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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Amsterdam, NY ,

Trevor Junquera/Recorder staff - SPRUCING UP - Friday was the day that the Operation Clean Sweep team hit the ground pruning at Lynch Literacy Academy in Amsterdam. Among those on hand helping to spruce up the grounds around the city’s middle school were Gary Fleury and Christopher Clizbe, who directed and worked alongside several student assistants.

Amsterdam routs Gloversville to advance

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Updated: 5:31 AM

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Amsterdam Rugged Rams opened their quest to return to the Section II Class A Super Bowl Friday night by making sure the Gloversville Huskies had nowhere to run -- literally. The Rams' strangled Gloversville's running lanes all across the football field at Lynch Literacy Academy, limiting the Huskies to 11 yards on 20 carries, and another dominant offensive performance took care of the rest as Bryan Stanavich scored four ...

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Course super sought Golf fees, positions on agenda

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Updated: 5:31 AM

By CASEY CROUCHER Recorder News Staff The Amsterdam Common Council will discuss 2015 golf rates and job descriptions for the city's municipal golf course during Finance Committee meetings Monday and Tuesday. Golf Commission Chairwoman Michele Russo said the panel voted Wednesday night on a salary range for the new golf course superintendent who will replace Jim Derrick after his retirement in January. "We're putting forward to the council to do a range of ...

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Church organist to be honored for 40 years of musical service

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Updated: 5:32 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI Recorder News Staff Music is more than a passion for 79-year-old Jim Hughston -- it is his life. Hughston, of Schenectady, has been the organist at the Amsterdam United Methodist church for the past 40 years, but his love of the instrument is rooted in his childhood. Hughston began taking piano lessons when he was 7 years old, following in the footsteps of his older brother. Then, in high school, Hughston's church in North Carolina purc ...

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Royals edge Giants for 2-1 series lead

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Updated: 5:35 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead. Cain's RBI groundout three batters in put the Royals ahead, and Kansas City expanded its lead to 3-0 in the sixth when Alex Gordon hit an RBI double off Cain and scored on Eric Hosmer's si ...

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Patriots ease to a 36-15 victory

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Updated: 5:33 AM

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- At no point this season did any of the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots bring up the "S" word. But after Friday's 36-15 win against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk in the Section II Class B football quarterfinals, the Patriots get their chance to take on the club that beat them in last year's Super Bowl: Schalmont. "Now, we can talk about them," said B-P senior linebacker Biagio Bucciferro. "It's going to be a good one, and ...

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Washington school gunman was a Homecoming prince, students say

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Updated: 5:34 AM

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. Students said the gunman was staring at students as he shot them inside the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shootings set off a chaotic scene as students ran ...

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Royals edge Giants for 2-1 series lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead. Cain's RBI groundout three batters in put the Royals ahead, and Kansas City expanded its lead to 3-0 in the sixth when Alex Gordon hit an RBI double off Cain and scored on Eric Hosmer's si ...

Obituaries

John A. Wyszomirski

October 23, 2014 John A. Wyszomirski, age 78, entered eternal rest on October 23, 2014, at St. Peter's Hospital with his loved ones nearby. He was a 53 year resident of Colonie. Born in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of the late Martin and Jose ...

Not just pulling your leg

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder As promised, my story on the Brass Rail in the 1950s, warts and all. I still hadn't learned how to cook and I had no idea as to how far back I was. I was about to find out. I was hired as a dish washer at t ...

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'American Horror Story' Twisty the Clown actor John Carroll Lynch is scary good

By GINA MCINTYRE Los Angeles Times When "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy first contacted actor John Carroll Lynch about a possible role on the fourth season of his gleefully deranged hit, he was upfront about his aims for a new char ...

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