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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


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

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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Amsterdam uses delay to its advantage

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com If good things truly come to those who wait, then the five idle hours the Amsterdam High School lacrosse team spent Monday in Utica certainly paid some karmic dividends by the time the Rams finally took t ...
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Carbone has career afternoon

By PAUL ANTONELLI paul.antonelli@recordernews.com Chris Carbone (Amsterdam) had his best day as a collegiate player, going 3-for-4 to lead Union College to a 6-5 victory over RPI in the opening game of a doubleheader on Sunday. Carbone lined ...

Mets send D-backs to 6th straight defeat, 5-2

PHOENIX (AP) -- Nothing like a trip to Chase Field to turn things around for the New York Mets. Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and the Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Ar ...
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Yanks sweep Cubs 3-0, 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) -- There was nothing mysterious about Michael Pineda's performance this time. Masahiro Tanaka's dominant outing was pretty straight forward, too. A day that began with snow in the outfield ended with a double whitewashing. Pineda fo ...


Albert Vincent Turo Sr.

April 14, 2014 Albert Vincent Turo Sr., 84, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at St. Mary's Healthcare in the loving company of his family. Services are Friday at 8:15 am at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Pa ...

Frank J. Mack

April 14th, 2014 Frank J. Mack, 38, of Ballston Spa passed away suddenly from an accident on Monday April 14, 2014. Born December 11, 1975 in Amsterdam, he was a son of Frank Mack Jr. and Diane Overrocker Mack of Mayfield. Frank was a devote ...

What's happening

Today AMSTERDAM A Diabetes Busters Support Group will meet at Price Chopper, Sanford Farms Plaza, from 5 to 6 p.m. The group will meet for a tour of the grocery store entitled "Super Sleuth Supermarket Scavenger Hunt." For more information contac ...

Angeline T. "Angie" Williams

April 14, 2014 Mrs. Angeline T. "Angie" Williams, 83, of Trailer Street, Palatine Bridge, New York died Monday, April 14, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. Born on October 15, 1930 in Canajoharie, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph ...


The Associated Press Book Reviews

"The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia" (Smithsonian Books) edited by Amy Pastan Who discovered the planet Uranus in 1781? Don't feel bad if the name William Herschel, a British musician and telescope builder, doesn't come to mind in a snap. Only those with out-of-this-world interests could possibly score well in answering the questions posed in "The Smithsonian Book of Air & Space Trivia." And such buffs would probably chafe at the s ...

Johnny Depp is sleepwalking through clunky computer flick

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press HAL has come a long way. First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity -- when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts -- is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars. First-time director Wally Pfister's "Transcendence" isn't so much the "Him" to Spike Jonze's "Her" as it's a more dystopian vision of the ...

Disney back in the nature film business with 'Bears'

By MICHAEL RECHTSHAFFEN The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES -- Keenly following the scent of "African Cats" and "Chimpanzees," Disneynature's "Bears" combines sweeping vistas and remarkably intimate wildlife photography to typically stirring effect as it documents a year in the life of a mother Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs. Save for some particularly playful narration provided by John C. Reilly, the film, clocking in at a tidy 77 minutes, a ...

Entertainment news in brief

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. A spokeswoman for the singer says the 21-year-old canceled her performance Tuesday after she was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. Publicist Meghan Prophet says in a statement that Cyrus is on "medical rest" at her doctors' advice. Cyrus said on T ...
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