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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 H. Gentile

April 26, 2016 John H. Gentile, 84, of Vrooman Avenue, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Born June 4, 1931, in Amsterdam, New York, he was the son of the late Angelina and Anthony Gentile. He was a lifel ...

Stephen J. Widanka

May 22, 2016 Mr. Stephen J. Widanka, passed away at the age of 86 on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the Wells House, Johnstown, New York. His family surrounded him with support and they were thankful for the wonderful care offered. He was born on D ...
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Pastor Ray L. Lydick

May 21, 2016 Pastor Ray L. Lydick, 83, of Amsterdam, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016, at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility with his loving family at his side. He was born in Madison, Maine, on Aug. 28, 1932, a son of the late C ...

Rose Zeno Ossenfort

May 21, 2016 Rose Zeno Ossenfort, 95, of Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. Born on Sept. 28, 1920, in Amsterdam, she was one of 10 children to the late Dominick and Ma ...


Letters to the editor

Library appreciates support Dear Editor, Joy! Joy! The sign in the front of the Amsterdam Free Library expresses my feelings. The sign reads "Thank you, Thank you, Now Let's Do Great Things". The residents of the greater Amsterdam School Distric ...

Letters to the Editor

Some advice regarding lead in Amsterdam water To the editor: As a chemist, I need to speak to the issue of lead found in the water samples of three of our Amsterdam schools. I routinely participate in water sampling of my home taps when offered ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Fourth Ward Alderman David Pietrusza pulled the rug out from under Mayor Mario Villa at Tuesday's Common Council meeting regarding the purchase of a carpet for the municipal go ...

Letters to the Editor

Miami Avenue reconstruction project update An open letter to the residents of Montgomery County: I wanted to give you an update on the status, planning and implementation to the Miami Avenue failure and reconstruction. The history of the Miami ...


Entertainment news

'Groundhog Day' actress Angela Paton dies at age 86 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Angela Paton (PAY-ton), an actress best known for appearing with Bill Murray in "Groundhog Day," has died at age 86. Her nephew George Woolf says Paton died Thursday in Oakland, California, where she had been in hospice care after a recent heart attack. Paton played Mrs. Lancaster, the kindly, elderly, small-town innkeeper who played host to Murray on his never-ending day in ...

FX to keep 'The Americans' going for two more seasons

NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Americans" will conclude its series run on FX with two more seasons, the network announced Wednesday. A 13-episode fifth season will air in 2017, followed by a 10-episode sixth and final season in 2018, FX said. "The Americans" is a period drama about the marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington during the Reagan administration. The arranged marriage of Philip (played by Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (co- ...

'X-Men: Apocalypse' satisfies

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer It's a bit of bad timing for "X-Men: Apocalypse" coming third in this summer's superhero lineup. Director Bryan Singer invigorates his latest X-Men film with vintage 1980s charm in an origin story about how the mutant supergroup unites and divides in response to the villain Apocalypse. And while battles between heroes are an X-Men tradition, warring among the ranks has become a superhero trope this season, a ...

'Looking Glass' is uninspiring

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer "Alice Through the Looking Glass," like its predecessor, owes very little to Lewis Carroll. Textual adherence is somewhat beside the point when serving as a sequel to something that also cherry picked. But, lest you think that a six-year gap and the absence of Tim Burton in the director's chair might have allowed for a return to the gleeful absurdity of Carroll, it doesn't. Screenwriter Linda Woolverton ("Beauty ...
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