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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


Vanessa M. Cohn and Summer Penny

September 2, 2015 Vanessa M. Cohn, 35, and her daughter, Summer Penny, 14, of Island Road, Esperance, NY, passed away Wednesday evening September 2, 2015 from injuries they sustained in a car accident on Route 30 in the Town of Duanesburg. ...

Louis G. Townsend Jr.

August 30, 2015 Mr. Louis G. Townsend Jr., 93, of Ireland Drive, Fort Johnson, NY passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in the Town of Amsterdam surrounded by his loving family and friends. ...

Karolina Skiba

September 1, 2015 Karolina Skiba, of Catherine Street, Amsterdam passed away peacefully on September 1, 2015 at home with her family. She was born in Poland to Apolina Czarnewski and Jan Kudyba in 1926. She came to America with her husband Mi ...

Marion B. Betz

August 30, 2015 Mrs. Marion B. Betz of Amsterdam, New York died peacefully on Sunday, August 30, 2015 with her loving family by her side at St Mary's Hospital. She was 94. A lifelong area resident, Marion was born on April 29, 1921 to War ...


Letter to the editor

Thank you Amsterdam To the editor: On behalf of the Historic Amsterdam League (HAL) I would like to thank everyone that supported our "Amsterdam's Old Town" event on August 22. The public response to the video presentation and bus and walking ...

Main Street

(Today's guest columnist, Wilbur H. Lynch, Superintendent of Schools, makes seasonal comment on the re-opening of our schools within a short time, and the important part played by teachers in our educational system.) Labor Day is looming large o ...

Letters to the editor

Farmland is under siege To the editor: It would be premature to construe the statements issuing from our county legislators as a death knell for the plan of a new connector highway to the Johnstown Industrial Park. Cautious optimism would not b ...

Main Street

(Harold J. Mallia, Amsterdam contributor to Nation's Business, the Fairchild Publications, Keystone, and other trade magazines, and writer of short fiction for syndicates, is today's guest columnist. He gives his impressions of the writing "racket.") ...


Review: 'Transporter' is a cinematic bumpy ride

By FRANK SCHECK The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- If nothing else, this reboot of the Transporter franchise should do wonders for Audi sales, not to mention car safety. Every passenger who sets foot in the tricked-out, gleaming German automobile driven by the titular character is immediately ordered to fasten their seat belt. It's sound advice, because "The Transporter Refueled" is a cinematic bumpy ride. Arriving seven years after the final in ...

Fall movie preview: Fukunaga, Netflix set out for new worlds

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Cary Fukunaga's first feature film, "Sin Nombre"-- which translates to "Nameless," was a Spanish-language drama about Honduran immigrants. His latest, "Beasts of No Nation," is a brutal story about a boy drafted into a West African rebel army. Don't be fooled by the exotic filmography. Fukunaga grew up in Oakland, California, in what he calls a traditional middle-class family, first planning to b ...

Movie guide

OPENING THIS WEEK "7 Chinese Brothers" -- Jason Schwartzman stars as an aimless lush who lands a job at an oil-change shop and develops an unrequited crush on his pretty boss. With Eleanore Pienta, Olympia Dukakis and Stephen Root. Written and directed by Bob Byington. (1:17) NR. "Before We Go" -- A chance encounter in Grand Central Terminal sparks a nighttime adventure that changes the lives of two strangers. With Chris Evans and Alice Eve. Written by ...

"The Solomon Curse" (Putnam), by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake

The latest adventure to feature the husband-and- wife archaeological team of Sam and Remi Fargo has an intriguing premise, but ultimately fails in the delivery of thrills. An area off the Guadalcanal coast appears to have a major treasure underneath the water, but the locals believe the area is cursed. When the Fargos can get people to talk about the rumors and legends, they talk about cannibal giants who devour anyone who gets too close to the ruins. Th ...
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