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Kevin Mattison

KEVIN MATTISON

Kevin is the Executive Editor of the Recorder, and you can contact him at kmattison@recordernews.com. You may also read his blog - featuring columns both old and new - at Mattison's Avenue Blog.

Marianne Friers

MARIANNE FRIERS

Fultonville dairy farmer Marianne Friers is a regular columnist. She blogs at northviewdiary.blogspot.com.




Don Williams

DON WILLIAMS

Don was born and raised in the Adirondacks. He is a retired Gloversville school principal and magazine writer. He lives in Gloversville.

Sports

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Lady Rams expect stiff challenge in Foothills Council

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Veteran Amsterdam High School girls volleyball coach Christine Sherlock understands that her team's move to the Foothills Council might mean something a little different than it will to a lot of o ...
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Rams turn in successful summer season

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly There is a slate of fall season sports that just started Monday, but head coach Tony Orapello is already excited for this winter's campaign for the Amsterdam High School Running Rams basketball team. "They're ...

Cantine, Colangelo each shoot 76

FORT JOHNSON -- Bob Cantine and John Colangelo each shot a 76 to lead the low gross division during Men's Day competition Tuesday at Rolling Hills Country Club. Jeff Cantine followed with a 79. Jim Charland led the low net division with a 67. Mik ...

Gee loses 5th straight in A's win over Mets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Dillon Gee is frustrated, so is manager Terry Collins. And the New York Mets just keep losing. Gee hasn't been able to get out of the sixth inning in four of his last seven starts, all losses. It happened again Tuesday nig ...

Obituaries

Alfreda C. "Freda" Parks

August 12, 2014 Mrs. Alfreda C. "Freda" Parks, 93, formerly of Kreisel Terrace, Amsterdam, New York passed away Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. A lifelong area resident. She was born September 1 ...

Antoinette Mancini

August 18, 2014 Antoinette Mancini, 89, passed away peacefully on August 18, 2014. Antoinette was born and raised in Amsterdam. She was the daughter of the late Benedetto and Carmela LoPinto Nardo. Antoinette moved to Schenectady, in 19 ...

Michael Hudyncia Sr.

August 18, 2014 Mr. Michael Hudyncia, Sr., 85, lifelong resident of Fort Plain, New York passed suddenly Monday, August 18, 2014 at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown. Born on October 18, 1928 in Little Falls, NY, he was the son of Alex and J ...

Joanne Fowler

August 17, 2014 Joanne Fowler, 73, formerly of Nelliston, New York, died peacefully Sunday, August 17, 2014 at home following a long illness in Jacksonville, North Carolina, with her family by her side. Joanne was born March 24, 1 ...

Entertainment

TV's Don Pardo, voice of the ages, is dead at age 96

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live." Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96. Pardo -- a handsome man with a strong chin and c ...

'Blacklist' gets A-list marketing treatment

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- With TV viewers awash in choices, how can a network bolster a freshman hit's chances of repeating its success in year two? Plot a marketing extravaganza that's nearly inescapable. For NBC's top-rated drama "The Blacklist," the network has devised a promotion and advertising campaign that will put the show and star James Spader front and center on billboards, faux magazine covers and online before i ...

'Ninja Turtles' prove 'Expendables' are expendable

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut. Paramount Pictures' rebooted reptiles took in $28.4 million in the film's second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That far surpassed the limp $16.2 million earned by Stallone's gang of aged but buff warriors. ...

Third take on the 'Expendables' franchise garners one whole star

By DERRIK J. LANG The Associated Press In its third incarnation, "The Expendables" has become, well, expendable. Despite some ruthless new tactics, there's no saving "The Expendables 3," the overpopulated third outing of Sylvester Stallone's all-star action ensemble. Perhaps recognizing its own mortality, "Expendables 3" goes for a kitchen-sink approach. There's the injection of AARP-eligible action stars like Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson and Harri ...
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