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KEVIN MATTISON

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DON WILLIAMS

Don was born and raised in the Adirondacks. He is a retired Gloversville school principal and magazine writer. He lives in Gloversville.

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Mohawks down Dutchmen as regular season winds down

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder With the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League playoffs rapidly approaching, Amsterdam Mohawks third baseman Justin Yurchak has found the right time for his bat to heat up again. A consistent presence in the middle ...

Brady: 'I did nothing wrong' in Deflategate

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate, writing today in a 507-word Facebook post: "I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either." Breaking his sil ...
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Goodell upholds Brady's suspension

NEW YORK (AP) -- The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. And the agent added sham to the lexicon of "Deflategate." Then the players' union said it would take it all to court. Tom Brady's four-game suspens ...

New era underway for Jets under Todd Bowles

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Todd Bowles has made no bold statements, outrageous guarantees or back-page headlines in his first few months with the New York Jets. These are certainly toned-down times for the recharged franchise. Gone is the popular ...

Obituaries

Sister Margaret Mary O'Rourke

July 18, 2015 Sister Margaret Mary O'Rourke, 86, a Franciscan Sister of the Atonement, died July 18 at North Westchester Restorative Therapy Center, Mohegan Lake. Sister Margaret Mary was born in Detroit Dec. 20, 1928, to Mary Arlene (Fuller) ...

Tresa L. Dingman Montanye

July 18, 2015 Tresa L. Dingman Montanye, of Wynantskill, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2015 at home with her family by her side. She was born January 19, 1972 to Ronald (deceased) and Linda Dingman. She was a 1991 graduate of Canajoharie ...

Rachel Minisci

July 26, 2015 Rachel Minisci R.N., 86, formerly of Amsterdam NY passed away on Sunday July 26, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. in Wayland, MA. Rachel was born on December 6, 1928 in Amsterdam, NY. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Institute and was a grad ...

Michelena Gentile

July 25, 2015 Michelena Gentile, 87, of Division Street passed away July 25, 2015 at Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility with her son and his companion by her side. She was born on April 10, 1928 in Amsterdam, New York and wa ...

Entertainment

Remains of four early colonial leaders discovered

By BRETT ZONGKER The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America's first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia. The four burial sites were uncovered in the earthen floor of what was Jamestown's historic Anglican church from 1608, a team of scientists and historians anno ...

'Book of Mormon' satirical musical finally in Utah

By BRADY McCOMBS The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY -- The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons has finally come to the heart of Mormonlandia, starting a sold-out, two-week run Tuesday at a Salt Lake City theater two blocks from the church's flagship temple and headquarters. The Tony Award-winning "The Book of Mormon" has earned rave reviews while appalling some with its crudeness. But this will mark the first time the show's gleefully na ...

Entertainment news in brief

Swedish police question Snoop Dogg for suspected drug use HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish police say they briefly held U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg on suspicion of drug use after he performed a concert near Stockholm. National police spokesman Fredrik Wallen says a police patrol in the city of Uppsala, north of the capital, stopped a car in which Snoop Dog was a passenger on Saturday evening after the concert. Police questioned him at a local police station and tes ...
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Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA (AP) -- An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death. In a statement Monday morning, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office says the time that elapsed from when she was found unresponsive in January until her death Sunday will "complicate" its effort to reconstruct events. "Interpretation of autopsy findings and othe ...
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