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New playoff format set for PGCBL

The 2016 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League postseason will look a little different than in years past. Starting this summer, the PGCBL postseason will feature four teams from each division. In the new playoff format, the No. 4 seed and the No. ...
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Amsterdam brushes aside 0-3 start to make 2015 a special season

By ADAM SHINDER @RecorderShinder I have a tradition, that on my drive home from covering my final game of the high school football season, I spend the first few minutes in the car listening to the same song: "Your Hand in Mine," by Explosions in the ...
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Patriots improve to 10-0, beat Bills

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- James White filled in for Dion Lewis. Danny Amendola replaced Julian Edelman. Tom Brady was just his usual self. Brady completed 20 of 39 passes for 277 yards, then threw in a personal dig at Buffalo coach Rex Ryan on ...

US chess master wants to improve game

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) -- At age 10, Maximillian Lu is the youngest-ever chess master in the U.S. Even so, he sees room for improvement. The distinction of being a national master belongs to less than 2 percent of U.S. Chess Federation members and i ...


Loren F. Prime

November 22, 2015 Mr. Loren F. Prime, 84, of Martin Street, Fort Plain, New York died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, surrounded by his family. Born on Oct. 6, 1931, in the Town of Minden, New York, he was the son ...

Alan Dean Hadley

November 21, 2015 Alan Dean Hadley, 54, resident of Lexington Center, Gloversville, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, at Nathan Littauer Hospital. He was born in Swindon, England, on Oct. 8, 1961, and was the son of the late Herbert and Molly Rowle ...

Beverly H. Birch

November 21, 2015 Beverly H. Birch, 86, of Amsterdam, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at River Ridge Living Center, LLC. Born May 30, 1929, in Gloversville, she was a daughter of the late Merr ...

William (Billy) J. Padowicz

November 20, 2015 William (Billy) J. Padowicz, 62, of Queensbury, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, at Albany Medical Center after being stricken at work. Born in Amsterdam, June 15, 1953. He was the son of the late Adolph and Vivian (Dybas) Pado ...


CBS drama 'Code Black' welcomes cast from 'The Lion King'

NEW YORK (AP) -- The medical drama CBS' "Code Black" gets a dose of Broadway magic this week when cast members from "The Lion King" -- and one memorable Mufasa -- end up in the emergency room. Alton Fitzgerald White, who has played Simba's father in the musical over a record-breaking 4,000 times, came out of "The Lion King" retirement to appear on Wednesday's episode of the series starring Marcia Gay Harden. "To be a part of the two worlds colliding? I ...

Plenty to consider when shopping for a new TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- If you're shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store. And count the number of gadgets you'll want to connect to your screen. Buying a TV is no longer just choosing how big a screen you want. Here are some big decisions you'll face: HD OR 4K? There's an emerging picture standard that offers four times the pixels of today's high definition. It's known as ultra-high defi ...

Last 'Hunger Games' opens to franchise low of $101 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Mockingjay -- Part 2," the final "Hunger Games" film, soared to a $101 million opening in its first weekend in theaters, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. For most films, the figure would be a coup, but the latest chapter of "The Hunger Games" collected the lowest opening take among the four films in the series. The series starring Jennifer Lawrence kicked off with a bang in March 2012 with a massive $152.5 million weekend -- ...

Parisians voice shock, defiance a week after attacks

PARIS (AP) -- A week after their city was shaken to the core by a bloody series of attacks, Parisians turned out in their thousands Friday to pay tribute to the dead and express defiance at those who would try to challenge the French way of life. Many placed candles among the flowers stacked outside the Paris attack sites, while others held hands and reflected on their city's losses. Some chose to sing and dance, raising their glasses to the victims who ...
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