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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.


Florence Polikowski

July 25, 2016 Florence Polikowski (nee Lis), age 95, of Hamburg, New York, formerly of Amsterdam, New York, and Utica, New York, passed away July 25, 2016, with her family at her side. Mrs. Polikowski was born in Amsterdam. She graduated from ...

Joan E. Green

July 27, 2016 Joan E. Green, 78 of County Highway 138, Broadalbin died Wednesday July 27, 2016, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Gloversville on Aug. 17, 1937, a daughter of Raymond and Edna Lyo ...

Edward D. Gasner

July 28, 2016 Edward D. Gasner, 74, of Stevers Mill Road, Broadalbin, died at home on Thursday evening, July 28, 2016, with his loving family at his side. He was born in Broadalbin on Feb. 2, 1942, a son of John and Helen Donaldson Gasner and ...

Samuel 'Earle' Canavan

February 9, 2016 Samuel "Earle" Canavan died Feb. 9, 2016, at his home in Malibu, California, at age 78. Earle was born Dec. 5, 1937, in Portadown, Northern Ireland, to Samuel George and Lily (Mayes) Canavan. He emigrated to the United States ...


From The Recorder Archives

Compiled by SHARON WALEGA Recorder News Staff THIRTY YEARS AGO * Mayor Mario Villa may resign to become the deputy director of the Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties Private Industry Council, in perhaps as few as two weeks. PIC Exec ...

Letter to the Editor

Does anyone at city hall care? To the editor: In addition to the questions posed for certain city officials in my June 17, 2016 and July 1, 2016 letters to the editor, the following are more questions to the city's new Mayor and all Common Counci ...

Amsterdam is still a great place to live

By RICK DOUGLAS For The Recorder For many years I have contemplated writing an article to the editor of my hometown's newspaper. There are several rough drafts on my computer's desktop from throughout the years that I chose not to submit. Each ...

Letter to the Editor

City's financial reports don't add up To the editor, In addition to questions posed for certain city officials in my letter to the editor published June 30, the following questions are for the city's new mayor and all Common Council members. A ...


Trump and Clinton set for appearances on Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump; Vice President Joe Biden; retired Marine Gen. John Allen. ------ NBC's "Meet the Press" -- Paul Manafort, Trump campaign manager; Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder; Garry Kasparov, Russian political activist and former world chess champion. ------ CBS' "Face the Nation" -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Manafort; Reince ...

Around the remote: The Summer Olympics are coming Friday

By CHUCK BARNEY East Bay Times DON'T MISS: Summer Olympics opening ceremony -- are you ready for some pomp and pageantry? Athletes from more than 200 countries are expected to compete over 17 days (Aug. 5-21) in the Rio games. But first comes what is expected to be a very festive celebration and the lighting of the cauldron. Ushering viewers through it all will be Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Hoda Kotb. 7 p.m. Friday, NBC. Other bets SUNDAY: ...

You'll be afraid of the dark if you weren't already

By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service David F. Sandberg's excellent horror flick "Lights Out" is a film about common fears and universal phobias; about things that go bump in the night, and exist only in the dark. Built on a clever premise, the film is executed seamlessly. It's the best expression of a low-budget horror flick: resourceful and smart, where the most charismatic character is the ghoul itself. At a lightning quick 81 minutes, Sandberg cre ...

'Bad Moms' could have been better

By KATIE WALSH Tribune News Service There's a scene halfway through "Bad Moms," wherein a PTA meeting full of suburban moms turns into a full-on frat house-style rager. Moms in sweater sets, khakis and sensible sneakers chug liquor straight from the bottle, make out, huff whippets, crash tricycles and urinate on lawns, all in glorious slow motion, hair and spittle flying to a pulsing pop beat. It's featured heavily in the trailer for the film, and i ...
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