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Firefighters move into title game

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Despite being the top team in the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League Minors Division during the regular season, Amsterdam Firefighters ran into a bit of a jinx against The Recorder, losing all three meetings between the ...
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Carson Cotugno hits two home runs, Nasadoski one in 7-1 title game win

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Thursday night, Kyle's Bounce Rentals unfurled a plan to win the Amsterdam Youth Baseball League Majors Division championship game that would've made legendary Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver and his philosophy ...

Mohawks win fifth straight

SAUGERTIES -- Tristen Carranza belted a three-run home run, Chris Givin went 4-for-5 with a double and the Amsterdam Mohawks stayed red-hot Thursday night, securing their fifth consecutive victory with a 9-3 victory over the Saugerties Stallions at C ...

Hassan Whiteside to stay in Miami

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press Hassan Whiteside is staying with the Miami Heat. A person familiar with the terms of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Whiteside will be signing a four-year contract worth the maximum amount t ...

Obituaries

John Joseph Lyons

June 28, 2016 John Joseph Lyons, 66, of 605 Henderson Circle, died June 28, 2016, at his home. A native of Galway, N.Y., son of the late Robert and Mary Clarke Lyons, he was a builder contractor, a member of Shriner International, and St. Geor ...

John C. Ludwig

June 27, 2016 Mr. John C. Ludwig, Sr, age 51, of Amsterdam, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 27, 2016, at his home. He was born May 27, 1965, in Albany, the son of Frank and Joan O'Brien Ludwig. John is survived by his wife, Julie M. Strob ...

(Albert) Bruce Wadsworth

June 24, 2016 (Albert) Bruce Wadsworth of Fultonville, died peacefully on Friday, June 24, 2016. Born on Aug. 20, 1932, he was the son of the late Albert (Poppy) Wadsworth and (Mary) Jane Dockstader. He grew up in Fonda, graduating in 1950 from ...

Margaret M. Bollen

June 27, 2016 Mrs. Margaret M. Bollen, 93, formerly of Canal Street, Fort Plain, New York passed away Monday, June 27, 2016, at The Mountain Valley Hospice House, in the company of her loving family. Born on Sept. 17, 1922, in Stone Arabia, N. ...

Entertainment

Movie review: 'The Shallows' is cheesy summer fun

Every summer needs a movie that's as sun-drenched and easy-breezy as "The Shallows," the Blake Lively vehicle that pits surfer vs. shark. On a triple digit day, you won't be sorry to duck into this quick 87-minute caper of bikini-clad aquatic peril that's just silly enough to be the perfect summer thriller. But this woman against nature tale is more than just escapism, as it's got some great tips for any beach adventurer. Here are Top Five Tips for Battlin ...

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS IN BRIEF

Judge postpones demolition of Aretha Franklin's Memphis home MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A judge has postponed an order to demolish the dilapidated home where singer Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis. The Commercial Appeal reports that Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter on Thursday told the person who's responsible for the house to return to court on Aug. 11 to submit a timeline and economic proposals to save the home. Potter cited the ...

'Tarzan,' revised New film swings beyond story's troubled past

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES -- Tarzan may be among America's classic fictional characters, but he's not beyond reproach. Like so many well-worn tales, Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan was borne of a vastly different time more than 100 years ago, when narratives rooted in colonialism, white saviors and African stereotypes were the norm. Throughout the decades, Tarzan also became a staple of Hollywood -- there have been 52 authorized fil ...

Spielberg weaves magic out of Dahl's epic 'The BFG'

By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service It makes sense that the sensibilities of Steven Spielberg and Roald Dahl would someday collide, as they do in Spielberg's adaptation of Dahl's "The BFG." Both artists often tell stories about misunderstood children finding connections with misunderstood, fantastical, alien creatures. They have a knack for drawing out the dark and maudlin aspects of childhood, the loneliness and isolation, as well as the capacity f ...
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