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Paul Antonelli


Paul is a graduate of SUNY Albany, and is a 10-time award winner of the New York Newspaper Publisher's Association and a member of the Associated Press Sports Editors. Antonelli covered 44 of Mike Tyson's 56 professional fights and was one of just five American journalists to cover Tyson's stunning loss to Buster Douglas in Tokyo, Japan. His Tyson stories appeared nationally (USA Today) as well as in some of the top publications internationally.

Antonelli was a long-time beat writer for the New York Giants, covering Super Bowl XXV and also spent three years covering the New York Knicks, including the team's appearance in the 1994 NBA Finals.

Antonelli lives in Amsterdam and is married with two children. He can be reached via email at

Adam Shinder


Adam Shinder has been covering sports at the Recorder since September 2008.

A native of Holland, Pa., Adam is a 2007 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University with B.S. in Newspaper. He was the recipient of a 2008-09 and 2009-10 New York News Publishers Association award for Outstanding Sports Writing.

Adam can be reached via email at

Ed Noonan


Ed Noonan is a full time NYS licensed fishing guide and full time outdoor writer with weekly columns in the Recorder, Daily Gazette as well as a freelance of ADIRONDACK OUTDOORS, OUTDOORS NORTH, PRIME and NORTH COUNTRY LIVING magazines.

He is a member of the NYS Outdoor Writers Assn.,2010 inductee into the NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame and recipient of the NYSOWA and Bass Pro Shops "PASS IT ON AWARD." He is an avid hunter and angler and has completed seven National Wild Turkey Federation Grand, Royal,World,Mexican and Canadian Slams.


Donald Gary Desorbo (Don)

November 20, 2016 Donald Gary Desorbo (Don), 65, of Amsterdam, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 at Ellis Hospital after a short battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was the son of the late Louis and Philomena (Russo) DeSorbo. He graduated ...

Alexandria "Alex" Carter

November 29, 2016 Miss Alexandria "Alex" Carter, 23, of Wagner Street, Fort Plain, New York died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Albany Medical Center Hospital, due to complications of diabetes. Born on September 19, 1993 in Amsterdam, NY, sh ...
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Gretchen R. Roberson

November, 30, 2016 Gretchen R. Roberson, 43, of Court Street, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, after a long illness. Born Sept. 13, 1973 in Middletown, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frank and Merilyn VanHouton Ludwig. Sh ...

Ernest Ray Lewis

Mr. Ernest Ray Lewis, 79, of St. Johnsville, passed away peacefully at home, with his family and his beloved dog Daisy by his bedside. Born on May 16, 1937, in Canajoharie, he was the son of Ray and Georgia (Plaster) Lewis. In 1960 he married th ...


From The Recorder archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Three Amsterdam aldermen have agreed not to sue Mayor Mario Villa for $14,000 in road repairs they did not authorize, but Fourth Ward Alderman David Pietrusza says he may still bring a ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Montgomery County supervisors trimmed $40,000 from the proposed $34.7 million budget for 1987 recently, as the budget review committee leaned toward more equitable funding of t ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Foreclosure papers will be filed "very shortly" on the former Holiday Inn, according to Donald A. Campbell, lawyer for the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency. AIDA discu ...

Letters to the Editor

Amedore wasn't there when county needed him To the Editor, As an Amsterdam resident for the past 48 years, I'm voting for Sara Niccoli as our state senate representative and not for George Amedore. Amsterdam. None of us from Amsterdam should vote ...


Nielsen: Football helps NBC rush to a ratings win last week

NEW YORK (AP) -- Football helped loft NBC to a ratings win last week, according to the Nielsen company. Its Thursday night clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts was the week's most-watched show, scoring nearly 21 million viewers. The runner-up was NBC's Sunday sportscast of the Kansas City Chiefs vs. the Denver Broncos, seen by 18.44 million viewers. But CBS was close behind with "60 Minutes," ranked third with more than 1 ...

'La La Land' leads Critics Choice Awards with 12 nominations

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Los Angeles romance "La La Land" has landed 12 nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards, including best picture, best director for Damien Chazelle and nods for its stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. The Broadcast Film Critics Association, which presents the Critics' Choice Awards, announced the nominations Thursday. Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" and Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi thriller "Arrival" followed with 10 n ...

Nielsen's top programs for Nov. 21-27

By The Associated Press Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 21-27. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, NBC, 20.88 million. 2. NFL Football: Kansas City at Denver, NBC, 18.44 million. 3. "60 Minutes," CBS, 17.27 million. 4. "NCIS," CBS, 14.86 million. 5. "Thursday Night NFL Pre-Kick," NBC, 14.69 million. 6. "Sunday Night NFL Pre-kick," NBC, 13.14 million. ...

'Beasts' star Redmayne discusses his role, career

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- After spending two straight falls consumed by awards season, Eddie Redmayne is taking a break from the Oscars and fronting his first franchise. In the Harry Potter prequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the mantle of J.K. Rowling's leading man has been passed from Radcliffe to Redmayne. His Newt Scamander also wields a wand, but he's a humbler operator in the same magical realm. Newt is a ...
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