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B-P's Bogdan captures F-F Steeplechase/Pentathlon Meet

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com FONDA -- In an event that draws laughs and more than its fair share of on-site attention from non-participating athletes, Broadalbin-Perth boys outdoor track and field senior Greg Bogdan was all busines ...

Hemstreet propels B-P past Hudson Falls

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com HUDSON FALLS -- When the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots opened up practice for the 2014 baseball season, head coach Dan Simonds didn't think he had a spot for senior right-handed pitcher Phil Hemstreet in his ...

Lady Eagles stay perfect with 35-10 victory

SCOTIA -- The Galway softball squad continued its torrid start to the 2014 season, as the Lady Eagles blasted their way past Mekeel Christian Academy, 35-10, Thursday in Western Athletic Conference play. Both Jessi Freebern and Felicia Snyder each ...
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Coveney turns in impressive showing

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com FONDA -- Before the 2014 outdoor track and field season got started, Broadalbin-Perth boys junior Jake Coveney and the Patriots' coaching staff had an idea that the pentathlon could be his ticket ...


Daniel P. Quackenbush

April 16, 2014 Daniel P. Quackenbush, 65, of 26 Wall Street, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Wednesday morning April 16, 2014 at home. Born in Amsterdam on March 9, 1949, he is the son of Hazlett and Margaret Hyatt Quackenbush of Amsterdam, NY. D ...

Douglas Vaughn Crewell

February 20, 2014 Doug passed away on February 20, 2014 in a fire in Texas. He was born February 19, 1964, the son of Nancy Crewell Smith and the late Douglas F. Crewell in Amsterdam, N.Y. He grew up in the Town of Glen and graduated from Fo ...

Albert Vincent Turo Sr.

April 14, 2014 Albert Vincent Turo Sr., 84, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at St. Mary's Healthcare in the loving company of his family. Services are Friday at 8:15 am at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Pa ...

Frank J. Mack

April 14th, 2014 Frank J. Mack, 38, of Ballston Spa passed away suddenly from an accident on Monday April 14, 2014. Born December 11, 1975 in Amsterdam, he was a son of Frank Mack Jr. and Diane Overrocker Mack of Mayfield. Frank was a devote ...


Letters to the editor

Independent thinkers need not apply To the editor: When the legality concerning non-city residents being named to the Amsterdam Golf Commission was being debated, the mayor was quick to point out that it was difficult to get people to donate thei ...

Main Street

Main Street Snow in April Snow in April. Gosh all hemlock! When's the Winter goin' to end? Time we 'gun t' get nice weather, Somethin' we might recommend. My overcoat -- where was that put? Gone my gloves and rubbers, too. Packe ...

Letters to the editor

Take a walk in Ashley's shoes To the editor: I would like you to meet Ashley Elizabeth Dowser, a vibrant, intelligent young woman. A daughter, a sister and a mother, Ashley's smile lit up a room when she entered. However, she became a victim of a ...

Letters to the editor

Equity in pay remains an issue To the editor: April 8 marks the day in 2014 that the average woman's earnings will catch up to what the average man earned in 2013. That's ridiculous, isn't it? Some might find it down right appalling. At least I d ...


CBS wins the week with hoops and hit series

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. Not only did CBS win in total prime-time viewers for a sixth straight week, but it also won for a fourth consecutive week in the adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 demographics. CBS had 15 of the top 20 shows, led by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game between UConn and Kentucky, which drew 21.2 milli ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is dead at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America's charm and maddening contradictions to life in the minds of millions and became the best-known practitioner of "magical realism," a blend ...

The Associated Press Book Reviews

"The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia" (Smithsonian Books) edited by Amy Pastan Who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781? Don't feel bad if the name William Herschel, a British musician and telescope builder, doesn't come to mind in a snap. Only those with out-of-this-world interests could possibly score well in answering the questions posed in "The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia." And such buffs would probably chafe at the s ...

Johnny Depp is sleepwalking through clunky computer flick

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity -- when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts -- is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars. First-time director Wally Pfister's "Transcendence" isn't so much the "Him" to Spike Jonze's "Her" as it's a more dystopian vision of the ...
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