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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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Local athletes Baia, Altieri to compete in Strongman National Championships in Reno

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Under an unusually sweltering late-September sun, Bryan Baia pulled his metallic grey four-door Hyundai Elantra behind the Alpin Haus Fitness center Friday afternoon and, with Mike Altieri guiding ...

Lady Rams hold off Johnstown, 1-0

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder It ended with a lot of kick-and-run from both sides, but in the brief moments early on when the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team produced some magic through the midfield Monday night against the Johnstown Lady ...
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It's not all bad for B-P

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly With three games to go in the regular season, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots football team gets three chances to show which of the following two narratives is true. The one the Patriots like: That the 2-2 Patr ...

Deal, Compton take low gross honors

Lou Deal and Mark Compton shot the low gross of 72 to lead Saturday's two-man best ball action at the Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course, while Glenn Stopera and Mike Arminio carded a 72 to lead Sunday's best ball play. Saturday, Deal and Compton fini ...


Cecelia A. (Mydlowski) Foss

September 27, 2014 Cecelia A. (Mydlowski) Foss, 94, formerly of Log City Rd., Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Saturday at the River Ridge Living Center LLC. Born in Amsterdam on June 25, 1920, the last surviving child of Valenty and Mary ...

Henry Chris Buhrmaster

September 28, 2014 Henry Chris Buhrmaster, 73 of the Baum Road, St. Johnsville, NY passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Palatine Nursing Home, Palatine Bridge, NY where he has been a resident since march of this year. He was born on J ...

Robert L. Briskie, Esq.

September 29, 2014 Mr. Robert L. Briskie, Esq., 87, of Manny's Corners Road, Amsterdam, New York passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at his residence with his family at his side. He was born May 5, 1927 in Fort Johnson, New York a son of th ...

Mary Zawisza

Mary Zawisza September 25, 2014 Mary Zawisza, 91, of Sarasota, Florida since July 2011 and a native of Amsterdam, New York died on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Sarasota Hospice House in Sarasota, Florida. Born on September 6, 1923 in ...


Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seat belt

By DAVID PORTER The Associated Press NEWARK -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seat belts, the company said in a court filing Monday. The filing was made in federal court in response to a lawsuit Morgan filed in July over the accident, which killed his friend James McNair, who was acco ...

Entertainment news in brief

Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at dad's death SYDNEY (AP) -- Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks," the actress and her singer husband Keith Urban said in a joint statement posted Tuesday on Facebook. "We are all heartbroken, but knowing we ...

Fox's 'Sleepy Hollow' hopes to engage fans in season 2

By ALICIA RANCILIO The Associated Press NEW YORK -- "Sleepy Hollow" was renewed after just three episodes last year, and star Tom Mison, who plays Ichabod Crane, calls the new season "the tricky second album." "Last season people were ... expecting us to be terrible," Mison says of the Fox mythical drama, which airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. "Let's be honest ... (the show's premise is) quite a bold idea. Last season: low expectations. This season: h ...

Denzel opens with a $35M handle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong opening marks the third-best debut in Washington's career, trailing only 2012's "Safe House" ($40.1 million) and 2007's "American Gangster" ($43.6 million). Washington, who will turn 60 in December, has been one of Hollywood's most reliable draws without the benefit of anything like a superh ...
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