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Paul Antonelli

PAUL ANTONELLI (SPORTS EDITOR)

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 paul.antonelli@recordernews.com.

Adam Shinder

ADAM SHINDER (SPORTS REPORTER)

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 adam.shinder@recordernews.com.

Obituaries

Richard Wilder Sr.

February 28, 2015 Richard Wilder Sr., 84, of Fonda, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, at home surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. Born Oct. 29, 1930, in Johnstown, he was the son of the late William and Ella Nellis Wilder. He ...

Rose M. DiDonato Spurza

February 20, 2015 Calling hours will be announced in the springtime to be held at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, as well as a Mass of Christian Burial at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Gloversville. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cem ...

Lawrence E. Putman

February 27, 2015 Lawrence E. Putman, 60, of Fort Johnson, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, at St. Mary's Hospital Amsterdam. Born Aug. 4, 1954, in Gloversville, he was a graduate of Fonda Fultonville High School. Mr. Putman was first employed w ...

Winford E. Peck Sr.

February 28, 2015 Mr. Winford E. Peck Sr., 87, of Sprakers, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Born in Harvard, town of Hancock, N.Y., on April 19, 1927, he was a son of the late Warren and Hazel Jaycox Peck. ...

Opinion

Main Street

Month's-End Palaver Very risky business commenting on Spring with the mercury flirting around zero, but the fact that this is the last day of February and that Fireman Bill Brinkman heard a robin this morning proves that it can't be far away. ...

Letters to the editor

Brookman Corners: An update To the editor: Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) is seeking approval of a massive expansion project at the Brookman Corners compressor station, located in the town of Minden. Compressor power will nearly triple to 18,54 ...

Letters to the editor

The future of the community To the editor: I live with my husband and two sons in Amsterdam. My sons attend school in the Greater Amsterdam School District. My oldest son, Garrett, is in fifth grade and my younger son, Parker, is in third grade. ...

Letters to the editor

Another successful tournament To the editor: The seventh annual Walleye Ice Fishing Challenge took place Jan. 31 on the Great Sacandaga Lake, with weigh stations in Mayfield at Lanzi's on the Lake and at the Broadalbin boat launch. The tournament onc ...

Entertainment

Will Smith's 'Focus' tops the box office with $19.1 million

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.' "Focus" easily topped all competitors on a weekend with little competition at North American multiplexes. In second place was the Colin Firth spy ...

Leonard Nimoy's legacy goes beyond science-fiction

By DERRIK J. LANG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction genre, he also left his mark on science itself. Seth Shostak, who researches the possibility of real-world extraterrestrial life as the senior astronomer at SETI Research, recalled that Nimoy was regularly willing to lend the organization a helping hand. When he was asked to narrate a planetarium introduction or appear ...

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on ’Star Trek,’ dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of “Star Trek” fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, said the actor died Friday of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home. He was 83. Although Leonard Nimoy followed his 1966-69 “Star Trek” run with a notable career as both an actor and director, in t ...

Tea Leoni is in a happy state as star of 'Madam Secretary'

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Wednesday was Tea Leoni's birthday. But when referring to her age recently, she realized she wouldn't be turning 50 this time, but 49 instead. "I keep doing this!" she laughed, meaning giving her age a boost. Ever since her last birthday, she had reported her age as 49. "I lost 48 this year -- totally!" It started as a playful goof on the ploy of a friend who routinely claims she's eight years ol ...
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