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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.

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Don Williams


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Lady Patriots claim title to start season

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- Capping a long Saturday of high school girls volleyball at the Broadalbin-Perth Tip-Off Tournament, the host Lady Patriots captured the event's championship with a victory against powerhouse Johnstown. A ...
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Rugged Rams solid in scrimmage

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder After two weeks of lining up across from their own teammates, the members of the Amsterdam High School football team were just happy to see a team in a different jersey and helmet opposite them. "It's always great to ...

NFL news in brief

Patriots trade QB Ryan Mallett to Texans FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans. The move means second-round draft choice Jimmy Garoppolo will be the backup to two-time MVP To ...

Condo Commando cruises to victory in Spinaway; final call for retiring Durkin

SARATOGA SPRINGS (AP) -- Condo Commando shot through an opening on the inside out of the gate and splashed home a 13 1/4-length winner of the Grade 1 $350,000 Spinaway Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. It was the second straight victory under jockey ...


Patricia Ann Perillo

August 29, 2014 Patricia Ann Perillo, 78, of Amsterdam, passed away Friday evening Aug. 29, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving husband and children. Born in Amsterdam March 1, 1936, she was a daughter of the late James and Mildred Rai ...

Joseph R. Makarowsky

August 29, 2014 Mr. Joseph R. Makarowsky, 90, of Pleasant Avenue, Amsterdam, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, at St. Mary's Healthcare. He was born Oct. 30, 1923, in Amsterdam, a son of the late John and Anna Kwas Makarowsky. He was a graduate of ...

Kathleen A. Glamm

August 28, 2014 Kathleen A. Glamm, 83, formerly of Henrietta Boulevard, Amsterdam passed away Thursday afternoon Aug. 28, 2014, at St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam. Born in Amsterdam on Sept. 7, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Otto A. a ...

Charlotte Joyce Farrell

August 31, 2014 Charlotte Joyce Farrell, 92, of Henrietta Boulevard, Amsterdam, passed away Sunday morning, Aug. 31, 2014, on her birthday at Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility in Amsterdam. Born in Amsterdam Aug. 31, 1922, she was the ...


Celebrity news in brief

Joan Rivers' family is still hopeful NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. "We are keeping our fingers crossed," her daughter, Melissa Rivers, said in a statement, thanking people who have expressed support for the 81-year-old comedian. Rivers on Friday described her mother's condition as serious. Joan Rivers was taken to Mount Sin ...

Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says. Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence’s Chateau Miraval. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.  The couple&rs ...

Pierce Brosnan is back in the spy game in 'November Man'

By JOHN DeFORE The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES -- Onetime 007 Pierce Brosnan embraces a darker take on spycraft in Roger Donaldson's "The November Man," playing a former CIA agent whose autumnal nickname acknowledges his tendency to leave few alive when he passes through a town. A familiar string of dark secrets, shifting allegiances and (wo)man-who-knew-too-much pursuit propels the storyline (adapted from one in a series of Bill Granger novels), ...

The Emmys owe TV newcomers a better chance at winning

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- There was something embarrassing about the rash of repeat treating on Monday's Emmycast. It might have left viewers wondering if they had stumbled on a rerun of last year's show, or the one before that. Count 'em up: Bryan Cranston's fourth best-drama Emmy for "Breaking Bad," his co-star Aaron Paul's third supporting-actor trophy, and the second best-drama salute for the show. There was a fourth s ...
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