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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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Large gathering show support for Brown's decision to attend Rutgers

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The paperwork was a fake at Izaiah Brown's college signing ceremony at Amsterdam High School, but everything else was genuine. Wearing a black T-shirt and a red baseball cap with logos that spoile ...

It was extremely easy to like the Broadalbin-Perth volleyball team

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly Each time I go along for an extended postseason ride with a local high school sports team, what I find is that I tend to most remember one specific quality from that squad. From the Broadalbin-Perth boys socc ...
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No shortage of familiar faces in WAC

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder There's going to be a lot of familiar faces this boys basketball season in the Western Athletic Conference North Division. "I've talked with a few of my players, and they've said that a lot of the teams have ...

Lock picks continue to do well

By RICK JOBIN For The Recorder I went 8-6 in Week 11 and my locks were 3-1, making it a very nice 13-3 run with my lock selections over the last five weeks. My three winning locks won with ease - the Packers, laying 6 1/2 points, trounced the ...


Margaret A. Wolowice

November 18, 2014 Margaret A. Wolowice, 81 formerly of Rockton Plaza, Little Falls and for the past six years of Gansevoort, NY passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital with her beloved daughter Kathy Coon at her side. She w ...

Antoinette Costello

November 19, 2014 Antoinette Costello, 93, passed away Wednesday evening at River Ridge Living Center LLC. Arrangements, under the care of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue are incomplete and will be ann ...

Joan C. Buczek

November 16, 2014 Joan C. Buczek, age 73 of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at St. Peter's Hospice, Albany with her loving family by her side. She was born on July 30, 1941, a daughter of the late Charles Cirillo and Eleano ...

Patricia Ann Parker

November 17, 2014 Patricia Ann Parker 83, former resident of Perth, NY, passed away Monday evening, November 17, 2014, at the Edward L. Wilkinson R.H.C.F. in Amsterdam with her loving family at her side. Born September 13, 1931 in Kingston, N ...


The Associated Press Music Reviews

Trisha Yearwood "Prizefighter: Hit After Hit" (Gwendolyn/RCA Nashville) Trisha Yearwood returns with her first new recordings in seven years with "Prizefighter," which combines 10 of her best-known hits ("XXX's and OOO's," "She's In Love With The Boy") with six new songs. The title tune pairs Yearwood with acolyte Kelly Clarkson, and the two overcome the song's empowerment cliches through the earth-shaking force of their voices. But the album inc ...

The revolution is brewing in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Katniss's (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating counter attacks by the governing elite. Thus, revolution is on the horizon in the franchise's third installment, "Mockingjay -- Part 1," ...

Lawyer: Tracy Morgan is still recovering from brain injury

By DAVID PORTER The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. -- Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday. Benedict Morelli said the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, in addition to a b ...

Home-video treasures to give at the holidays

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Are you worried there will be nothing to look at once the holiday decorations come down? Here, in no particular order, is a list of home-video goodies to fill the gap. They may not fit so well in loved ones' stockings, but they'll look just great on a video screen. * "Batman: The Complete Television Series." (Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. DVD, $199.70; Blu-Ray, $269.97.) In the later films, Bat ...
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