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Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Braves' Westman turning heads with strong start

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com FONDA — Following the Fonda-Fultonville Braves’ first outdoor track and field meet of the season, junior Dan Westman could not contain his smile as he mentioned that his win in the 3,200-me ...

AHS hurdlers developing into weapons for team

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com TOWN OF AMSTERDAM — Each of the hurdlers for the Amsterdam High School outdoor track and field teams are at different levels, but they all have one major thing in common: Each week, their times k ...

Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate. Pittsburgh sent minor league right-hander Zack Th ...

Loney has 4 RBIs, Rays beat Yankees 11-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- James Loney drove in four runs and the Tampa Bay Rays overcame a four-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 11-5 on Friday night. Pinch-hitter Desmond Jennings had an RBI single before Loney's two-run single off Adam ...

Obituaries

Daniel P. Quackenbush

April 16, 2014 Daniel P. Quackenbush, 65, of 26 Wall Street, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Wednesday morning April 16, 2014 at home. Born in Amsterdam on March 9, 1949, he is the son of Hazlett and Margaret Hyatt Quackenbush of Amsterdam, NY. D ...

Douglas Vaughn Crewell

February 20, 2014 Doug passed away on February 20, 2014 in a fire in Texas. He was born February 19, 1964, the son of Nancy Crewell Smith and the late Douglas F. Crewell in Amsterdam, N.Y. He grew up in the Town of Glen and graduated from Fo ...

Albert Vincent Turo Sr.

April 14, 2014 Albert Vincent Turo Sr., 84, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at St. Mary's Healthcare in the loving company of his family. Services are Friday at 8:15 am at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Pa ...

Frank J. Mack

April 14th, 2014 Frank J. Mack, 38, of Ballston Spa passed away suddenly from an accident on Monday April 14, 2014. Born December 11, 1975 in Amsterdam, he was a son of Frank Mack Jr. and Diane Overrocker Mack of Mayfield. Frank was a devote ...

Opinion

Main Street

He Was a Tough Guy They hung Sam Steenburg at Fonda 56 years ago today -- maybe some of you old timers will remember that. From the account published in The Recorder of that time (it was a weekly then) I gather the impression that the day of exe ...

A fatal attraction

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder Last week I promised to give you the details of a very exceptional wedding which I attended. It took place in Hampton Beach, N.H., and requires a little background. More than 50 years ago, I was doing shor ...

Letters to the editor

Odds are against gambling addiction To the editor: Some in Albany are opposed to a casino being built in a somewhat isolated area off Exit 23 of the Thruway because people might become addicted to gambling. Why would we want a clean, controlled i ...

Letters to the editor

Independent thinkers need not apply To the editor: When the legality concerning non-city residents being named to the Amsterdam Golf Commission was being debated, the mayor was quick to point out that it was difficult to get people to donate thei ...

Entertainment

Around the remote: TV picks for the week of April 20-26

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "DEVIOUS MAIDS" -- Bring on the heavy-duty detergent. There's lots of dirty laundry to deal with as this campy soap returns for a second season that promises even more twists and surprises. The story makes a three-month jump from the events of last year's finale, when Flora's murder case was solved and Marisol's (Ana Ortiz) quest to clear her son's name ended. Of course, the heightened drama isn't abo ...

Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest. "It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard," Novak, 81, said in a telephone interview Thursday, after she released an open letter condemning remarks by Donald Trump and others about her appearance. In her letter, Novak said: "I will no longer h ...

CBS wins the week with hoops and hit series

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. Not only did CBS win in total prime-time viewers for a sixth straight week, but it also won for a fourth consecutive week in the adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 demographics. CBS had 15 of the top 20 shows, led by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game between UConn and Kentucky, which drew 21.2 milli ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is dead at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America's charm and maddening contradictions to life in the minds of millions and became the best-known practitioner of "magical realism," a blend ...
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