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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.


Michael J. 'Deep' DePasquale

October 20, 2016 Battalion Chief, Mr. Michael J. "Deep" DePasquale, 53, of Amsterdam, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam surrounded by his family and brother firefighters. Funeral services wil ...
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Henry 'Hank' Colistra

October 22, 2016 Henry "Hank" Colistra, 88, passed away Saturday morning, Oct. 22, 2016. Born on Sept. 15, 1928, in Zangarona Calabria, Italy, he was the son of the late Gerardo and Pasqualina Colistra. Hank received his education and grad ...

Clara S. Rusik

October 21, 2016 Clara S. Rusik, 90, of Amsterdam, N.Y., died on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at St. Peter's Hospice Inn in Albany, N.Y. Born on March 28, 1926, in Amsterdam she was the daughter of John and Zofia Krason Skiba. She was a 1944 graduate ...
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Zara Ellen Coddington

October 22, 2016 Zara Ellen Coddington, 71, of Fultonville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, surrounded by her loving family at St. Mary's Hospital. Born on Feb. 20, 1945, in Gloversville, she was the daughter of the late Pie ...


From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * James J. Martuscello was appointed Fifth Ward Alderman by the Common Council at Tuesday night's regular meeting at City Hall. Martuscello, a Democrat, was selected on a three ...

Letters to the Editor

Stagliano committed fraud and doesn't deserve to hold public office To the editor, "What is good for one is not usually good for all. Last year a former chairman and 20-year member of the Rensselaer County Legislature was arrested and will have ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO Education, police and elected officials teamed up recently to urge community support for the Greater Amsterdam School District's Alcohol and Drug Awareness program scheduled for ...

Letters to the Editor

Miami Avenue project was a group effort To the editor, On March 16, the county executive, the commissioner of Public Works, Terry Beiniek, the chairman of the Legislature and myself met to discuss the deflection in the road at Miami Avenue. We l ...


Matt LeBlanc's 'Man With a Plan' is a dud

By VERNE GAY Newsday THE SHOW: "Man With a Plan" WHEN, WHERE: Premieres tonight at 8:30 p.m. on CBS WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Pittsburgh contractor Adam Burns (Matt LeBlanc) decides to spend more time at home with the three kids so wife Andi (Liza Snyder) can go back to work after 13 years as a stay-at-home mom. The stay-at-home dad immediately has second thoughts because the kiddies -- Kate (Grace Kaufman), Teddy (Matthew McCann) and Emme (Hala Finley) ...

Tyler Perry's 'Madea' tops Cruise's 'Jack Reacher' sequel

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tyler Perry bested Tom Cruise at the box office this weekend. Perry's "Boo! A Madea Halloween" opened in the top spot with an estimated $27.6 million, edging Cruise's "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" into second place, according to studio estimates Sunday. It's the third best opening for a "Madea" movie, behind "Madea Goes to Jail" and "Madea's Family Reunion" and a sign of the character's longstanding appeal to audiences. To marke ...

Bill Murray honored with Mark Twain award

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy. Murray, 66, received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday night at the Kennedy Center. After he was presented with a bust of Mark Twain, Murray handed it to a man in the first row of the audience and urged the crowd ...

Gwen Stefani to return to The Voice

Gwen Stefani to return for the next 'Voice' season NEW YORK (AP) -- Gwen Stefani will be back on "The Voice" and joining current coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for Season 12 of NBC's musical competition series. It will begin in February 2017. Carson Daly is also returning as host. NBC also said current coach Miley Cyrus will return for the 13th season next fall, with additional coaches for that cycle to be named later. "The Voice" is no ...
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