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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


Tresa L. Dingman Montanye

July 18, 2015 Tresa L. Dingman Montanye, of Wynantskill, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2015 at home with her family by her side. She was born January 19, 1972 to Ronald (deceased) and Linda Dingman. She was a 1991 graduate of Canajoharie ...

Rachel Minisci

July 26, 2015 Rachel Minisci R.N., 86, formerly of Amsterdam NY passed away on Sunday July 26, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. in Wayland, MA. Rachel was born on December 6, 1928 in Amsterdam, NY. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Institute and was a grad ...

Michelena Gentile

July 25, 2015 Michelena Gentile, 87, of Division Street passed away July 25, 2015 at Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Healthcare Facility with her son and his companion by her side. She was born on April 10, 1928 in Amsterdam, New York and wa ...

Wayne T. Scheer

Thursday, July 23 Mr. Wayne T. Scheer, 80, of Gloversville, NY passed away peacefully on Thursday July 23rd, 2015 at The Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility with his loving family by his side. Born November 2nd 1934 in Spri ...


Main Street

Circumstantial Evidence The passing of "Roger Bean," Chick Jackson's inimitable cartoon strip, brought general mourning from those who had followed it and who had sensed that here was a human interest portrayal very true to life. "Mrs. Probe" be ...

Letter to the editor

Growing up in the golden age To the editor: I contemplated writing this letter for the past few months. In light of the developments anticipated for our downtown area I thought this might be the right time. I am a lifetime resident of the city of ...

Letter to the editor

Answering the survey To the editor: Responding to a survey seeking input for use in development of a comprehensive plan the city's needs may prove to be an interesting exercise for some. Here could be a couple of the potential responses I might s ...

Main Street

Glad It's Over Just one add to the long list of reasons why strikes are bad things: because news suitable for a department like this is very difficult to get at such times. Yes, yes. I know that with so many people talking about the same thing ...


Entertainment news in brief

Swedish police question Snoop Dogg for suspected drug use HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish police say they briefly held U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg on suspicion of drug use after he performed a concert near Stockholm. National police spokesman Fredrik Wallen says a police patrol in the city of Uppsala, north of the capital, stopped a car in which Snoop Dog was a passenger on Saturday evening after the concert. Police questioned him at a local police station and tes ...
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Autopsy planned for Bobbi Kristina Brown

ATLANTA (AP) -- An autopsy will be needed to evaluate what led to the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of singer Whitney Houston, authorities said Monday, the day after her death. In a statement Monday morning, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office says the time that elapsed from when she was found unresponsive in January until her death Sunday will "complicate" its effort to reconstruct events. "Interpretation of autopsy findings and othe ...

'Ant-Man' inches past 'Pixels' to take first-place spot

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Ant-Man" crept past new opener "Pixels" to claim the top spot at the box office this weekend by an ant-sized margin. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic brought in $24.8 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $106.1 million according to Rentrak estimates Sunday. "Pixels," meanwhile, just barely missed first place with a $24 million debut. While studios always hope for the bragging rights of a No. 1 debut, the real i ...

ESPY ratings soar with Jenner tribute, network platform

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The ESPY Awards, highlighted by Caitlyn Jenner's acceptance of a trophy for bravery, proved a ratings champion. The telecast, which moved from its traditional ESPN cable home to a bigger stage with broadcast sibling ABC, drew 7.75 million viewers last Wednesday to rank as the most-watched ESPY ceremony ever, more than double the previous high of 3.6 million in 2006. Last year's ceremony was watched ...
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