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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.


US beats Puerto Rico 112-86 in hoops exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup. Derrick Rose came off the b ...
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Wiggins: Rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The wait is almost over. The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed on Saturday, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference and turning An ...

Nassib, Giants rally past Jets, 35-24

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets' starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups -- led by three touchdown passes from second-year ...
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Davis' accomplishments still inspire despite loss

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Mo'ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia's Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks. Thick braids? Check. Bright smile? Yep. But Davis is anything bu ...


Edith A. Brown

Edith A. Brown August 20, 2014 Mrs. Edith A. Brown, formerly of St. Johnsville, NY died peacefully on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 following a brief illness. She was 93. A lifelong area resident, Edith was born on February 17, 1921 in the ...

Janine A. Monforte RN

August 8, 2014 A memorial Mass will be celebrated for Janine A. Monforte, RN, on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:00A.M. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church, 39 St. John St., Amsterdam, NY with Father Pascal "Pat" Iannotti as celebrant. ...

Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe

August 18, 2014 Mrs. Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe, 84, of Benson passed away August 18, 2014. She had been in declining health since February, 2013. Born June 7, 1930, she was the first of three children of Otto L. and Isabella A. (Buyce) Cr ...

Sylvia M. La Grange

August 19, 2014 Mrs. Sylvia M. La Grange, 78, of VanDerveer St. , Amsterdam, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 19, 2014 at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Amsterdam, NY on September 20, 1935 a daughter of the ...


Top concert tours

Artists ranked by average box office gross per city, with average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week's ranking is in parentheses. 1. (New) Paul McCartney; $3,229,604; $131.84. 2. (2) Jason Aldean; $1,760,902; $54.78. 3. (1) Katy Perry; $1,743,092; $116.26. 4. (3) Bruno Mars; $1,177,984; $87.28. 5. (4) Cher; $1,110,172; $90.03. 6. (5) Zac Brown Band; $1,071,113; $48.93. 7. (6) Dave Matthews Band; $1,059,266; $54.34. 8 ...

Fresh reality TV was the week's big draw

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- New reality fare remained a big draw on a prime-time landscape jammed otherwise with reruns. A double whammy of "America's Got Talent" gave NBC the week's two most-watched shows, and a triple helping of CBS' "Big Brother" rounded out the bottom of last week's Top 10, according to Nielsen figures released Tuesday. A special edition of ABC's "20/20" focusing on the death of Robin Williams ranked si ...
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A few fall films worth looking into

By ROGER MOORE McClatchy-Tribune News Service At long last, what seemed like an endless summer is over -- at the movies, anyway. It's time to put aside all that comic book reading that we call "research," sweep the word "sequel" aside and get serious about movies, because "serious movie season" is here. Serious comedies, serious dramas, serious thrillers, serious "true story" adaptations, these are the movies that will swell the ranks of Oscar c ...

The Associated Press Music Reviews

Smokey Robinson "Smokey & Friends" (Verve Music Group) Smokey Robinson doesn't want to be a relic and that's understandable. He deserves for people to know his role as a chief architect of the Motown Sound and bard of the American romantic songbook, while remaining a vital, inspiring voice today. Therein lay the catalyst and challenge of "Smokey & Friends," which finds him pairing with artists young and old on classics he composed, per ...
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