around: Calabrese is enjoying double duty at Fonda

Racing Around: Calabrese is enjoying double duty at Fonda

FONDA - Last Saturday night, Brian Calabrese pulled into the pits from warm-ups, grabbed the steering wheel from the car, scampered across the pit area, got into a second car and headed back out to the track. Calabrese has been doing double-duty on Saturday nights at Fonda Speedway, competing in the Crate 602 Sportsman division and the modifieds. “The modified is not my main focus, we are all crate right now,” Calabrese said. “Larry [McGillis] and I would like to get a championship, but with the modified, we are just going to run what we have and not use up…
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Hochul selects US Rep. Delgado as lieutenant governor

Hochul selects US Rep. Delgado as lieutenant governor

ALBANY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, whose congressional district includes western Montgomery County, will serve as New York's next lieutenant governor, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday. Delgado, a Democrat, will take on the largely ceremonial role previously formerly held by Brian Benjamin, who resigned following his arrest for federal corruption charges he denies. Hochul touted fellow Delgado's work in Congress on bills to help veterans, small business and those with student loan debt. Delgado, a Rhodes Scholar who briefly pursued a rap career after earning a Harvard law degree, had campaigned on universal access to Medicare, creating…
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Passersby helped three people, 10 dogs after Friday Thruway rollover crash near Canajoharie, officials say

Passersby helped three people, 10 dogs after Friday Thruway rollover crash near Canajoharie, officials say

CANAJOHARIE - Passersby, including two teachers from Schenectady, were credited with helping three people and 10 dogs after a crash one-car crash along the Thruway near Canajoharie, according to the Canajoharie Volunteer Fire Department. The crash injured all three people and several of the dogs, but none seriously, according to state police and an animal shelter official. The dog owners later reclaimed four of the dogs - the two adults and two puppies - leaving six puppies to recover and be adopted out later, according to the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter in Sprakers. The crash happened at about 7:15 a.m.…
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Fonda-Fultonville baseball rolls to non-league win over Voorheesville (with photo gallery)

Fonda-Fultonville baseball rolls to non-league win over Voorheesville (with photo gallery)

FONDA — All season long, the Fonda-Fultonville baseball team has had no trouble scoring runs. The Braves’ offense powered them to another win Thursday, piling up 13 hits in a 15-3 non-league win that was halted by the 10-run rule after five innings. “Overall, I think we played pretty well in all phases today,” Fonda-Fultonville coach Rick Palumbo said. “Our pitching, hitting and defense were all pretty good.” Fonda-Fultonville scored 10 or more runs for the sixth time in 11 games this season, getting hits from eight different players. Tyler Daus led the way with a single, double, triple, five RBIs…
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High schools: Amsterdam baseball falls to Averill Park

High schools: Amsterdam baseball falls to Averill Park

SPORTS - Averill Park won 12-2 Thursday against Amsterdam in a non-league baseball game. Wyatt Thorsen struck out five batters in five scoreless innings to claim the win. Nicholas Galuski had two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Michael Wormuth had three RBIs, two hits and one run scored. For Amsterdam, Manny Santos produced two hits, one RBI and one run scored. Averill Park scored 11 runs in the game’s first three innings, and led 12-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth. Schoharie won 13-2 against Berne-Knox-Westerlo in a Western Athletic Conference game. Eight players had a…
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Fonda, Johnstown duo describe effort to aid Ukrainian refugees (with 3 photos)

Fonda, Johnstown duo describe effort to aid Ukrainian refugees (with 3 photos)

JOHNSTOWN — Two area women are sharing their experiences on the Ukraine border in hopes others will be moved by the plight of refugees fleeing the Russian attack on their homeland. Laurie Garramone of Johnstown and Cheryl McGrattan of Fonda say their time in a relief kitchen in eastern Poland was at once distressing and uplifting.  The two friends said those fleeing Ukraine are mostly women and children who have no way of knowing when they will be able to return home or what will be left to go home to. Yet they remain proud of their country and want…
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