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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.


Class C seeding system works out

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly After a season of wondering if the complicated system put in place to seed the postseason for Section II Class C football could get us to a reasonable lineup, we all got our answer Sunday: Yes. In fact, I'd a ...

No changes in Class B

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly No changes this week in my final Section II Class B football power poll for the 2014 season, which is as much a surprise to me as it should be to you. With the exception of Schalmont's reign atop this poll in the No. ...
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Bumgarner, Giants top Royals in opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead. It might as well have been 100 with the way MadBum and this orange-and-black bunch play in the W ...
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Broadalbin-Perth earns 3rd seed in Class B; five area squads to play in Class C bracket

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Though his team's been ranked as high as No. 2 statewide in Class B, Broadalbin-Perth boys soccer coach Brian Henry understands that with a young team that's relatively inexperienced in the postseason and had a few hi ...


Cleora M. Merry

October 20, 2014 Cleora M. Merry, 95, of Perth passed away peacefully on October 20, 2014 at the E.L. Wilkinson Nursing Home. Born in the Town of Perth on March 16, 1919, she is the daughter of the late Lloyal and Jennie Adams Miller. ...

Henry R. Hinkel

October 19, 2014 Henry R. Hinkel, 79, of Amsterdam, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady following a brief illness. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:15A.M. at O ...

Gayle M. Quini Cyrek

October 20, 2014 Gayle M. Quini Cyrek, 65, Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at Mountain Valley Hospice after a long illness. Born in Amsterdam on May 5, 1949, the daughter of Joseph and Sylvia (Ceil) Leggero Quini, she wa ...

Shirley A. (Porath) Thompson

October 19, 2014 Shirley A. (Porath) Thompson, 78 of Moyer Street, Canajoharie, died Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Mountain Valley Hospice. Born on April 12, 1936 in the Town of Springfield, New York, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. Por ...


Not so fast cord cutter, cable TV's not dead

By MAE ANDERSON The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. Customers tired of paying big fees for hundreds of channels they never watch just to have access to a few favorite shows might be expected to start cancelling cable service in droves. Get Netflix, throw in HBO, add a net ...

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The figures have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines. The Fort Myers, Fla., mo ...

The cost of cable vs. a la carte

Is a la carte streaming a better deal? Combining current streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access and the expected price of HBO's service, which starts next year, would run you about half of the average price of monthly cable and satellite television service. If you're a sports fan, sorry, the streaming services won't do it for you alone. But adding an a la carte option to your basic cable subscription might offer you more choice tha ...

'Stalker' star Maggie Q loves acting ... and her privacy

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- For Maggie Q, her new series, "Stalker," hits close to home. But not too close, if Maggie can help it. She sees privacy, and guarding her personal space, as vital to her freedom. Even so, she has had her own brush with a stalker. "He thought he had a relationship with me that wasn't happening," she says, recalling the delusional fan. "I didn't KNOW that person!" As a past star of Asian-based ac ...
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