Amsterdam Mohawks shut out Saugerties in PGCBL action

Amsterdam Mohawks shut out Saugerties in PGCBL action

SAUGERTIES – The Amsterdam Mohawks won their third game in a row on Thursday, 11-0, over last year’s PGCBL champion, Saugerties, at Cantine Field.The East Division-leading Mohawks (15-3) scored first in the top of the third. Michael O’Shaughnessy led off with a single, moved to second on a fielder’s choice and came home on Gage Miller’s single.Amsterdam added three runs in the fourth after getting five consecutive hits.Saugerties (7-9) briefly threatened in the bottom of the fourth by getting runners on first and second with two outs, but the Mohawks kept the Stallions off the scoreboard.Zach Gardiner’s two-run single in…
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Duanesburg, Schoharie, Sharon Springs school districts plan job fair

Duanesburg, Schoharie, Sharon Springs school districts plan job fair

DUANESBURG — Three rural school districts will come together for a job fair this week, trying to address staff shortages as a new school year looms just three months away.The superintendents of the Duanesburg, Schoharie and Sharon Springs school districts say the much-publicized labor shortage in upstate New York is real and it extends into the educational sector. Rural school districts, they say, have a tougher time addressing it than their suburban counterparts.The situation was identified as a growing problem and attempts were initiated at the state level to address it long before the COVID pandemic sparked what has come to…
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Amsterdam’s McHeard a double-winner in Section II Group 2 track and field championships

Amsterdam’s McHeard a double-winner in Section II Group 2 track and field championships

AVERILL PARK — Amsterdam senior Garrett McHeard was a double winner at the Section II Group 2 track and field championships at Averill Park on Wednesday.McHeard, who will enroll at the University of Connecticut in the fall, won the discus with a throw of 145 feet, 5 inches, and the shot put with a throw of 50-7. La Salle Institute’s Gitch Hayes won the 1,600 (4:20.74) and 800 (1:53.80). Mohonasen’s Isaiah Gershon won the 100 (10.88) and 200 (22.41).Amsterdam’s Joseph Santiago placed fifth in the 1,600 (4:39.06).On the girls’ side, Mohonasen’s Zionna Perez-Tucker won three events, capturing the 100 (11.98), 200…
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NY Attorney General sues diocese over St. Clare’s pension crisis

NY Attorney General sues diocese over St. Clare’s pension crisis

SCHENECTADY — The state Attorney General's Office on Tuesday filed suit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, seeking millions of dollars for roughly 1,100 former St. Clare's Hospital employees whose pensions were reduced or eliminated in 2018.Other defendants are named in the legal action, including the current bishop and previous bishop of the diocese and the St. Clare's Corporation, the legal successor to the defunct Schenectady hospital.But speaking Tuesday outside the McClellan Street facility, state Attorney General Letitia James laid out reasons her office's investigation concluded that the diocese is at the heart of the pension crisis. And she indicated…
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In portraying Lucretia Mott, living historian recalls partnering with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Johnstown

In portraying Lucretia Mott, living historian recalls partnering with Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — The hometown of Elizabeth Cady Stanton welcomed another historic figure on Saturday when the likeness of Lucretia Mott, one of Stanton’s oldest friends and considered her mentor, made a visit via living historian Renee-Noelle Felice.Wearing a gray Quaker dress, a linen cap, shawl and gloves, Felice spoke to a full room of attendees in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown.“It was like we were back 100 years,” Ruth Levinton of Johnstown said. “She got so much into character, her tone of voice and her way of speaking. She was phenomenal.”Felice was invited to appear by…
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Troy’s Kennedy throws a no-hitter in Class A baseball quarterfinal

Troy’s Kennedy throws a no-hitter in Class A baseball quarterfinal

Mike Kennedy struck out 13 and fired a no-hitter in leading Troy to a 2-0 win over Albany Academy in a Class A quarterfinal Friday in the Section II Class A baseball quarterfinals. Kennedy threw just 80 pitches, 60 of them for strikes. He also singled and drove in a run for the Flying Horses. Geneo Savoca struck out nine for Albany Academy. Troy will face Mohonasen at 4 p.m. Monday at East Side Rec in Saratoga Springs. Mohonasen only got six hits, but produced more than twice that number of runs in a 13-4 win over La Salle. Marvin Hill was…
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