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Thursday, July 02, 2015
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Alex Cooper/Recorder staff

It's all fun and games

Kelsey Dorado, Alyssa Baldizon and Marissa Tambasco clap before the game between the Amsterdam Mohawks and the Glens Falls Dragons on Tuesday at Shuttleworth Park. The three interns were wearing birthday hats for Mojo - the team Mascot's birthday.

Pavilion work is ahead of schedule

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Construction of the St. Mary's Outpatient Pavilion on Route 30 is ahead of schedule and its completion date has been moved up to early autumn. The 40,000-square-foot facility consists of three levels designed to provide patients with easy access for cancer and medical imaging services. "Convenience for our patients was a big factor for the design of this building," Jessica Smrtic, director of the ...

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Edinburg standoff Shooting ruled suicide by cop

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By LEVI PASCHER For The Recorder BALLSTON SPA -- An Edinburg resident was shot and killed by officers of the law Monday night after threatening to harm himself then pointing a gun at sheriff's deputies and state troopers. The death has been ruled suicide by police. During a press conference at the Saratoga County District Attor-ney's office this morning, details surrounding the death of 51-year-old Richard LaPort of 96 Foxhill Road, Edinburg, were made ava ...

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Convicts practiced escape plan before breakout

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:21 AM

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN The Associated Press DANNEMORA -- Authorities say the two murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison in northern New York conducted a practice run the night before they made their daring breakout. Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie says David Sweat and Richard Matt made a "dry run" of their escape plan on June 5 by going through an underground utility tunnel connecting Clinton Correctional Facility to the streets of ...

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Regional fireworks schedule

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:22 AM

Friday AMSTERDAM Fireworks after the Amsterdam Mohawks Game, Shuttleworth Park. CAROGA Fireworks will be held at Pine Lake Park, at the junction of routes 10 and 29A, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. The cost is $3 for parking. FORT PLAIN The village's Fourth on the Third event will be held at Wiles Park starting at 3 p.m. The event features carnival rides, games, horse-drawn wagon rides, tours of the historic Fort Plain hillto ...

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Mohawks rally late, but drop 10-8 decision to GF

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:22 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder A furious finish Tuesday night from the Amsterdam Mohawks wasn't enough to make up for the mistakes that came before. The Mohawks showed plenty of fire in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Glens Falls Dragons at Shuttleworth Park, rallying for four runs to inject life into what seemed to be a hopeless situation. However, a combination of bullpen struggles, mental mistakes and shortcomings in key moments at the plat ...

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Amsterdam to compete in Rhode Island showcase tonight

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - Updated: 10:23 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Amsterdam Post 701 American Legion baseball team is about to take part in its biggest showcase event of the summer, a chance for some of the area's best high school players to demonstrate their skills in front of a bevy of college coaches and professional scouts. This evening at the University of Rhode Island, Post 701 will open play in the five-day, 30-team Firecracker Baseball Showcase Tournament. The event, which has ...

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Sabres sign No. 2 draft pick Eichel

BUFFALO (AP) -- Jack Eichel is eager to begin his NHL career. Eichel, the 18-year-old center selected second overall by the Buffalo Sabres in last week's draft, signed his first professional contract Wednesday, opting to skip his final three years of college hockey. "I couldn't be more excited about it," Eichel said during his introductory press conference at First Niagara Center. "Looking at the Sabres' organization, there's such a bright future her ...

Obituaries

Stanley C. Tonko

June 28, 2015 Stanley C. Tonko, 94, of Princeton Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, at St. Mary's Healthcare, with his loving family by his side. Mr. Tonko was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Amsterdam, the son of William and A ...

Letter to the editor

Another successful tournament To the editor: The 13th annual Broadalbin Youth Commission golf tournament was held at the Holland Meadows Golf Course June 13 and was a great success. The golfers enjoyed a beautiful day for a round of golf, followe ...

Entertainment

Piano Man sets an MSG record

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he perfor ...

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