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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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Catherine A. Swierzowski

July 5, 2015 Catherine A. Swierzowski, 84, of Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 5, at St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam. Her loving family was at her side. Born in Amsterdam July 6, 1930, she was the daugh ...
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James J. Raven

July 2, 2015 James J. Raven, 76, of Route 107, Amsterdam, died Thursday, July 2, at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. He was born Nov. 11, 1938, in Amsterdam, a son of Frank and Louise Raven and was a 1956 graduate of St. Mary's Institute in Amst ...

Sadie J. Dworak

July 3, 2015 Sadie J. Dworak, 97, formerly of Hagaman Avenue, Hagaman, and Grieme Avenue, Amsterdam, currently a resident of River Ridge Living Center, entered into the kingdom of Heaven at St. Mary's Healthcare Friday, July 3, with her loving f ...

Kazimierz G. Draus

July 2, 2015 Kazimierz G. Draus, 53, of Gorski Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. Mary's Healthcare, Amsterdam. Born on September 19, 1961 in Kolbuszowa, Poland, he was the son of Jozef and Maria Swiatek ...


Letter to the editor

Explaining the grant money To the editor: After reading many opinions regarding the grants to fund the bridge, I wanted to write this letter to inform the residents of Amsterdam who may not be familiar with grant funding and under what conditions ...

Letter to the editor

Another successful tournament To the editor: The 13th annual Broadalbin Youth Commission golf tournament was held at the Holland Meadows Golf Course June 13 and was a great success. The golfers enjoyed a beautiful day for a round of golf, followe ...

Letters to the editor

Saluting Ralph Albanese To the editor: D-Day June 6 -- Although this is a few days late -- it's important "Lest we Forget." This year, 2015, marks the 71st anniversary of the invasion of allied troops in Normandy France during World War II. A r ...

Main Street

Clothes Make the Man In the avalanche of graduation programs, baccalaureate sermons, class day exercises, etc., that fill the columns of our publications at this season there is so much similarity that one reads about the same as another. Except ...


Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate

By SYLVIA HUI The Associated Press LONDON -- Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday -- a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Hundreds of fans outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, a sprawling royal estate near England's eastern coast, cheered as William and Kate arrived with toddler Prince George and 9-week-o ...

Entertainment news in brief

Dead shows set records at Chicago's Soldier Field CHICAGO (AP) -- The Grateful Dead is making Chicago's Soldier Field come alive like no rock band ever has. In a news release, Soldier Field says the 70,764 tickets sold for Friday night's show broke a previous record for any event at the stadium when U2 sold 67,936 for a 2009 show. That record lasted all of one day. On Saturday night, Soldier Field reported that 70,844 tickets were sold for the show. ...

'Terminator' and 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the four-week rule of Universal's dinosaur sensation "Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million ...

Piano Man sets an MSG record

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits like "Uptown Girl," "We Didn't Start the Fire," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" and "Only the Good Die Young." "Wel ...
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