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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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Manning breaks career TD pass record

DENVER (AP) -- Leave it to Peyton Manning to plan his own prank. After breaking Brett Favre's NFL record with his 509th touchdown toss, Manning's teammates played keep-away with his milestone memento, and Manning played right along. Manning went into ...

Stage is set for playoffs in Class D

This is our final week of the high school football season at The Recorder where we'll be putting out our weekly power polls, and I am going to mix it up a bit today with my Section II Class D breakdown. This week, there are crossover games to be play ...
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Breaking down Rams' breathless win over Bishop Maginn

Once again, the Amsterdam High School football team has managed to turn my brain into tapioca pudding. I think Friday night's wild, 43-28, Rugged Rams win over Bishop Maginn can, from my perspective, be summed up in one simple exchange. As the Rams' ...

Unbeaten Galway tops Mayfield to win WAC Tournament

CANAJOHARIE -- The Galway girls volleyball team continued its dominant campaign by winning the Western Athletic Conference Tournament this past Saturday. Galway, undefeated in 2014, topped Mayfield in the tournament's championship round in straight ...


Shirley A. Palma

October 17, 2014 Mrs. Shirley A. Palma, 72, of Ellsworth Street, Amsterdam, NY died peacefully on October 17, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Albany, NY on January 20, 1942 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Marita Horton Sager. S ...

Joyce A. Lansburg

October 17, 2014 Mrs. Joyce A. Lansburg of Bogden Road, Broadalbin died peacefully on Friday, October 17, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Gloversville, NY on May 25, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Bent ...

Marqua Lou Elwell Arseneau Burt

September 10, 2014 Marqua Lou Elwell Arseneau Burt passed away September 10th, 2014 at the Kindred Hospital in Green Cove Springs, FL. Born August 24, 1930 in Bennington, Vermont to the late Arthur and Evalyn Touchette Elwell. She graduated fr ...

Mildred M. "Millie" Schmidt

October 11, 2014 Mildred M. "Millie" Schmidt, 89, of Naples FL, and formerly a resident of Country Club Lane, Fort Johnson, NY passed away peacefully, October 11, 2014, at North Collier Hospital in Naples with her family at her side. Born Dece ...


'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from the top of the box office

By SANDY COHEN The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in "Fury" blasted the film to second place. Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Fox's "Gone Girl" followed with $17.8 milli ...

Around the Remote: Television picks for Oct. 19-25

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Private Violence" -- This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors. Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the film sheds light on the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the hands of intimate partners, as well as the difficulties of prosecuting the cases and why it isn't ...

Remember when Saturday morning was cartoon time?

By KEN RICKARD Chicago Tribune When I was a kid, there wasn't much TV watching in the house. We had two sets in the home, both of which were behind locked doors. The adults didn't think television was good for the children. So of course, I was obsessed with it. After school I would sneak into the room where the behemoth 27-inch television was hidden away, trying to catch glimpses of afternoon reruns of "The Brady Bunch" or episodes of "Sesame St ...

Medical report reveals how Joan Rivers died

NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner's office ruled Thursday. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4 after she'd been hospitalized for about a week when she went into cardiac arrest during the procedure at a doctor's office. Rivers died from "anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest" -- brain damage due to lack of oxygen -- dur ...
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