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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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Running Rams seek solution to Scotia-Glenville's tricky 3-2 zone

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Ben Rhodes didn't see a second of playing time in the Amsterdam Running Rams' double-overtime win Sunday against Queensbury, but his role over the next couple of days will be crucial in pre ...

Knicks fined for Phil's comments

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has fined the New York Knicks for Phil Jackson's comments about Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell. Jackson watched the Buckeyes' 81-57 victory over Nebraska last Thursday and afterward told that Russell was ...
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Eagles agree to unload McCoy

By ROB MAADDI The Associated Press Chip Kelly has no problem getting rid of talented players. Last year, he cut three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson after a career season. Now, he's trading away two-time All-Pro running back LeSe ...

A big PGA victory and now a busy schedule for Padraig Harrington

ADORAL, Fla. (AP) -- Padraig Harrington's game slipped so badly last year that he failed to keep full status on the PGA Tour for the first time. He wrote letters to tournaments asking for a sponsor's exemption and received one from every tournament b ...


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Jeffrey David Derrico

February 2, 2015 On Feb. 2, the world got a little dimmer with the loss of a very special man, Jeffrey David Derrico. Jeff was a lover of all things: sports, music, movies, babies, animals and adventure. He loved and accepted people for who they ...

Paul W. Lesniewski

February 21, 2015 Paul W. Lesniewski, 65, of 5th Avenue North, Hopkins, Minn., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn. He was formerly of Hagaman. Mr. Lesniewski was born in Amsterdam Aug. 30, 1949, ...

Mina Irene VanValkenburgh Vogle Sweet

Mina Irene VanValkenburgh Vogle Sweet February 27, 2015 On February 27, 2015 at 6 p.m. a wonderful angel of 83 went home to be with the Lord with her Children and Grandchildren at her side in her home. On February 20, 1932, Mina was born to ...

Mariantonia "Mary" Cotugno Marcuccio

Mariantonia "Mary" Cotugno Marcuccio February 28, 2015 Mariantonia "Mary" Cotugno Marcuccio, 88, of River Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, February 28, 2015, with her loving family by her side. Born in Caste ...


Entertainment news in brief

Chrissie Hynde memoir coming in September NEW YORK (AP) -- Chrissie Hynde will tell the story of her life, with all its ups and downs. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that the Pretenders singer was working on an "an incredibly frank" memoir that will come out Sept. 8. The book is currently untitled. According to Doubleday, Hynde will write about her childhood in Akron, Ohio, offer a "strikingly intimate portrayal" of the punk rock scene of the ...

Entertainment news in brief

Pop channel bringing Daytime Emmys back LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Daytime Emmys ceremony is returning to television with a new home on the Pop channel. The National TV academy and Pop, formerly the TV Guide Network, made the announcement Monday. The ceremony will air live from a Warner Bros. studio soundstage. After losing its longtime spot on the broadcast networks in 2012, the Daytime Emmys aired on cable news channel HLN for two years. Last year, ...

Will Smith's 'Focus' tops the box office with $19.1 million

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.' "Focus" easily topped all competitors on a weekend with little competition at North American multiplexes. In second place was the Colin Firth spy ...

Leonard Nimoy's legacy goes beyond science-fiction

By DERRIK J. LANG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend the organization a helping hand. When he was asked to narrate a planetarium introduction or appear ...
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