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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.


Area golf courses are finally ready for start of season

By ADAM SHINDER After a long, punishing winter, the skies are starting to clear and the grass is starting to grow enough for area golfers to at last get the chance to get out and play on local courses. Most area courses ...
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Anthony sits in Knicks win

NEW YORK (AP) -- At least the New York Knicks can say they won a city championship. Only the Brooklyn Nets have a chance to compete for a real one -- though they'd better play a lot better than this. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 16 points and the Knic ...

Chad Johnson takes steps toward comeback

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Chad Johnson made a sharp cut to free himself from a defender, and then hauled in a pass at the 53-yard line. Yes, the 53. Football is going to be a little different now for the former NFL star. The receiver who once chan ...
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Chris Johnson visits Jets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson visited the New York Jets on Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. Johnson was released by the Titans on April 7, three days after the team infor ...


What's happening

Today AMSTERDAM A Diabetes Busters Support Group will meet at Price Chopper, Sanford Farms Plaza, from 5 to 6 p.m. The group will meet for a tour of the grocery store entitled "Super Sleuth Supermarket Scavenger Hunt." For more information contac ...

Angeline T. "Angie" Williams

April 14, 2014 Mrs. Angeline T. "Angie" Williams, 83, of Trailer Street, Palatine Bridge, New York died Monday, April 14, 2014 at her home with her family by her side. Born on October 15, 1930 in Canajoharie, NY, she was the daughter of Joseph ...

Albert Vincent Turo Sr.

April 14, 2014 Albert Vincent Turo Sr., 84, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon at St. Mary's Healthcare in the loving company of his family. Born in Hagaman on Aug. 11, 1929, the son of the late Albert and Alice Weaver Turo, he lived i ...

Joseph B. Mullarkey

April 14, 2014 Mr. Joseph B. Mullarkey, 76, of Locust Ave, Amsterdam passed away Monday morning April 14, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam with his loving family at his side. Funeral Services will be held on Holy Thursday, April 17, 2 ...


Entertainment news in brief

Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned. A spokeswoman for the singer says the 21-year-old canceled her performance Tuesday after she was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. Publicist Meghan Prophet says in a statement that Cyrus is on "medical rest" at her doctors' advice. Cyrus said on T ...

'Fargo' is getting another shot as a television series

NEW YORK (AP) -- After failed attempts and broken dreams, by golly, someone went and put "Fargo" on series TV. The 10-episode season premieres today at 10 p.m. on FX. And it mesmerizes. As a furtherance of the 1996 crime classic by Joel and Ethan Coen that starred Frances McDormand, William H. Macy and Steve Buscemi, the TV adaptation is a wonder. Like that movie, the series is set in rural, snow-glazed Minnesota, but 20 years later (in 2006), and is s ...

'Captain America' continues to flex its Marvel muscle

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox's "Rio 2" in a springtime battle of sequels. The animated Amazon jungle tale "Rio 2" debuted with $39 million, ...

Around the remote: TV picks for the week of April 13-18

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "FARGO" -- This instantly addictive 10-part drama series captures the spirit of the beloved 1996 Coen Brothers cult hit, but presents an all-new "true crime" story with new characters. Among them is Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton), a mysterious and manipulative drifter who lures hapless small-town insurance salesman Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) down a dangerous path. Is the series filled with dark hu ...
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