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Amsterdam 14U slugs way into championship bracket in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Needing to score 16 runs in their final pool play game Wednesday at the 14U Ocean Breeze Week-Long Tournament in order to advance to the playoffs, the Amsterdam Rams 14-and-under travel baseball team's offense came to life, post ...
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Players try to impress college coaches at showcase

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Brendan McGillin tossed a baseball back and forth with his Amsterdam High School teammate Dale Stanavich, loosening his arm up as he prepared to toe the rubber on the pitcher's mound, knowing that a dozen or so pitche ...
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AP source: Jets, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick agree to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fitz Magic has returned and -- voila! -- the New York Jets are heading into training camp with their starting quarterback under contract. Finally. The Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick agreed to terms on a one-year deal Wednesday night, ...

Post 701 falls to 1-1 at states

UTICA -- An uncharacteristic effort on defense that saw them commit eight errors cost the Amsterdam Post 701 Senior American Legion Baseball team Wednesday in their second game at the New York State Championships, leading to an 11-0 loss to the undef ...

Obituaries

Melanie R. Zumbolo

July 25, 2016 Melanie R. Zumbolo, 77, of Jewett Street, passed away Monday morning at St. Mary's Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born May 4, 1939, at Gloversville, the daughter of the late Mehrley and Edith Weiderman McLouth ...

Daniela Lily and Jackson Nicholas Opalka

July 26, 2016 Daniela Lily and Jackson Nicholas Opalka, became angels on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Albany Medical Center. They were born on July 19, 2016, in Albany to Kurt and Samantha Funk Opalka of Perth. In addition to their parents, th ...

Melanie R. Zumbolo

July 25, 2016 Melanie R. Zumbolo, 77 of Jewett Street passed away Monday morning at St. Mary's Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born May 4, 1939 in Gloversville, the daughter of the Late Mehrley and Edith Weiderman McLouth. ...

Gerald Sokolowski

July 25, 2016 Gerald Sokolowski, 69, of Pensacola, Florida died on Monday, July 25, 2016, at Southern Oaks Care Center in Pensacola, Fla. Born on Nov. 26, 1946 in Amsterdam, New York, he was the son of Walter and Florence Blacha Sokolowski. He a ...

Opinion

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Mayor Mario Villa may resign to become the deputy director of the Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties Private Industry Council, in perhaps as few as two weeks. PIC Exec ...

Letter to the Editor

Does anyone at city hall care? To the editor: In addition to the questions posed for certain city officials in my June 17, 2016 and July 1, 2016 letters to the editor, the following are more questions to the city's new Mayor and all Common Counci ...

Amsterdam is still a great place to live

By RICK DOUGLAS For The Recorder For many years I have contemplated writing an article to the editor of my hometown's newspaper. There are several rough drafts on my computer's desktop from throughout the years that I chose not to submit. Each ...

Letter to the Editor

City's financial reports don't add up To the editor, In addition to questions posed for certain city officials in my letter to the editor published June 30, the following questions are for the city's new mayor and all Common Council members. A ...

Entertainment

Damon: HBO didn't renew 'Project Greenlight'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Project Greenlight" won't be getting a fifth season on HBO. Matt Damon told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he was shocked that HBO didn't pick up his and Ben Affleck's show, which chronicles the production of an independent film. "I really liked it and thought that the show went great," Damon said while promoting the latest "Jason Bourne" film. "I'm not one to question (their programming). They do such a great job. But we h ...

OPENING IN HOLLYWOOD THIS WEEK "Bad Moms" -- Overworked and stressed out, a trio of mothers set to liberate themselves from straitjacketed upright behavior. With Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn. (1:41) R. "Can We Take a Joke?" -- A documentary look at the political correctness that has stifled comedians and satirists in recent years. With Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Adam Carolla. Narrated by Christina Pazsitzky. Directed by Ted Balaker. (1 ...

No spoilers, but 'Gilmore Girls' star says chemistry is back

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Melissa McCarthy answered the call for Netflix's "Gilmore Girls" sequel and made magic again with star Lauren Graham, the show's creator said. McCarthy's career has soared with movies including "Bridesmaids" and "Ghostbusters" since she played Sookie in the 2000-07 series, complicating efforts to fit taping into her busy schedule, said Amy Sherman-Palladino. But it was inevitable, she added. "She's the same," she said. ...

Matt Damon and his movies: Which ones didn't we go see?

By RAFER GUZMAN Newsday When Matt Damon won the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy earlier this year, he thanked the usual people -- his children, his wife, his colleagues -- and graciously ignored the fact that his winning film, "The Martian," was not really a comedy. Then he said something surprising. "When people go see movies, it's kind of rare," Damon said. "I've made a lot of movies that people just didn't go see." Really? Damon has b ...
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