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Amsterdam wrestlers confident they can win Foothills Council

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Last season, the Amsterdam High School wrestling team came within just a few points of knocking off the perennially powerful Queensbury Spartans for the Foothills Council championship. With a boatload of key contribut ...

Pair of AHS JV wrestlers fare well at tourney

CLIFTON PARK -- The Amsterdam junior varsity wrestling team opened its season Saturday at the annual Capital District Wrestling Officials Association JV Tournament at Shenendehowa High School and two Rams -- 220-pounder Edson Garcia and 285-pounder D ...

Broncos' Ward suggests full-time officials as a fix

DENVER (AP) -- Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward, one of the most-flagged and heavily fined players in the NFL this season, recently ripped the officials, suggesting the way to fix the league's spotty officiating is to give the men in stripes full-time ...
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Big win has Jets feeling good

NEW YORK (AP) -- The season was crumbling quickly for the New York Jets. Four losses in five games had them scrambling for answers and desperate for a win. The playoff hopes that seemed like such a realistic scenario a month ago were fading away wi ...


Anthony G. Zajaczkowski

November 27, 2015 Anthony G. Zajaczkowski, Sr. of Tillboro Road in St. Johnsville, passed away at the age of 35 surrounded with the deepest love of his family on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Tony and Dana raised their ...

Amelia M. (Molly) Natale

November 29, 2015 Molly Natale, 87, of Amsterdam NY, has gone to her eternal rest on Nov. 29, 2015. Born on Feb. 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Amalia Santoro Robilotto. Amelia was a student of the former Wilbur H. Lynch ...

Victor E. Eckler

November 28, 2015 Mr. Victor E. Eckler, 91, of Clark Avenue, Fort Plain, NY, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Albany Medical Center from complications following cardiac surgery. He was born on Dec. 6, 1923, in Frankfort, NY, the son of the ...

Doris M. Prime

November 26, 2015 Doris M. Prime, 81, of Salt Springville, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at Palatine Nursing Home. She was born May 25, 1934 , in Otsego, NY, the daughter of Earl and Hazel Slingerland VanAlstine. On Sept. 12, 1951, she married Ke ...


Letters to the editor

Volunteers help keep history alive To the editor, On behalf of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for those that attended our New York State History Month Tuesday Talk Series during the month ...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for 'Ghosts of the Past' help To the editor, On behalf of the Historic Amsterdam League and myself personally I would like to express appreciation and thanks to everyone who recently attended the fourth annual "Ghosts of the Past" tours ...

Main Street

Tonight's the Night Tonight, me fra-a-anz, is Hallowe'en. Or maybe you know that. It doesn't matter, however, because if you didn't know it before, you do now. If the doorbell ting-a-lings and nobody is there when you answer it, you'll know more ...

Letters to the editor

Why we should support the police To the editor: A very disturbing incident yesterday pointed out the importance of supporting our local police, and the wonderful job that they do. They really do "Serve and Protect." I would not have been in Fort ...


Holiday albums from Rogers, Minogue and more

By The Associated Press A review of holiday albums released this year. Kenny Rogers, "Once Again It's Christmas" (Warner) If country legend Kenny Rogers sticks to his guns, "Once Again it's Christmas" will be his sixth and final holiday album, and bittersweet nostalgia infuses all 11 tracks. The 77-year-old crooner recently announced his retirement and farewell tour, so this mix of mostly classic carols with traditional arrangements is one f ...

'Racing Extinction' sounds the alarm for vanishing species

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES -- When Discovery Channel's "Racing Extinction" debuts worldwide, the documentary's creators will be looking for more than ratings and critical reaction. It's action they're after. Oscar-winning director Louie Psihoyos ("The Cove") says the film is intended as a call to arms to prevent a grim future for Earth and its steadily vanishing species. "The loss of biodiversity will be unimaginably horrific ...
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Yo Rocky! Gritty, soulful 'Creed' goes the distance

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press Admit it. When you heard another "Rocky" movie was coming out -- a seventh -- you thought, really? How many "Rocky" movies do we need? Well, it turns out we needed seven. At least. From its very beginning in 1976, the "Rocky" story has been about proving you belong in the ring -- not winning, necessarily, but showing you have the cred to be there in the first place. That's why Rocky told Adrian: "All I wanna do is go ...

New on DVD this week

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee The Nov. 24 DVD releases go from animated antics to armed conflict. "Shaun the Sheep Movie," (3 1/2 stars): Shaun the Sheep has gone from a sheepish supporting player to wild and woolly movie star. While his acting might try to pull the wool over our eyes, his work is a flocking good time. The animated character was introduced in 1995 in the Nick Park "Wallace & Gromit" stop-action short film, "A Close Shave." ...
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