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Kevin Mattison


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

Marianne Friers


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Don Williams


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


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Amsterdam wins Southeast title in game marred by fight

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder First came insanity. Then came clarity. Then came sweet, sweet victory. The Amsterdam Rugged Rams were out of sorts heading to the locker room Friday night against Bishop Maginn. With the Section II Class A Southeast ...
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Patriots win 42-7 to clinch No. 2 seed

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- Right now, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots football team is rolling. And, with the playoffs starting next week, head coach Jim Pelneau could not ask for better timing from his senior-laden squad. "It's cli ...

AP sources: Jets trade for Harvin

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Jets have acquired wide receiver Percy Harvin from the Seattle Seahawks. Two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press on Friday that Harvin, a star in last season's Super Bowl but injury prone ...

Area racing season coming to a close

By THOMAS COUGHLIN The Mohawk Valley is full of colors at this time of year, as the fall season presents the signs that winter is approaching and the racing season is coming to a close. Today, the Glen Ridge Motorspo ...


Leland George Swartz

October 13, 2014 Leland George Swartz, 87, of Monroe Street, St. Johnsville, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 13, 2014 at his home with the loving support of his family by his side. He was born January 16, 1927 in St. Johnsville, the ...

Muriel Howard Bennison

October 14, 2014 Muriel Howard Bennison, 93, died October 14, 2014. She was born in Amsterdam, New York and was raised in Minaville, New York. Muriel graduated from New York State College for Teachers in Albany in 1941. She worked for GE until ...

Lee Taber

October 13, 2014 Lee Taber, 86, formerly of Library Ave., passed away Monday, October 13, 2014, at the Hospice of Palm Beach County, in Jupiter following a long illness. Born Leo Taboleski on March 6, 1928 in Amsterdam, he was the son of the l ...

Luann Capano Marek

October 11, 2014 Luann Capano Marek, 59, Compassionate and much loved mother and wife, passed away peacefully October 11th, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at home in Clearwater, Florida. Although she was taken at an early age, she was f ...


Around the Remote: Television picks for Oct. 19-25

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Private Violence" -- This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors. Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the film sheds light on the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the hands of intimate partners, as well as the difficulties of prosecuting the cases and why it isn't ...

Remember when Saturday morning was cartoon time?

By KEN RICKARD Chicago Tribune When I was a kid, there wasn't much TV watching in the house. We had two sets in the home, both of which were behind locked doors. The adults didn't think television was good for the children. So of course, I was obsessed with it. After school I would sneak into the room where the behemoth 27-inch television was hidden away, trying to catch glimpses of afternoon reruns of "The Brady Bunch" or episodes of "Sesame St ...

Medical report reveals how Joan Rivers died

NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner's office ruled Thursday. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4 after she'd been hospitalized for about a week when she went into cardiac arrest during the procedure at a doctor's office. Rivers died from "anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest" -- brain damage due to lack of oxygen -- dur ...

The Associated Press Music Reviews

OK Go "Hungry Ghosts" (Paracadute) Alt-rock band OK Go's fourth full-length album, "Hungry Ghosts," is heavy on hooks and a curious electro music approach, but musically falls well short of the type of innovation OK Go is capable of. For all the applause OK Go has grown accustomed to for their mind-bending music videos that quickly go viral, the songs here peak as passably interesting. Tracks like "Turn Up the Radio" and "The Writing's on the ...
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    Saturday, October 18, 2014

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    Monday, October 13, 2014

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    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Brown narrowing college choices
    Friday, October 17, 2014

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