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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.

Sports

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Mohawks bounce back from losses with impressive win

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder After two straight mistake-filled losses to the Glens Falls Dragons, the message around the Amsterdam Mohawks' dugout following Wednesday's 11-2 victory over the Elmira Pioneers was simple: That's more like it. "We lo ...
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Jones, Eovaldi salvage Yankees' trip finale

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nathan Eovaldi has become a solution to many of the New York Yankees' woes, particularly when they're facing the Los Angeles Angels. Eovaldi pitched scoreless, five-hit ball into the sixth inning, Garrett Jones homered and t ...
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Woeful bats blanked again, Mets lose 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) -- Terry Collins is trying almost anything these days in a desperate attempt to help the New York Mets push across a run. "You have to start thinking outside the box, because inside the box isn't working," the manager said. Just loo ...

Porcello's struggles continue, Blue Jays rout Red Sox, 11-2

TORONTO (AP) -- Even by the standards of his current wretched run, Rick Porcello hit a new low Wednesday. Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Porcello and t ...

Obituaries

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Noreen M. Langford

June 30, 2015 Noreen M. Langford, 72, of Wall Street, Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday, June 30, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam with her loving family at her side. Born Nov. 22, 1942, in Gloversville, she was a daughter of the late Nelson a ...

Barbara J. Pitcher

June 29, 2015 Barbara J. Pitcher, 71, of Tribes Hill, passed away Monday, June 29, at St. Mary's Hospital with her family by her side. She was born April 2, 1944, in Gloversville to Frederick and Helen Brownell Cary. Barbara was a member of ...
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Regina A. Mulligan

June 28, 2015 Mrs. Regina A. "Ginger" Mulligan, RN, 69, of Palatine Bridge, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord Sunday, June 28. She was born Jan. 25, 1946, in Amsterdam to Frank and Rita Marcellino. A lifelong area resident, Gin ...
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Mortimer H. (Mort) Dykeman Jr.

June 29, 2015 Mortimer H. (Mort) Dykeman Jr. passed away Monday, June 29, at the Hospice house in Gloversville with his family at his side. Born Dec. 23, 1925, in Carmel, he was the son of the late Mortimer H. and Phebe Ganung Dykeman Sr. He w ...

Entertainment

Piano Man sets an MSG record

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits like "Uptown Girl," "We Didn't Start the Fire," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" and "Only the Good Die Young." "Wel ...

Entertainment news in brief

New York prison break featured on Discovery NEW YORK (AP) -- Twenty-three days of grabbing headlines has earned a television episode for two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison. The Investigation Discovery network says it will take a close look at the saga of Richard Matt and David Sweat in "Prison Break: The Manhunt Ends" as a part of its "Front Page" series Friday night. It will recount the inmates' relati ...

Macy's dumps Trump; Big Apple reviewing contracts

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants. Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation's only Latina governor and a rising star in the Republican party, added her voice Wednesday to criticism of the GOP presidential hopeful, denouncing his co ...

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ballet theater

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday -- the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history. Copeland, 32, fought tears as she spoke about her promotion, which she said was ...
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