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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

Ed Noonan


Ed Noonan is a full time NYS licensed fishing guide and full time outdoor writer with weekly columns in the Recorder, Daily Gazette as well as a freelance of ADIRONDACK OUTDOORS, OUTDOORS NORTH, PRIME and NORTH COUNTRY LIVING magazines.

He is a member of the NYS Outdoor Writers Assn.,2010 inductee into the NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame and recipient of the NYSOWA and Bass Pro Shops "PASS IT ON AWARD." He is an avid hunter and angler and has completed seven National Wild Turkey Federation Grand, Royal,World,Mexican and Canadian Slams.


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Frohwald 'Fred' Walther

June 19, 2016 Frohwald "Fred" Walther, 1939 - 2016, passed away unexpectedly on June 19, 2016. He was born in Meerane, Kr, Glauchau, Germany, on March 8, 1939, to Kurt Herbert Walther and Emmi Dorothea Luise (Neukirch) Walther. He became a U.S. ...
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Edwarda 'Edie' Ratajczak

May 28, 2016 Edwarda "Edie" Ratajczak passed away on May 28, 2016, at the age 103. She was the oldest resident at the Edward L. Wilkinson RHCF, where she resided for a number of years. Edie was a happy, smiling person, and frequently entertained ...

Shirley Jean Childs

June 15, 2016 Shirley Jean Childs passed away peacefully on June 15, 2016 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, N.C. She was born on Sept. 22, 1925, in Columbia, Missouri. She was the daughter of Cecil and Lotta (Tate) Smith. Shirley gradu ...

Angela L. Michalowski

June 16, 2016 Angela L. Michalowski, 92, of Niskayuna, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Ellis Hospital. Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., Angela was the daughter of the late Biaggio and Maria Metarazzo Aldi, and was a graduate of Amsterdam H ...


From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * An investors group from New York City has bought the lease to Amsterdam Mall for $10 million, and the deal is expected to be complete by Friday. The sale of the lease by Amst ...

From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * "There are prospects coming out of the woodwork" for the former Big N shopping plaza on Route 30, according to Leo Mancini, Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency exec ...

Letter to the Editor

Make prevention a priority during Men's Health Month To the editor, Around the world people are celebrating June as Men's Health Month. It is also Men's Health Week, a special awareness period recognized by Congress, which ends on Father's Day, ...

Letter to the Editor

A nation in mourning after the Orlando attack To the Editor, In the weeks that will follow the terror attack in Orlando, we, as a nation, will engage in several conversations with one another. I imagine many will ask how someone as disturbed ...


More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins hot-coal walk

DALLAS (AP) -- More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said. Five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night, while the rest were treated at the scene for burns to their feet and lower extremities, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said. The hot coals were spread out ...

New on DVD

"The Wave": This is a film from Norway that looks at what happens when a tsunami hits. "The Crush": The 1993 film starring Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone. "Janet King: Series 1: The Enemy Within": The eight-part Australian series focuses on a senior crown prosecutor. "How to Get Away With Murder: The Complete Second Season": Viola Davis stars in the ABC drama. "Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz": The cat and mouse face a new foe in Oz. "Midnight Spec ...

TV Q&A: Weather Channel's location, Weatherly's future

By Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal Q: Why is The Weather Channel based in Atlanta? A: A Weather Channel representative told me there is no official reason. So I asked Andre Bernier, meteorologist for WJW in Cleveland, who worked for the channel for three years, starting two months before it went on the air. By email, Bernier said two locations "popped up on radar (yes, pun intended): Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA." Choosing between the two ...

'Shark Week' dominates TV this week

DON'T MISS: "Shark Week" -- Television's longest-running summer programming event is back to make another big splash. Celebrating its 28th anniversary, "Shark Week" again offers a jam-packed lineup of compelling documentaries and specials devoted to the toothy creatures of the deep. In addition, Eli Roth returns to host the late-night series, "Shark After Dark." The action begins at 8 p.m. Sunday with "Tiger Beach" on Discovery (Check listings for specific ...
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