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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


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Aldona Lillian Baltch-Gravrogkas

May 2, 2016 Aldona Lillian Baltch-Gravrogkas, M.D. distinguished physician and teacher, died May 2, 2016, after a brief illness. She was born June 25, 1926, to Anthony C. and Julia Baltch in Binghamton, New York. In the early 1930s, she and he ...

Francis W. Milewski

May 1, 2016 Mr. Francis W. "Frank" Milewski, 69, of Spring Street, Fort Plain, New York, died Sunday, May 1, 2016, at his home. Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Gray-Houghtal ...

Winifred D. Kane

April 30, 2016 Mrs. Winifred D. Kane, 99, formerly of Mathias Avenue, Amsterdam, New York passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Loretto Health in Syracuse, New York. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Jendrzejczak F ...
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Loretta Jewel Williams

May 1, 2016 Mrs. Loretta Jewel Williams, of Fort Plain, New York, died Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Albany Medical Center with her husband and children by her side. Born on June 20, 1944, in Fulton, New York, she was the daughter of the late, Cliff ...


Letter to the Editor

Local organizations partnering to combat the opiate addiction crisis To the editor, The opiate addiction is a far too real crisis that is affecting our friends and families, our neighborhoods and the quality of life in our community. Likely you o ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Amsterdam's new school superintendent should be a well-qualified, progressive individual with a broad educational background, good communication skills and the ability to be a ...

Letters to the Editor

County raises aren't warranted To the editor: Has the Montgomery County Legislature lost their mind? How do they think the people of this county can afford the raises they have instituted? Also are these raises really warranted? I am a senior cit ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * The Amsterdam Holiday Inn's troubles are not over. By a 5-2 vote, the Amsterdam Industrial Development Agency decided Tuesday to begin foreclosure proceedings against the dow ...


'Big Bang' wins in a comedy landslide

NEW YORK (AP) -- "The Big Bang Theory" was the comedy winner in television last week -- by a landslide. The long-running CBS sitcom was seen by 14.1 million people last Thursday, easily the week's most-watched program, the Nielsen company said. The next closest comedy was CBS' "Mom," which had 8.3 million viewers. CBS was television's most popular network, as it usually is unless one of its competitors is airing a special event. Nielsen, at a news co ...

Strahan-Ripa breakup isn't TV's first botched transition

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Live with Kelly and Michael" host Kelly Ripa emerged from her brief "strike" this past week on stronger footing, having extracted an apology from Walt Disney Co. officials for giving her little advanced word that her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving for "Good Morning America." She had briefly boycotted the popular daytime talk show, saying she had earned the right to better treatment. Her audience gave Ripa a standing ovation upon ...

'Hamilton' nominated for a record 16 Tonys

NEW YORK (AP) -- The megahit musical "Hamilton" has grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show's march into theatrical history. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop-flavored biography about the first U.S. treasury secretary today broke the 15-nominations record held by "The Producers" and "Billy Elliot." "Hamilton" was nominated in virtually every category it could compete in, from acti ...

'Jungle Book' rules box office again; 'Civil War' looms

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Disney's "The Jungle Book" trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive week, while next week's certain champ, "Captain America: Civil War," began setting records overseas. Jon Favreau's live-action Rudyard Kipling adaptation earned $42.4 million in its third week at North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. One of the year's bi ...
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