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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.


Area high school sports calendar

OCTOBER 31 CROSS COUNTRY Area teams, at Section II championships, at Saratoga Spa State Park, 11 a.m. FOOTBALL Class A Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake at Amsterdam, 7 p.m. Class B Broadalbin-Perth at Schalmont, 7 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Class C Canajoharie vs. O ...

Early struggles forged stronger Rams

If you'd asked me six weeks ago if I though the Amsterdam Rugged Rams would still be playing meaningful football by the time Halloween night rolled around, I'm honestly not sure what my answer would have been. That Friday night six weeks ago, I made ...
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Lady Patriots storm into final

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BALLSTON SPA -- Junior Gabby Smith's attempt to talk tough about the way the Broadalbin-Perth volleyball team opened its Section II Class C semifinal matchup with Stillwater started strong before fading "We t ...
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Schmidt answers the call for B-P

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly BROADALBIN -- The Patriots will need outstanding efforts from up and down their roster to prevail tonight at Schalmont, but Broadalbin-Perth knows at least one player it can count on to do whatever it needs in ...


John W. Jankowski

October 29, 2014 John W. Jankowski, 97, formerly of First Avenue Broadalbin , entered into eternal life on Wednesday morning October 29, 2014 at Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville. He was born in Amsterdam on May 16, 1917 a son of Ge ...

Myra A. Fox

October 29, 2014 Miss Myra A. Fox, 75, of Oak Lane, Gloversville, New York died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare of Amsterdam following a very brief illness. Born on September 4, 1939 in Nelliston, NY, she was the daughter ...

Kathryn L. "Sis" Santos Corey

October 28, 2014 Kathryn L. "Sis" Santos Corey, 72, of Perth passed away peacefully on October 28, 2014 at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her family at her side. She was born in Amsterdam, NY on Octobe ...

Lee E. Benjamin Sr.

September 24, 2014 Lee E. Benjamin Sr. 72, of Amsterdam, NY, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 24, 2014, in the comfort of his family, after a long journey. There will be a celebration of his life to take place at Ca ...


23.5 million saw Game 7 of series

NEW YORK (AP) -- An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series. The Nielsen company said Thursday that more people watched the previous night's contest than any other World Series game since the 2011 Game 7 between St. Louis and Texas (25.4 million). It was 10 million more people than tuned in to any of the pr ...

The Associated Press Book Reviews

"The Killer Next Door" (Penguin Books) by Alex Marwood Desperation brings six people to a decaying Victorian apartment house where the tenants' desolation pales in comparison with one neighbor's despicable acts. Alex Marwood's second stand-alone novel delivers a multilayered plot that succeeds as crime fiction, a gothic tale and a village mystery -- all with an edge. With the apartment building substituting for a village, "The Killer Next Door ...

The Associated Press Music Reviews

Taylor Swift "1989" (Big Machine Records) Taylor Swift's all-out move into pop music on her fifth album, "1989," is the sound of a young artist who has gradually evolved from a teenager obsessed with boys and journal writing into a young woman embracing life in New York and stepping to a new beat. "Shake It Off," her first single, was a fun introduction to the new Swift sound. But it's the most lighthearted track on "1989," which sweeps from th ...

Entertainment news in brief

New book of Watergate tapes out next August NEW YORK (AP) -- More transcripts of White House tapes from the Richard Nixon administration will be published next August, focusing on 1973, the year the world learned the recordings existed. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Tuesday that the new book will be called "The Nixon Tapes: 1973" and will be edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter, who worked on last summer's best-seller, "Th ...
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