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Mohawks news and notes for Thursday

* Head coach Keith Griffin said Tuesday that he will not know his starting pitchers for the PGCBL East Division Championship Series until today. He said at least two of E.J. Ashworth (5-0, 2.02 ERA), Ryan Clark (3-0, 2.31 ERA) and Connor Johnstone (3 ...
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Mohawks gearing up to attempt three-peat

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com The Amsterdam Mohawks will not know until late tonight what team is visiting them for Friday's Game 1 of the PGCBL East Division Championship Series at Shuttleworth Park. This does not seem to bother th ...

Texas tops Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Colby Lewis retired the last 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers clinched their first series victory in a month, beating the New York Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night. Brett Gardner led off the ...

Fred Jackson signs contract extension

PITTSFORD (AP) -- Fred Jackson has no plans of slowing down any time soon. The 33-year-old running back signed a one-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, placing Buffalo's unquestioned leader on offense under contract with t ...

Obituaries

Stella M. Bazarnicki

July 28, 2014 Stella M. Bazarnicki, 101, passed away on July 28, 2014, in Williamsburg, Virginia after a brief illness. Stella, a daughter of the late Maria and Marcel Czaplinski, and until recently, was a life-long resident of Amsterdam, N.Y. ...

Bertha E. (Betty) Dingman

July 28, 2014 Bertha E. (Betty) Dingman, 91, passed away July 28, 2014. She was born February 14, 1923 in Junius, New York, the daughter of Harry Rackmyer and Alta Parsels Rackmyer. Bertha married Alton H. Dingman on June 29, 1940, and had a ...

Linda M. Graff Ruback

July 26, 2014 Linda M. Graff Ruback, 62, passed away Saturday at Nathan Littauer Hospital with her loving family at her side. Born in Amsterdam on Sept. 1, 1951 she was the daughter of the late Walter and Jean Murray Graff and a 1969 graduate ...

Joan M. Downey

July 26, 2014 Joan M. Downey, 61, of Stonegate Drive, Rensselaer, NY; passed away Saturday afternoon, July 26, 2014 at home, with her loving family by her side. Born in Amsterdam, NY; on January 11, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Matth ...

Opinion

Letters to the editor

No feeling for the kids To the editor: It's time for a change. I get The Recorder but like most, just read the obits and sports. Today the headlines about hoop dreams caught my eye. I have a group of kids across the street from me. They range in ...

Letters to the editor

All we get is more of the same To the editor: I'm so relieved that the Common Council has been dealing with the difficult issues facing our city. This year alone they have solved the controversy of those rowdy golfers at the municipal golf course ...

An apple a day ...

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder Many years ago I signed a two-year contract to run the kitchen of a large hotel in York Beach, Maine, just up the road from President Bush's estate. It was an antiquated facility which no longer exists, but i ...

Main Street

Why Cause Alarm? At the time the $136 disappeared from the County Clerk's office, some people were of the opinion that county offices in Fonda should be equipped with burglar alarms. It seemed like a good idea. But, on the other hand, if they di ...

Entertainment

Faith and forgiveness central in a powerful 'Calvary'

By DAVID ROONEY The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES -- John Michael McDonagh's 2011 debut, "The Guard," provided the wonderful Brendan Gleeson with a vehicle for some of his best screen work, playing an Irish West Country cop unencumbered by diplomacy skills. But "Calvary," the follow-up collaboration of the writer-director and lead actor is in a whole different league. Gleeson's performance as a man of profound integrity suffering for the sins of ot ...

Starz' 'Outlander' is bringing novels to life on small screen

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- There's an odd believability you find inside "Outlander" that somehow makes it feel true-to-life. Never mind that it's a rip-roaring fantasy. Claire, a lovely British Army nurse on a second honeymoon in Scotland, is mysteriously swept from 1945 back to 1743, plopped into a strange and alien existence, including marriage to a dashing Scottish warrior, even as she struggles to return to "modern" time ...

CBS shifts schedule to boost 'Extant' ratings

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Extant" is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run. Starting Wednesday, CBS is moving the drama starring Halle Berry back an hour, to 10 p.m. EDT, so that it follows "Criminal Minds." The hope is that the long-running procedural will provide a more compatible lead-in than "Big Brother," which airs at 8 p.m. "Extant" had just under 6.5 million viewers last Wednesday, the Nielsen Co. s ...

At CBS, all 'Bang' and no bucks

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television's most popular comedy, said that Wednesday's scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatus was postponed. There's no word on when "The Big Bang Theory" team will be back at work. The CBS series is heading into it ...
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