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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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Brassard, Lundqvist lead New York past Tampa Bay, 7-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Henrik Lundqvist had lots of help in another season-saving performance for the New York Rangers. The star goalie stopped 36 shots and Derick Brassard had a hat trick for the Presidents' Trophy winners, who forced Game 7 in the Eas ...
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High expectations for Amsterdam boys; Lady Rams optimistic

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- Of all the remarkable achievements racked up by the Amsterdam High School track and field program in the last several years, as a team, there may be no more difficult feat than the one the AHS boy ...

Teixeira drives in four runs, Yankees defeat Royals, 5-1

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Teixeira failed to get in on the fun on Monday. He made up for it a night later. Teixeira homered and drove in four runs, Adam Warren pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City R ...
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Red Sox struggle again to score, lose 2-1 to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Right-hander Clay Buchholz seems to be doing his part to help the Boston get on the winning track. The Red Sox just seem to be doing little to help him. For the third consecutive start, the Red Sox gave Buchholz one run, and aga ...


Willedene 'Denia' Goodemote Theurer

Graveside service A graveside service for Willedene "Denia" Goodemote Theurer will be held Saturday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at Benson Center Cemetery with the Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Mrs. Theurer died Dec. 12, 2014. Arrangements are by the Ro ...

John J. Swiatek

May 26, 2015 John J. Swiatek, 68 of Glenwild Road, Middle Grove, passed away May 26 at St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam. Born in Amsterdam Sept. 12, 1946, he was the son of the late John and Nellie Vitis Swiatek. John received his educatio ...

Leonora Molitor

May 24, 2015 Leonora A. Molitor died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family Sunday, May 24. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Frances Padula. Lee graduated from PS 15 in Albany and Hackett Jr. High School ...
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Thomas J. Jablonski

May 25, 2015 Thomas J. Jablonski, 68, passed away peacefully Monday at St. Mary's Hospital in the loving company of his family. Born in Amsterdam Dec. 18, 1946, the son of the late Stanley and Amelia Alisauski Jablonski, he was a 1964 graduate ...


Lawyer: Allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

By KEN RITTER The Associated Press LAS VEGAS -- Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical profess ...

'Tomorrowland' takes top spot at box office on slow weekend

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The future doesn't look so bright for "Tomorrowland." Disney's expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first four days in theaters according to Rentrak estimates Monday. It's a disappointing debut for a film that cost a reported $180 million to produce. Disney put their full weight behind the Brad Bird-d ...

Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for four Emmys, dies

By SANDY COHEN and FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. She was 85. No other details were provided. The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry ...

Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press CANNES, France -- The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or. The choice of "Dheepan," as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen, left some critics scratching their heads. While the dapper French filmmaker has drawn widespread acclaim for films such as "A Prophet" and "Rust a ...
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