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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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Robert 'Bob' A. Sickler

October 7, 2015 Mr. Robert A. Sickler, 70, of Fort Plain passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Little Falls Nov. 19, 1944, the son of Arthur Sickler and Mary Greene Sickler. He had been a li ...

David A. Rust

October 5, 2015 David A. Rust, 56, of Summit Drive, Canajoharie, passed away Oct. 5 at his home with his living family by his side. He was born March 17, 1959, in Amsterdam to Gilbert and Genevieve (Sierota) Rust. He graduated from Bishop Scully ...
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Darlene A. Oakes

October 6, 2015 Darlene A. Oakes, 71, of Clizbe Avenue, Amsterdam, passed away Tuesday evening, Oct. 6, at Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility with her loving family by her side. Born in Amsterdam June 7, 1944, she was the daughter of t ...

Robin Lee (Crouse) Hernigle

October 6, 2015 Robin Lee (Crouse) Hernigle, 49, of Fort Plain, passed away suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 6, at her home on Canal Street. Born in Amsterdam April 20, 1966, she was the daughter of Gary and Patricia Crouse. She graduated from Fort Pla ...


Letter to the editor

Supporting the library To the editor: Oh, what a night. This is a big thank you to all who attended our second annual champagne masquerade supporting the Amsterdam Free Library. You can be sure there will be a third annual. Everyone had a great t ...

Main Street

Gene Is Enthusiastic "It is a park glorified by nature. These trees and that winding stream and rolling land will give Amsterdam a very beautiful golf course. Nothing is lacking," commented Gene Sarasen, member of the victorious Ryder Cup team, ...

Letters to the editor

Dog walkers: Here's the scoop To the editor: I walk our two dogs, separately on a daily basis, weather permitting. I carry a plastic bag to collect any deposits they may leave. I am sure the neighbors would appreciate others doing the same. Gar ...

Letters to the editor

In the wake of another shooting To the editor: On April 16, 2007, my six months pregnant wife and I were on the campus of Virginia Tech when a mentally troubled individual with a history of problematic behavior killed 32 students and professors a ...


Former Secretary of State Albright visits the set of 'Madam Secretary'

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- On any episode of "Madam Secretary," U.S. Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord must negotiate with world leaders, Beltway power brokers and, sometimes, her own family on the home front. As played by Tea Leoni, Secretary McCord is measured, whip-smart, ethical and strong. And as a woman holding what for two centuries was a man's job, she never forgets who paved her way: Madeleine Albright, the real-l ...

Entertainment news in brief

Leading Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme dies NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- At K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen during the early 1980s, chef and owner Paul Prudhomme would drive to his hometown near Opelousas in his pickup truck and come back loaded down with supplies reflecting his native Cajun cuisine. Way before farm-to-table was hip in the foodie crowd, his restaurant was making its own andouille sausage. Prudhomme died Thursday after a brief illness, according to Tiffan ...

Nielsen ratings are skewed each week by our use of the DVR

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Football and CBS -- sometimes both --dominated ratings during the second week of the television season. Increasingly, though, the Nielsen company's weekly list of most popular programs is most valuable as a first draft report on how the business is going. Each Tuesday, Nielsen releases data on how many people watched programs the previous week on the night they first aired. Later reports pick up o ...

Janet Jackson, Chicago, The Cars nominated for rock hall

NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson, Steve Miller, Chicago and The Cars are among the first-time nominees being considered for induction next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cheap Trick, Los Lobos, Chaka Khan and James Brown’s famed backup band The J.B.’s also are new to the ballot. Eight of the 15 potential honorees are first-timers, although none are in their first year of eligibility. More than 800 artists and members of the music in ...
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