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Lady Rams expect stiff challenge in Foothills Council

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Veteran Amsterdam High School girls volleyball coach Christine Sherlock understands that her team's move to the Foothills Council might mean something a little different than it will to a lot of o ...
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Rams turn in successful summer season

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly There is a slate of fall season sports that just started Monday, but head coach Tony Orapello is already excited for this winter's campaign for the Amsterdam High School Running Rams basketball team. "They're ...

Cantine, Colangelo each shoot 76

FORT JOHNSON -- Bob Cantine and John Colangelo each shot a 76 to lead the low gross division during Men's Day competition Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club. Jeff Cantine followed with a 79. Jim Charland led the low net division with a 67. Mik ...

Gee loses 5th straight in A's win over Mets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Dillon Gee is frustrated, so is manager Terry Collins. And the New York Mets just keep losing. Gee hasn't been able to get out of the sixth inning in four of his last seven starts, all losses. It happened again Tuesday nig ...


Alfreda C. "Freda" Parks

August 12, 2014 Mrs. Alfreda C. "Freda" Parks, 93, formerly of Kreisel Terrace, Amsterdam, New York passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. A lifelong area resident. She was born September 1 ...

Antoinette Mancini

August 18, 2014 Antoinette Mancini, 89, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2014. Antoinette was born and raised in Amsterdam. She was the daughter of the late Benedetto and Carmela LoPinto Nardo. Antoinette moved to Schenectady, in 19 ...

Michael Hudyncia Sr.

August 18, 2014 Mr. Michael Hudyncia, Sr., 85, lifelong resident of Fort Plain, New York passed suddenly Monday, August 18, 2014 at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown. Born on October 18, 1928 in Little Falls, NY, he was the son of Alex and J ...

Joanne Fowler

August 17, 2014 Joanne Fowler, 73, formerly of Nelliston, New York, died peacefully Sunday, August 17, 2014 at home following a long illness in Jacksonville, North Carolina, with her family by her side. Joanne was born March 24, 1 ...


Letters to the editor

Real independent men own trucks To the editor: Since the time I bought my first truck I finally realized that I did not have to rely on other people when I needed to get something accomplished. I have never gone without a truck since that day. So ...

Main Street

It Sounded Phoney When Charley Schenck left home to attend that meeting in Schenectady the other night, he told the missus he would be home early -- by 11 at least. He meant well when he said it (most husbands do) and to show that good intention ...

The word for the day

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder Last Saturday, while having breakfast, I asked my wife if she thought that I'd gained any fame from my writing. Did she think that fame would change me? She looked me right in the eye and said "Jim, gaining f ...

Main Street

Back to the Grind Back to the grind again ... Clean forgot to tell you Main Streeters that I was going to take off a week and there seemed to be considerable misapprehension as to the naked appearance of page five ... And no wonder -- there is n ...


TV's Don Pardo, voice of the ages, is dead at age 96

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live." Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96. Pardo -- a handsome man with a strong chin and c ...

'Blacklist' gets A-list marketing treatment

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- With TV viewers awash in choices, how can a network bolster a freshman hit's chances of repeating its success in year two? Plot a marketing extravaganza that's nearly inescapable. For NBC's top-rated drama "The Blacklist," the network has devised a promotion and advertising campaign that will put the show and star James Spader front and center on billboards, faux magazine covers and online before i ...

'Ninja Turtles' prove 'Expendables' are expendable

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut. Paramount Pictures' rebooted reptiles took in $28.4 million in the film's second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That far surpassed the limp $16.2 million earned by Stallone's gang of aged but buff warriors. ...

Third take on the 'Expendables' franchise garners one whole star

By DERRIK J. LANG The Associated Press In its third incarnation, "The Expendables" has become, well, expendable. Despite some ruthless new tactics, there's no saving "The Expendables 3," the overpopulated third outing of Sylvester Stallone's all-star action ensemble. Perhaps recognizing its own mortality, "Expendables 3" goes for a kitchen-sink approach. There's the injection of AARP-eligible action stars like Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson and Harri ...
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