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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.


Amsterdam downs Albany 4-2 at Bellizzi Field

ALBANY -- Brad Schaenzer was brilliant over seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits in his best start of the season, as the lefthander's dominant performance on the mound led the Amsterdam Mohawks to a 4-2 victory over the Albany Dutchmen Mon ...
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Week ends brightly for Mohawks

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder Thoughts, observations and random nincompoopery from a week that started bleakly and ended brightly for the Amsterdam Mohawks: * Tuesday's 10-8 loss to the Glens Falls Dragons seemed to be a tipping point for Mohawks ...

Tatlock, Arminio combine for 65

Ryan Tatlock and Mike Arminio fired a 65 to capture low gross honors during Two-Man Best Ball competition Sunday at Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course. Jim Geiger and Bruce Hopkins followed with a 71. In the low net division, Doug Teresco Sr. and Ja ...

Milwaukee Bucks president urges public dollars for new home arena

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin urged Wisconsin lawmakers on Monday to pass legislation that would put taxpayers on the hook for half the cost of a new $500 million arena, saying the project would be an economic boon and ...


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Brian J. Lemanski

July 4, 2015 Brian J. Lemanski, 32, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 4. Born in Amsterdam Aug. 29, 1982, he was a son of Carol (Sainato) Insogna and Joseph M. Lemanski. He was a lifelong area resident and attended Amsterda ...
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Ernest Stephen Kietzmann

July 5, 2015 Ernest Stephen Kietzmann, 82, of the town of Florida, died peacefully at home Sunday, July 5, with his family by his side. Born July 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Augustus and Anna Sadak Kietzmann. A lifelong area resident, ...
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Catherine A. Swierzowski

July 5, 2015 Catherine A. Swierzowski, 84, of Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 5, at St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam. Her loving family was at her side. Born in Amsterdam July 6, 1930, she was the daugh ...
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James J. Raven

July 2, 2015 James J. Raven, 76, of Route 107, Amsterdam, died Thursday, July 2, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. He was born Nov. 11, 1938, in Amsterdam, a son of Frank and Louise Raven and was a 1956 graduate of St. Mary's Institute in Amst ...


Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub is dead at 77

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- One of the last of the classic Hollywood showmen, Jerry Weintraub built his show business empire on a Rolodex and chutzpah. The Brooklyn-born son of a Bronx jeweler, Weintraub rose from the mailroom of a talent agency to become a top concert promoter before shifting into a decades-long career as a top Hollywood producer. Along the way, Weintraub worked with the most famous of stars -- Elvis Presle ...

Who will make us laugh during the presidential run?

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices. David Letterman is gone, taking his unmatched ability to have serious conversations with public figures and not skimp on humor. Jay Leno's rat-a-tat pace of one-liners is history. Jon Stewart exits next month, along with a research te ...

Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate

By SYLVIA HUI The Associated Press LONDON -- Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday -- a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Hundreds of fans outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, a sprawling royal estate near England's eastern coast, cheered as William and Kate arrived with toddler Prince George and 9-week-o ...

Entertainment news in brief

Dead shows set records at Chicago's Soldier Field CHICAGO (AP) -- The Grateful Dead is making Chicago's Soldier Field come alive like no rock band ever has. In a news release, Soldier Field says the 70,764 tickets sold for Friday night's show broke a previous record for any event at the stadium when U2 sold 67,936 for a 2009 show. That record lasted all of one day. On Saturday night, Soldier Field reported that 70,844 tickets were sold for the show. ...
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