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Group 1 Championships rescheduled for Sunday

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder CLIFTON PARK -- The waiting portion of the "hurry up and wait" nature of track and field just got a little bit longer for the Amsterdam High School boys and girls teams. Amsterdam's athletes were at Shenendehowa High ...
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Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year Finals drought

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Warriors ...

Lightning and Rangers set for Game 7 in wild series

NEW YORK (AP) -- Six games into the Eastern Conference finals, the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning have taught hockey fans to expect the unexpected. Two of the league's best offensive teams, they've played tight defensive games, had blowou ...

Pugh making biggest transition in Giants' new-look O-line

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Justin Pugh originally had his mind set on moving from his right tackle spot of the last two years to right guard, where he would team with first-round tackle Ereck Flowers to transform the Giants into an efficient power ...

Obituaries

Mimi (Marie) Reid

Memorial gathering A memorial gathering for Mimi Reid will be held Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Point O'Pines Camp, 7201 Route 8, Brant Lake. It was Mimi's wish to have her many friends and family gather at the special place she called home for ...

Carolyn Barker Primer

Committal services Committal services for Carolyn Barker Primer, who passed away Nov. 23, 2014, will be held June 6, at 1 p.m. at the St. Johnsville Cemetery. Gathering for the friends and family of Rosario A. & Carolyn B. Primer after ...

Kurt M. Novak

May 25, 2015 Kurt M. Novak, 64, of Wesleyan Avenue, Amsterdam, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 25, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funer ...

Willedene 'Denia' Goodemote Theurer

Graveside service A graveside service for Willedene "Denia" Goodemote Theurer will be held Saturday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at Benson Center Cemetery with the Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Mrs. Theurer died Dec. 12, 2014. Arrangements are by the Ro ...

Opinion

Letters to the editor

Tradition is not beer and barbecue To the editor: All gave some and some gave all ... but not here. If you did not take a few moments out of this past weekend to take in the Memorial Day services at either the town of Florida, the city of Amsterd ...

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Chorus is a true treasure To the editor: I have just returned home after enjoying a most entertaining musical program at the Amsterdam High School. Amsterdam -- "We have a treasure in the Mohawk Valley Chorus." This is nothing new -- I have b ...

Letters to the editor

History of a longtime FM professor To the editor: It was September of 1969 when I arrived at the brand new buildings of the new campus of Fulton-Montgomery Community College. It was certainly a beautiful setting. I had come from the small town of ...

Main Street

Spare the Shortening It really wasn't a sanitary thing for anybody to do, let alone a sanitary inspector, but take it from me, Vince didn't mean to do it. Among several other lessons to be derived from the happening it may be stated without fear ...

Entertainment

The Associated Press Music Reviews

Whitesnake "The Purple Album" (Frontiers) Who says you can't go home? David Coverdale delves deep into his Deep Purple background on the new Whitesnake album, which re-does songs from his tenure fronting the legendary classic rock outfit. "The Purple Album" begins with a more bottom-heavy version of the classic rock anthem "Burn," which Coverdale shared lead vocals with Glenn Hughes on the original track. And while the remake misses Hughes' hi ...

The fault & our stars Dwayne and his muscles can't save a cheesy, predictable film

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press It's sure been a rough year for Hollywood. First there was the stinging Sony hacking scandal. And now we have the humbling image of the Hollywood letters themselves toppling to the ground, as most of California is pulverized by an earthquake -- make that earthquakes, plural -- in "San Andreas." If those letters toppling sounds like a pretty obvious image, well, duh. Everything in "San Andreas," which stars Dw ...

Lawyer: Allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

By KEN RITTER The Associated Press LAS VEGAS -- Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical profess ...

'Tomorrowland' takes top spot at box office on slow weekend

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The future doesn't look so bright for "Tomorrowland." Disney's expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first four days in theaters according to Rentrak estimates Monday. It's a disappointing debut for a film that cost a reported $180 million to produce. Disney put their full weight behind the Brad Bird-d ...
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