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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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Bumgarner, Giants nip KC to win World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third championship in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday ni ...
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Fall season plagued by off-the-field controversy

By PAUL ANTONELLI Can it be November yet? October has been rocked with violent incidents on the playing field -- the latest coming this past Saturday when an Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville boys soccer player was eje ...
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Amsterdam, BH-BL set to collide at Lynch

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Amsterdam Rugged Rams are used to taking their fate one game at a time by this point. After starting the season 1-2, the Rams have faced five consecutive must-win games. They've won them all. Friday night brings M ...

Florida State player subject to inquiry

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State running back Karlos Williams is subject to a Title IX investigation by the university for his role in a possible domestic battery case. Florida State would not confirm if it would investigate Williams, citing ...


Rita S. Wojnar

October 29, 2014 Rita W. Wojnar, 80, of Mason Avenue, Amsterdam, New York passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare. She was born June 14, 1934 in Amsterdam, New York a daughter of the late Leopold F. and Bernice T. Suty ...

Stella Westerling

October 29, 2014 Stella Westerling, 92, of Kunz Road Broadalbin, died Wednesday evening, October 29, 2014 at Albany Medical Center with loving family at her side. She was born in Montreal, Canada on May 12, 1922 a daughter of Stephen and A ...

Evelyn M. Tenison

October 28, 2014 Mrs. Evelyn M. Tenison, 87, of Storrie Street, Amsterdam, NY died peacefully on October 28, 2014 with her family by her side. Born in Mifflin, PA on January 27, 1927 she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mae Kirk Leach. ...

Rosanne Marie "Rosie" Yannotti Senese

October 28, 2014 Rosanne Marie "Rosie" Yannotti Senese, 67, of Mayfield, passed away peacefully Tuesday October 28, 2014 in the care of Mountain Valley Hospice, following a long battle with heart disease. She was born in Bellevue Hospital i ...


The Associated Press Book Reviews

"The Killer Next Door" (Penguin Books) by Alex Marwood Desperation brings six people to a decaying Victorian apartment house where the tenants' desolation pales in comparison with one neighbor's despicable acts. Alex Marwood's second stand-alone novel delivers a multilayered plot that succeeds as crime fiction, a gothic tale and a village mystery -- all with an edge. With the apartment building substituting for a village, "The Killer Next Door ...

The Associated Press Music Reviews

Taylor Swift "1989" (Big Machine Records) Taylor Swift's all-out move into pop music on her fifth album, "1989," is the sound of a young artist who has gradually evolved from a teenager obsessed with boys and journal writing into a young woman embracing life in New York and stepping to a new beat. "Shake It Off," her first single, was a fun introduction to the new Swift sound. But it's the most lighthearted track on "1989," which sweeps from th ...

Entertainment news in brief

New book of Watergate tapes out next August NEW YORK (AP) -- More transcripts of White House tapes from the Richard Nixon administration will be published next August, focusing on 1973, the year the world learned the recordings existed. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Tuesday that the new book will be called "The Nixon Tapes: 1973" and will be edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter, who worked on last summer's best-seller, "Th ...

Entertainment news in brief

Marcia Strassman, Mrs. Kotter, dead at 66 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died. She was 66. Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks, California, home on Friday after battling breast cancer for seven years, her sister, Julie Strassman, said Sunday. "They gave her 2 1/2 years to live but she lasted much longer," she said. "She was very courageous." Strassman ...
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