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AHS girls swim team hyped after first win of season

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Amsterdam High School girls swimming coach Nancy Spagnola has been waiting for years to have a team large enough that the Lady Rams can be competitive in dual meets. Now, she's got exactly such a team, and perh ...
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Johnstown holds off AHS

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Bolstered by the momentum of picking up their first win in four weeks Monday, the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team started brightly Wednesday night against Johnstown and picked up a pretty goal within 15 minute ...
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Broadalbin-Perth sweeps Amsterdam

BROADALBIN -- Jordan Marshall had a match-high 10 kills and contributed five aces among her eight service points as the Broadalbin-Perth girls volleyball team notched a 3-0 win over Amsterdam in Foothills Council action Wednesday. B-P (6-1, 6-1 Footh ...

F-F begins three-game road trip

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Coming off Saturday's heartbreaking loss to Voorheesville, the Fonda-Fultonville Braves will try Friday night to once again get their first win of the 2016 football season as they start a three-week road trip t ...


Lena E. Jones

September 27, 2016 Mrs. Lena E. Jones, 105, of Palatine Bridge died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at Palatine Nursing Home. Born in Ames, N.Y., on Aug. 4, 1911, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Katherine Shunk VanSteenburgh ...
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Michol E. Smith

September 26, 2016 Michol E. Smith, 64, of McQueen Road, Amsterdam, died Monday evening, Sept. 26, 2016, at the Fulton Center for Rehab. & Health Care, Gloversville. She was born in Amsterdam on March 30, 1952, a daughter of Armand and Ger ...
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Karl A. Veit

=September 26, 2016 Mr. Karl A. Veit passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at the age of 78 on Sept. 26, 2016, at the St. Johnsville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Karl has valiantly battled Parkinson's over the past 5 to 6 years a ...

Thelma M. Laymon

September 26, 2016 Thelma M. Laymon, 91, of the Town of Canajoharie died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Born Nov. 17, 1924, in Canajoharie, she was the daughter of V. Joseph and Amanda (Gnossa) Hawkins. Mrs. Laymon worked for many years at Beechnu ...


Letters to the Editor

Thank you Montgomery County District 7 Republican Primary voters To the Editor: On Tuesday Sept. 13, 2016, 68 percent of the Republican voters in Montgomery County's 7th District, who chose to exercise their voting rights that Primary day, electe ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * The Amsterdam Holiday Inn no longer is affiliated with the national Holiday Inn organization. Jennifer Burgess, Holiday Inn's supervisor of public relations for the New York ...

Letter to the Editor

Many issues to deal with regarding proposed solar farm To the editor: Dear town of Amsterdam residents: This is regarding the solar farm to be located on Log City Road right across the road from some of our homes. There are 16 potential issues ...

A proposal for comprehensive growth for the city of Amsterdam

By MARK KOWALCZYK For The Recorder The demographics of our region pose some very difficult challenges, but also offer unique opportunities. Amsterdam's lack of large manufacturing and retail businesses are well known. It is also unfortunate t ...


Riveting 'Deepwater Horizon' captivates from start to finish

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer We all know how "Deepwater Horizon " ends. When the BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, 11 people died and millions of gallons of oil spewed into the waters and up against the Gulf shores in the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. The story of the aftermath, even 6 years later, is still being written. The how-did-it-happen is another thing, and the point of director Peter Berg's intensely th ...

The News in Brief

Brad Pitt skips film premiere to focus on 'family situation' LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A producer says "we all respect his privacy" as Brad Pitt skipped his first public appearance after last week's split with Angelina Jolie Pitt. He didn't attend the premiere of Terrence Malick's new documentary Wednesday night as scheduled. Pitt, who narrates "Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience," said in a statement Wednesday that he's grateful to have been part of the p ...

'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' is odd fun

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer Fall has officially just started, but there's still one more superhero flick sneaking in just before all the summer heat vanishes completely. But if you want muscled torsos and capes, you'll be sadly disappointed. After a steady stream this year of Batman, Superman, Captain America, X-Men and even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it's time now for a group of kids who float, are invisible, who spark fire, manipu ...

'Bull' has a promising ratings start

NEW YORK (AP) -- Nielsen's first "most likely to succeed" list is out, and it includes Michael Weatherley, Mandy Moore, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin James. They are among the stars in new series that performed well during the first week of the new TV season, the Nielsen company said. The best performer was "Bull," CBS' series starring Weatherley as a trial consultant in a story loosely based on Dr. Phil McGraw's life. Its audience of 15.6 million made it ...
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    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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    Saturday, September 24, 2016

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    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    City kicks off homecoming with bonfire on South Side
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