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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.


Brady’s suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision today. The Ne ...

Postseason push begins

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder This week for the Amsterdam Mohawks was all about getting things set before the postseason. There was a bit of a wobble coming out of the PGCBL All-Star game, but three games in two days against the Glens Falls Dragon ...

Amsterdam 12U caps amazing season with Halfmoon Melee title

By PAUL ANTONELLI Recorder Sports Editor Amsterdam 12-and-under assistant baseball coach Art Ausfeld makes it a priority to have a post-game talk with his players in a remote area following every contest -- sometimes deep in left or right field and o ...

A game-by-game look at the Halfmoon Melee

HALFMOON -- Nic Carbone tossed a one-hitter and helped himself with a two-run home run to highlight a three-run first inning and give Amsterdam a 5-1 victory over the Halfmoon Mariners in the championship game of the Halfmoon Melee 12U tournament on ...


Tresa L. Dingman Montanye

July 18, 2015 Tresa L. Dingman Montanye, of Wynantskill, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2015 at home with her family by her side. She was born January 19, 1972 to Ronald (deceased) and Linda Dingman. She was a 1991 graduate of Canajoharie ...

Rachel Minisci

July 26, 2015 Rachel Minisci R.N., 86, formerly of Amsterdam NY passed away on Sunday July 26, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. in Wayland, MA. Rachel was born on December 6, 1928 in Amsterdam, NY. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Institute and was a grad ...

Michelena Gentile

July 25, 2015 Michelena Gentile, 87, of Division Street passed away July 25, 2015 at Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility with her son and his companion by her side. She was born on April 10, 1928 in Amsterdam, New York and wa ...

Wayne T. Scheer

Thursday, July 23 Mr. Wayne T. Scheer, 80, of Gloversville, NY passed away peacefully on Thursday July 23rd, 2015 at The Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility with his loving family by his side. Born November 2nd 1934 in Spri ...


Entertainment news in brief

Swedish police question Snoop Dogg for suspected drug use HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish police say they briefly held U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg on suspicion of drug use after he performed a concert near Stockholm. National police spokesman Fredrik Wallen says a police patrol in the city of Uppsala, north of the capital, stopped a car in which Snoop Dog was a passenger on Saturday evening after the concert. Police questioned him at a local police station and tes ...
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Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA (AP) -- An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death. In a statement Monday morning, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office says the time that elapsed from when she was found unresponsive in January until her death Sunday will "complicate" its effort to reconstruct events. "Interpretation of autopsy findings and othe ...

'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first-place spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Ant-Man" crept past new opener "Pixels" to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $106.1 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. "Pixels," meanwhile, just barely missed first place with a $24 million debut. While studios always hope for the bragging rights of a No. 1 debut, the real i ...

ESPY ratings soar with Jenner tribute, network platform

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The ESPY Awards, highlighted by Caitlyn Jenner's acceptance of a trophy for bravery, proved a ratings champion. The telecast, which moved from its traditional ESPN cable home to a bigger stage with broadcast sibling ABC, drew 7.75 million viewers last Wednesday to rank as the most-watched ESPY ceremony ever, more than double the previous high of 3.6 million in 2006. Last year's ceremony was watched ...
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