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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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Rams expect to excel on defense

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- The 2014 edition of the Amsterdam High School girls soccer team certainly doesn't lack for familiarity between the members of its roster on the two opposite ends of the field. On defense, the Lady ...
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Lady Rams looking for respect

By MICHAEL KELLY @ByMichaelKelly TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- At Tuesday's practice, Amsterdam High School girls tennis head coach Maura Dargush said her team plans to use its inaugural season in the Foothills Council to prove its past accomplishments ...
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Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beat Philly

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took advantage. Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got ou ...

Rex, Giants RB spice up rivalry

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rex Ryan was up to the task of firing up a good, old preseason rivalry. OK, sort of. No, the games don't matter in the standings. But since the only time the Jets and Giants play this season is Friday night at MetLife S ...


Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe

August 18, 2014 Mrs. Ermina M. (Craig) Pincombe, 84, of Benson passed away August 18, 2014. She had been in declining health since February, 2013. Born June 7, 1930, she was the first of three children of Otto L. and Isabella A. (Buyce) Cr ...

Sylvia M. La Grange

August 19, 2014 Mrs. Sylvia M. La Grange, 78, of VanDerveer St. , Amsterdam, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 19, 2014 at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady. Born in Amsterdam, NY on September 20, 1935 a daughter of the ...

Joanne Fowler

August 17, 2014 Joanne Fowler, 73, formerly of Nelliston, New York, died peacefully Sunday, August 17, 2014 at home following a long illness in Jacksonville, North Carolina, with her family by her side. Joanne was born March 24, ...

David J. Dick

April 14, 2014 Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for David J. Dick who passed away on April 14, 2014. The service will be held in the West Glenville Cemetery on August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.


The Associated Press Music Reviews

Smokey Robinson "Smokey & Friends" (Verve Music Group) Smokey Robinson doesn't want to be a relic and that's understandable. He deserves for people to know his role as a chief architect of the Motown Sound and bard of the American romantic songbook, while remaining a vital, inspiring voice today. Therein lay the catalyst and challenge of "Smokey & Friends," which finds him pairing with artists young and old on classics he composed, per ...

TV's Don Pardo, voice of the ages, is dead at age 96

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live." Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96. Pardo -- a handsome man with a strong chin and c ...

'Blacklist' gets A-list marketing treatment

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- With TV viewers awash in choices, how can a network bolster a freshman hit's chances of repeating its success in year two? Plot a marketing extravaganza that's nearly inescapable. For NBC's top-rated drama "The Blacklist," the network has devised a promotion and advertising campaign that will put the show and star James Spader front and center on billboards, faux magazine covers and online before i ...

'Ninja Turtles' prove 'Expendables' are expendable

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut. Paramount Pictures' rebooted reptiles took in $28.4 million in the film's second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That far surpassed the limp $16.2 million earned by Stallone's gang of aged but buff warriors. ...
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