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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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Big challenge awaits Broadalbin-Perth

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- Sole possession of first place is at stake in the Section II Class B West Division Friday night in Schuylerville, but neither Broadalbin-Perth football head coach Jim Pelneau nor Black Horses head coach ...
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Amsterdam to host Averill Park in home opener at Lynch

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- It may only be Week 3 of the high school football season, but the Amsterdam Rugged Rams are treating Friday's home opener against the Averill Park Warriors with the utmost importance. "We've been ...
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OESJ blanks Canajoharie in thriller

Luis Cajal beat Canajoharie goalkeeper Sam May one-on-one for the deciding goal as Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville picked up the 1-0 dramatic win in overtime. Nick D'Antonino had the assist on Cajal's winner and Nate Trumble made five saves to no ...

Adam Scott, Steve Williams decide to part ways

Adam Scott is looking for a caddie now that he and Steve Williams have decided to end their partnership. Scott said in a statement Wednesday that he and Williams are at different stages of their lives. Williams has been on the bag for 14 majors - ...


Robert Francis "Bob" Turo

September 16, 2014 Robert Francis "Bob" Turo, Jr., 54, of Bellen Road, Broadalbin, NY passed away Tuesday afternoon at the Samuel Stratton VA Hospital in Albany, NY after fighting a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). Born Febru ...

Willard J. Pettit

September 15, 2014 Willard J. Pettit, of West Main Street, Canajoharie, died peacefully at home on Monday, September 15, 2014 following a brief illness. Born in Gloversville, NY on May 2, 1927 he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Long ...

May Rita Moller

September 16, 2014 May Rita Moller, age 92, formerly of Amsterdam, New York, passed away Tuesday September 16, 2014 at the Gateway House of Peace in Ballston Spa, NY. Mrs. Moller was born in Marksville, Louisiana on May 13, 1922. She was the ...

Norma G. De Vost

September 17, 2014 Mrs. Norma G. De Vost, 93, formerly of Canal Street, Fort Plain, and most recently of Montgomery Street, Canajoharie, New York died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Wilkinson Center in Amsterdam, NY, following a brief illn ...


Women & politics: Gillibrand, Davis offering memoirs

By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press "Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir" (Penguin/Blue Rider Press) by Wendy Davis "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World" (Ballantine Books) by Kirsten Gillibrand Two prominent women in politics, New Yorker Kirsten Gillibrand, who replaced Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, and Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who shot to fame in pink sneakers with an abortion-rights fi ...

Blogger doesn't pull punches in wisecracking new memoir

By BROOKE LEFFERTS The Associated Press "People I Want to Punch in the Throat: Competitive Crafters, Drop-off Despots, and Other Suburban Scourges" (Ballantine Books) by Jen Mann It's not easy to endear yourself to readers when you write a book called "People I Want to Punch in the Throat," yet somehow author Jen Mann manages to do just that in her new hilarious memoir. It's a collection of short essays on Mann's life as a marr ...

A-list cast can't save sappy 'This is Where I Leave You'

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press Somebody dies. Family gathers to mourn. Everybody's stuck in one house, with all their quirks and foibles and enough emotional baggage to fill an aircraft carrier. What could go wrong? Ha ha. What couldn't? This scenario could be a drama or a comedy -- or, in the case of "This Is Where I Leave You," both: a dramedy. In the best dramedies, of course, laughter and tears alternate seamlessly and gracefully, and ...

Leo is a U.N. messenger of peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Leonardo DiCaprio as a United Nations Messenger of Peace to help promote global action on climate change. Ban told a news conference Tuesday that the American actor "is not just one of the world's leading actors" but he has "a longstanding commitment to environmental causes." DiCaprio established a foundation in 1998 with a mission to promote the Earth's last wild places and build a mor ...
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