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Friday, July 29, 2016
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Post 701 eliminated from state tourney

UTICA -- Needing a win Thursday morning to get out of pool play at the New York State American Legion Championships, the Amsterdam Post 701 Senior American Legion baseball team came up short, falling 7-0 to McKeever Post 64. After rallying for a 6-4 ...

Amsterdam 14U falls in playoffs in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Amsterdam Rams 14-and-under travel baseball team's run at the 14U Ocean Breeze Week-Long Tournament at the Ripken Experience came to an end Thursday with a 12-6 loss to the Full Count Futures of Middlesex, N.J. in the first ...

Mohawks wrap up PGCBL East Division title

ONEONTA -- The Amsterdam Mohawks turned in a dominant pitching performance en route to clinching the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League East Division championship Thursday night, as eight pitchers combined to allow just five hits over 14 innings ...
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Mets closer Familia falters again in 2-1 loss to Rockies

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeurys Familia had been perfect in the regular season for almost a full calendar year, converting 52 straight save opportunities before Wednesday night's loss against St. Louis. Less than 24 hours later, he blew another one. Th ...

Obituaries

Catherine L. Mahoney Acela

July 27, 2016 Catherine L. Mahoney Acela, 93, formerly of Forest Avenue, Amsterdam, N.Y.; passed away Wednesday evening July 27, 2016, at River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. Born in Amsterdam on Feb. 20, 1923, she was the daughter of the l ...

Sarah M. Marnell

July 27, 2016 Sarah M. Marnell, 92, of Daniel Street, Amsterdam, N.Y., passed away Wednesday evening, July 27, 2016, at River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. Born in Amsterdam on Dec. 9, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Rose ...

Albert "Bucky" Meyers

July 26, 2016 Mr. Albert "Bucky" Meyers, 76, of Gloversville, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, at his home. He was born on Nov. 16, 1939 in Amsterdam, son of the late Edward and Mary (Abraham) Meyer and educated in Amsterdam schools. Bucky wa ...

Melanie R. Zumbolo

July 25, 2016 Melanie R. Zumbolo, 77, of Jewett Street, passed away Monday morning at St. Mary's Hospital with her loving family at her side. She was born May 4, 1939, at Gloversville, the daughter of the late Mehrley and Edith Weiderman McLouth ...

Entertainment

You'll be afraid of the dark if you weren't already

By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service David F. Sandberg's excellent horror flick "Lights Out" is a film about common fears and universal phobias; about things that go bump in the night, and exist only in the dark. Built on a clever premise, the film is executed seamlessly. It's the best expression of a low-budget horror flick: resourceful and smart, where the most charismatic character is the ghoul itself. At a lightning quick 81 minutes, Sandberg cre ...

'Bad Moms' could have been better

By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service There's a scene halfway through "Bad Moms," wherein a PTA meeting full of suburban moms turns into a full-on frat house-style rager. Moms in sweater sets, khakis and sensible sneakers chug liquor straight from the bottle, make out, huff whippets, crash tricycles and urinate on lawns, all in glorious slow motion, hair and spittle flying to a pulsing pop beat. It's featured heavily in the trailer for the film, and i ...

The News in Brief

You want your MTV? It's back -- on VH1 NEW YORK (AP) -- MTV is rebranding VH1 Classic as MTV Classic and says the channel plans to serve up heaps of nostalgia for fans of "Beavis and Butt-head," "Daria," "Total Request Live," and other MTV staples. MTV says the channel will have "a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s." In addition to full-season marathons of "The Real World," "Road Rules" and "Laguna Beach," MTV says the channel will feature pri ...

He's a skydiver working with a net -- but no parachute

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit. Or anything, really, other than the clothes he'll be wearing when he jumps out of an airplane at 25,000 feet this weekend, attempting to become the first person to land safely on the g ...
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