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Week 3 area fantasy football draft results

By MICHAEL KELLY and ADAM SHINDER sports@recordernews.com It is a question that needs to be asked. Who had a worse week: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Team Shinder's operator, Adam Shinder? On one side, the Buccaneers lost games (that actually matter) ...
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Black Horses gallop past AHS soccer

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder When one thing has gone wrong for the Amsterdam High School boys soccer team so far this season, the Rams haven't been able to find a way to stop more problems from creeping in. "That seems to be our problem, is the s ...

Gase, Manning ready to challenge Sherman

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The Denver Broncos won't come right out and say whether they'll test Richard Sherman as the Chargers did or shy away from him as the Packers did. Here's a hint, however: "We respect him," receiver Bubba Caldwell said. " ...

Li Na retires from tour

BEIJING (AP) -- Li Na, a two-time Grand Slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries. The 32-year-old Li posted a statement on social media sites Friday, ending a week of intensifying s ...

Obituaries

Donna L. Nichols

September 16, 2014 Donna L. Nichols, 69, of Cliff St., Canajoharie, NY passed away Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, following a long illness. Born in Amsterdam, NY on September 27, 1944 a daughter of the late Raymond and Belva Prim ...

Norma G. De Vost

September 17, 2014 Mrs. Norma G. De Vost, 93, formerly of Canal Street, Fort Plain, and most recently of Montgomery Street, Canajoharie, New York died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Wilkinson Center in Amsterdam, NY, following a brief illn ...

Robert H. Barker

September 17, 2014 Robert H. Barker, 77, of Johnstown, NY, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, NY surrounded by his loving family. Born in Randall, NY, on September 12, 1937, a son of Harry ...

Robert Francis "Bob" Turo

September 16, 2014 Robert Francis "Bob" Turo, Jr., 54, of Bellen Road, Broadalbin, NY passed away Tuesday afternoon at the Samuel Stratton VA Hospital in Albany, NY after fighting a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Born Febru ...

Opinion

Letters to the editor

The wolf's pulling the sheep skin To the editor: Regarding the article in the paper Saturday, Sept. 13, "City code violators could lose rent": Don't let the wolf pull sheep skin over you. While I enjoyed reading the well written article about t ...

Kittens on the way

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder It's official -- Ursula is a girl (and a woman of loose moral values). She's heavy with kittens. She is due in about three weeks. We took a vote (my six grandchildren, my three children and their spouses, ...

Main Street

Each One a Meal Sheriff Ed Jackson is running his own agricultural exhibit in the Larrabee store windows, where turnips that are real turnips are being shown. Come to think of it, they may not be real turnips after all, perhaps they may be ru .. ...

Letters to the editor

Saddened by the loss of FGI To the editor: I am totally dumbfounded at the total lack of response on the part of our city officials at the closure of the FGI plant on Edson Street. How many companies are left in the USA that start with raw materi ...

Entertainment

Darrell Hammond gets Don Pardo's gig

NEW YORK (AP) -- A familiar face -- former cast member Darrell Hammond -- is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live." The show announced Thursday that Hammond, who acted on the long-running comedy show from 1995 to 2009, will replace announcer Don Pardo for the Sept. 27 season opener. For all but one year of the NBC show's 40-year history, it was Pardo's voice that would announce the host, musical guest and cast members every week, an ...

Women & politics: Gillibrand, Davis offering memoirs

By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press "Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir" (Penguin/Blue Rider Press) by Wendy Davis "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World" (Ballantine Books) by Kirsten Gillibrand Two prominent women in politics, New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand, who replaced Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who shot to fame in pink sneakers with an abortion-rights fi ...

Blogger doesn't pull punches in wisecracking new memoir

By BROOKE LEFFERTS The Associated Press "People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges" (Ballantine Books) by Jen Mann It's not easy to endear yourself to readers when you write a book called "People I Want to Punch in the Throat," yet somehow author Jen Mann manages to do just that in her new hilarious memoir. It's a collection of short essays on Mann's life as a marr ...

A-list cast can't save sappy 'This is Where I Leave You'

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody's stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn't? This scenario could be a drama or a comedy -- or, in the case of "This Is Where I Leave You," both: a dramedy. In the best dramedies, of course, laughter and tears alternate seamlessly and gracefully, and ...
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