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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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Anglers should have a star-spangled weekend

By DICK NELSON For The Recorder It's hard to believe the United States is celebrating its 239th birthday. It seems like only yesterday we were complaining about cold and snow, now we're grumbling about the rain and in the weeks to come I'm sure many ...
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Manea's single lifts Mohawks in 10th

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Fate -- and some odd moments involving the umpiring crew -- seemed to be working against the Amsterdam Mohawks during Friday night's game against the Glens Falls Dragons at Shuttleworth Park. Scott Manea thought other ...

McCann lifts Yanks with walk-off homer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brain McCann hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning, rallying the New York Yankees for a second time Friday night and giving them a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Mark Teixeira hit a tying three-run homer in the eighth agai ...

Picking an All-Star team a tricky puzzle

By MIKE FITZPATRICK The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Anyone still ranting about the online election that put five Kansas City Royals in position to start the All-Star Game, the following is for you. Our picks for the July 14 showcase in ...


Kazimierz G. Draus

July 2, 2015 Kazimierz G. Draus, 53, of Gorski Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. Mary's Healthcare, Amsterdam. Born on September 19, 1961 in Kolbuszowa, Poland, he was the son of Jozef and Maria Swiatek ...

Mary Bylina

July 2, 2015 Mary Bylina of Winter Haven passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Life Care Center in Winter Haven. She was 97. A native of Amsterdam, NY, born June 23, 1918 to John and Anastasia Hinceman Dulczewski, Mary moved to Belleview, F ...

Sadie J. Dworak

July 3, 2015 Sadie J. Dworak, 97, formerly of Hagaman Avenue, Hagaman, and Grieme Avenue, Amsterdam, a resident of River Ridge Living Center, entered the kingdom of Heaven at St. Mary's Healthcare on Friday, July 3, 2015 with her loving family a ...

Peter J. Noonan

Peter J. Noonan June 30, 2015 Peter J. Noonan, 71, formerly of Haddonfield, N.J., and Amsterdam, of Washington Crossing, Pa., passed away June 30 of complications from ALS. Peter attended Amsterdam schools and was a graduate of Ohio Wesley ...


Piano Man sets an MSG record

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits like "Uptown Girl," "We Didn't Start the Fire," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" and "Only the Good Die Young." "Wel ...

Entertainment news in brief

New York prison break featured on Discovery NEW YORK (AP) -- Twenty-three days of grabbing headlines has earned a television episode for two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison. The Investigation Discovery network says it will take a close look at the saga of Richard Matt and David Sweat in "Prison Break: The Manhunt Ends" as a part of its "Front Page" series Friday night. It will recount the inmates' relati ...

Macy's dumps Trump; Big Apple reviewing contracts

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants. Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation's only Latina governor and a rising star in the Republican party, added her voice Wednesday to criticism of the GOP presidential hopeful, denouncing his co ...

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ballet theater

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday -- the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history. Copeland, 32, fought tears as she spoke about her promotion, which she said was ...
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