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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

Rask records shutout in Bruins win

DETROIT (AP) -- Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead. Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period, and Patrice Berg ...

Rangers victorious to take 2-1 lead

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Never afraid to raise his fists, Dan Carcillo made his mark in the league as a puncher more than a postseason star. Carcillo was a little of both for New York in Game 3. Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Carc ...
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Hilltoppers get Phillips milestone win in dramatic fashion

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com FORT PLAIN -- Kiernan Briggs dug in at the plate and the Fort Plain High School junior shortstop was ready to act out the fantasy of every kid who has ever picked up a baseball bat in his back yard or dri ...

Mejia leads Mets past Cardinals, 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) -- The only thing Jenrry Mejia popped Monday night was his fastball. Showing off a sizzling heater with wicked movement, Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and led the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0. ...

Obituaries

Robert (Bob) McCaffery

April 17, 2014 Robert (Bob) McCaffery, 83, of Windsor, passed away on April 17, 2014 surrounded by family. Bob, known as "Bobby Boy" and Grandpa Bobby was born in Salisbury, NY to Richard and Margaret (Wells) McCaffery on March 31, 1931. He ...

Thomas F. Shannon

April 17, 2014 Thomas F. Shannon, 89 years old, formerly of Saratoga Springs, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. Tom had recently moved to New Jersey to be closer to his grandchi ...

Richard A. "Dick" Hartig

April 20, 2014 Richard A. "Dick" Hartig, 68, of Midline Road, Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany with his family at his bedside. Born March 14, 1946 in Amsterdam, New York, he was the son of ...

Augustine G. "Auggie" Greco

March 14, 2014 Augustine G. "Auggie" Greco, 91, of State Hwy 161, Town of Glen, NY passed away peacefully Friday evening March 14, 2014 at his home following a long illness with his loving family by his side. A graveside service will held o ...

Entertainment

Discovery documentary to chronicle Everest avalanche

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- With its dreams of televising a daredevil's attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week's avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides. Discovery President Eileen O'Neill said the network hopes to air the film within the next few weeks. Discovery will encourage viewers to donate to a relief fund for families of ...

Lohan says on reality show she lost a baby

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series. The 27-year-old actress made the disclosure during Sunday's final episode of "Lindsay," the OWN cable channel series. Lohan said the miscarriage was the reason that she was unable to appear on the program at one point. She said she was sick and unable to move. She didn't offer any further details on the program about her ill-fated pregnancy. ...

Tom Petty reflects on 40 years of song writing

By SANDY COHEN The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty. "As life goes by, you get a little more carefree or distracted by other things and you have to really police yourself -- I do -- into sitting down and doing something that pleases me," the 63-year-old rocker said. "Plus, I'm trying to do things that I haven't done before and not go over the same ground." The writer b ...

Around the remote: TV picks for the week of April 20-26

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "DEVIOUS MAIDS" -- Bring on the heavy-duty detergent. There's lots of dirty laundry to deal with as this campy soap returns for a second season that promises even more twists and surprises. The story makes a three-month jump from the events of last year's finale, when Flora's murder case was solved and Marisol's (Ana Ortiz) quest to clear her son's name ended. Of course, the heightened drama isn't abo ...
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