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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.


Area high school sports calendar

MARCH 5 BOYS BASKETBALL Class A Amsterdam vs. Scotia-Glenville, at Glens Falls Civic Center, 7:30 p.m. MARCH 7 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD State championships, at Cornell University, TBD

Amsterdam defeats S-G? Why not?

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Let's be fair: At some point, at some time, the Scotia-Glenville boys basketball team is going to lose a game. The mythical law of averages would seem to dictate that. At the rate the Tartans have been going, it just ...

Amsterdam gets third shot to beat Scotia-Glenville

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM - If the third time really is the charm, the Amsterdam Running Rams will find out tonight. The Running Rams got two shots during the regular season at being the team to put an end to the Scotia-Glenv ...

Breakdown: AHS vs. S-G

Here's what to expect when Amsterdam (16-4) takes on Scotia-Glenville (20-0) in the Section II Class A boys basketball semifinals tonight at 7:30 at Guilderland High School: Offense Amsterdam Patience and execution are the keys for the Runni ...


Louise E. Mailloux

March 2, 2015 Louise E. Mailloux, 92, of Amsterdam passed away peacefully Monday, March 2, at Nathan Littauer Hospital. Born July 23, 1922, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Rose Tommasone Parrotti. A lifelong area re ...

Donald S. Austin

January 31, 2015 A service for Donald S. Austin will take place Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Golf Course Road with the Rev. Carl Chamberlain officiating. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the chu ...
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Gary Alan Snyder

March 4, 2015 Gary Alan Snyder passed away from sinus cancer on March 4 at his home in Amsterdam. Gary was born July 2, 1959, in Union City, Ind., to the late Charles Theodore (Ted) and the late Donna Janette Wigger Snyder. After he graduate ...

Mary J. Pearo

March 2, 2015 Mary J. Pearo, 90, passed away Monday, March 2, at the Edward L. Wilkinson RHCF with her loving family at her side. Born Dec. 9, 1924. in Alburg, Vt., she was the daughter of the late Odais and Yvonne LaVoie LeClerc. She attended ...


Garth has friends in Buffa-lo places

BUFFALO (AP) -- Officials at Buffalo's First Niagara Center expect upward of 100,000 people for six Garth Brooks shows this weekend. The country music megastar kicked off the Buffalo stop on his world tour with wife Trisha Yearwood Thursday. He'll do two shows each today and Saturday, followed by another show Sunday. Brooks started his tour in suburban Chicago last September after more than a decade spent in semi-retirement to raise his three daughters ...

NBC's 'Parks and Recreation' bids a quiet adieu

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television. The Nielsen company said an estimated 4.15 million people saw the show exit Tuesday after seven seasons on the air. While it was the show's biggest audience in two years, it ranked only No. 58 among all the prime-time broad ...

'Second best' not the smart way to promote sub-standard sequel

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press If you're going to do a movie sequel that doesn't quite measure up to the original and seems rather hurriedly cobbled together, well, OK. Many filmmakers have done the same. But actually putting the words "Second Best" in the title? Now, that's just asking for the unflattering comparisons. This isn't to say that "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" -- so named after an actual hotel in the movie -- won't ...

Tony Danza, Chris Penn film shot in Spa City finally getting local debut

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- An independent film starring Tony Danza and the late Chris Penn will make its local debut in the upstate New York city that served as a location during filming nearly a decade ago. The Saratogian reports that "Aftermath" will be shown starting Friday at Bow Tie Criterion Cinema in downtown Saratoga Springs. The dark comedy thriller was written, produced and filmed by Tom Farone of Saratoga Springs. Portions of the film were sho ...
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