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Kevin Mattison

KEVIN MATTISON

Kevin is the Executive Editor of the Recorder, and you can contact him at kmattison@recordernews.com. You may also read his blog - featuring columns both old and new - at Mattison's Avenue Blog.

Marianne Friers

MARIANNE FRIERS

Fultonville dairy farmer Marianne Friers is a regular columnist. She blogs at northviewdiary.blogspot.com.




Don Williams

DON WILLIAMS

Don was born and raised in the Adirondacks. He is a retired Gloversville school principal and magazine writer. He lives in Gloversville.

Sports

Area high school sports calendar

FEBRUARY 27 BOYS BASKETBALL Class B Broadalbin-Perth vs. Voorheesville, at Shenendehowa HS, 6:30 p.m. Class C OESJ vs. Lake George, at Hudson Valley CC, 5 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Class A Amsterdam vs. Scotia-Glenville, at Troy HS, 6 p.m. Class C Canajo ...
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Semifinal berths at stake tonight

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Here's a look at the rest of the games on tonight's Section II playoff schedule involving local teams: BOYS Class B: No. 2 Broadalbin-Perth vs. No. 7 Voorheesville, at Shenendehowa HS, 6:30 p.m. A rematch of the 2014 ...
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AHS girls ready for Round 3 vs. Scotia

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- It's an old maxim in sports that beating the same team three times in a single season is intensely difficult. The Amsterdam Lady Rams are hoping to fly in the face of that particular cliche. The L ...
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Clark says players against any radical speed-up changes

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Major league players are against many of the radical changes introduced during the Arizona Fall League to speed up games. Baseball players' association head Tony Clark is encouraging his membership to make slight adjustmen ...

Obituaries

Pearl Dopp Osowicki

February 25, 2015 Pearl Dopp Osowicki 86, of Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Hospital. Born Oct. 3, 1928, in Amsterdam, the only daughter of the late Homer Sr. and Viola McWilliam Dopp, she was educated in loc ...

Vincent J. Mascardi

February 26, 2015 Vincent J. Mascardi completed his life journey of 70 years and passed away, peacefully, at his home, on Thursday, Feb. 26. Vincent entered his eternal rest after having lived a full life with dignity, strength, vitality and ent ...
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Bruce Frederic Failing

February 24, 2015 Mr. Bruce Frederic Failing, age 77, a native of Freys Bush, passed away embraced with constant love and support Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Bruce dedicated himself to our community as a N ...

Vito J. Dandreano

February 21, 2015 Mr. Vito J. Dandreano, 80, of Amsterdam passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, in Florida. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Sarah Berghela Dandreano; loving daughter Gina Longo and her husband John; cherished grandson ...

Entertainment

Tea Leoni is in a happy state as star of 'Madam Secretary'

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Wednesday was Tea Leoni's birthday. But when referring to her age recently, she realized she wouldn't be turning 50 this time, but 49 instead. "I keep doing this!" she laughed, meaning giving her age a boost. Ever since her last birthday, she had reported her age as 49. "I lost 48 this year -- totally!" It started as a playful goof on the ploy of a friend who routinely claims she's eight years ol ...

Oh, the irony

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A tree has been planted in a Los Angeles park in memory of George Harrison to replace one that was killed by a beetle infestation. City News Service says a yew pine honoring the late Beatles guitarist was planted Wednesday in Griffith Park on what would have been Harrison's 72nd birthday. It was placed near the Griffith Observatory and replaces a Canary Island pine that was planted in 2004. Harrison died in 2001. A plaque near th ...

Entertainment news in brief

Actor Will Patton charged with DUI ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) -- Actor Will Patton, of the movies "Remember the Titans" and "Armageddon" and the current TNT series "Falling Skies," has been charged with driving under the influence in his native South Carolina. Court records show that the 60-year-old Patton was stopped on the Isle of Palms on Tuesday night. He was charged with first offense driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of les ...

The Associated Press Book Reviews

"Funny Girl" Riverhead Books by Nick Hornby The author of "High Fidelity" has a new novel out, and it's a sweet sojourn to 1960s London, where a cast of writers and actors embark on a groundbreaking television show that changes the course of their lives. "Funny Girl" by Nick Hornby follows Barbara Parker, who has the looks to be crowned Miss Blackpool, but who wants nothing more than to be the next Lucille Ball. "She wished that she could b ...
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