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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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OESJ holds off Fort Plain, 39-37

FORT PLAIN -- Rylie Smith scored a game-high 19 points -- including a 9 of 12 performance from the three throw line -- and the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville girls basketball team took control of Wednesday's game against the Fort Plain Lady Hillto ...

Amsterdam racks up nine pins in impressive win

HUDSON FALLS -- The Amsterdam High School wrestling team made a huge statement Wednesday night in announcing their contention for a Foothills Council title in their first season as a member of the league by racking up nine pins in Wednesday night's 6 ...
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Strong defense ignites Mayfield

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder MAYFIELD -- A few seconds into the second half Wednesday night, Galway forward Raven Pink powered her way underneath the basket and scored from in close to give the Golden Eagles a four-point lead over the Mayf ...
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Revis heads back to MetLife as Jets' enemy

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he's an enemy. He's a member of the playoff-bound New England Patriots now, and walking int ...


Robert A. Savoie Jr.

December 16, 2014 Robert A. Savoie, Jr., 60, of Union Mills Road, Broadalbin died Tuesday December 16, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Perth on July 13, 1954 a son of Robert A. and Elizabeth M. Coalte ...

Michael Dennis Lannen

December 16,2014 Michael Dennis Lannen, 66, of W. Grand St. Palatine Bridge, died at home on Tuesday December 16, 2014 after a long illness. He was born in Detroit, MIchigan on July 2, 1948, to the late Thomas and Susan McQueen Lannen. After ...

Dorothy I. Reginbald

Dorothy I. Reginbald December 9, 2014 Dorothy I. Reginbald, 92, of Amsterdam died peacefully on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Amsterdam on September 22, 1922, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Albert and Anna ...

Mary Jo M. McCullough

Mary Jo M. McCullough December 15, 2014 Mary Jo M. McCullough, 54, of County Highway 132, Hagaman, formerly of Middleburgh, died Monday, December 15, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Born October 13, 1960 in Schenectady she was the ...


A sweet 'Night at the Museum' bids farewell to Robin Williams

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press Take heed: There are at least two acutely sad moments involving Robin Williams' Teddy Roosevelt in the latest "Night at the Museum." The movie, subtitled "Secret of the Tomb," is imbued with the unshakable inevitability that even though we're still having fun, it's time to move on--a narrative made only more poignant by Williams's sudden and shocking death earlier this year. It's hard not to concentrate on his ...

Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' finale is more than a Tolkien gesture

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press With a sum total of 1,032 minutes, Peter Jackson's six J.R.R. Tolkien films have earned more than $5 billion worldwide. They have made New Zealand synonymous with Middle-earth. And they have slaughtered enough orcs to constitute genocide. The sheer size of Jackson's accomplishment -- a majestic, fully realized fantasy world, from its lush landscapes down to its hairy feet -- is enough to make Cecil B. DeMille bl ...

NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

BY BERNARD CONDON The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Threats of violence against movie theaters. The New York premiere of "The Interview" canceled. Leaks of thousands more private emails. Lawsuits by former employees that could cost tens of millions in damages. The fallout from the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack that began four weeks ago exploded Tuesday after the shadowy group calling themselves Guardians of Peace escalated their attack beyond c ...

Entertainment news in brief

MSNBC launches Shift, new online news channel NEW YORK (AP) -- MSNBC on Monday launched a new online service featuring Web-only fare. The channel, christened "Shift," combines live news and short documentaries with original shows that focus on sports, economics, politics and other topics. The slate of programming runs Mondays through Fridays as a channel apart from the existing Shift is designed as a site for developing new series that migh ...
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