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Columnists

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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Mohawks stage ninth inning rally to win marathon

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com After a 77-minute rain delay, a game that dragged for three-plus hours and a ninth inning with more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie mystery, Blake Logan decided it was time to send the few Amster ...

Mohawks getting power production from Kain

By ADAM SHINDER adam.shinder@recordernews.com With just 15 home runs in 39 games this season, the Amsterdam Mohawks are far from the power output they've long produced in their cozy home confines of Shuttleworth Park. In the last two weeks, ...
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Morin on a tear in Double A

By MICHAEL KELLY michael.kelly@recordernews.com Making a big leap this summer has been Parker Morin, a member of the 2011 Amsterdam Mohawks, who has played most of his 2014 season as a member of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Morin, a 14th ...

Jerry Jones: Garrett not coaching for job

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Jerry Jones doesn't like to repeat his good sound bites, so he found a new way to say Jason Garrett isn't coaching for his job. The Dallas Cowboys owner said Wednesday it wasn't a "make or break" season for Garrett, a year af ...

Obituaries

Barbara T. Lukas

July 21, 2014 Barbara T. Lukas, age 59, of Scotia, New York, passed away on July 21, 2014 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn with her family by her side. Born in Syracuse, NY, on March 4, 1955, Barb was the only daughter of Garnett Bethell Tidw ...

Chester L. Dillenbeck Sr.

July 22, 2014 Mr. Chester L. Dillenbeck, Sr., 69, of Crouse Street, Fort Plain, New York died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Little Falls Hospital, following a brief illness. A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 10:00am at The ...

Marilyn R. Schroeder

February 10, 2014 Mrs. Marilyn R. Schroeder, 79, of Mathias Ave., Amsterdam, New York died Monday, February 10, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare of Amsterdam. A spring interment graveside service will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:00am a ...

David A. Savarese

July 23, 2014 David A. Savarese, 51, passed away Wednesday morning at St. Mary's Healthcare after a long and difficult illness. Born in Amsterdam on October 2, 1962, he was the son of Dorothy Bochniak Savarese and the late Salvatore Savare ...

Entertainment

Allen fans will have a hard time finding magic in the 'Moonlight'

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fellini-esque carnival of "Stardust Memories": tidiness. For years now, Allen's films have been light farces ("Midnight in Paris," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona") or neatly structured parables ("Match Point," "Blue Jasmine"). They breeze in innocuously in the summer, pro ...

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 ...
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