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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.

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AHS cross country squads preparing for first competition

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly With a week left before their teams' first competition of the 2014 season, Amsterdam High School cross country head coaches Stu Palczak and Kevin Wilary are pleased with where their Rams and Lady Rams stand. Both AHS ...

Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) -- Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory. "I think I will remember forever that moment," Errani said. Two points from defeat, the diminutive I ...

Palmer leads in Boston

NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- Ryan Palmer took only 21 putts Friday on the TPC Boston and made birdie on half of his holes. That gave him an 8-under 63 and a two-shot lead after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Palmer one-putted 15 time ...
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Lady Rams swimming ready to make a splash

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Together, the members of the Amsterdam High School girls swimming and diving team count less than a dozen. But that isn't stopping the Lady Rams -- or coach Nancy Spagnola -- from taking an optimistic approach ...

Obituaries

Kathleen A. Glamm

Kathleen A. Glamm August 28, 2014 Kathleen A. Glamm, 83, formerly of Henrietta Boulevard, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare, Amsterdam, NY. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Riley Mortuary, ...

Joseph Makarowsky

Joseph Makarowsky August 29, 2014 Mr. Joseph Makarowsky, 90, of Pleasant Avenue, Amsterdam, New York, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jendrzejczak Funeral ...

Marian Yager

August 27, 2014 Mrs. Marian Yager, 81 years of age, of Storrie St., Amsterdam, passed away early Wednesday morning August 27, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Born in Amsterdam, NY on January 19, 1933, a daughter of the late James an ...

Maryella E. Kinkle

August 27, 2014 Mrs. Maryella E. Kinkle, of Pleasant View Drive, Palatine Bridge died peacefully on August 27, 2014. She was 93. A lifelong area resident, Maryella was born in Sammonsville, New York on February 6, 1921 to the late Leonard and ...

Entertainment

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 ...

'Breaking Bad', 'Modern Family' win big

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black." The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin Williams, who was found dead Aug. 11, an apparent suicide. "He made ...
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