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Trembley, Benton earn WAC co-MVP honors

Fort Plain's Kendra Trembley and Mayfield's Sydney Benton earned co-Most Valuable Player honors in the North Division Monday when the Western Athletic Conference announced its all-star teams for the 2016 softball season. Mayfield, which went undefeat ...

Muni plays host to Legion Tournament

The Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course hosted the 20th annual Dave Varney American Legion Tournament Friday, with the foursome of Jeremy Bartman, Garret Cetnar, Matt Lieckfeldt and Ron Jemmott coming away with the low net score of 53. The team of Ken Ab ...
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High expectations for Amsterdam boys and girls track and field teams

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Sandwiched between a pair of years competing against the biggest programs in Section II, the Amsterdam High School boys and girls track and field teams are in a more comfortable spot this year and ...

Mets find power stroke, beat Nats, 7-1

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bartolo Colon's back was bothering him enough that he told New York Mets manager Terry Collins he wouldn't be able to hit another memorable home run. The heart of the lineup took care of that. David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes and Ne ...


Stephen J. Widanka

May 22, 2016 Mr. Stephen J. Widanka, passed away at the age of 86 on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Wells House, Johnstown, New York. His family surrounded him with support and they were thankful for the wonderful care offered. He was born on D ...
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Pastor Ray L. Lydick

May 21, 2016 Pastor Ray L. Lydick, 83, of Amsterdam, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility with his loving family at his side. He was born in Madison, Maine, on Aug. 28, 1932, a son of the late C ...

Rose Zeno Ossenfort

May 21, 2016 Rose Zeno Ossenfort, 95, of Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Born on Sept. 28, 1920, in Amsterdam, she was one of 10 children to the late Dominick and Ma ...

Beatrice A. Frederick

May 18, 2016 Beatrice A. Frederick, 86, of State Highway 30, Amsterdam, died Wednesday evening, May 18, 2016, at St. Mary's Healthcare. She was born in Perth on Jan. 11, 1930, a daughter of Wesley and Harriet Richards Hickok and was educated i ...


'Fresh Off the Boat' team reflects on breakthrough sitcom

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Television is mostly entertaining, sometimes enlightening and, occasionally, can make a difference. The sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" hits all the marks. Because of it, along with ABC siblings "black-ish" and "Dr. Ken," network TV's American family photo album is starting to look authentic. The contribution of "Fresh Off the Boat" is especially notable. It's the first network prime-time comedy about an Asian-American family since Marg ...

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Ginger Zee shines on 'Dancing' despite injury LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ginger Zee's ailing back didn't seem to affect her much during the first half of the two-night season finale of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." The "Good Morning America" meteorologist showed off plenty of flexibility during two performances Monday. The only evidence of pain came after the first dance when Zee was shown holding her back. The 35-year-old said the pain was so bad last week ...

'Angry Birds' flocks to No. 1 over 'Neighbors,' 'Nice Guys'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Captain America" has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. "The Angry Birds Movie" soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, knocking "Captain America: Civil War" off its first-place perch, while new adult comedies "Neighbors 2" and the "The Nice Guys" struggled to get their footing, according to comScore estimates Sunday. Rovio Animation spearheaded the production of "The Angry Birds Movie," which cost around $ ...

Alan Young, star of 1960s sitcom 'Mr. Ed,' dies at 96

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor-comedian Alan Young, who played the amiable straight man to a talking horse in the 1960s sitcom "Mister Ed," has died, a spokeswoman for the Motion Picture and Television Home said Friday. He was 96. Young was already a well-known radio and TV comedian, having starred in his own Emmy-winning variety show, when "Mister Ed" was being readied at comedian George Burns' production company. Burns is said to have told his staff: "Get A ...
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