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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.


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Amsterdam ready for Scotia-Glenville's Cremo

By PAUL ANTONELLI Recorder Sports Editor The task of developing a blueprint to stop Scotia-Glenville's Joe Cremo is a work in progress for Amsterdam coach Tony Orapello. He's also not alone in that category. Cremo lit up the Rams for 34 points in the ...

B-P sharp in victory vs. Mekeel

SCOTIA -- Robbie Van Brocklin erupted for 19 points, all in the second half, to lead Broadalbin-Perth to a 59-47 victory over Mekeel Christian Academy in a non-league boys basketball game on Wednesday night. B-P used a relentless man-to-man defense ...
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Amsterdam routs Schuylerville, 58-24

The Amsterdam wrestling squad posted 58-24 victory over Schuylerville in a Foothills Council wrestling match at Lynch Literacy Academy on Wednesday night. Daniel Montalvo (106), Adam Tatun (120), Jose Fernandez (138), John Rivera (145), Brian Swank ...
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Knicks overcome Westbrook's 40, beat Durant-less Thunder

NEW YORK (AP) -- Langston Galloway and Lance Thomas are winning over fans and helping the Knicks win games. Maybe this is the start of Lansanity. Carmelo Anthony had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Thomas scored a season-high 17 points against his fo ...


Roma Marie Gould

January 27, 2015 Roma Marie Gould was called home to Heaven on January 27, 2015 at age 88. Roma was born on September 7, 1926 in Waynsboro, PA. She was married for 60 years to her loving husband Rev. Ardell who predeceases her. Rev. Gou ...

Floyd E. Gardinier

January 27, 2015 Floyd E. Gardinier, 89, passed away Tuesday (January 27th) at the Edward L. Wilkinson RHCF. Born in Amsterdam on June 9, 1926 to the late Edgar and Ethel Herrick Gardinier, Floyd was united in marriage to Dora Mae Roberts in 1 ...

Edward R. Furman

January 27, 2015 Edward R. Furman, 91, of Truax Road, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Tuesday morning January 27, 2015 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Amsterdam on May 17, 1923, he was a son of the late Stanley and Katherine Furman. Ed received ...

Barbara Ann Fox

January 8, 2015 Barbara Ann Fox entered into eternal rest and went home to be with her Heavenly Savior on January 8, 2015. She was a resident of St Johnsville Rehab and Nursing Home. Barbara was the daughter of Cecil and Charlotte Loucks of ...


'Project Almanac' a sci-fi thriller that's really not worth your time

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? The tired hand-held technique that seemed so fresh in 1999 with "The Blair Witch Project" long ago wore out its welcome. The only thing noteworthy about its use in "Project Almanac," which follows a group of high school misfits who invent a time travel apparatus, is that this particular found footage film isn't really a horror film, but a sci-fi thrille ...

The Associated Press Book Reviews

"Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America" (Spiegel & Grau) by Jill Leovy The killings of unarmed black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines, but the slayings of black males by other blacks in the nation's most violent ghettos still get barely a footnote. Americans have long been complacent about these anonymous murders, many of them gang-related, most of which go unsolved. The notion that such killings ...

'Black or White' proves there are still plenty of gray areas

By JORDAN MINTZER The Hollywood Reporter "Black or White" may be the title, but there are plenty of gray areas tackled in this good ol' fashioned family dramedy from standup comic turned filmmaker Mike Binder ("Reign Over Me," "The Upside of Anger"). Pitting a binge drinking Kevin Costner against a butt whooping Octavia Spencer in a battle for custody over their beloved granddaughter, this well-performed and occasionally amusing affair has a dist ...

'Fortitude' begins with a murder at the edge of the world

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- A sick child. Buried treasure. A bit of wiggle room in honoring wedding vows. An all-important tourist project suddenly imperiled. Plus polar bears that outnumber humans, which means everyone (kids included) totes a rifle just in case. That's about the size of it in tiny Fortitude, population 713. Oh, there's also the weather. Fortitude is poised near the Arctic Circle north of Canada, on an isl ...
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