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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.


Ichiro lifts Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. Only when the Japanese star was inches away did the New York Ya ...

NOLA's Davis excited for Team USA

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Getting enough rest during the NBA offseason is the least of Anthony Davis' concerns. He's just 21. Coming off his first All-Star campaign with the New Orleans Pelicans in only his second NBA season, Davis is now looking forward ...
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Amsterdam wins, clinches top seed

By ADAM SHINDER Tommy Kain's been hitting the ball so well lately, is hasn't really mattered who the opposing pitcher is. Although, for some reason, the pitcher who seems to bring out the best in Kain is one of hi ...
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Mazza settling into new AD gig at GASD

By MICHAEL KELLY TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- A couple weeks into his tenure as the Greater Amsterdam School District's athletic director, Brian Mazza is gaining his footing as the 2014-15 school year approaches. "I'm ...


Mia L. Groat

Mia L. Groat July 23, 2014 Mia L. Groat, newborn daughter of Matthew and Jessica Rogers Groat, passed on to eternal life to be with the angels on July 23, 2014. She leaves behind her parents; grandparents, Michelle Rogers, William Rogers, Do ...

Florence Betty Chiara

Florence Betty Chiara July 24, 2014 Florence Betty Chiara, 87 of Hagaman, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, in Utica. Born November 12, 1926 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of ...

Frank E. Maslak

Frank E. Maslak December 9, 2013 Frank E. Maslak died December 9th 2013 at 86 years old. Frank grew up in Amsterdam; he was the youngest out of eight children. Frank's loves included golfing, gardening, and reading poetry. His cremains wi ...

Roberta Clark Gillis

Roberta Clark Gillis July 5, 2014 Roberta Clark Gillis, 92, of Potomac Maryland, passed away peacefully July 5th in Bethesda Md. A calling hour will take place Friday August 1st from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Chapel of St. Mary's Chu ...


Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets. He found the answer by looking back to the early 1940s, when U.S. scientists and others working in isolation created the first atomic bombs without the knowledge of Congress, the vice president or the American public. The result is "Manhattan," debuting Sunday (9 p.m.) on cable channel ...

Around the remote: TV picks for the week of July 27-Aug. 2

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Manhattan" -- This gripping and provocative new drama series is set in Los Alamos, N.M., against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world's first atomic bomb. John Benjamin Hickey ("The Big C") shines as a self-destructive physics professor who is recruited to help lead the Manhattan Project and finds himself living in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate all aspects of everyda ...

Allen fans will have a hard time finding magic in the 'Moonlight'

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fellini-esque carnival of "Stardust Memories": tidiness. For years now, Allen's films have been light farces ("Midnight in Paris," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona") or neatly structured parables ("Match Point," "Blue Jasmine"). They breeze in innocuously in the summer, pro ...

Love and Manson to appear on 'Sons'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of "Sons of Anarchy." The musicians join such previous guest stars as Stephen King and David Hasselhoff as unusual casting choices in the motorcycle club drama on FX. "We try to have some things that are fun," creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter told the summer TV critics' meeting on Monday. Love plays a teacher and Sutter, a self-professed " ...
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