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Setting the stage for big-time showdowns

We've reached one of the odder weeks on the area high school basketball calendar -- one that starts quietly and should end with a thunderous bang. Because of New York State Regents exams, the schedule is exceptionally barren in the opening days of th ...

AHS track athletes shine at NYC's Armory

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder While Saturday morning's burst of snow kept some of the members of the Amsterdam High School boys indoor track and field team from competing in all of their scheduled events at New York's Washington Avenue Armory, onc ...
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Coach K wins 1,000th game

NEW YORK (AP) -- Coach 1K. How grand. Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half for a 77-68 victory at Ma ...
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Haas pulls away for Humana win

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Bill Haas pulled ahead with a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 16th and parred the final two holes for a one-stroke victory Sunday in the Humana Challenge. Haas closed with a 5-under 67 for his sixth PGA Tour title and fir ...

Obituaries

Norma (Smith) Wiltse

Thursday January 22, 2015 Norma (Smith) Wiltse, 85, of St. Johnsville passed into eternal rest to be with her husband on Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was born February 17, 1929 in the Town of Exeter, NY, the daughter of the late Albert D. a ...

Irene N. Powell

January 23, 2015 Irene N. Powell, age 84, of Schenectady, NY died January 23, 2015 after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Paul Trzaskos. Irene is survived by brothers John, Robert (Stacia), Matthew and Paul (Elaine) ...

Diana F. Cassone Neri

January 15, 2015 Diana F. Cassone Neri, 65, of Orlando Ave., Albany, formerly of Amsterdam, passed away Thursday January 15, 2015 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn in Albany with her family at her side. Born in Amsterdam, NY on November 4, 1949 a dau ...

Rev. Richard Hubschmitt

January 24, 2015 Rev. Richard Hubschmitt, 73 years old of Randall, New York, went home to live with the Lord on January 24, 2015 at the Mountain View Hospice Home. He was the son of Frank and Helen Hubschmitt. His life was one of love, compa ...

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Stop, think and reconsider To the editor: Recently I learned of NBT Bank's plan to donate their property on North Main Street in Gloversville to St. Mary's Healthcare for a drug rehabilitation facility. As an investor in the Schine building (adja ...

Dough for doughnuts

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder In my youth I acquired a very strong addiction to any form of doughnuts. The reason my desire was so overwhelming was because in our house, in 1938, there wasn't enough money to acquire any doughnuts that oft ...

Main Street

Cheaper Transportation We'll just call them Mabel and Mae because one of them has appeared here so often lately that she is likely to get peeved if the headlines are thrown in her direction too often. But it's too good to keep -- how they manage ...

An absence of malice

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder The holiday season is finally over. I spent the majority of it in the hospital. Christmas itself I have to tell you -- I've had 88 of them and each one is just better than the preceding one. We had 11 for Chr ...

Entertainment

'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring after SAG win

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood." Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's elegantly crafted backstage romp won best ensemble Sunday night at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild, a day after it also won the top honor at the Producer Guild Awards. B ...

'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office

By DERRIK J. LANG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday. "American Sniper" is up for six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Cooper. The total haul for the Warner Bros. film ...
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TV makes unequal progress toward diversity

By DAVID BAUDER, LYNN ELBER and FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press Kenya Barris, creator of ABC's "black-ish," was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family's efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. "I saw 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' and thought, 'What part of New York is this?"' recalled Barris, who is black. "It's not about being diverse. It's about being true to the ...

Jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea announce 1st tour in 37 years

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago. The two artists have now announced plans for a 2015 world tour of duo piano concerts, kicking off March 14 in Seattle. Hancock says he's "very excited" about the upcoming tour. He says that he and Corea are "like family without the arguments" with "compatible outlooks on life and music." Their only previous tour ...
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