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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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Gloversville runner wins Foothills; Amsterdam's Lazarou finishes fifth

SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Gloversville's Alex Bielli won the girls' race at Monday's Foothills Council Cross Country Championships, while Queensbury won both team titles. The event was held at Saratoga Spa State Park. In the boys' race, Gloversville finish ...
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Rams finish season with 1-15 overall record

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder It may have been a long, difficult season for the Amsterdam High School boys soccer team, but as he walked off the turf Monday night at chilly Lynch Literacy Academy, Rams senior captain Isaiah Cameron-Murray c ...
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Steelers rally past stunned Texans

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season. Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to ...

Lady Rams victorious in crossover

SCHUYLERVILLE -- Lucia Liverio's first-half goal stood up as the game-winner thanks to a spectacular defensive performance from the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team and goalkeeper Cassandra Robataille as the Lady Rams edged Schuylerville, 1-0, ...


Shirley A. (Porath) Thompson

October 19, 2014 Shirley A. (Porath) Thompson, 78 of Moyer Street, Canajoharie, died Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Mountain Valley Hospice. Born on April 12, 1936 in the Town of Springfield, New York, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. Por ...

Harry D. Shaffer

October 19, 2014 Harry D. Shaffer, 65, Fonda, NY, passed away suddenly October 19, 2014. Born in Oneonta, NY he was the child of the late Ellis Vernon and Bertha Pitt Shaffer. Loving and devoted husband of Kathy Shaffer; father of Harry (S ...

Randy S. Nourse

October 20, 2014 Randy S. Nourse, 58 of State Route 29, St. Johnsville, NY (Town of Oppenheim) passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at his residence with his loving family at his side. He was born on August 15, 1956 in Little Falls the son of ...

Virginia C. Hemmes Laug

October 18, 2014 Mrs. Virginia C. Hemmes Laug, 87, of Canajoharie, New York died on October 18, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital with her family by her side. Born on December 10, 1926 at home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was the daughter of Rudol ...


NBC's medical editor Snyderman faces credibility issues

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation, unleashed a furious response. NBC must now decide whether Snyderman's credibility is too damaged for her to continue reporting on Ebola or other medical is ...

Oscar de la Renta, legendary fashion designer, dead at 82

NEW YORK (AP) -- At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of his models. He didn't walk on his own, and didn't go far, but he was beaming from ear to ear. He gave ...

'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from the top of the box office

By SANDY COHEN The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in "Fury" blasted the film to second place. Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Fox's "Gone Girl" followed with $17.8 milli ...

Around the Remote: Television picks for Oct. 19-25

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Private Violence" -- This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors. Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the film sheds light on the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the hands of intimate partners, as well as the difficulties of prosecuting the cases and why it isn't ...
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