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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

Stanford takes one-shot lead

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Thursday. Stanford took the lead early with five birdies in a row on the front nine ...

Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. Kuchar, who tied for fifth at Augusta National, shot a bogey-free 5-under 66 to share the first-rou ...
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Amsterdam uses delay to its advantage

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com If good things truly come to those who wait, then the five idle hours the Amsterdam High School lacrosse team spent Monday in Utica certainly paid some karmic dividends by the time the Rams finally took t ...
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Carbone has career afternoon

By PAUL ANTONELLI paul.antonelli@recordernews.com Chris Carbone (Amsterdam) had his best day as a collegiate player, going 3-for-4 to lead Union College to a 6-5 victory over RPI in the opening game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Carbone lined ...

Obituaries

Albert Vincent Turo Sr.

April 14, 2014 Albert Vincent Turo Sr., 84, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at St. Mary's Healthcare in the loving company of his family. Services are Friday at 8:15 am at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Pa ...

Frank J. Mack

April 14th, 2014 Frank J. Mack, 38, of Ballston Spa passed away suddenly from an accident on Monday April 14, 2014. Born December 11, 1975 in Amsterdam, he was a son of Frank Mack Jr. and Diane Overrocker Mack of Mayfield. Frank was a devote ...

What's happening

Today AMSTERDAM A Diabetes Busters Support Group will meet at Price Chopper, Sanford Farms Plaza, from 5 to 6 p.m. The group will meet for a tour of the grocery store entitled "Super Sleuth Supermarket Scavenger Hunt." For more information contac ...

Angeline T. "Angie" Williams

April 14, 2014 Mrs. Angeline T. "Angie" Williams, 83, of Trailer Street, Palatine Bridge, New York died Monday, April 14, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. Born on October 15, 1930 in Canajoharie, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph ...

Entertainment

CBS wins the week with hoops and hit series

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Hoops and series hits have handed CBS another winning week, the Nielsen ratings company said. Not only did CBS win in total prime-time viewers for a sixth straight week, but it also won for a fourth consecutive week in the adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 demographics. CBS had 15 of the top 20 shows, led by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game between UConn and Kentucky, which drew 21.2 milli ...

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is dead at 87

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. One of the most revered and influential writers of his generation, he brought Latin America's charm and maddening contradictions to life in the minds of millions and became the best-known practitioner of "magical realism," a blend ...

The Associated Press Book Reviews

"The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia" (Smithsonian Books) edited by Amy Pastan Who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781? Don't feel bad if the name William Herschel, a British musician and telescope builder, doesn't come to mind in a snap. Only those with out-of-this-world interests could possibly score well in answering the questions posed in "The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia." And such buffs would probably chafe at the s ...

Johnny Depp is sleepwalking through clunky computer flick

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity -- when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts -- is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars. First-time director Wally Pfister's "Transcendence" isn't so much the "Him" to Spike Jonze's "Her" as it's a more dystopian vision of the ...
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