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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


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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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Fomer Mohawks standout makes debut in win over Orioles

Former Amsterdam Mohawks catcher Luke Maile was called up to the major leagues by the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, joining the team as rosters expanded to 40 players for the month of September. Maile played on Tuesday night, going 0-for-1 in the Rays' 11- ...

Galway blanks Canajoharie, 2-0

CANAJOHARIE -- Hunter Roy scored on a scramble in front of the goal in the first half and Connor Bradshaw found the back of the net in the second half to lead the Galway Golden Eagles to a 2-0 victory over Canajoharie in Western Athletic Conference b ...
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Playoff events for top players are practice until East Lake

NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- Jordan Spieth has missed three cuts on the PGA Tour this year, and The Barclays rated the most irritating for one reason. "Because it happened about an hour ago," he said. It was Spieth's first tournament as No. 1 in the wor ...

Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin begins light workouts on sideline

ORCHARD PARK (AP) -- Bills starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin has finally parked the small push cart he's been using to keep weight off his injured right ankle. The next step: Riding a stationary bike. McKelvin took part in light workouts on Tue ...


Louis G. Townsend Jr.

August 30, 2015 Mr. Louis G. Townsend Jr., 93, of Ireland Drive, Fort Johnson, NY passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in the Town of Amsterdam surrounded by his loving family and friends. ...

Karolina Skiba

September 1, 2015 Karolina Skiba, of Catherine Street, Amsterdam passed away peacefully on September 1, 2015 at home with her family. She was born in Poland to Apolina Czarnewski and Jan Kudyba in 1926. She came to America with her husband Mi ...

Marion B. Betz

August 30, 2015 Mrs. Marion B. Betz of Amsterdam, New York died peacefully on Sunday, August 30, 2015 with her loving family by her side at St Mary's Hospital. She was 94. A lifelong area resident, Marion was born on April 29, 1921 to War ...

Eleanor M. Penney

August 30, 2015 Eleanor M. Penney, 95, of Amsterdam NY, has gone to be with our heavenly father in eternal rest on Sunday, August 30, 2015. Born March 14, 1920 in Cambridge, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Harriet O'Meara Bearse and ...


Entertainment news in brief

Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba 'too street' for 007 LONDON (AP) -- The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007. In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper published over the weekend, Anthony Horowitz, the author of the new Bond novel "Trigger Mortis," said Elba is "too 'street' for Bond." Elba, 42, has been rumored to be among the actors considered to ...
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Another MTV VMAs, another controversy for Miley Cyrus

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The 22-year-old wild child flashed one of her breasts, wore outfits that showed most of her skin and traded words with Nicki Minaj. She closed the Sunday show with a performance of a new song about marijuana. She posed for photos clutching a moon man trophy and ...

Horror movie director Wes Craven dies at 76

By DAISY NGUYEN and JAKE COYLE The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- It's hard enough to redefine a genre once in a career, but horror virtuoso Wes Craven managed to do it twice. The prolific writer-director, who died Sunday at age 76, ushered in two distinct eras of suburban slashers, first in the 1980s with his iconic "Nightmare on Elm Street" and its indelible, razor-fingered villain Freddy Krueger. He did it again in the 1990s with the self- ...

Goodyear retiring its blimps and firing up new cigar-shaped craft

By JOHN ROGERS and JAE C. HONG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don't fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you've seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. It will also remain instantly recognizable with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side. It just won't be, well, technically, a blimp. But that's OK, too, because from the ground it won ...
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