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Hall of fame induction awaits Cetnar Sunday

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder A year ago, Rick Cetnar sat in the crowd at the Troy Hilton Garden Inn for one of his proudest moments: His son Todd's induction into the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame. This weekend, the shoe is on the othe ...
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Stanavich, Rams edge Johnstown

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder JOHNSTOWN -- Clinging to a one-run lead through most of Friday's Foothills Council baseball game against the Johnstown Sir Bills, Amsterdam sophomore pitcher Dale Stanavich was remarkably efficient in the near-freezin ...

Holt's homer lifts Red Sox past O's

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Brock Holt hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Darren O'Day in the eighth inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat Baltimore 7-5 Friday night to extend the Orioles' losing streak to five games. David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez also co ...
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Teixeira, Pineda help Yankees end Mets' 11-game win streak

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Teixeira hit a pair of two-run homers and Michael Pineda used a biting slider while pitching impressively into the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees end the crosstown rival Mets' 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victor ...


John Robert Van De Bogert

April 8, 2015 John Robert Van De Bogert, 67, died April 8 in Costa Rica. John was born in Ilion Oct. 5, 1947, moving to Amsterdam when he was five years old. He attended Amsterdam schools and left school at 16 years old and went to work to hel ...

Pearl I. Moshinskie

April 23, 2015 Mrs. Pearl I. (McCord) Moshinskie, age 89, a longtime resident of Crouse Boulevard in St. Johnsville, NY, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday April 23, 2015 at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation & Nursing ...
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Norma Louise Mancini

April 23, 2015 Norma Louise Mancini, 91, formerly of Dewitt Street, Amsterdam, passed away Thursday morning at the River Ridge Living Center. She was born in Amsterdam and was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Yevoli Fusco. A life-l ...
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Barbara Jean (Stanton) Johnson

April 23, 2015 Barbara (Stanton) Johnson, 63, of Lititz, Pa., passed away April 23, 2015, at the home of her daughter Jessica Bodene, surrounded by family members. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of Douglas R. Stanton and Marjorie Lemk ...


Main Street

Road Hogs Are Out The chances are that you've seen in the movies those thrilling pictures of a South African boar hunt. You know, they jab them with spears and that sort of thing. Well, [this story isn't based] in South Africa. It [is] much nearer -- Tribes Hill, if you ar ...

Letters to the editor

Teachers: Stay the course To the editor: Testing and teaching are not the same thing. Much has been said and written lately about testing and its impact on student learning. As a teacher, high school principal and superintendent of schools for ...

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Amsterdam PBA offers its thanks To the editor: On behalf of the Amsterdam Police Benevolent Association we would like to extend our thanks to all of the participants, sponsors and volunteers who made our second annual Cops and Joggers 5K run, hel ...

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Selling new turf to the taxpayers To the editor: Officials from the GASD need to start doing their homework if they're going to try and sell the Amsterdam taxpayers on an artificial turf field every 10-12 years. They need to be more informed, so ...


Around the remote: Television picks for April 26-May 2

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Last Days in Vietnam" -- The American Experience series brings this gripping, Oscar-nominated documentary to television. Directed by Rory Kennedy, the film marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Via powerful interviews and wrenching footage, it recalls how, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes helped 135,000 South Vietnamese citizens escape. 9 p.m. Tues ...

Odds on whether endangered TV shows will return

By NEAL JUSTIN Minneapolis Star Tribune If I had the chance to run the networks, "Happy Endings," "Revolution" and "The Neighbors" would still be on the air -- and I'd be out of a job. There was a time when network executives could justify bottom-dwelling series such as "Cheers" and "Seinfeld," in hopes that audiences would eventually come around. But in these times of stiffer competition and a heightened struggle for advertising dollars, there's ...

Upcoming 'Age of Ultron' is an overdose of the Avengers

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director's filmography that in between Joss Whedon's two "Avengers" films there reads "Much Ado About Nothing": a low-budget, black-and-white Shakespeare adaption sandwiched between two of the most gargantuan blockbusters ever made. In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Whedon (and Marvel's) sequel to the third highest grossing film of all ...

Falco embraces uncertainty after 'Nurse Jackie'

By NICOLE EVATT The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- In 2007, Edie Falco said goodbye to her critically acclaimed series "The Sopranos" in one of the most divisive, talked-about finales on television. As she prepares to bid farewell to her addiction dramedy "Nurse Jackie," Falco isn't feeling any pressure to deliver another controversial ending. "This whole thing about finale episodes, I don't know. I tend not to get too caught up in it," Falco sai ...
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