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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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AHS snaps 4-game skid with rout of Johnstown

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder JOHNSTOWN -- A meeting with its closest local rival turned out to be just what the Amsterdam High School lacrosse team needed to break out of its recent malaise. Mired in a four-game losing streak and forced to retool ...
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Friesen wins Fonda opener

FONDA -- After a two week delay due to the harsh weather in upstate New York, Fonda Speedway opened its 64th year of competition with all of the 2014 track champions taking home victories including Stewart Friesen (modified), Rocky Warner (sportsman) ...
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Yankees finish sweep of Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The New York Yankees completed their best trip to Tampa Bay in a decade with their first sweep this season. Chase Headley and Mark Teixeira drove in two runs each, and the Yankees beat the Rays 5-3 Sunday to complete a ...

Red Sox pitching woes continue as Porcello struggles in loss to O's

BOSTON (AP) -- The Boston Red Sox starters are continuing to struggle. Rick Porcello became the latest to get hit hard, allowing eight runs and 12 hits in five innings and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Sunday. Boston's star ...


Paul Richard Voss

April 17, 2015 Paul Richard Voss, 99, of Canajoharie, entered into the joy of the Lord April 17. Born in Wutha, Germany, Paul was the son of the late Rudolf and Amelia (Lux) Voss, and came to America in 1926. He worked with his brother, Arthu ...

Dorothy M. Power

April 20, 2015 Dorothy M. Power, 94, passed away this morning at the Edward L. Wilkinson RHCF. Arrangements, under the care of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, are incomplete. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday's edit ...

Winford E. Peck Sr.

Committal service Winford E. Peck Sr., 87, of Sprakers, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Graveside committal services will be held Friday, April 24, at 1 p.m. at Maple Ave Cemetery, Fultonville, with full mi ...

Patrick J. Liverio

April 17, 2015 Mr. Patrick J. Liverio, 83, of Amsterdam passed away Friday, April 17, at St. Mary's Healthcare with his family at his side. He was born Aug. 13, 1931, in Amsterdam, a son of the late Vittorio and Serafina Mele Liverio. He was a ...


Lambert wins four , but Luke Bryan takes top prize at the ACM Awards

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas -- Miranda Lambert won four awards, including album and song of the year, but the singer lost the night's top prize to Luke Bryan at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards. It was a repeat of the Country Music Association Awards in November, where Lambert won multiple prizes but lost the big award to Bryan. "Listen guys, what an amazing night of music," an excited Bryan said onstage after ...

Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into hall of fame

By TOM WITHERS The Associated Press CLEVELAND -- Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends. The mop-topped drummer who kept the beat for the Beatles, Starr was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist on Saturday night during a ceremony jammed with scintillating performances and touching moments. Starr was the last of the Beatles to be inducted for his indiv ...

'Furious 7' holds on to first place at the weekend box office

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7." The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but "Furious 7" maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak on Sunday. This brings the high-octane action movie's domestic total to a staggering ...

Tom Hardy excels but 'Child 44' feels like 40 films

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press The best-selling novel "Child 44" by Tom Rob Smith runs well over 400 pages, and that's perhaps the first hint as to why the movie based on it seems to veer in 40 different directions. It's a political movie. It's a war film. It's a crime thriller. And suddenly, late in the proceedings, it becomes an action movie. At 137 minutes, the movie's also a good half-hour too long. It's as if director Daniel Espinosa ...
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