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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.


UConn, Dayton meet in Albany

By DOUG FEINBERG The Associated Press ALBANY -- Jim Jabir and his Dayton Flyers played UConn four years ago in the Huskies' Thanksgiving tournament. They lost by 40, but came away with an understanding of what it took to be an elite program in women ...
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B-P track team plans to rely on returning stars

By PAUL ANTONELLI Recorder Sports Editor BROADALBIN -- Jake Coveney did something no Broadalbin-Perth track and field athlete had ever done last spring -- win an individual state championship. The good news is that Coveney has the opportunity to pull ...

Jimmy Walker captures hometown Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Jimmy Walker made himself right at home on the Texas Open leaderboard. Walker won his hometown event Sunday to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes. " ...
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Hamlin races to 25th Cup win, 5th at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Denny Hamlin just needed a visit to Martinsville Speedway to get his racing team back on track. Now, with his spot in NASCAR's Chase for the championship virtually assured, they can work to make it better. Hamlin passed ...


Dorothea S. Wohlgemuth

March 28, 2015 Mrs. Dorothea S. Wohlgemuth, 100, of Canajoharie, passed away peacefully early Saturday, March 28. Born March 5, 1915, in Little Falls, she was the daughter of Daniel Sullivan and Blanche Leigh Sullivan. She was a graduate of Do ...

Willard W. Kruger

March 25, 2015 Willard W. Kruger, 91, of Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 25, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born Nov. 6, 1923, in Amsterdam, he was a son of the late Charles and Lucy Smarup Kruger. A lifelong ...

Catherine H. Latvis

Catherine H. Latvis March 26, 2015 Catherine H. Latvis, 87, formerly of Carmichael Street, and the Amsterdam High Rise Apartments, passed away peacefully Thursday at the Edward L. Wilkinson RHCF. Born in Amsterdam Aug. 21, 1927, the daughter ...

Rosanne Stelly Carlucci

Rosanne Stelly Carlucci March 26, 2015 Rosanne Stelly Carlucci, 87, of Stratton Apartments, Division Street, Amsterdam, passed away Thursday, March 26, at St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. ...


Trevor Noah chosen to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart’s replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving “The Daily Show” following 16 years as the show’s principa ...

Entertainment news in brief

Williams' wife, kids head to court in estate fight SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate. The attorneys were scheduled to appear before a San Francisco probate judge today, as they argue over who should get clothes and other personal items the actor kept at one his Northern California homes. In papers filed in December, Williams' wife, Susan, says som ...

Taylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press The iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards. The pop singer cleaned house at the show Sunday, winning artist of the year and song of the year for "Shake It Off," and even assisted Madonna by strumming her guitar onstage while the pop icon sang a new song. "More than anything in the world, I just hope that any of the fans watching know how much I adore you ... we've gotten close ...

'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54 million weekend

JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. While the two films had been expected to vie for the top spot at North American theaters, "Home" came in well above expectations, handing DreamWorks Animation a much-needed hi ...
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