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Mohawks-Stallions game rained out

The Amsterdam Mohawks' scheduled road game Monday against the Saugerties Stallions was postponed to due inclement weather and poor field conditions at Cantine Memorial Field. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader July 17 in Saugerties. A ...
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Mohawks always looking to improve

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Random thoughts and observations from a week in which the Amsterdam Mohawks had their 11-game win streak snapped, but still flirted with a no-hitter and widened their lead atop the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball Lea ...

A look at the teams that made the Women's World Cup semifinals

MONTREAL (AP) -- A look that the four teams playing in the semifinals at the Women's World Cup. Germany faces the United States on Tuesday in Montreal, while Japan goes up against England on Wednesday in Edmonton, Alberta. The winners go to Vancou ...
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Trout powers Angels past Yankees 4-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Chris Young simply threw up his hands when Mike Trout sprinted back and made his second remarkable catch of the night, robbing him of another sure run-scoring hit. From his glove to his bat to his feet, the New York Yankees ...


Frank Pecora

June 29, 2015 Frank Pecora, 89, of Orchard Street, Canajoharie, died Monday, June 29, at Wells Nursing Home in Johnstown. Arrangements are under the direction of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie 13317, and ...
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Stanley C. Tonko

June 28, 2015 Stanley C. Tonko, 94, of Princeton Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, at St. Mary's Healthcare, with his loving family by his side. Mr. Tonko was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Amsterdam, the son of William and A ...

Westly R. Cook Sr.

June 27, 2015 Mr. Westly R. Cook Sr., age 48, of West Liberty Street in St. Johnsville, passed away suddenly as a result of natural causes Saturday evening, June 27, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown. He held employment with Nelson Tree Servi ...

Michelle P. Stewart

June 29, 2015 Michelle P. Stewart, 46, of Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, died Monday, June 29, at Albany Medical Center. She was born in Amsterdam Feb. 26, 1969, a daughter of Leonard and Cheryl Francisco Gasner and was a 1987 graduate of Broad ...


Letters to the editor

Saluting Ralph Albanese To the editor: D-Day June 6 -- Although this is a few days late -- it's important "Lest we Forget." This year, 2015, marks the 71st anniversary of the invasion of allied troops in Normandy France during World War II. A r ...

Main Street

Clothes Make the Man In the avalanche of graduation programs, baccalaureate sermons, class day exercises, etc., that fill the columns of our publications at this season there is so much similarity that one reads about the same as another. Except ...

Letters to the editor

Where have the flowers gone? To the editor: I have never written a letter to the editor. Surely, the editor is not who this letter is directed to. I am very hurt and feel violated. As the administrator for the past 15 years of the beautiful San ...

Letters to the editor

We need to turn it around To the editor: This incident in S.C., the church massacre, by Dylann Roof, should be a wake-up call to all government agencies. They must rethink what and where the problem exists. Gun control is not the answer. Think ab ...


'Ted 2' trails 'Jurassic,' 'Inside Out'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs. Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out." While $32.9 million is a solid opening for an R-rated comedy, bigger things were expected from "Ted 2," which cost a reported $68 million to produce. The Universal Pictures sequel was e ...

Entertainment news in brief

Luke is leaving the 'Hospital' again NEW YORK (AP) -- Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer's marriage to Laura in 1981 on "General Hospital" was the biggest moment in daytime television history, will appear in his final episode next month ABC announced in May that Geary decided to leave the show after nearly three decades, saying his character would be written out of the series later this summer. His last appearance in the role will air on July ...

Around the Remote: Television picks for June 28-July 4

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: Fourth of July celebrations -- Here's our big bang theory: Nothing beats watching fireworks live and in person. But if you happen to be welded to the couch this year, television has plenty of "oohs" and "ahs" to offer. The special programming includes the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" (8 p.m. Saturday, NBC) from Manhattan. Hosted by Willie Geist and Tamron Hall, it offers performances by Di ...

Wyle talks aliens, animals as end of 'Falling Skies' nears

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Noah Wyle's life during the past five years has been divided neatly between bucolic and demanding. At his Santa Barbara-area ranch, Wyle has been happily surrounded by his wife, actress Sara Wells; his son and daughter; and rescue animals, including a pair of miniature horses that, as the former "ER" star puts it, "do nothing but stand there and look cute." "I have sort of a love ranch. Everybody ...
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