Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 10:23:57 AM
Only five of the 335 men who survived the unprovoked attack that sunk the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941 remain alive. Donald Stratton, 94, is one of them. He has added to the historical knowledge of that day and the beginning of America's entry into Wo ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 10:21:16 AM
Leroy Barber grew up in rural New London, Wis., hunting and fishing with two of his brothers. He enlisted in the Navy, trained at the Great Lakes facility north of Chicago and was assigned to a battleship. Barber enjoyed being a sailor, missed his br ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:07:24 AM
President-elect Donald Trump announced that James N. Mattis was his choice to lead the Department of Defense, what seemed to delight him most was the retired general's Iraq war nickname: "Mad Dog."
"Mad Dog Mattis!" Trump told a post-election rally ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:07:17 AM
As a candidate, Donald Trump put off -- even scared -- many voters when he talked about the economy and closely related issues.
On taxes, Trump offered what sounded like a dreary encore of past Republican tax plans that built off the discredited ca ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 10:13:15 AM
The death of the dictator of Cuba took over our headlines for a few days and made some world leaders look pretty stupid.
Canada's leader Justin Trudeau reacted as if Fidel Castro was a saint to be mourned, not a thug whose death should be celebrate ...
Last Updated: Monday, December 05, 2016 10:12:49 AM
When Donald Trump takes office, he says, one of his first acts will be to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade deal with 11 other nations. Farmers and factory owners are dismayed. China's thrilled. What does that tell you about ...
Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:08:46 AM
Compiled By SHARON WALEGA
Recorder News Staff
THIRTY YEARS AGO
* What a mess.
If you looked outside this morning and thought about diving back into bed and pulling the sheets over your head, you probably weren't alone.
Maybe you were thi ...
Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:08:53 AM
I would like to talk about two different places, one in which I live and the other in which I work. It has taken me 20 years of traveling back and forth from where I work to where I live to finally realize that there is a difference.
I work in Cli ...
Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:08:55 AM
The city of Amsterdam's financial bookkeeping has been a mess since the untimely death of Ronald Wierzbicki, the city's controller, in December 2012, but it's getting cleaned up thanks to the efforts of Matthew Agresta, the current controller.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:08:57 AM
By MARK KILER
For the Recorder
Advocating for the best interests of our members is a primary component of the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce's mission.
Unfortunately, New York State has had a long history of creating burdens ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016 11:09:53 AM
According to the Internet, I need to start drinking whiskey.
And taking my meat grilling more seriously.
And wearing watches that could be traded in for a year's worth of college tuition.
I need to start liking uncomfortable-looking jeans. And cigars ...
Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2016 9:45:50 AM
If you're not yet in the holiday spirit, don't fret -- there are several wonderful local events coming up that will help get you in the mood.
It's hard to believe, but tonight will mark 18 years since the annual Light Up the Sky with the Marching R ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:33:44 AM
By insisting on recounts in three states, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is giving President-elect Donald Trump his comeuppance for all the times he insisted the American election system is rigged and rife with voter fraud.
Stein would ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:24:16 AM
He started out a hero but Fidel Castro was the modern-age plague of Cuba. He murdered thousands, maintained poverty, oppressed the population in every possible way and imprisoned those who complained. Now he's gone at the age of 90. In Miami, Cuban A ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:13:07 AM
By RICK BENTLEY
The Fresno Bee
LOS ANGELES -- Mariah Carey knows how to make an entrance.
The Grammy winning singer arrived at the TV Critics summer meeting accompanied by a bevy of shirtless men who escorted her to a gold trimmed chaise lou ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:03:21 AM
It's 3 a.m. and Donald Trump can't sleep.
Restless, he tosses back and forth between Egyptian cotton sheets. The sweat builds on his forehead. His teeth grind. A tinpot dictator in some far-flung land has made a joke about his hands.
The rage bui ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 10:03:18 AM
Fidel Castro is one of the outsized figures of modern history. Even after his death, the charismatic Cuban dictator will endure as a global symbol of socialism and anti-Americanism and a hero to oppressed minorities around the world.
There are many ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016 9:33:54 AM
Let us now praise Donald Trump -- on one count, anyway: He realizes he faces an ethics problem. Last week, when the president-elect talked to the New York Times, he was widely quoted as saying that conflict of interest laws don't apply to the preside ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016 9:33:41 AM
Bob Dylan once sang, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows." Maybe not, but you do need a good weather satellite to track tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, volcanic ash clouds, lightning storms, wildfires, solar flares and all ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 28, 2016 8:29:58 AM
Compiled by SHARON
Recorder News Staff
THIRTY YEARS AGO
* Three Amsterdam aldermen have agreed not to sue Mayor Mario Villa for $14,000 in road repairs they did not authorize, but Fourth Ward Alderman David Pietrusza says he may still bring a ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:32:48 AM
By RON LUBKE
The Dallas Morning News
It's the season of Thanksgiving, and I know this because my Facebook feed is filled with a daily dose of "What I'm Thankful for."
I can't read another trite, mind-numbing post. I just can't do it. I love ...
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:32:19 AM
Andrew M. Cuomo ran for governor in 2010 on a promise to clean up Albany. But the scandals keep coming.
During his six years in office, a steady stream of legislators has been convicted of corruption. In September, Cuomo's own office was stained wh ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:41:02 AM
By MICHELLE DANIEL CHADWICK
The Dallas Morning News
Thanksgiving is coming soon, and I'll admit I'm a little worried. Emotions are still running hot over the election, and it might get pretty tense around the table among my older relatives who ...
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:40:49 AM
A president-elect who handles his transition from his hometown, not Washington. A big city and its residents cursed with traffic snarls and security measures that get in the way of normal life. An incoming first lady who entertains waiting until the ...
Last Updated: Monday, November 21, 2016 10:12:11 AM
Years ago, I was looking at a tabloid front page while waiting in a checkout line in a supermarket and was struck by a headline: "Devil Escapes From Hell."
I laughed but have not been laughing so much lately as the venerable New York Times has done ...