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Kevin Mattison

KEVIN MATTISON

Kevin is the Executive Editor of the Recorder, and you can contact him at kmattison@recordernews.com. You may also read his blog - featuring columns both old and new - at Mattison's Avenue Blog.

Marianne Friers

MARIANNE FRIERS

Fultonville dairy farmer Marianne Friers is a regular columnist. She blogs at northviewdiary.blogspot.com.




Don Williams

DON WILLIAMS

Don was born and raised in the Adirondacks. He is a retired Gloversville school principal and magazine writer. He lives in Gloversville.

Sports

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PGCBL postseason starts tonight for No. 1 Mohawks

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com The Amsterdam Mohawks will begin their postseason tonight at Shuttleworth Park against the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs. The DiamondDawgs advanced to the PGCBL East Division Championship Series after best ...

Lynch ends holdout

RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions. Lynch arrived at the Seattle Seahawks practice facility on Thursday afternoon following the team's morning practice. The team confi ...

Trump still in play for Bills

BUFFALO (AP) -- Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills. And so are NHL Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, a person close to the process confirmed Thursday night to The Associated Press while speaking on the condition ...
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Price, Lester traded in deadline flurry

The Associated Press Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curiou ...

Obituaries

Michael Rosemyer

August 21, 1924 - July 30, 2014 A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Holland Patent at 10:00am, Tuesday, August 5th. Interment will follow at Salisbury Rural Cemetery, Salisbury, NY. In lieu of flowers contributions ...

Gertrude I. (Belanger) Persico

July 30, 2014 Mrs. Gertrude I. (Belanger) Persico died peacefully in to the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa. She was 104. Born on Christmas Day 1909, she was the daughter of the late George a ...

Stella M. Bazarnicki

July 28, 2014 Stella M. Bazarnicki, 101, passed away on July 28, 2014, in Williamsburg, Virginia after a brief illness. Stella, a daughter of the late Maria and Marcel Czaplinski, and until recently, was a life-long resident of Amsterdam, N.Y. ...

Bertha E. (Betty) Dingman

July 28, 2014 Bertha E. (Betty) Dingman, 91, passed away July 28, 2014. She was born February 14, 1923 in Junius, New York, the daughter of Harry Rackmyer and Alta Parsels Rackmyer. Bertha married Alton H. Dingman on June 29, 1940, and had a ...

Entertainment

Faith and forgiveness central in a powerful 'Calvary'

By DAVID ROONEY The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES -- John Michael McDonagh's 2011 debut, "The Guard," provided the wonderful Brendan Gleeson with a vehicle for some of his best screen work, playing an Irish West Country cop unencumbered by diplomacy skills. But "Calvary," the follow-up collaboration of the writer-director and lead actor is in a whole different league. Gleeson's performance as a man of profound integrity suffering for the sins of ot ...

Starz' 'Outlander' is bringing novels to life on small screen

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- There's an odd believability you find inside "Outlander" that somehow makes it feel true-to-life. Never mind that it's a rip-roaring fantasy. Claire, a lovely British Army nurse on a second honeymoon in Scotland, is mysteriously swept from 1945 back to 1743, plopped into a strange and alien existence, including marriage to a dashing Scottish warrior, even as she struggles to return to "modern" time ...

CBS shifts schedule to boost 'Extant' ratings

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Extant" is getting a kick-start from CBS to try to improve its ratings less than a month into its run. Starting Wednesday, CBS is moving the drama starring Halle Berry back an hour, to 10 p.m. EDT, so that it follows "Criminal Minds." The hope is that the long-running procedural will provide a more compatible lead-in than "Big Brother," which airs at 8 p.m. "Extant" had just under 6.5 million viewers last Wednesday, the Nielsen Co. s ...

At CBS, all 'Bang' and no bucks

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Production on a new season of "The Big Bang Theory" is being delayed because of a contract dispute with its top actors. The Warner Brothers Television studio, which makes television's most popular comedy, said that Wednesday's scheduled first day of work after the summer hiatus was postponed. There's no word on when "The Big Bang Theory" team will be back at work. The CBS series is heading into it ...
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