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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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Amsterdam golf team returns entire squad

By PAUL ANTONELLI Amsterdam golfer James Phelps made an immediate impact last season in the Big 10, shooting low score after low score as a freshman -- including a season-low 35 at Schenectady's Stadium Golf Course. No ...
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Yankees avoid sweep, beat Astros

NEW YORK (AP) -- Once again, Brandon McCarthy did a pretty nifty imitation of Masahiro Tanaka. McCarthy pitched a four-hitter and the New York Yankees, trying to claw closer in the AL wild-card chase, avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Houst ...

Fulton County to host induction and vintage game

GLOVERSVILLE -- The Fulton County Baseball & Sports Hall of Fame will be holding its 2014 Inductions on Saturday August 30, 2014 at Parkhurst Field in Gloversville between innings of a Vintage Baseball Game. The "2014 Induction Class" will incl ...
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Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

BOSTON (AP) -- Leaving runners on base wasn't as much of a problem as getting them there for the Boston Red Sox as their losing skid hit five in a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. Rookie Will Shoemaker took a no hitter deep into the seventh inni ...


Janine A. Monforte RN

August 8, 2014 A memorial Mass will be celebrated for Janine A. Monforte, RN, on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:00A.M. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 39 St. John St., Amsterdam, NY with Father Pascal "Pat" Iannotti as celebrant. ...

Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe

August 18, 2014 Mrs. Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe, 84, of Benson passed away August 18, 2014. She had been in declining health since February, 2013. Born June 7, 1930, she was the first of three children of Otto L. and Isabella A. (Buyce) Cr ...

Sylvia M. La Grange

August 19, 2014 Mrs. Sylvia M. La Grange, 78, of VanDerveer St. , Amsterdam, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 19, 2014 at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Amsterdam, NY on September 20, 1935 a daughter of the ...

Joanne Fowler

August 17, 2014 Joanne Fowler, 73, formerly of Nelliston, New York, died peacefully Sunday, August 17, 2014 at home following a long illness in Jacksonville, North Carolina, with her family by her side. Joanne was born March 24, ...


Top concert tours

Artists ranked by average box office gross per city, with average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. 1. (New) Paul McCartney; $3,229,604; $131.84. 2. (2) Jason Aldean; $1,760,902; $54.78. 3. (1) Katy Perry; $1,743,092; $116.26. 4. (3) Bruno Mars; $1,177,984; $87.28. 5. (4) Cher; $1,110,172; $90.03. 6. (5) Zac Brown Band; $1,071,113; $48.93. 7. (6) Dave Matthews Band; $1,059,266; $54.34. 8 ...

Fresh reality TV was the week's big draw

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- New reality fare remained a big draw on a prime-time landscape jammed otherwise with reruns. A double whammy of "America's Got Talent" gave NBC the week's two most-watched shows, and a triple helping of CBS' "Big Brother" rounded out the bottom of last week's Top 10, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday. A special edition of ABC's "20/20" focusing on the death of Robin Williams ranked si ...
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A few fall films worth looking into

By ROGER MOORE McClatchy-Tribune News Service At long last, what seemed like an endless summer is over -- at the movies, anyway. It's time to put aside all that comic book reading that we call "research," sweep the word "sequel" aside and get serious about movies, because "serious movie season" is here. Serious comedies, serious dramas, serious thrillers, serious "true story" adaptations, these are the movies that will swell the ranks of Oscar c ...

The Associated Press Music Reviews

Smokey Robinson "Smokey & Friends" (Verve Music Group) Smokey Robinson doesn't want to be a relic and that's understandable. He deserves for people to know his role as a chief architect of the Motown Sound and bard of the American romantic songbook, while remaining a vital, inspiring voice today. Therein lay the catalyst and challenge of "Smokey & Friends," which finds him pairing with artists young and old on classics he composed, per ...
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