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The Recorder advances into Minors semifinals

Blake Post, Blaze Post and Matthew Bresonis laced two singles apiece to lead The Recorder to a 10-7 win over PBA Monday night in the play-in round of the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League Minors Division playoffs. Anthony Antonelli also laced a single ...
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Amsterdam Girls Softball Association completes work on Field 2

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder After a 10-year wait, earlier this month things got a bit brighter -- in the very literal sense -- for the Amsterdam Girls Softball Association. For about a decade, current AGSA President Chris Pasquarelli had dreamt ...

Mohawks victorious in men's softball

Phil Bracchi lined a triple and Charlies Parslow, Joe Agresta, Mike Liverio and Bryan Stanavich added a single apiece to lead the Mohawks to a 3-1 victory over Gu-Ges Dogs in an Amsterdam Recreation Softball League game at Lynch Four Diamonds on Mond ...

Acevedo throws 3 TD passes, Cardinals win

Xavier Acevedo threw three touchdown passes to lead the Cardinals in a 21-12 victory over the Raiders in an Amsterdam Little Giants NFL Flag Football game. Acevedo connected with Josiah Newborn for two scores and Ethan Edwards for another. Akil Vel ...


Lisa Ann Kadur

June 26, 2016 Mrs. Lisa Ann Kadur, 56, of Carlisle Road, Sprakers, New York, died June 26, 2016, at her home, with her husband by her side. Born on Dec. 10, 1959, in Amsterdam, N.Y., she was the daughter of Everett R. Shunk and Vivian Woodbeck ...

William E. Jasewicz

June 25, 2016 William E. Jasewicz, 90, of Perth, New York died peacefully on Saturday, June 25, 2016, with his loving family by his side. Born in Little Falls, New York, he was the son of the late Victor and Elsie Piszkin Jasewicz, Sr. A life ...

Gerald J. Gustas

June 25, 2016 Gerald J. Gustas, age 64, of Upper St. Clair, passed away on June 25, 2016. Born on Nov. 5, 1951, in Amsterdam, N.Y., to the late Peter G. and Edna D. Gustas. He is survived by his beloved wife, Terry A. Gustas; daughters, Genna Ja ...
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Jacilyn Renee Shafer Hill

June 22, 2016 In loving memory of Jacilyn Renee Shafer Hill, 30, a beloved mother, daughter, and sister. Jackie passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., on Sept. 6, 1985, she was the daughter of Richard and Sondra Shafe ...


From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * An investors group from New York City has bought the lease to Amsterdam Mall for $10 million, and the deal is expected to be complete by Friday. The sale of the lease by Amst ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * "There are prospects coming out of the woodwork" for the former Big N shopping plaza on Route 30, according to Leo Mancini, Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency exec ...

Letter to the Editor

Make prevention a priority during Men's Health Month To the editor, Around the world people are celebrating June as Men's Health Month. It is also Men's Health Week, a special awareness period recognized by Congress, which ends on Father's Day, ...

Letter to the Editor

A nation in mourning after the Orlando attack To the Editor, In the weeks that will follow the terror attack in Orlando, we, as a nation, will engage in several conversations with one another. I imagine many will ask how someone as disturbed ...


Entertainment news in brief

Jon Bon Jovi surprises cancer-stricken fan with guitar, kiss TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey woman battling lung cancer has received an unforgettable surprise from one of the state's most famous rockers, Jon Bon Jovi. Rosie Skripkunis says her mother, Carol Cesario, is a lifelong fan of Bon Jovi and has always wanted to meet him. Last month, Skripkunis shared a sign on social media asking the singer to visit her mother and within an hour Skripk ...

'Dory' overwhelms 'Independence Day,' 'Shallows' surprises

NEW YORK (AP) -- The "Finding Dory" tidal wave overwhelmed the sputtering sequel "Independence Day: Resurgence," as the alien-invasion redux was drowned out by the popular Pixar release in North American theaters. In its second week, "Finding Dory" easily remained on top with an estimated $73.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. That far surpassed the $41.6 million opening of "Resurgence," which debuted well off the pace of its 1996 original ...

More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins hot-coal walk

DALLAS (AP) -- More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said. Five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night, while the rest were treated at the scene for burns to their feet and lower extremities, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said. The hot coals were spread out ...

New on DVD

"The Wave": This is a film from Norway that looks at what happens when a tsunami hits. "The Crush": The 1993 film starring Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone. "Janet King: Series 1: The Enemy Within": The eight-part Australian series focuses on a senior crown prosecutor. "How to Get Away With Murder: The Complete Second Season": Viola Davis stars in the ABC drama. "Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz": The cat and mouse face a new foe in Oz. "Midnight Spec ...
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