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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


John Robert Van De Bogert

April 8, 2015 John Robert Van De Bogert, 67, died April 8 in Costa Rica. John was born in Ilion Oct. 5, 1947, moving to Amsterdam when he was five years old. He attended Amsterdam schools and left school at 16 years old and went to work to hel ...

Pearl I. Moshinskie

April 23, 2015 Mrs. Pearl I. (McCord) Moshinskie, age 89, a longtime resident of Crouse Boulevard in St. Johnsville, NY, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday April 23, 2015 at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation & Nursing ...
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Norma Louise Mancini

April 23, 2015 Norma Louise Mancini, 91, formerly of Dewitt Street, Amsterdam, passed away Thursday morning at the River Ridge Living Center. She was born in Amsterdam and was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary Yevoli Fusco. A life-l ...
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Barbara Jean (Stanton) Johnson

April 23, 2015 Barbara (Stanton) Johnson, 63, of Lititz, Pa., passed away April 23, 2015, at the home of her daughter Jessica Bodene, surrounded by family members. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of Douglas R. Stanton and Marjorie Lemk ...


Main Street

Road Hogs Are Out The chances are that you've seen in the movies those thrilling pictures of a South African boar hunt. You know, they jab them with spears and that sort of thing. Well, [this story isn't based] in South Africa. It [is] much nearer -- Tribes Hill, if you ar ...

Letters to the editor

Teachers: Stay the course To the editor: Testing and teaching are not the same thing. Much has been said and written lately about testing and its impact on student learning. As a teacher, high school principal and superintendent of schools for ...

Letter to the editor

Amsterdam PBA offers its thanks To the editor: On behalf of the Amsterdam Police Benevolent Association we would like to extend our thanks to all of the participants, sponsors and volunteers who made our second annual Cops and Joggers 5K run, hel ...

Letter to the editor

Selling new turf to the taxpayers To the editor: Officials from the GASD need to start doing their homework if they're going to try and sell the Amsterdam taxpayers on an artificial turf field every 10-12 years. They need to be more informed, so ...


Around the remote: Television picks for April 26-May 2

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Last Days in Vietnam" -- The American Experience series brings this gripping, Oscar-nominated documentary to television. Directed by Rory Kennedy, the film marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon. Via powerful interviews and wrenching footage, it recalls how, with the clock ticking and the city under fire, an unlikely group of heroes helped 135,000 South Vietnamese citizens escape. 9 p.m. Tues ...

Odds on whether endangered TV shows will return

By NEAL JUSTIN Minneapolis Star Tribune If I had the chance to run the networks, "Happy Endings," "Revolution" and "The Neighbors" would still be on the air -- and I'd be out of a job. There was a time when network executives could justify bottom-dwelling series such as "Cheers" and "Seinfeld," in hopes that audiences would eventually come around. But in these times of stiffer competition and a heightened struggle for advertising dollars, there's ...

Upcoming 'Age of Ultron' is an overdose of the Avengers

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director's filmography that in between Joss Whedon's two "Avengers" films there reads "Much Ado About Nothing": a low-budget, black-and-white Shakespeare adaption sandwiched between two of the most gargantuan blockbusters ever made. In "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Whedon (and Marvel's) sequel to the third highest grossing film of all ...

Falco embraces uncertainty after 'Nurse Jackie'

By NICOLE EVATT The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- In 2007, Edie Falco said goodbye to her critically acclaimed series "The Sopranos" in one of the most divisive, talked-about finales on television. As she prepares to bid farewell to her addiction dramedy "Nurse Jackie," Falco isn't feeling any pressure to deliver another controversial ending. "This whole thing about finale episodes, I don't know. I tend not to get too caught up in it," Falco sai ...
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