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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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AHS snaps 4-game skid with rout of Johnstown

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder JOHNSTOWN -- A meeting with its closest local rival turned out to be just what the Amsterdam High School lacrosse team needed to break out of its recent malaise. Mired in a four-game losing streak and forced to retool ...
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Friesen wins Fonda opener

FONDA -- After a two week delay due to the harsh weather in upstate New York, Fonda Speedway opened its 64th year of competition with all of the 2014 track champions taking home victories including Stewart Friesen (modified), Rocky Warner (sportsman) ...
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Yankees finish sweep of Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Yankees completed their best trip to Tampa Bay in a decade with their first sweep this season. Chase Headley and Mark Teixeira drove in two runs each, and the Yankees beat the Rays 5-3 Sunday to complete a ...

Red Sox pitching woes continue as Porcello struggles in loss to O's

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle. Rick Porcello became the latest to get hit hard, allowing eight runs and 12 hits in five innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Sunday. Boston's star ...


Paul Richard Voss

April 17, 2015 Paul Richard Voss, 99, of Canajoharie, entered into the joy of the Lord April 17. Born in Wutha, Germany, Paul was the son of the late Rudolf and Amelia (Lux) Voss, and came to America in 1926. He worked with his brother, Arthu ...

Dorothy M. Power

April 20, 2015 Dorothy M. Power, 94, passed away this morning at the Edward L. Wilkinson RHCF. Arrangements, under the care of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, are incomplete. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's edit ...

Winford E. Peck Sr.

Committal service Winford E. Peck Sr., 87, of Sprakers, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Graveside committal services will be held Friday, April 24, at 1 p.m. at Maple Ave Cemetery, Fultonville, with full mi ...

Patrick J. Liverio

April 17, 2015 Mr. Patrick J. Liverio, 83, of Amsterdam passed away Friday, April 17, at St. Mary's Healthcare with his family at his side. He was born Aug. 13, 1931, in Amsterdam, a son of the late Vittorio and Serafina Mele Liverio. He was a ...


Willie Nelson going to pot

DALLAS (AP) -- Music legend Willie Nelson is jumping into the movement to commercialize marijuana and plans to roll out his own brand of cannabis that he intends to make "the best on the market." The singer-songwriter announced in a statement Monday that Willie's Reserve will be grown and sold in Colorado and Washington, two states where recreational use of the drug is legal. The release says the 81-year-old Nelson will collaborate with master growers ...

Director reveals plot for new 'Star Wars' film

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Jedis are all but extinct, the Old Republic is in turmoil and the threat of the Death Star is looming in "Rogue One," fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Sunday. Director Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla") debuted a tantalizing concept reel to preview the mysterious film, which is part of a series of films exploring other stories outside of the core "Star Wars" saga. "For more than 1,000 ...

Lambert wins four , but Luke Bryan takes top prize at the ACM Awards

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas -- Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards. It was a repeat of the Country Music Association Awards in November, where Lambert won multiple prizes but lost the big award to Bryan. "Listen guys, what an amazing night of music," an excited Bryan said onstage after ...

Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into hall of fame

By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press CLEVELAND -- Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends. The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday night during a ceremony jammed with scintillating performances and touching moments. Starr was the last of the Beatles to be inducted for his indiv ...
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