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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


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

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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Section II powers B-P, Scotia-Glenville play to 2-2 tie

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- Really tested for the first time this boys soccer season, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots found themselves back on their heels for a while Tuesday afternoon, but some hard work by the team's young forwards ...

Area sports calendar

SEPTEMBER 17 BOYS SOCCER OESJ at Canajoharie, 4:30 p.m. Saratoga Catholic at Galway, 4:30 p.m. Fort Plain at Mayfield, 7 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Schuylerville at Amsterdam, 4:30 p.m. Broadalbin-Perth at Queensbury, 4:30 p.m. Canajoharie at ...
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Amsterdam teams post overall victory over Johnstown

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly GALWAY -- In their debut meet as the host teams at the Bob's Trees trail, the Amsterdam High School boys and girls cross country squads looked right at home. Rams senior Teddy Picciocca and Lady Rams freshman ...

Mayfield volleyball sweeps Fort Plain to stay perfect

FORT PLAIN -- In straight sets, the Mayfield girls volleyball squad kept its record perfect Tuesday in the Western Athletic Conference with a 3-0 victory against Fort Plain. Mayfield won with scores of 25-21, 25-16, 25-17. The Lady Panthers (4-0) ...


Gerry Tatlock

September 10, 2014 Mrs. Gerry Tatlock, 89 years old, of Amsterdam, passed away Wednesday September 10, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY following a lengthy illness. She was born on March 23, 1925. A daughter of the late Robert ...

Douglas J. Szyjkowski

September 16, 2014 Douglas J. Szyjkowski, 35, of Forest Avenue, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Tuesday morning September 16, 2014 at home. Born in Amsterdam on October 30, 1978, he was the son of Francis "Frank" and Margaret "Peggy" Szyjkowski. ...

Elaine Rounds

September 12, 2014 Elaine Rounds, 90, lived in the home her father built for over 80 years in Tribes Hill, NY; she passed away peacefully Friday evening at the Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home where she had resided for five months. Prio ...

Barbara P. Stowell

September 14, 2014 Mrs. Barbara P. Stowell, 69, of Otsego Street, Canajoharie, New York died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare of Amsterdam. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00am at The Chape ...


Leo is a U.N. messenger of peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change. Ban told a news conference Tuesday that the American actor "is not just one of the world's leading actors" but he has "a longstanding commitment to environmental causes." DiCaprio established a foundation in 1998 with a mission to promote the Earth's last wild places and build a mor ...

CBS boots Rihanna off of NFL telecast

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL. The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts -- after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. A portion of Jay-Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna was cut from last Thursday's Bal ...

Easy Rider's Captain America on the auction block

By ULA ILNYTZKY The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale. The auction house Profiles in History told The Associated Press that it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring $1 million to $1.2 million at its Oct. 18 sale being held online and at its galleries in Calabasas, California. The seller is Michael Eisenb ...

Entertainment news in brief

Lawyer: Thicke exploited in suit LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit "Blurred Lines" was a ripoff of a Gaye hit. The estate sued Pharrell Williams and Thicke over the song last year. In a deposition, obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press, Thicke says Pharrell Williams did much of the writing on the Grammy-nominated s ...
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