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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


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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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Rams drop to 0-3

By ADAM SHINDER TROY -- On multiple occasions, the Amsterdam High School baseball team was one hit away from breaking Monday afternoon's game against the Troy Flying Horses wide open. None of them came through, and event ...

Rally falls short for AHS softball

By PAUL ANTONELLI SCHENECTADY -- With runners on first and third and two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Ashley Przybylowicz was just hoping to get one more attempt to continue her torrid start and, more importa ...
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Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

JON KRAWCZYNSKI The Associated Press Tony Perez was on the road with the Cincinnati Reds in 1966 when he got the call that his first child was on the way. There was no discussion about leaving the team to attend Victor's birth, no such thing a ...
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NHL postseason gets going this week

Here's a look at eight things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries: NEW LOOK: Forget what you knew about how teams matched up in the playoffs. When the league wen ...


Henry Lessick

April 12, 2014 Henry Lessick, 88, formerly of Amsterdam, passed away in his sleep on April 12, 2014 in Boca Raton, Florida. He was the loving husband of the late Annette Nathan Lessick, devoted father of Mary Ellen Beck and her husband Roger ...

Richard E. "Dick" Collins

April 14, 2014 Richard E. "Dick" Collins, 87, of Streeter Road, Fonda passed away Monday morning, April 14, 2014, at the Wells House in Johnstown with his family at his bed side. Born June 14, 1926 in Gloversville, NY, he was the son of the la ...

Joseph B. Mullarkey

April 14, 2014 Mr. Joseph B. Mullarkey, 76, of Locust Ave, Amsterdam passed away Monday morning April 14, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam with his loving family at his side. Joseph was born on December 22, 1937 a son of the late Jose ...

Marion R. Smith

April 12, 2014 Marion R. Smith, 95 of Post Avenue, Tribes Hill. NY, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 12, 2014, with her loving family at her bed side. Born January 3, 1919 in Amsterdam, New York, she was the daughter of the la ...


'Fargo' is getting another shot as a television series

NEW YORK (AP) -- After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV. The 10-episode season premieres today at 10 p.m. on FX. And it mesmerizes. As a furtherance of the 1996 crime classic by Joel and Ethan Coen that starred Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi, the TV adaptation is a wonder. Like that movie, the series is set in rural, snow-glazed Minnesota, but 20 years later (in 2006), and is s ...

'Captain America' continues to flex its Marvel muscle

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox's "Rio 2" in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million, ...

Around the remote: TV picks for the week of April 13-18

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "FARGO" -- This instantly addictive 10-part drama series captures the spirit of the beloved 1996 Coen Brothers cult hit, but presents an all-new "true crime" story with new characters. Among them is Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), a mysterious and manipulative drifter who lures hapless small-town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) down a dangerous path. Is the series filled with dark hu ...

'Draft Day' NFL huddles with big-time Hollywood players to make film

By STEVEN ZEITCHIK Los Angeles Times NEW YORK -- In its ascent up the mountain of American popular culture, the NFL has studiously protected its brand, turning down many Hollywood offers to collaborate and limiting the extent of the partnerships it has forged. So much for all that. The NFL's famously cautious mind-set goes the way of leather helmets on Friday when Summit Entertainment releases "Draft Day," a film from, by and about professional ...
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