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Mayfield advances to C title game

SCHUYLERVILLE -- Brendan Gifford scored in the first half and Harrison Harper added an insurance goal in the second half as the Mayfield boys soccer team advanced to a Section II final for the first time since 2004 with Tuesday's 2-0 Class C semifina ...
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Voorheesville stuns B-P; Henry coaches final game

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder ROTTERDAM -- Some stood in stunned silence, some sprawled out in shock on the cold Mohonasen High School turf, others shared hugs of consolation through tears. Very few, if any of them, uttered a single word. The Broa ...

Area high school sports calendar

OCTOBER 26 BOYS SOCCER Section II Playoffs Class D OESJ vs. North Warren, at Mohonasen HS, 5 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Section II Playoffs Class C Middleburgh at Galway, 5 p.m. Canajoharie at Taconic Hills, 5 p.m. Fonda-Fultonville at Hoosic Valley, 5 p.m. May ...

Lady Pats earn No. 2 seed in B

Two-time defending Section II Class C girls volleyball champion Broadalbin-Perth has moved up in classification this year, but the Lady Patriots will still be in a strong position to make a bid at a third straight championship. The Lady Patriots, w ...


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David L. 'Dave' Mintzer

October 22, 2016 David L. "Dave" Mintzer, 62, of Wilkes Avenue, passed at his home on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, after a short illness. Born Nov. 8, 1953, in Albany, N.Y., he was the son of the late Lester H. "Bud" and Betty Jane Edmonds Mintzer ...
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Greyson B. Kelly

October 23, 2016 Greyson B. Kelly, of Fultonville N.Y., has been called back home to our heavenly father on Sunday Oct. 23, 2016. His time with us was short, but his memory will last a lifetime. Born on Aug. 20, 2016, in Amsterdam, he was the ...

Patricia 'Trish' or 'Pat' Bluvas

October 14, 2016 Patricia "Trish" or "Pat" Bluvas passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at her home. Trish was born on Dec. 29, 1951, in Amsterdam, N.Y., a daughter of William and Nadia Solamaschuk Bilobran. She married Dr. Peter J. Bluvas on Fe ...
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Laura A. Oest

October 24, 2016 Laura Ann Snyder Oest, 74, of Willett Street, Fort Plain, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Born on Aug. 24, 1942, in Fordsbush, N.Y., she was the daughter of Fayette Sny ...


From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * James J. Martuscello was appointed Fifth Ward Alderman by the Common Council at Tuesday night's regular meeting at City Hall. Martuscello, a Democrat, was selected on a three ...

Letters to the Editor

Stagliano committed fraud and doesn't deserve to hold public office To the editor, "What is good for one is not usually good for all. Last year a former chairman and 20-year member of the Rensselaer County Legislature was arrested and will have ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO Education, police and elected officials teamed up recently to urge community support for the Greater Amsterdam School District's Alcohol and Drug Awareness program scheduled for ...

Letters to the Editor

Miami Avenue project was a group effort To the editor, On March 16, the county executive, the commissioner of Public Works, Terry Beiniek, the chairman of the Legislature and myself met to discuss the deflection in the road at Miami Avenue. We l ...


'The Walking Dead' has a smashing return

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's hard to miss the message from the season premiere of "The Walking Dead": blood pays off. The gory episode of the popular AMC drama was seen by just over 17 million viewers on Sunday night, the Nielsen company said. That left it short of the 2014 season premiere of 17.3 million for most-watched episode of the series ever, but AMC believes that when additional digital and delayed viewing is added in, this season's opener will be the a ...

Top 10 programs

NEW YORK (AP) -- Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 17-23. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Seattle at Arizona, NBC, 17.71 million. 2. "The Walking Dead," AMC, 17.03 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 15.99 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 14.77 million. 5. NFL Football: Chicago at Green Bay, CBS, 14.202 million. 6. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.196 million. 7. "Bull," CBS, 12.29 million. 8. ...

Some of Bobby Vee's hit singles, chart positions

By The Associated Press A look at some of the top singles by 1960s pop singer Bobby Vee and their Billboard chart positions: * "Take Good Care of My Baby," hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart in September 1961. The single stayed at No. 1 for three weeks. * "Run to Him," hit No. 2 on Hot 100 in December 1961. * "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes," hit No. 3 on Hot 100 in February 1963. * "Come Back When You Grow Up," hit No. 3 on Hot 100 in September 1967 ...

1960s pop singer Bobby Vee has died at age 73

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pop idol Bobby Vee, the boyish, grinning 1960s singer whose career was born when he took a Midwestern stage as a teenager to fill in after the 1959 plane crash that killed rock 'n' roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, has died. He was 73. Vee, whose hits included the chart-topping "Take Good Care of My Baby" and who helped a young Bob Dylan get his start, died Monday of advanced Alzheimer's dise ...
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