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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


Santo A. Vecchio October 2, 2015 Santo A. Vecchio 89, passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 2, at St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Syracuse on December 5, 1925, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Angela Puglisi Vecchio. He was raised in G ...

Gail Griffin

September 30, 2015 Gail Griffin, 72, of Amsterdam, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 30. Born July 16, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Aspin and Edith Rohling. Gail graduated from the former Wilbur H. Lynch High School and w ...
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Dorothy L. 'Dottie' Lindsay

September 28, 2015 Dorothy L. "Dottie" Lindsay, 91, formerly of Cranes Hollow Road, Cranesville, passed away Monday evening, Sept. 28, at Stanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Glens Falls. Born in Amsterdam May 29, 1924, she was the da ...

Jeannette R. Hovey

September 28, 2015 Mrs. Jeannette R. Hovey, 83, of Fort Hunter, died peacefully Monday, Sept. 28, following a brief illness. Born in Amsterdam March 31, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Libbie Rusnica Goscinski. A lifelong are ...


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 ...

Letters to the editor

A hall of fame evening To the editor: "Wow." That was Robert Noto's first comment of the night setting the tone for GASD's first hall of fame dinner. If you were unable to attend you missed the accolades and testimonials of 13 well-deserved award ...


'Empire,' 'Blindspot' start off strong

NEW YORK (AP) -- "Empire" came back to the Fox lineup with a flourish, while NBC's thriller "Blindspot" looks to be one of the season's hottest. Meanwhile, reliable CBS continued atop the Nielsen company's television rankings as a new broadcast season started, on the strength of old reliables like "The Big Bang Theory," "NCIS" and "60 Minutes," with younger shows "Scorpion" and "Life in Pieces" also hitting Nielsen's top 20. A new season means new habi ...

Fictionalized 'Walk' earns its keep with spectacular third act

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press Can a great third act make a great film? Conventional wisdom would say no. It's silly to spell out, but beginnings and middles are important, too. But if you're going to nail one section, the end isn't a bad place to start. The audience leaves invigorated, and, in a best case scenario, has already forgotten the slog it took to get there. "The Walk," a fictionalized rendering of Philippe Petit's 1974 hig ...

Damon charms as stranded astronaut in 'The Martian'

By SANDY COHEN The Associated Press Without Matt Damon, the solitary fight for survival on Mars would be lonely indeed. Alone on screen for most of his scenes as an astronaut stranded on the red planet, the Oscar-nominated actor is the winning heart of Ridley Scott's epic space adventure, "The Martian." With Damon's charm center stage, Scott has crafted an exciting, hopeful story about humanity at its best: The brightest minds working together for ...

Entertainment news in brief

Lady Gaga is Billboard's Woman of the Year NEW YORK (AP) -- Lady Gaga is the woman of the year, according to Billboard magazine. Billboard announced Tuesday that the pop star will be honored at its Dec. 11 Women in Music event in New York City. The decade-old event will be televised for the first time, on Lifetime on Dec. 18. Gaga released the collaborative jazz album, "Cheek to Cheek," with Tony Bennett last year. It won a Grammy Award, and the duo ...
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