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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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Promising group coming up for Rugged Rams

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- It took some time for the Amsterdam High School junior varsity football team to come together this fall, but once they did, the end product left JV coach John Homich feeling bright about the progr ...
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B-P's LeBlanc leads all-area volleyball selections

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly Here's how strong the region's high school volleyball scene was in 2014: Of the area's eight clubs, four made it to at least the sectional semifinals; two won Section II titles; and, one made it to the state champions ...

Cowboys, Eagles set to play for NFC East lead

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Tony Romo still talks about wishing he had been on the field instead of at home following back surgery when the Cowboys lost a playoffs-or-bust finale to Philadelphia last season. Eleven months and yet another back injury l ...

Packers guards power through pain

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- While their teammates were in the end zone celebrating another score, offensive linemen Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang walked slowly back toward the Packers sideline. After another successful drive, it was time for the Green Bay' ...


Patricia Ann Bracchi

Patricia Ann Bracchi November 24, 2014 Patricia Ann Bracchi, 80, of Division Street, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Monday morning November 24, 2014 at River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. Funeral services will be held Saturday November 29, 2 ...

William Bierman November 25, 2014 Mr. Olin William Bierman, 73, of State Street, Fort Plain, New York died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at home, surrounded by his family and friends, following a long battle with cancer. Born on October 5, 194 ...

Stefanie Schultz

November 24, 2014 Stefanie Schultz, 80 of Astoria, New York died Monday, November 24, 2014 at The Haven at Bellevue Hospice, New York, NY with her loving family by her side. Born August 26, 1934 in Bermomet, Romania she was the daughter of Jos ...

Carolyn B. Primer

November 23, 2014 Carolyn B. Primer, 74, of Earlville Rd., passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Utica. She was born July 6, 1940 in Gloversville, NY a daughter of Lester E. and Mary Ellen Gherring Barker. ...


With shake-ups, rockers AC/DC persevere with album and tour

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK -- AC/DC finally joined iTunes in 2012 after years of refusing to do so, but make no mistake, the Australian rock band is still old school. "I would like everybody to buy vinyl again," guitarist Angus Young said in an interview. "That's my favorite." He continued with a loud laugh: "They ought to make them portable -- iVinyl." AC/DC, which has enjoyed four decades of success, will release "Rock o ...

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AC/DC "Rock or Bust" (Columbia Records) In 1980, AC/DC's very existence was at stake: singer Bon Scott died just as the band was starting to get big. They used the uncertainty and grief to dig down deep, and the result was one of the greatest albums in rock history, "Back In Black." In 2014, AC/DC is once again in turmoil: founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young had to leave the band due to dementia, and drummer Phil Rudd recently saw charges th ...

'Horrible Bosses 2' is a bunch of cameos in pretty bad movie

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press The characters of the modern workplace comedy, like the rest of us, don't know how to make a living anymore. Having haplessly tried to murder their bosses in the first "Horrible Bosses," Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis return in "Horrible Bosses 2" as hopeful inventors. "Let's bet on ourselves," they tell each other, making a clearly questionable wager. They go into business with a bath product dub ...

'Penguins of Madagascar' fun spin-off for the family

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press For a movie that's more paint by numbers than Picasso, "Penguins of Madagascar" begins with something completely unexpected: a Werner Herzog voiceover. Parodying his own work and documentary films' obsession with the flightless birds, the German filmmaker gives an auspiciously clever start to a movie targeted toward the under 10 set. It's a little wink to the adults in the audience right at the front. But d ...
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