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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

Michael Kelly


Michael Kelly has been covering sports at the Recorder since May 2011.

Michael is from Clifton Park and is a 2010 graduate of Stony Brook University, with degrees from the school of journalism and history.

Michael can be reached via email at


Stella Westerling

Stella Westerling October 28, 2014 Stella Westerling, 92, of Kunz Road Broadalbin, died Tuesday evening, October 28, 2014 at Albany Medical Center with loving family at her side. She was born in Montreal, Canada on May 12, 1922 a daughter of ...

Mrs. Bonita "Bonnie" Shunk Leach

Mrs. Bonita "Bonnie" Shunk Leach October 31, 2014 Mrs. Bonita "Bonnie" Shunk Leach, 64, of St. Hwy. 29, St. Johnsville, New York died Friday, October 31, 2014 at her home. Born on May 23, 1950 in Little Falls, NY, she was the daughter of the ...

John W. Jankowski

October 29, 2014 John W. Jankowski, 97, formerly of First Avenue Broadalbin , entered into eternal life on Wednesday morning October 29, 2014 at Mountain Valley Hospice House, Gloversville. He was born in Amsterdam on May 16, 1917 a son of Ge ...

Myra A. Fox

October 29, 2014 Miss Myra A. Fox, 75, of Oak Lane, Gloversville, New York died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare of Amsterdam following a very brief illness. Born on September 4, 1939 in Nelliston, NY, she was the daughter ...


Main Street

All in Fun It seemed to be the consensus of opinion last night that the Kiwanis Halloween parade brought out more marchers and more spectators than ever before. The night was ideal for the revelers, and tots of all sizes, rigged up in all sorts ...

This small world

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder One day in the early '60s the Brass Rail decided to open up for breakfast for the first time. We never figured that the working people in Northville had for years eaten breakfast at the Kitchenette or the Sug ...

Letters to the editor

Tired of dysfunction & corruption To the editor: Dear voters: On Election Day, Nov. 4, you will have the opportunity to make some very significant choices on the ballot. Like you, I am tired of the dysfunction and corruption that exists in Al ...

Not just pulling your leg

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder As promised, my story on the Brass Rail in the 1950s, warts and all. I still hadn't learned how to cook and I had no idea as to how far back I was. I was about to find out. I was hired as a dish washer at the Brass ...


23.5 million saw Game 7 of series

NEW YORK (AP) -- An estimated 23.5 million people watched the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7, enabling the matchup to escape the distinction of least-watched World Series. The Nielsen company said Thursday that more people watched the previous night's contest than any other World Series game since the 2011 Game 7 between St. Louis and Texas (25.4 million). It was 10 million more people than tuned in to any of the pr ...

The Associated Press Book Reviews

"The Killer Next Door" (Penguin Books) by Alex Marwood Desperation brings six people to a decaying Victorian apartment house where the tenants' desolation pales in comparison with one neighbor's despicable acts. Alex Marwood's second stand-alone novel delivers a multilayered plot that succeeds as crime fiction, a gothic tale and a village mystery -- all with an edge. With the apartment building substituting for a village, "The Killer Next Door ...

The Associated Press Music Reviews

Taylor Swift "1989" (Big Machine Records) Taylor Swift's all-out move into pop music on her fifth album, "1989," is the sound of a young artist who has gradually evolved from a teenager obsessed with boys and journal writing into a young woman embracing life in New York and stepping to a new beat. "Shake It Off," her first single, was a fun introduction to the new Swift sound. But it's the most lighthearted track on "1989," which sweeps from th ...

Entertainment news in brief

New book of Watergate tapes out next August NEW YORK (AP) -- More transcripts of White House tapes from the Richard Nixon administration will be published next August, focusing on 1973, the year the world learned the recordings existed. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Tuesday that the new book will be called "The Nixon Tapes: 1973" and will be edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter, who worked on last summer's best-seller, "Th ...
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