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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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Lady Rams drop 7-0 decision to Scotia-Glenville

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder SCOTIA - Without several key players in the lineup, the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team was already in an unfavorable position heading into Monday's Foothills Council match with the Scotia-Glenville Tartans. T ...
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Despite loss, Amsterdam fighter invited back to compete in World Series of Fighting

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Tommy Marcellino doesn't like losing, far from it, but in the topsy-turvy world of combat sports, he understands that a setback now and then is pretty much inevitable. "All my favorite fighters -- Muhammad Ali, Mike T ...

F-F stays at No. 2 in Class C

By MICHAEL KELLY @MichaelKelly Week 2 of the 2014 Section II Class C football season brought with it more excitement and intrigue, as several contests concluded with some seriously eyebrow-raising results. Perhaps the game that showed us the ...
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Gifford lifts Lady Patriots

BROADALBIN - Kylie Gifford scored a goal and assisted on Kelly Makarowsky's tally as the Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots beat Gloversville, 2-0, in Foothills Council girls soccer play Monday night. Danielle Biggers added an assist for B-P and Emily ...


Barbara P. Stowell

September 14, 2014 Mrs. Barbara P. Stowell, 69, of Otsego Street, Canajoharie, New York died Sunday, September 14, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare of Amsterdam. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00am at The Chape ...

Concetta "Connie" Spagnola

September 15, 2012 Mrs. Concetta "Connie" Spagnola, 91, formerly of Ruth Street, Amsterdam, New York passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare. She was born September 22, 1922 in Amsterdam, New York a daughter of the l ...

Sherrie Lee (Peterson) Oord

September 14, 2014 Mrs. Sherrie Lee (Peterson) Oord, age 72, of 19 Church Street, St. Johnsville, NY, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Sunday morning September 14, 2014. She was blessed with her loving husband Durk at her ...

Albina S. Sikorski (Krupa)

September 13, 2014 Albina was born in Amsterdam, New York on February 9, 1924 to Frank and Agnes (Pawlowski) Krupa. She died peacefully surrounded by her family in Vermont on September 13, 2014. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Ca ...


Entertainment news in brief

... And 33 million of us got free U2unes NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2's free album. The company issued a statement Monday from Senior Vice President Eddy Cue with the first usage numbers for the surprise "Songs of Freedom" release by the company. Apple gave the album to 500 million iTunes account holders last week during the company's iPhone 6 unveiling news conference. Cue called the number rec ...

Forward-thinking U2 innovates and entertains

By CHRIS TALBOTT The Associated Press Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a half-billion iTunes users for free, they've gotten an avalanche of publicity. But who's listening to it? The answer is still unclear. Apple has not released official download rates for "Songs of Innocence" and U2's manager, Guy Oseary, also said he didn't know how many people had actually ...

The Cat's firing up the Peace Train

NEW YORK (AP) -- New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. He announced Monday that he will make a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the U.S. since 1976. His conversion to Islam followed, putting his music career on hold for a quarter century. Stevens, who also is releasing a blues album on Oct. 27 produced by Rick Rubin and titled "Tell 'Em I'm Gone ...

Queen Latifah promises juicy second season of daytime talk

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Queen Latifah is making changes in her daytime talk show for its second season. The biggest, she said, involves her. "Everything at the end of the day comes down to me being myself," Latifah said. "My whole goal this year is to be more loose, more playful, more fun, more provocative." The result, she said, will be "juicy." "For me, it's having a good old time and being La," Latifah said. Her ...
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