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Amsterdam's 4x400 relay qualifies for states by nearly 15 seconds

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder ALBANY -- This year, there was no drama as to whether the Amsterdam boys 4x400-meter relay team would qualify for the New York State championships. There was barely event a contest. Heading into Wednesday night's stat ...
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Mechanicville defeats F-F

FONDA -- Despite 28 points from the school's all-time leading scorer Emily Parslow, the Fonda-Fultonville Lady Braves saw their season come to an end Wednesday night with a 60-53 loss to Mechanicville in the opening round of the Section II Class B pl ...
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Hank Steinbrenner looking ahead and not back with A-Rod

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Hank Steinbrenner is looking ahead and not back when it comes to Alex Rodriguez. Suspended last season for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez reported to the Yankees' spring training camp Wedne ...

Ortiz on pace-of-play fines: 'I might run out of money'

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- David Ortiz has a deliberate routine at the plate. He sounded prepared to pay for it. "I might run out of money," Ortiz said during a colorful rant Wednesday about the new pace-of-play rule requiring hitters to keep at le ...


Pearl Dopp Osowicki

February 25, 2015 Pearl Dopp Osowicki 86, of Amsterdam, passed away Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., where calling hours are set for Sund ...

Kathryn Vassi, RN

February 24, 2015 Mrs. Kathryn Vassi, RN, 55, of Grant Avenue, Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville, with her husband at her side. She was born July 13, 1959, in Schenectady. She was a graduate of B ...

Mary Elizabeth Liccardi

February 24, 2015 Mary Elizabeth Liccardi, 86, of Amsterdam passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, at Albany Medical Center. Born in Amsterdam July 15, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Mary Riley Dufresne Sr. Mar ...
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Grace M. Kretser

February 25, 2015 Mrs. Grace M. Kretser, 87, of Jump Road, Sprakers, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Palatine Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 29, 1927, in the Town of Minden, she was the daughter of Sanford Walts and Jennie Scism ...


Letters to the editor

Brookman Corners: An update To the editor: Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) is seeking approval of a massive expansion project at the Brookman Corners compressor station, located in the town of Minden. Compressor power will nearly triple to 18,54 ...

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The future of the community To the editor: I live with my husband and two sons in Amsterdam. My sons attend school in the Greater Amsterdam School District. My oldest son, Garrett, is in fifth grade and my younger son, Parker, is in third grade. ...

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Another successful tournament To the editor: The seventh annual Walleye Ice Fishing Challenge took place Jan. 31 on the Great Sacandaga Lake, with weigh stations in Mayfield at Lanzi's on the Lake and at the Broadalbin boat launch. The tournament onc ...

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A disappearing form of life To the editor: Dear Sheridan family and Amsterdam Recorder readers: It was with great sadness I read of the passing of James Sheridan. For two weeks I looked for his column. The weekender paper didn't seem complete without ...


The Associated Press Book Reviews

"Funny Girl" Riverhead Books by Nick Hornby The author of "High Fidelity" has a new novel out, and it's a sweet sojourn to 1960s London, where a cast of writers and actors embark on a groundbreaking television show that changes the course of their lives. "Funny Girl" by Nick Hornby follows Barbara Parker, who has the looks to be crowned Miss Blackpool, but who wants nothing more than to be the next Lucille Ball. "She wished that she could b ...

Jack O'Connell gives gripping view of Belfast in the 1970s

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press The grimly gripping thriller "'71" plunges a young, inexperienced British soldier into the mayhem of 1970s Belfast. Private Gary Hook (the up-and-coming "Unbroken" star Jack O'Connell) and his fellow fresh soldiers have little sense of The Troubles, as the North Ireland conflict was called. Given their orders to ship out from England shortly after basic training, they're assured they're not leaving the country. ...

Elisabeth Moss leaves 'Mad Men' for Broadway

By MARK KENNEDY The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The cocktail of choice for Elisabeth Moss these days is very post-"Mad Men." "It's close to 5:30, isn't it?" she asks a waitress at a chic bar in the theater district one recent afternoon. "I'll do a vodka ginger ale, please. A little light on the vodka." No Don Draper-style whiskey sours or martinis for Moss, who has left her beloved character Peggy Olson to play the title character in "The Hei ...

Bon Jovi is backing New Jersey eatery

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) -- Rocker and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi is sponsoring a community restaurant in a Jersey shore community still struggling mightily to recover from Superstorm Sandy. Through his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, he's providing financial backing to Spoon Full of Hope. The church project began serving meals in January in a firehouse in Union Beach, New Jersey, near his childhood home of Sayreville. It lost its funding last summer. P ...
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