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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


Mimi (Marie) Reid

Memorial gathering A memorial gathering for Mimi Reid will be held Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Point O'Pines Camp, 7201 Route 8, Brant Lake. It was Mimi's wish to have her many friends and family gather at the special place she called home for ...

Carolyn Barker Primer

Committal services Committal services for Carolyn Barker Primer, who passed away Nov. 23, 2014, will be held June 6, at 1 p.m. at the St. Johnsville Cemetery. Gathering for the friends and family of Rosario A. & Carolyn B. Primer after ...

Kurt M. Novak

May 25, 2015 Kurt M. Novak, 64, of Wesleyan Avenue, Amsterdam, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 25, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. at the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funer ...

Willedene 'Denia' Goodemote Theurer

Graveside service A graveside service for Willedene "Denia" Goodemote Theurer will be held Saturday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at Benson Center Cemetery with the Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Mrs. Theurer died Dec. 12, 2014. Arrangements are by the Ro ...


Letters to the editor

Tradition is not beer and barbecue To the editor: All gave some and some gave all ... but not here. If you did not take a few moments out of this past weekend to take in the Memorial Day services at either the town of Florida, the city of Amsterd ...

Letter to the editor

Chorus is a true treasure To the editor: I have just returned home after enjoying a most entertaining musical program at the Amsterdam High School. Amsterdam -- "We have a treasure in the Mohawk Valley Chorus." This is nothing new -- I have b ...

Letters to the editor

History of a longtime FM professor To the editor: It was September of 1969 when I arrived at the brand new buildings of the new campus of Fulton-Montgomery Community College. It was certainly a beautiful setting. I had come from the small town of ...

Main Street

Spare the Shortening It really wasn't a sanitary thing for anybody to do, let alone a sanitary inspector, but take it from me, Vince didn't mean to do it. Among several other lessons to be derived from the happening it may be stated without fear ...


The Associated Press Music Reviews

Whitesnake "The Purple Album" (Frontiers) Who says you can't go home? David Coverdale delves deep into his Deep Purple background on the new Whitesnake album, which re-does songs from his tenure fronting the legendary classic rock outfit. "The Purple Album" begins with a more bottom-heavy version of the classic rock anthem "Burn," which Coverdale shared lead vocals with Glenn Hughes on the original track. And while the remake misses Hughes' hi ...

The fault & our stars Dwayne and his muscles can't save a cheesy, predictable film

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press It's sure been a rough year for Hollywood. First there was the stinging Sony hacking scandal. And now we have the humbling image of the Hollywood letters themselves toppling to the ground, as most of California is pulverized by an earthquake -- make that earthquakes, plural -- in "San Andreas." If those letters toppling sounds like a pretty obvious image, well, duh. Everything in "San Andreas," which stars Dw ...

Lawyer: Allegations B.B. King was poisoned 'ridiculous'

By KEN RITTER The Associated Press LAS VEGAS -- Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aides of poisoning him, but the attorney for King's estate called the claims ridiculous and police said there was no active homicide investigation. Three doctors determined that King was appropriately cared-for, and King received 24-hour care and monitoring by medical profess ...

'Tomorrowland' takes top spot at box office on slow weekend

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The future doesn't look so bright for "Tomorrowland." Disney's expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still only pulled in a modest $41.7 million in its first four days in theaters according to Rentrak estimates Monday. It's a disappointing debut for a film that cost a reported $180 million to produce. Disney put their full weight behind the Brad Bird-d ...
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