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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


Pearl Dopp Osowicki

February 25, 2015 Pearl Dopp Osowicki 86, of Amsterdam, passed away Wednesday at St. Mary's Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., where calling hours are set for Sund ...

Kathryn Vassi, RN

February 24, 2015 Mrs. Kathryn Vassi, RN, 55, of Grant Avenue, Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Mountain Valley Hospice, Gloversville, with her husband at her side. She was born July 13, 1959, in Schenectady. She was a graduate of B ...

Mary Elizabeth Liccardi

February 24, 2015 Mary Elizabeth Liccardi, 86, of Amsterdam passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, Feb. 24, at Albany Medical Center. Born in Amsterdam July 15, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Mary Riley Dufresne Sr. Mar ...
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Grace M. Kretser

February 25, 2015 Mrs. Grace M. Kretser, 87, of Jump Road, Sprakers, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Palatine Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. Born Nov. 29, 1927, in the Town of Minden, she was the daughter of Sanford Walts and Jennie Scism ...


Letters to the editor

Brookman Corners: An update To the editor: Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) is seeking approval of a massive expansion project at the Brookman Corners compressor station, located in the town of Minden. Compressor power will nearly triple to 18,54 ...

Letters to the editor

The future of the community To the editor: I live with my husband and two sons in Amsterdam. My sons attend school in the Greater Amsterdam School District. My oldest son, Garrett, is in fifth grade and my younger son, Parker, is in third grade. ...

Letters to the editor

Another successful tournament To the editor: The seventh annual Walleye Ice Fishing Challenge took place Jan. 31 on the Great Sacandaga Lake, with weigh stations in Mayfield at Lanzi's on the Lake and at the Broadalbin boat launch. The tournament onc ...

Letters to the editor

A disappearing form of life To the editor: Dear Sheridan family and Amsterdam Recorder readers: It was with great sadness I read of the passing of James Sheridan. For two weeks I looked for his column. The weekender paper didn't seem complete without ...


The Associated Press Book Reviews

"Funny Girl" Riverhead Books by Nick Hornby The author of "High Fidelity" has a new novel out, and it's a sweet sojourn to 1960s London, where a cast of writers and actors embark on a groundbreaking television show that changes the course of their lives. "Funny Girl" by Nick Hornby follows Barbara Parker, who has the looks to be crowned Miss Blackpool, but who wants nothing more than to be the next Lucille Ball. "She wished that she could b ...

Jack O'Connell gives gripping view of Belfast in the 1970s

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press The grimly gripping thriller "'71" plunges a young, inexperienced British soldier into the mayhem of 1970s Belfast. Private Gary Hook (the up-and-coming "Unbroken" star Jack O'Connell) and his fellow fresh soldiers have little sense of The Troubles, as the North Ireland conflict was called. Given their orders to ship out from England shortly after basic training, they're assured they're not leaving the country. ...

Elisabeth Moss leaves 'Mad Men' for Broadway

By MARK KENNEDY The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The cocktail of choice for Elisabeth Moss these days is very post-"Mad Men." "It's close to 5:30, isn't it?" she asks a waitress at a chic bar in the theater district one recent afternoon. "I'll do a vodka ginger ale, please. A little light on the vodka." No Don Draper-style whiskey sours or martinis for Moss, who has left her beloved character Peggy Olson to play the title character in "The Hei ...

Bon Jovi is backing New Jersey eatery

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) -- Rocker and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi is sponsoring a community restaurant in a Jersey shore community still struggling mightily to recover from Superstorm Sandy. Through his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, he's providing financial backing to Spoon Full of Hope. The church project began serving meals in January in a firehouse in Union Beach, New Jersey, near his childhood home of Sayreville. It lost its funding last summer. P ...
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