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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.


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 in Gloversville, the daughter of the Late Mehrley and Edith Weiderman McLouth. ...

Gerald Sokolowski

July 25, 2016 Gerald Sokolowski, 69, of Pensacola, Florida died on Monday, July 25, 2016, at Southern Oaks Care Center in Pensacola, Fla. Born on Nov. 26, 1946 in Amsterdam, New York, he was the son of Walter and Florence Blacha Sokolowski. He a ...

Gerald J. Gustas

June 25, 2016 Gerald J. Gustas, age 64, of Upper St. Clair, passed away on June 25, 2016. Born on Nov. 5, 1951, in Amsterdam, New York, to the late Peter G. and Edna D. Gustas. He is survived by his beloved wife, Terry A. Gustas; daughters, Genn ...

Catherine L. Dievendorf

July 21, 2016 Catherine L. Dievendorf of Sherman Avenue, Arcade, and formerly of Fort Plain, New York, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, at the Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital in Springville at the age of 65. She was born April 10, 1951, in Amsterdam, N ...


From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Mayor Mario Villa may resign to become the deputy director of the Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties Private Industry Council, in perhaps as few as two weeks. PIC Exec ...

Letter to the Editor

Does anyone at city hall care? To the editor: In addition to the questions posed for certain city officials in my June 17, 2016 and July 1, 2016 letters to the editor, the following are more questions to the city's new Mayor and all Common Counci ...

Amsterdam is still a great place to live

By RICK DOUGLAS For The Recorder For many years I have contemplated writing an article to the editor of my hometown's newspaper. There are several rough drafts on my computer's desktop from throughout the years that I chose not to submit. Each ...

Letter to the Editor

City's financial reports don't add up To the editor, In addition to questions posed for certain city officials in my letter to the editor published June 30, the following questions are for the city's new mayor and all Common Council members. A ...


Nielsen's top programs for July 18-24

NEW YORK (AP) -- Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 18-24. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. 1. "America's Got Talent" (Tuesday), NBC, 11.10 million. 2. "America's Got Talent" (Wednesday), NBC, 10.78 million. 3. GOP Convention Coverage (10 p.m. Thursday), Fox News Channel, 9.72 million. 4. GOP Convention Coverage (11 p.m. Thursday), Fox News Channel, 9.10 million. 5. "60 Minutes," CBS, 7.87 million. 6. ...

Fox News wins with GOP coverage; but NBC is most-watched overall

NEW YORK (AP) -- Viewers chose cable news over broadcast TV for coverage of the Republican National Convention last week, with the Nielsen Top 20 claiming eight cable programs focused on the GOP confab. Among the cable news networks, it was Fox News Channel's week in particular to shine even as it reeled from the ouster of its founding father, Roger Ailes, accused of sexual harassment. Besides its flurry of high-ranking individual programs, Fox News ra ...

Spilling secrets: Successful sit-com actors share tricks of trade

By LUAINE LEE Tribune News Service PASADENA, Calif. -- They say that dying is easy, comedy hard. You couldn't prove that by the sitcoms that manage to plumb laughter week after week. With hits like "Modern Family," "black-ish," "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Real O'Neals," the humor just keeps coming. How and why do they do manage that? For Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon on "The Big Bang Theory," it's a matter of writing out the lines first. "I li ...

Two killed, at least 17 wounded in shooting at Florida nightclub

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A shooting at a Florida nightclub early this morning killed two people and wounded at least 17, police said. The attack apparently occurred at a teen party, billed as a "Swimsuit Glow Party," at Club Blu in Fort Myers, according to local media. Police detained three people and said the area around the club had been deemed safe, police Capt. Jim Mulligan said in a statement. It was not immediately clear what triggered the violen ...
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