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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.


Royals edge Giants for 2-1 series lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2 ...
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Patriots ease to a 36-15 victory

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- At no point this season did any of the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots bring up the "S" word. But after Friday's 36-15 win against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk in the Section II Class B football quarterfinals, the ...
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Amsterdam routs Gloversville to advance

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Amsterdam Rugged Rams opened their quest to return to the Section II Class A Super Bowl Friday night by making sure the Gloversville Huskies had nowhere to run -- literally. The Rams' strangled Gloversville's runn ...

F-F boys capture Colonial

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Dylan DeSorbo placed second and Damion Freeman finished fifth to help the Fonda-Fultonville boys cross country team to a first place finish in the Colonial Council Cross Country Championships Friday at the Saratoga Spa Park. Fon ...


John A. Wyszomirski

October 23, 2014 John A. Wyszomirski, age 78, entered eternal rest on October 23, 2014, at St. Peter's Hospital with his loved ones nearby. He was a 53 year resident of Colonie. Born in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of the late Martin and Jose ...

Pamela "Penny" Folts

October 23, 2014 Pamela "Penny" Folts, formerly of Dillenbeck Road, Palatine Bridge, died peacefully on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home following a long illness. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved h ...

Joseph Fabozzi

October 23, 2014 Mr. Joseph Fabozzi, 91, of Amsterdam, New York passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare. He was born November 22, 1922 in Amsterdam, New York a son of the late James and Jennie Tessitore Fabozzi. He w ...

Patricia J. Loucks

October 22, 2014 Patricia J. Loucks, 55, of Arnold Avenue, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Wednesday morning October 22, 2014 at home. Born in Rahway, New Jersey on September 25, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Audrey Nickerson K ...


'American Horror Story' Twisty the Clown actor John Carroll Lynch is scary good

By GINA MCINTYRE Los Angeles Times When "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy first contacted actor John Carroll Lynch about a possible role on the fourth season of his gleefully deranged hit, he was upfront about his aims for a new character, a silent, grinning killer straight out of a child's nightmare. "He described it in a way that I understood it to be somebody calling me up and going, 'We'd like you to play my version of the Phantom of ...

Entertainment news in brief

TLC cancels 'Honey Boo Boo' series NEW YORK (AP) -- The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. The network had already completed filming of another season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and was set to begin airing it at the end of this year. TLC wouldn't publicly cite a reason for the cancellation, but said in a statement that "supporting the health and welfare of ...

'Fury' director's rugged style was a hit on set

By REBECCA KEEGAN Los Angeles Times OXFORDSHIRE, England -- On a cold, rainy morning in November 2013, director David Ayer was dealing with a temperamental star. Actors Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal had all taken their places on the set, a farm in a sleepy town in the countryside west of London dressed to re-create Germany in April 1945. But the title character, a 70-year-old M4 Sherman tank named "Fury," had ...

Britney Spears to get Vegas key, 'Britney Day'

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. The Las Vegas-based casino giant announced Thursday that it would host "Britney Day" at The LINQ Promenade starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. Caesars says that starting at 8 a.m., the first 100 people who prove that they, too, are named Britney will get two tickets to Spears' "Piece of Me" show at Planet Ho ...
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