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Amsterdam finishes 1-3

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- A long day at the Montgomery County Duals ended with the Amsterdam High School wrestling team and head coach Ken Pfeiffer wondering what might have been. The Rams opened their home round-robin dua ...
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AHS boys and girls adjusting to Foothills

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Through three league games apiece, the transition to the Foothills Council is looking nice and smooth for the Amsterdam boys and girls basketball teams. The real judgment will come after the new year when league play ...

Parslow sparks Lady Braves

FONDA -- Emily Parslow hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 27 points, and the Fonda-Fultonville girls basketball team sprinted out to a 14-point lead after the first quarter that helped the Lady Braves to a 56-39 win Saturday over Cobleskill-R ...

McGaffin rolls first 300 game in Imperial Juniors

TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Amsterdam High School senior Billy McGaffin bowled his first career sanctioned perfect game Saturday at Imperial Lanes. McGaffin, a veteran of the AHS varsity bowling team, fired his 300 game during action in the Imperial Junio ...

Obituaries

Kenneth D. "Kenny" White

December 18, 2014 Kenneth D. "Kenny" White 5, of Thacher Park Road, Town of Knox, Albany County, NY, passed away Thursday afternoon December 18, 2014 at home. Born on August 22, 2009 in Schenectady, NY; he was the son of Jayson and Christine ...

Eleanor E. Iannuzzi

December 19, 2014 Eleanor E. Iannuzzi, 94, of Petoff Gardens, Broadalbin, NY, passed away Friday at the Mountain Valley Hospice House in Gloversville. Born November 30, 1920 in Amsterdam, New York she was the daughter of the late Henry and Charl ...

Michael Delarm

December 18, 2014 Michael Delarm, 63, of Broad Street, Fultonville, New York passed away Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Fultonville. Born December 28, 1951 in Amsterdam, New York he was the son of the late Rita Delarm. He was a lifelong area r ...

Sarah D. Conover

Sarah D. Conover December 1, 2014 Sarah D. Conover, 84, passed away on December 1, 2014 in Santa Barbara, California after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth P. and Katherine Savage Conover. Interment will be private wi ...

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Thanks from the Festival of Trees To the editor: On behalf of the GFWC Century Club Festival of Trees Committee, I would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to everyone in our wonderful community. All the supportive business who donated ite ...

Guest column

A holiday poem To the editor: It's the night before Christmas, when all through Fulton County Warehouses sit empty, a failure to bring bounty. The new Fonda route maps are hung by the chimney with care In hopes that more warehouses ...

Life-changing moments

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder As promised, the following is a series of events, that changed our lives 180 degrees. We lived in Northville and things were not going too well. We were members of the Baptist Church. And I must tell you a ...

Main Street

Page the S. P. C. A. When that little kitty on top of a pole near the Mann residence on Academy Street yelped for help last night, it had no idea that the rescue would be accomplished by Amsterdam's premier constable-elect, John F. Kavanagh. Nei ...

Entertainment

'Hobbit' goes out on top with $90.6 million 5-day debut

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- While Hollywood continued to wrestle with the fallout of the Sony hacking scandal, the weekend box office offered the solace of a moviegoing truism: Hobbits sell. Peter Jackson's final installment of his six J.R.R. Tolkien adventures, "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," debuted with $56.2 million over the weekend and $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday ...

Film review: 'Interview' deserves to be seen

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press That I was one of the relative few to see "The Interview" is not a boast I take any pleasure in. It's with heavy sadness, not pride, that I review Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's North Korean farce. As of this morning, the film has been shelved just a week ahead of its planned release due to terrorist threats by hackers said to be connected to North Korea. The movie's prospects of ever seeing the light of day are ...

CBS dominates prime time Top 20 ratings

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Football handed NBC the week's most-watched broadcast, but CBS was the most-watched network overall in prime time. The NFL faceoff between Dallas and Philadelphia brought more than 24 million viewers to NBC. But CBS could claim 13 of the week's Top 20 programs, according to the Nielsen ratings company. These included the holiday classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (ranked 11th place) and the a ...

It's not easy being the boss of The Boss

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's always a bit uncomfortable having to tell your boss what to do. So imagine how Steven Van Zandt felt when he directed his longtime friend and E Street Band mate Bruce Springsteen when The Boss made his acting debut -- appearing in the third season finale of the Netflix dramedy "Lilyhammer." (Springsteen also briefly appeared in the 2000 film "High Fidelity," but as himself rather than in an acting role). He says he was honored t ...
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