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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


Janet C. Oldick

February 5, 2016 Mrs. Janet C. Oldick, 80, of St. Johnsville Nursing Home died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at Bassett Medical Center surrounded by her family. Born in Fort Plain, N.Y. on May 12, 1935 she was the daughter of the late Roy a ...

Michael J. Lais

February 4, 2016 Mr. Michael J. Lais, 50, of Mergner Road, Fort Johnson died peacefully on Feb. 4, 2016, surrounded by his family. Born in Amsterdam, New York, on Sept. 1, 1965, he was the son of the late Richard Lais and Diane Greenbury Gargiul ...

Ronald Bert 'Tex' Faber

February 4, 2016 Ronald Bert "Tex" Faber, 74 of Amsterdam, NY, passed away on Feb. 4, 2016. He was a man who loved life. His family was important to him and accepted all as his own. Tex loved to talk and did plenty of it. We will all miss hearin ...

Anthony F. Romano

February 03, 2016 Anthony F. Romano, 76, of Gloversville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on March 7, 1939, in Amsterdam, the son of the late Peter Romano and Angelina DiPasquel ...


Letters to the editor

No need for a new fire station in the Town of Florida To the editor: I am a resident of the Town of Florida, more specifically, I live in the area that has been labeled "Schedule A." I am writing in regards to the recent news of the new firehouse ...

Letters to the editor

Dr. Cotugno's dental care advice from years ago is still worth heeding To the editor: I thoroughly enjoy reading The Recorder's, "From The Recorder Archives." Whether it be the sports news or the local news of years past, the information and stor ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Some people might think it's crazy to walk across the country. But three area residents think it's a great idea. As a matter of fact, they've decided to live a dream by walki ...

Letters to the editor

What Amsterdam really needs Dear Editor, Both the previous Mayor of Amsterdam and the present Mayor of Amsterdam, representing two different political parties, seem to be fixated on the same two minor tasks: 1. Art: ram statues, bridge painting ...


This week's main television pick? Superbowl 50

By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: Super Bowl 50 -- Break out the chicken wings and adult beverages. America's day of gridiron gluttony is finally upon us. The big game pits the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif., as about a gazillion TV viewers look on. Oh, but it's about so much more than football. There's the totally wacky commercials and, of course, the halftime show, which has Coldplay performing wit ...

Samantha Bee finally gets shot at her own show

LOS ANGELES -- For the past 15 years, "The Daily Show" has surpassed "Saturday Night Live" as TV's sturdiest springboard to stardom. But while Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver were encouraged to take the plunge, the series' longest-serving correspondent remained in the kiddie pool. Samantha Bee finally gets her turn on the high dive with Monday's debut of TBS's "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" and, if her actions in recent months are any ind ...

New on DVD: 'Freeheld,' 'Last Witch Hunter' and more

By RICK BENTLEY The Fresno Bee Strong personal story, political drama and action tale top the Tuesday, Feb. 2, DVD releases. "Freeheld," Grade - 3 stars: The film based on the 2007 documentary short film of the same name looks at the battle by Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), a much heralded New Jersey police lieutenant, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen Page), to secure Hester's pension benefits after Hester is diagnosed wi ...

'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is fun, but lacks real bite

By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service Author Seth Grahame-Smith has dined out on the winning combination of stitching together two incongruous things, one high-brow, one low, and letting the concept do the heavy lifting. "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" gave readers, and then movie-going audiences, an axe-twirling Honest Abe. His other literary soft-serve swirl hits theaters this weekend, in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies." The cheeky adaptations o ...
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