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B-P volleyball team tops Queensbury to stay unbeaten

By MICHAEL KELLY For the Express BROADALBIN — On the verge of dropping Wednesday’s Foothills Council match after winning its first two sets, the Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots volleyball squad roared back in the decisive set to take a 3-2 victory against the Queensbury Spartans. Oddly enough, it was the final moments of the Lady Patriots’ lost fourth set that paved the way forward for the team in the final set.  “We went into the [break between the fourth and fifth sets] ready to come out of it and play ou ...
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Lady Patriots win Guilderland invitational

ALTAMONT — The Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots cross country team opened its Section II Class C title defense with a win Saturday at the Guilderland Invitational at Tawasentha Park. The Lady Patriots won with a team score of 46 points, edging Thousand Islands (68) and Chatham (81) for the team title. Gloversville finished in fifth place in the girls' small-school division, with senior Brittany Craven leading the way with a fourth-place finish in a time of 20 minutes, 7.08 seconds. For the L ...

Amsterdam tops B-P, 3-1

GIRLS SOCCER Twice within eight minutes Wednesday night at Lynch Literacy Academy Diana Constantine scored off a pair of free kicks that vaulted Amsterdam High School to a long-awaited 3-1 victory over the Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots in Foothills Council action. "We've lost to B-P every year for the past couple years, and this one just meant everything to us," Constantine said. Constantine's goals helped complete a comeback for the Lady Rams (3-2, 2-1 Foothills Council), who fell behind 1-0 ...
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Good week of practice for B-P following exciting win

By MICHAEL KELLY For the Express BROADALBIN -- A miraculous play handed the Broadalbin-Perth football team a memorable Week 1 victory against Cohoes, but the Patriots know this week's set of practices are critical. After a game in which B-P had its share of penalties, bobbles and miscues, Patriots head coach Jim Pelneau said he was unsure what had caused his team's inconsistent play in its 14-8 win. "But we've got to clean it up," he said at Wednesday's practice. The Patriots will get that chan ...


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Area sporting clubs get youth involved by Dick Nelson

There is no need to remind people such as Mike Auriemma and Dick Andrews of the Mohawk Valley Sharp Spurs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation about the importance of introducing youngsters to the hunting tradition because they've been involved for years. Tom Georgia of the Montgomery County Republican Club or Canajoharie Forest Fish and Game Club secretary/treasurer Pam Hayes are two others. Pine Tree Rifle Club president Paul Catucci is another who realizes the importance of getting ...

Time to register for GSLFF contest by Dick Nelson

The Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation is gearing up for its 13th annual Fall Fishing Contest. Headquartered out of Sport Island Pub, Riverside Blvd, Sacandaga Park, Northampton on Saturday, Sept. 6, the pre-registration only entry fee is $30 per angler. Contest fishing hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration includes a 2015 GSLFF membership. A total of $5,600 in cash prizes is up for grabs — $2,600 in cash paybacks plus $3,000 in tagged trout. Each of the 10 tagged trout is wor ...
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Wildfires rare in New York’s forests by Dick Nelson

Wind, rain and fire are probably the three most devastating elements people have to deal with, regardless of what part of the globe in which they live. And, when it comes to wildfires, the devastation can go way beyond the loss of thousands of acres of forest land, especially when it spreads out of control and starts burning up residential areas. It happens much too frequently in Arizona, California, Oregon and other western and northwestern states. What surprises me, is that it doesn't happen j ...
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Wildlife Sports Museum has plans to expand by Dick Nelson

Curator Bob Kazamierski  of the Wildlife Sports and Education Museum in Vail Mills, is in the process of clearing the adjacent land and has the blueprint for an additional 12,000 square foot building. He has written and called DEC Commissioner Joe Martens office, wanting to speak to him about the possibility of getting some monetary assistance from the Wildlife Restoration Program, money the state receives from excise taxes on sporting equipment such as firearms, ammunition, bows, arrows, f ...


Letters to the Editor - 09/05/2014

Benefit concert for family was a success To the editor: I would like to thank the newspaper for the thorough coverage of the summer concert hosted and sponsored by the Mayfield United Methodist Church to raise funds to help the St. Louis family who lost their home in a fire. The story was one of the many ways we reached out to friends for support. Thank you Caroline for the interview and the pictures. This helped our concert to be successful. I also would like to thank all the performers and es ...

Time to remove exotic animals

After years of doing battle with the town of Mayfield in New York State courts, and losing every step of the way, it’s time for the town to enforce its cease and desist order against exotic animal business owner Steve Salton. Mr. Salton has kept at least three full-grown tigers and two leopards in a back yard enclosure in an R-1 residential district for several years and charged money to exhibit them. In June 2011, Mayfield town code enforcement officer Michael Stewart notified Salton that ...

Letters to the Editor - 08/15/2014

Talk to your kids about gambling To the editor: Before you read this article it is only fair to state that we are neither for nor against gambling. Gambling can be a fun activity for adults, when done responsibly. We are writing this letter because we are concerned with youth and “problem gambling” and feel we have information for parents that can be helpful. It’s important to first understand what gambling is. Webster’s Dictionary defines gambling as, “to stake or ...

Our opinion

It’s well past time to let the cat out of the bag. Or, in the seemingly never-ending case of the exotic animals in Mayfield, it’s time for their owner to wave the white flag and move on. As has been documented on numerous occasions in the past three years, Mayfield resident Steven Salton keeps three tigers and two leopards at his Route 30 home. He has fought — tooth and nail — a pack of neighborhood complaints and a litter of legal challenges, all in an attempt to keep th ...

School News

B-P school board sets objectives

By CAROLINE MURRAY For the Express BROADALBIN — With a new school year kicking off Thursday, the Broadalbin-Perth Board of Education finalized its 2014-15 goals at a special meeting last week. The goals outline the objectiv ...
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Meet the new school heads at Mayfield and Northville

By CAROLINE MURRAY For the Express With less than a week away from the start of the school year, both Northville and Mayfield central school districts have a lot to look forward to as they welcome new superintendents. For Northvi ...

Local students graduate from Hudson Valley Community College

TROY — The following local students graduated from Hudson Valley Community College Saturday, May 17, at the 60th annual commencement ceremony held at the college's Joseph L. Bruno Stadium: Erin Bellinger, of Mayfield, gradua ...

Broadalbin-Perth Central School honor roll

BROADALBIN — The following students have been named to the honor rolls for the fourth quarter marking period at Broadalbin-Perth Central School. Principal’s List Grade 9 — Allyson Becker, Madison Bollart, Julie C ...

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