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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


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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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Fort Plain takes advantage of Canajoharie's miscues

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder FORT PLAIN -- The Fort Plain Hilltoppers didn't do much with their bats Monday afternoon against Canajoharie at Phillips Field, but they made up for it with their legs, their gloves and the right arm of senior Alex Bl ...
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Bryan Stanavich, Sherlock spark six-run rally to key Rams

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The big inning the Amsterdam High School baseball team's been looking to manufacture for the past two weeks started innocently enough, but once the Rams' bats got rolling, there was little the Johnstown Sir Bills coul ...

Fedullo scores 5 goals in defeat for Rams

GLENS FALLS -- Andrew Bulmer and Chris Harrignton each had four goals and and assist as the Glens Falls Indians overcame a five-goal outburst from Amsterdam's Matt Fedullo to post a 15-12 victory over the Rams in Foothills Council boys lacrosse actio ...

Jets look to add impact player at No. 6 in NFL draft

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Mystery surrounds Mike Maccagnan's first draft as general manager of the New York Jets. With the No. 6 overall selection, a potential impact player will be available. The question is whether the Jets will stay put at that ...


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Ernest J. Massari

January 16, 2015 Mr. Ernest J. Massari, 94, World War II veteran, died Friday, Jan. 16, at Folts Home in Herkimer. He was born Feb. 16, 1920, in the town of Minden to Antonio and Angelina Massari (Sausto), the youngest of nine children. He gra ...

Kenneth Jerome Lewis Jr.

April 17, 2015 Kenneth Jerome Lewis Jr., 59, passed away Thursday April 17, at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown. Born in Amsterdam July 22, 1955, he was the son of the late Kenneth J. and Amelia Jean Kiskis Lewis. In 1986 he married Linda Ander ...

Thomas A. St. John

April 26, 2015 Thomas A. St. John, 73, of Linden Court, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 26, at his home. Born Jan. 9, 1942, in Amsterdam, he was the son of the late Anthony and Margaret Fasulo St. John. He was a lifelong area r ...

Michael James Hentnik

April 26, 2015 Michael James Hentnik, 27, of St. Johnsville, has entered eternal rest in Heaven on Sunday, April 26, after years of bravely fighting a serious illness. He was born Aug. 29, 1987, in Amsterdam, a son of Steven Hentnik and Doris ...


Entertainment news in brief

Jayne Meadows, actress and TV personality, dies at 95 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actress and TV personality Jayne Meadows, who often teamed with her husband Steve Allen, has died. Meadows' son, Bill Allen, says she died Sunday in her home in the Encino area of Los Angeles. A spokesman said Monday that Meadows was 95 and died of natural causes. The red-haired Meadows was best known as Allen's wife and the sister of "Honeymooners" star Audrey Meadows. Bu ...

'Furious 7' holds on to box office lead; 'Age of Ultron' looms

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- "Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week. But the movie that's poised to topple the Universal juggernaut, Marvel's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron," revved up overseas with a massive $201.2 million debut. In North American theaters, "Furious 7" had enough left i ...

Around the remote: Television picks for April 26-May 2

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Last Days in Vietnam" -- The American Experience series brings this gripping, Oscar-nominated documentary to television. Directed by Rory Kennedy, the film marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Via powerful interviews and wrenching footage, it recalls how, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes helped 135,000 South Vietnamese citizens escape. 9 p.m. Tues ...

Odds on whether endangered TV shows will return

By NEAL JUSTIN Minneapolis Star Tribune If I had the chance to run the networks, "Happy Endings," "Revolution" and "The Neighbors" would still be on the air -- and I'd be out of a job. There was a time when network executives could justify bottom-dwelling series such as "Cheers" and "Seinfeld," in hopes that audiences would eventually come around. But in these times of stiffer competition and a heightened struggle for advertising dollars, there's ...
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