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City remembers the sacrifices made

By JOHN PURCELL Recorder News Staff City officials, veterans' organizations and community members somberly remembered those who died while serving their country during Memorial Day ceremonies Monday. Amsterdam's ceremony was held Monday morning at Veterans Field, featuring guest speaker retired Army Lt. Col. Joseph Shatas Jr. Misha Murdoch performed "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes and a recording of "Requiem," from "The Amster-dam Oratorio" by Maria Riccio Bry ...

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'Ordinary people respond in extraordinary ways'

By JOSHUA THOMAS For the Recorder St. Johnsville's Memorial Day parade kicked off under an overcast, but gradually brightening sky Monday morning, passing through the packed downtown area around 9:45 a.m., and concluding at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park, where living and deceased veterans were honored with speeches and song. Leading St. Johnsville's annual parade was a massive group of marching veterans from battles including (as denoted by American L ...

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Across nation, veterans' sacrifices honored in many ways

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. -- President Barack Obama saluted Americans who died in battle and made special mention on Memorial Day of the families of lost loved ones "who represent the best of who we are." In comments at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday, Obama said most Americans don't understand the sacrifice made by the 1 percent of the population that serves in the all-volunteer Armed Forces. But when he meets with "G ...

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Cable company Charter buying Time Warner

By TALI ARBEL The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Charter Comm-unications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant. And executives say they're confident regulators will allow it. The deal comes a month after Comcast, the country's largest cable provider and owner of NBCUniversal, walked away from a $45.2 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, the No. 2 cable company, after intense pressure from regulators. Time W ...

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Dozen missing after flooding sweeps home away

By SETH ROBBINS and PAUL J. WEBER The Associated Press WIMBERLEY, Texas -- Recovery teams were resuming the search early today for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream. The hunt for the missing picked up after a holiday weekend of terrible storms that dumped record rainfall on the Plains and Midwest, caused major flooding and s ...

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Area teams miss out on final round

It feels strange not to be setting my GPS for Joe Bruno Stadium. This is just the second year in my time at The Recorder where no local baseball team has made it to a Section II championship game at the home of the Tri-City ValleyCats, the only other occurrence coming three years ago in 2012. Other than that, at least one trip to Troy has been on my late May schedule every year, and more often than not there was a local club making the drive home with a ch ...

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