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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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Popular sports-themed camp takes over Bacon

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com For parents interested in finding a way to calm hyper-active children, the city of Amsterdam recreation department's all-day summer camp may be the solution. "From what I've heard from parents," said ca ...
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Headley wins it in debut

NEW YORK (AP) -- Chase Headley hustled to New York, eager to help his new team right away. That's exactly what he did -- about 4 1/2 hours after pulling on his pinstripes. Headley came through with a storybook swing at the stroke of midnight in his ...
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Cetnar gearing up for memorial tournament to honer Rivera

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com Todd Cetnar will always remember his friend Lester Rivera's smile. "He's known for that big, wide smile on his face," Cetnar said. "He just lit up a room when he smiled, and everyone remembers th ...

Peavy loses again, Jays beat Red Sox

TORONTO (AP) -- No Boston pitcher would benefit more from a barrage of offensive support than Jake Peavy. But after a season-high 14-run outburst on Monday, the Red Sox didn't have much left to offer their struggling right-hander on Tuesday night. ...

Obituaries

Richard C. Hall

July 21, 2014 Mr. Richard C. Hall, 88, of Center Street, Palatine Bridge, New York died Monday, July 21, 2014 at Bassett Healthcare of Cooperstown. Born on September 19, 1925 in Queens, NY, he was the son of Arthur T. Hall and Julie E. Gadder ...

Amelia Syper

July 21, 2014 Amelia Syper, 91, passed away peacefully Monday morning at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Hailesboro, NY on August 4, 1922, daughter of the late George and Mary Gomoja Jurkovich, she lived in the Amsterdam area for over fifty years ...

Isabelle Sasowski

July 19, 2014 Isabelle Sasowski, 90, of State Highway 30 South, Amsterdam, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her home with her loving family at her side. Born in Amsterdam on March 24, 1924 a daughter of the late Maryon and Mary Jankowski ...

Frances Radigan

July 20, 2014 Frances Radigan, 101, formerly of Jackson Street, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Sunday morning July 20, 2014 at Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility in Amsterdam. Born in Gonzalez, TX; she was the daughter of the late John and ...

Entertainment

Love and Manson to appear on 'Sons'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of "Sons of Anarchy." The musicians join such previous guest stars as Stephen King and David Hasselhoff as unusual casting choices in the motorcycle club drama on FX. "We try to have some things that are fun," creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter told the summer TV critics' meeting on Monday. Love plays a teacher and Sutter, a self-professed " ...

Full 25-year run of 'Simpsons' coming

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be followed this fall by a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. A website and app dubbed "Simpsons World" will allow on-demand access to all of the 500-plus episodes of Fox's animated comedy and enable users to search through the life histories of Mr. Burns, Bart and other lemon-hued Springfield ...

'Little Big Man' author is dead at 89

NEW YORK (AP) -- Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. Berger's literary agent, Cristina Concepcion, said Monday that he died in Nyack Hospital July 13. One of the last major authors to have served in World War II, Berger wrote more than 20 books, including the autobiographical "Rine ...

'Fargo' gets new cast, new crime, new season

By ALICIA RANCILIO The Associated Press BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- FX is taking another trip to "Fargo," where the cast is changing but some of the characters are not. The network announced Monday that it has renewed the series for a second season with new actors, time period and crime. Executive Producer Noah Hawley told a TV Critics' panel that season two will be set primarily in North Dakota in 1979 with a younger version of the Lou Solverson ...
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