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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.


B-P still controls own destiny

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder For the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots, the Section II Class B playoffs have already started. The Patriots might be 0-5 for the 2015 football season, but with two regular season games left on their schedule, they still con ...
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Spraker, Famiglietti score for Patriots

BROADALBIN -- Stephen Spraker and Austin Famiglietti scored in the second half as the Broadalbin-Perth boys soccer team pulled an upset Wednesday afternoon, knocking off the South Glens Falls Bulldogs -- ranked ninth in the latest statewide Class A p ...
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AHS, Averill Park slated to renew high-scoring rivalry

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder TOWN OF AMSTERDAM -- If recent history is any indication, if you want to be fully prepared for Friday night's football game between the Amsterdam Rugged Rams and Averill Park Warriors, you may need to have your trusty ...

Rested Canajoharie eyes playoff spot

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder The Canajoharie High School football team got an unexpected bye -- and a free win -- a week ago when low numbers forced the Salem Generals to forfeit Saturday's scheduled game. Friday night when the Warrensburg ...


David A. Rust

October 5, 2015 David A. Rust, 56, of Summit Drive, Canajoharie, passed away Oct. 5 at his home with his living family by his side. He was born March 17, 1959, in Amsterdam to Gilbert and Genevieve (Sierota) Rust. He graduated from Bishop Scully ...
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Darlene A. Oakes

October 6, 2015 Darlene A. Oakes, 71, of Clizbe Avenue, Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, at Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility with her loving family by her side. Born in Amsterdam June 7, 1944, she was the daughter of t ...

Robin Lee (Crouse) Hernigle

October 6, 2015 Robin Lee (Crouse) Hernigle, 49, of Fort Plain, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 6, at her home on Canal Street. Born in Amsterdam April 20, 1966, she was the daughter of Gary and Patricia Crouse. She graduated from Fort Pla ...
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Jane DiScenza DiCaprio

October 7, 2015 Jane DiScenza DiCaprio, 78, of Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 7, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Amsterdam Dec. 25, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lauwanna Grimshaw DiS ...


Janet Jackson, Chicago, The Cars nominated for rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson, Steve Miller, Chicago and The Cars are among the first-time nominees being considered for induction next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cheap Trick, Los Lobos, Chaka Khan and James Brown’s famed backup band The J.B.’s also are new to the ballot. Eight of the 15 potential honorees are first-timers, although none are in their first year of eligibility. More than 800 artists and members of the music in ...
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'Pan' is weird and wacky, but it works

By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service The Peter Pan tale is an eternal favorite that infuses just a little bit of magic into everyday life, for those who don't want to grow up. It is rich cinematic territory that has been frequently mined on the big screen: Steven Spielberg put a modern spin on the tale with the classic "Hook," in 1991, and now Joe Wright has spun his own version of the tale, an origin story of Peter Pan himself. While it is positio ...

Los Angeles Times Movie Guide

OPENING THIS WEEK "Big Stone Gap" -- In a coal-mining town deep in the Appalachian Mountains, a self-proclaimed spinster learns of a long-buried secret that changes her life. With Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg. Written and directed by Adriana Trigiani. (1:33) PG-13. "Breaking Through" -- A dancer discovered on YouTube is thrust into Internet celebrity. With Sophie Aguiar, Jay Ellis and Marissa Heart. Written and directed by John Swetn ...
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Boyle and Sorkin's 'Jobs' plays man versus machine

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press When is someone going to open a window in Aaron Sorkin's "Steve Jobs"? Alas, wrong operating system. Sorkin has dispensed with the traditional format of the biopic, instead framing the life of the Apple co-founder and turtle-necked tech deity in three backstage dramas ahead of major product launches: the Macintosh in 1984, NeXT in 1988 and the iMac in 1998. In the behind-the-scenes swirl, Jobs (Michael Fassbende ...
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