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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.

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Sanford Stakes ends with controversial DQ decision

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Magna Light seemed well on his way to a sizzling gate-to-wire victory Saturday in the 101st running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Sanford Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, but in mid-stretch the 2-year-ol ...
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Decker wins modified feature at Glen Ridge

FULTONVILLE -- Willy Decker powered to victory in the modified feature Friday night at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park. Other feature winners were Ivan Joslin (602 sportsman) and Cole Lawton (4-cylinder cruisers), while Brian Pessolano won a modified-spo ...

DQ gives Curalina win in CCA Oaks

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- Curalina won the Grade 1, $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course when first-place finisher I'm a Chatterbox was disqualified to second for interference in the final strides. It was the secon ...
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Busch stays cool to get elusive Indy win

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- There was no celebratory burnout -- Kyle Busch has done plenty of those the last few weeks -- just another big, fat kiss at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Busch's triumphant return following ...

Obituaries

Wayne T. Scheer

Thursday, July 23 Mr. Wayne T. Scheer, 80, of Gloversville, NY passed away peacefully on Thursday July 23rd, 2015 at The Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility with his loving family by his side. Born November 2nd 1934 in Spri ...

Marion Gray

April 18, 2015 Graveside services will be held at St. Stanislaus Cemetery on July 28, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. for Marion Gray, of Vero Beach, FL, who passed away April 18, 2015.
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Robert J. 'Pop' Stewart

July 21, 2015 Mr. Robert J. "Pop" Stewart, 85, of Old Trail Road, Fonda, passed away Tuesday, July 21, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Born in Amsterdam April 19, 1930 a son of the late Samuel Freeland Stewart and Bertha Tarnowski Cunniff ...

Anna K. Nabors

July 23, 2015 Anna K. Nabors of Amsterdam passed away Thursday, July 23 at her home with her loving family by her side. Born Dec. 15, 1931, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late William Paul and Anna K. (Filbeck) Totzeck. She graduated ...

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Entertainment news in brief

Swedish police question Snoop Dogg for suspected drug use HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish police say they briefly held U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg on suspicion of drug use after he performed a concert near Stockholm. National police spokesman Fredrik Wallen says a police patrol in the city of Uppsala, north of the capital, stopped a car in which Snoop Dog was a passenger on Saturday evening after the concert. Police questioned him at a local police station and tes ...
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Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA (AP) -- An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death. In a statement Monday morning, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office says the time that elapsed from when she was found unresponsive in January until her death Sunday will "complicate" its effort to reconstruct events. "Interpretation of autopsy findings and othe ...

'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first-place spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Ant-Man" crept past new opener "Pixels" to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $106.1 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. "Pixels," meanwhile, just barely missed first place with a $24 million debut. While studios always hope for the bragging rights of a No. 1 debut, the real i ...

ESPY ratings soar with Jenner tribute, network platform

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The ESPY Awards, highlighted by Caitlyn Jenner's acceptance of a trophy for bravery, proved a ratings champion. The telecast, which moved from its traditional ESPN cable home to a bigger stage with broadcast sibling ABC, drew 7.75 million viewers last Wednesday to rank as the most-watched ESPY ceremony ever, more than double the previous high of 3.6 million in 2006. Last year's ceremony was watched ...
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