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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.


Giants set to finish up long preseason

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn't be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of the month stretched i ...

Annual softball tournament set for weekend

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder As two decades of The Recorder/Robert J. Flint Memorial Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament grow nearer, Matt Flint can only marvel at how the Labor Day weekend tradition hasn't just kept up its course -- it's still ...
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Even with young squad, B-P expecting success

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder BROADALBIN -- When the Broadalbin-Perth High School boys soccer team isn't practicing its possession-heavy style on the turf at Patriot Field, they can usually be found on the grass outfield of the B-P softball field ...
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Yanks' streak ended

DETROIT (AP) -- Brandon McCarthy's control deserted him early on, and the New York Yankees' winning streak came to a discouraging end. McCarthy allowed five runs -- even letting one of them score on a bases-loaded walk -- and the Yankees lost for t ...


George Lamont Bidwell IV

August 25, 2014 George Lamont Bidwell IV, proprietor of Bidwell Orchard's died suddenly on Monday, August 25, 2014. He was 56. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lenz & Betz ...

Yvonne E. Sitterly

August 26, 2014 Mrs. Yvonne E. Sitterly, 77, of Spring Street, Palatine Bridge, New York died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Arrangements are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Houghtal ...

Barbara V. Spraker

August 25, 2014 It was a warm sunny day on August 25, 2014 that the Lord extended His hand, called her name and brought her home. Carolyn Barbara was born January 1, 1925 at home on 68 Moyer Street in her beloved Canajoharie, NY to Frederick ...

Winifred "Winnie" Mary Silka

August 22, 2014 Mrs. Winifred "Winnie" Mary Silka, 92, of Stony Point Road, Spencerport, New York passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Mount Carmel House in Rochester, New York. She was born July 28, 1922 in Amsterdam, New York a daughter of ...


Pierce Brosnan is back in the spy game in 'November Man'

By JOHN DeFORE The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES -- Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's "The November Man," playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), ...

The Emmys owe TV newcomers a better chance at winning

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- There was something embarrassing about the rash of repeat treating on Monday's Emmycast. It might have left viewers wondering if they had stumbled on a rerun of last year's show, or the one before that. Count 'em up: Bryan Cranston's fourth best-drama Emmy for "Breaking Bad," his co-star Aaron Paul's third supporting-actor trophy, and the second best-drama salute for the show. There was a fourth s ...

'Breaking Bad', 'Modern Family' win big

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black." The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin Williams, who was found dead Aug. 11, an apparent suicide. "He made ...

Show bits: Seen and heard at the Emmys

'BREAKING BAD' CELEBRATION Aaron Paul toted his Emmy into the AMC party celebrating a victorious finale for "Breaking Bad." Bryan Cranston, who played meth dealer Walter White, posed for photos with admirers as he made his way into crowded BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood after the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. He won a record-tying fourth best dramatic actor award. Anna Gunn, who played Cranston's wife, briefly carried her statuette, and castmate Bet ...
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