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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

Opening week unkind to local teams

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder And then there was one. The first week of the Section II basketball playoffs proved unkind to local teams, as through the quarterfinal round the Amsterdam boys are the only area squad -- boys or girls -- left in conte ...

Amsterdam back to work after winning 2OT thriller

By ADAM SHINDER @Recorder Shinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The aches and pains the morning after were all worth it. The Amsterdam Running Rams may have needed a few Advil and plenty of ice Monday morning after playing 40 grueling minutes Sunday against t ...

Flip Saunders ponders whether NBA's All-Star break is too long

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI The Associated Press In a season full of injuries, many hoped that the new, longer All-Star break would help NBA players catch their breath and recover after a grueling first 3 1/2 months. Commissioner Adam Silver extende ...
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Lions to let Suh test market

DETROIT (AP) -- Ndamukong Suh can test the open market when free agency begins March 10 after the Detroit Lions did not use the franchise tag on the star defensive tackle. The deadline for teams to designate franchise or transition players came and ...

Obituaries

Mina Irene VanValkenburgh Vogle Sweet

Mina Irene VanValkenburgh Vogle Sweet February 27, 2015 On February 27, 2015 at 6 p.m. a wonderful angel of 83 went home to be with the Lord with her Children and Grandchildren at her side in her home. On February 20, 1932, Mina was born to ...

Mariantonia "Mary" Cotugno Marcuccio

Mariantonia "Mary" Cotugno Marcuccio February 28, 2015 Mariantonia "Mary" Cotugno Marcuccio, 88, of River Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 28, 2015, with her loving family by her side. Born in Caste ...
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Robert S. Lewandowski

Robert S. Lewandowski March 1, 2015 Robert S. Lewandowski 71, of Route 126, Amsterdam, died Sunday evening, March 1, at St. Mary's Healthcare surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Amsterdam June 11, 1943, a son of Clarence and Step ...
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Deborah Delamater Campbell

Deborah Delamater Campbell February 24, 2015 Deborah Anne Delamater Campbell was born on June 16, 1948. She was the child of Beatrice Gerling and Wilson Delamater. She died Feb. 24 as a result of complications from Alzheimer's Disease. Debo ...

Entertainment

Entertainment news in brief

Pop channel bringing Daytime Emmys back LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Daytime Emmys ceremony is returning to television with a new home on the Pop channel. The National TV academy and Pop, formerly the TV Guide Network, made the announcement Monday. The ceremony will air live from a Warner Bros. studio soundstage. After losing its longtime spot on the broadcast networks in 2012, the Daytime Emmys aired on cable news channel HLN for two years. Last year, ...

Will Smith's 'Focus' tops the box office with $19.1 million

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.' "Focus" easily topped all competitors on a weekend with little competition at North American multiplexes. In second place was the Colin Firth spy ...

Leonard Nimoy's legacy goes beyond science-fiction

By DERRIK J. LANG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend the organization a helping hand. When he was asked to narrate a planetarium introduction or appear ...

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ’Star Trek,’ dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, said the actor died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home. He was 83. Although Leonard Nimoy followed his 1966-69 “Star Trek” run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in t ...
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