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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

Kazimierz G. Draus

July 2, 2015 Kazimierz G. Draus, 53, of Gorski Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. Mary's Healthcare, Amsterdam. Born on September 19, 1961 in Kolbuszowa, Poland, he was the son of Jozef and Maria Swiatek ...

Mary Bylina

July 2, 2015 Mary Bylina of Winter Haven passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at the Life Care Center in Winter Haven. She was 97. A native of Amsterdam, NY, born June 23, 1918 to John and Anastasia Hinceman Dulczewski, Mary moved to Belleview, F ...

Sadie J. Dworak

July 3, 2015 Sadie J. Dworak, 97, formerly of Hagaman Avenue, Hagaman, and Grieme Avenue, Amsterdam, a resident of River Ridge Living Center, entered the kingdom of Heaven at St. Mary's Healthcare on Friday, July 3, 2015 with her loving family a ...

Peter J. Noonan

Peter J. Noonan June 30, 2015 Peter J. Noonan, 71, formerly of Haddonfield, N.J., and Amsterdam, of Washington Crossing, Pa., passed away June 30 of complications from ALS. Peter attended Amsterdam schools and was a graduate of Ohio Wesley ...

Opinion

Letter to the editor

Explaining the grant money To the editor: After reading many opinions regarding the grants to fund the bridge, I wanted to write this letter to inform the residents of Amsterdam who may not be familiar with grant funding and under what conditions ...

Letter to the editor

Another successful tournament To the editor: The 13th annual Broadalbin Youth Commission golf tournament was held at the Holland Meadows Golf Course June 13 and was a great success. The golfers enjoyed a beautiful day for a round of golf, followe ...

Letters to the editor

Saluting Ralph Albanese To the editor: D-Day June 6 -- Although this is a few days late -- it's important "Lest we Forget." This year, 2015, marks the 71st anniversary of the invasion of allied troops in Normandy France during World War II. A r ...

Main Street

Clothes Make the Man In the avalanche of graduation programs, baccalaureate sermons, class day exercises, etc., that fill the columns of our publications at this season there is so much similarity that one reads about the same as another. Except ...

Entertainment

Piano Man sets an MSG record

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Billy Joel set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show Wednesday night, besting Elton John. The Piano Man was full of energy as he performed for a feverish crowd of all ages in New York City for more than two hours. He sang hits like "Uptown Girl," "We Didn't Start the Fire," "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" and "Only the Good Die Young." "Wel ...

Entertainment news in brief

New York prison break featured on Discovery NEW YORK (AP) -- Twenty-three days of grabbing headlines has earned a television episode for two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison. The Investigation Discovery network says it will take a close look at the saga of Richard Matt and David Sweat in "Prison Break: The Manhunt Ends" as a part of its "Front Page" series Friday night. It will recount the inmates' relati ...

Macy's dumps Trump; Big Apple reviewing contracts

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants. Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico, the nation's only Latina governor and a rising star in the Republican party, added her voice Wednesday to criticism of the GOP presidential hopeful, denouncing his co ...

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ballet theater

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday -- the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history. Copeland, 32, fought tears as she spoke about her promotion, which she said was ...
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