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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.


F-F girls volleyball loaded with experience

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder FONDA -- The Fonda-Fultonville High School girls volleyball team moved quickly from drill to drill during Thursday afternoon's practice, barely needing any prompts from veteran coach Pat Mancini. With seven players re ...
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American Pharoah ready for history at Spa

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course. After the Triple Crown winner's first gallop around the historic track Thursday, the striking bay colt was declared "super good and very happy" by assis ...

Texas, Mexico get second chances in LLWS title games

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- The title round at the Little League World Series is flush with second chances. Pearland, Texas, hit a pair of homers in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night for a 9-7 victory over Bonita, California, and a ...
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Manziel out for rest of preseason with elbow injury

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Johnny Manziel's preseason is over, sacked by a stinging elbow. Browns coach Mike Pettine said Thursday that Manziel, who has made strides in his second year in the NFL after a rough rookie season, will not play in Cleveland's l ...


Antonella Cassella

August 24, 2015 Antonella Cassella (also known as Bossy), of Perth, passed away at the young age of 39. A life-long resident of Perth, Antonella was the proud owner and chef of Nicolino's Restaurant and Vino/Wine Bar. Born in Amsterdam, Antone ...

Delos A. Frasier

August 27, 2015 Delos A. Frasier, 83, of Route 162, Sprakers, passed away early Thursday morning, Aug. 27, at Palatine Nursing Home, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Born Aug. 13, 1932, in Little Falls, he was the son of Miles Frasier ...

Nellie S. Bieniek

August 26, 2015 Nellie S. Bieniek, 94, of Old Route 67, West Charlton, and formerly of Brandt Avenue, Fort Johnson, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, at St. Mary's Healthcare. Born Aug. 17, 1921, in West Charlton, she was the daughter of John and Jadwig ...

George Joseph Schery

August 26,2015 George Joseph Schery, 94, passed away Aug. 26. George was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen "Kay" DeBoer Schery (2010) for 65 years. George was born in Brooklyn where he worked for Fairchild Publications before and af ...


Goodyear retiring its blimps and firing up new cigar-shaped craft

By JOHN ROGERS and JAE C. HONG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don't fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you've seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. It will also remain instantly recognizable with its blue-and-gold Goodyear logo emblazoned across the side. It just won't be, well, technically, a blimp. But that's OK, too, because from the ground it won ...

AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' sets cable record

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The new "Fear the Walking Dead," which drew the biggest audience for any original series premiere on a cable network, proves that AMC has the flair for spinoffs. An estimated 10.13 million people watched the premiere Sunday night, the Nielsen company said. The well-reviewed series is set in a different location and different time than "The Walking Dead." The previous record-holder for top cable se ...

Three to get honorary Academy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds are the season's first Oscar winners. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the filmmaker and two actresses will receive honorary Academy Awards Nov. 14 at its annual Governors Awards ceremony in Hollywood. Lee and Rowlands will receive honorary Oscars for their career achievements. Each has two previous nominations. Lee's came for his origina ...

'Z for Zachariah' a drama about the last three people left on Earth

By TODD McCARTHY The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- A powder-keg plot setup triggers an underwhelming display of dramatic fireworks in "Z for Zachariah," a post-apocalyptic survival tale propelled by male-female emotional dynamics. Set in a remote valley spared from radioactive contamination after a presumed global catastrophe, the film from director Craig Zobel effectively sets all its surface parts in motion but, crucially, doesn't sufficientl ...
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