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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Kevin Mattison

KEVIN MATTISON

Kevin is the Executive Editor of the Recorder, and you can contact him at kmattison@recordernews.com. You may also read his blog - featuring columns both old and new - at Mattison's Avenue Blog.

Marianne Friers

MARIANNE FRIERS

Fultonville dairy farmer Marianne Friers is a regular columnist. She blogs at northviewdiary.blogspot.com.




Don Williams

DON WILLIAMS

Don was born and raised in the Adirondacks. He is a retired Gloversville school principal and magazine writer. He lives in Gloversville.

Sports

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Amsterdam squad wins Cooperstown tournament

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com Last week, Amsterdam's 14-and-under travel baseball team conquered the world -- or, at least, the Cooperstown Baseball World. Playing a grueling schedule against a far-flung field from across the country ...

Better Lucky rallies, wins Shine Again

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- Late-running Better Lucky rallied from far back in a field of four and ran down fellow Grade 1 winners Grace Hall and My Miss Aurelia to win the $100,000 Shine Again at Saratoga Race Course. The 5-year-old daughter of Ghos ...

Mets struggle with bats in loss to Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) -- Jonathon Niese was back on the mound and felt no discomfort in his left shoulder. David Wright hit an RBI single on the 10th anniversary of his major league debut. That was about it for New York Mets highlights as they struggled ag ...
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Shakhtar midfielder says players' lives are at risk

MOSCOW (AP) -- Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who refused to return to the Ukrainian champion did so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk. Costa and five other South American players ...

Obituaries

Amelia Syper

July 21, 2014 Amelia Syper, 91, passed away peacefully Monday morning at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Hailesboro, NY on August 4, 1922, daughter of the late George and Mary Gomoja Jurkovich, she lived in the Amsterdam area for over fifty years ...

Isabelle Sasowski

July 19, 2014 Isabelle Sasowski, 90, of State Highway 30 South, Amsterdam, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in Amsterdam on March 24, 1924 a daughter of the late Maryon and Mary Jankowski ...

Frances Radigan

July 20, 2014 Frances Radigan, 101, formerly of Jackson Street, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Sunday morning July 20, 2014 at Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility in Amsterdam. Born in Gonzalez, TX; she was the daughter of the late John and ...

Dale F. Pacillo

July 19, 2014 Dale F. Pacillo, 52, of Auburn, NY, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Auburn Community Hospital. Born in Amsterdam, New York, on May 14, 1962, Dale was the son of the late Michael and Myrtle Waterbury Pacillo. He was a grad ...

Entertainment

'Little Big Man' author is dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) -- Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger's literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital July 13. One of the last major authors to have served in World War II, Berger wrote more than 20 books, including the autobiographical "Rine ...

'Fargo' gets new cast, new crime, new season

By ALICIA RANCILIO The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- FX is taking another trip to "Fargo," where the cast is changing but some of the characters are not. The network announced Monday that it has renewed the series for a second season with new actors, time period and crime. Executive Producer Noah Hawley told a TV Critics' panel that season two will be set primarily in North Dakota in 1979 with a younger version of the Lou Solverson ...

'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office

NEW YORK (AP) -- The summer box office continued to lack mojo, as the R-rated "Sex Tape" failed to turn on moviegoers over a weekend where "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" maintained its rule. 20th Century Fox's science fiction sequel outmuscled a trio of new films to top the North American box office for the second-straight week with $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The acclaimed sequel to 2011's reboot of the chimp franchise has now ...

Amazon rolls out 'Netflix-for-books'

NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service that will allow unlimited access to thousands of electronic books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month in the online giant's latest effort to attract more users. The largest U.S. e-commerce site said Friday that the Kindle Unlimited service will give users the ability to read as much as they want from more than 600,000 Kindle titles such as "The Hunger Games" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid." They c ...
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