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Kevin Mattison

KEVIN MATTISON

Kevin is the Executive Editor of the Recorder, and you can contact him at kmattison@recordernews.com. You may also read his blog - featuring columns both old and new - at Mattison's Avenue Blog.

Marianne Friers

MARIANNE FRIERS

Fultonville dairy farmer Marianne Friers is a regular columnist. She blogs at northviewdiary.blogspot.com.




Don Williams

DON WILLIAMS

Don was born and raised in the Adirondacks. He is a retired Gloversville school principal and magazine writer. He lives in Gloversville.

Sports

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Amsterdam to compete in Rhode Island showcase tonight

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Amsterdam Post 701 American Legion baseball team is about to take part in its biggest showcase event of the summer, a chance for some of the area's best high school players to demonstrate their skills in front of ...
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Mohawks rally late, but drop 10-8 decision to GF

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder A furious finish Tuesday night from the Amsterdam Mohawks wasn't enough to make up for the mistakes that came before. The Mohawks showed plenty of fire in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Glens Falls Dragons ...
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Murphy back, Cuddyer hurt in Mets loss to Cubs

NEW YORK (AP) -- On the night Daniel Murphy returned to New York's lineup, the Mets' faltering offense might have lost another bat. Michael Cuddyer was lifted after the sixth inning Tuesday with a knee injury, and New York wasted a stellar effort ...

Big names in pursuit as NBA free agency opens

By BRIAN MAHONEY The Associated Press Big names, big bucks and big markets in pursuit. NBA free agency opened with Anthony Davis agreeing and Kawhi Leonard agreeing to max contract extensions to stay where they are, and the Los Angeles Laker ...

Obituaries

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Stanley C. Tonko

June 28, 2015 Stanley C. Tonko, 94, of Princeton Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, at St. Mary's Healthcare, with his loving family by his side. Mr. Tonko was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Amsterdam, the son of William and A ...

Michelle P. Stewart

June 29, 2015 Michelle P. Stewart, 46, of Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, died Monday, June 29, at Albany Medical Center. She was born in Amsterdam Feb. 26, 1969, a daughter of Leonard and Cheryl Francisco Gasner and was a 1987 graduate of Broad ...

Sonia Mary Mokowich Romano

Graveside service A graveside service for Sonia Mary Mokowich Romano will be held Sunday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Tribes Hill. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
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Mortimer H. (Mort) Dykeman Jr.

June 29, 2015 Mortimer H. (Mort) Dykeman Jr. passed away Sunday, June 28, at the Hospice house in Gloversville with his family at his side. Born Dec. 23, 1925, in Carmel, he was the son of the late Mortimer H. and Phebe Ganung Dykeman Sr. He w ...

Entertainment

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ballet theater

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday -- the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history. Copeland, 32, fought tears as she spoke about her promotion, which she said was ...

Entertainment news in brief

Bennifer say they're getting divorced LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are splitting after 10 years of marriage. The Oscar winner and his wife sent out a joint statement Tuesday after weeks of public speculation on the status of their marriage. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our chi ...

'Ted 2' trails 'Jurassic,' 'Inside Out'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs. Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out." While $32.9 million is a solid opening for an R-rated comedy, bigger things were expected from "Ted 2," which cost a reported $68 million to produce. The Universal Pictures sequel was e ...

Entertainment news in brief

Luke is leaving the 'Hospital' again NEW YORK (AP) -- Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer's marriage to Laura in 1981 on "General Hospital" was the biggest moment in daytime television history, will appear in his final episode next month ABC announced in May that Geary decided to leave the show after nearly three decades, saying his character would be written out of the series later this summer. His last appearance in the role will air on July ...
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