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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 paul.antonelli@recordernews.com.

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 adam.shinder@recordernews.com.

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 michael.kelly@recordernews.com.


Robert (Bob) McCaffery

April 17, 2014 Robert (Bob) McCaffery, 83, of Windsor, passed away on April 17, 2014 surrounded by family. Bob, known as "Bobby Boy" and Grandpa Bobby was born in Salisbury, NY to Richard and Margaret (Wells) McCaffery on March 31, 1931. He ...

Thomas F. Shannon

April 17, 2014 Thomas F. Shannon, 89 years old, formerly of Saratoga Springs, died on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey. Tom had recently moved to New Jersey to be closer to his grandchi ...

Richard A. "Dick" Hartig

April 20, 2014 Richard A. "Dick" Hartig, 68, of Midline Road, Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany with his family at his bedside. Born March 14, 1946 in Amsterdam, New York, he was the son of ...

Augustine G. "Auggie" Greco

March 14, 2014 Augustine G. "Auggie" Greco, 91, of State Hwy 161, Town of Glen, NY passed away peacefully Friday evening March 14, 2014 at his home following a long illness with his loving family by his side. A graveside service will held o ...


Letters to the editor

Too smart for your own good? To the editor: Although I have not agreed with the current administration's tactics and policies concerning the golf course, they needed the benefit of the doubt. I thought that the open house held on April 19 was a ...

Main Street

He Was a Tough Guy They hung Sam Steenburg at Fonda 56 years ago today -- maybe some of you old timers will remember that. From the account published in The Recorder of that time (it was a weekly then) I gather the impression that the day of exe ...

A fatal attraction

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder Last week I promised to give you the details of a very exceptional wedding which I attended. It took place in Hampton Beach, N.H., and requires a little background. More than 50 years ago, I was doing shor ...

Letters to the editor

Odds are against gambling addiction To the editor: Some in Albany are opposed to a casino being built in a somewhat isolated area off Exit 23 of the Thruway because people might become addicted to gambling. Why would we want a clean, controlled i ...


Lohan says on reality show she lost a baby

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series. The 27-year-old actress made the disclosure during Sunday's final episode of "Lindsay," the OWN cable channel series. Lohan said the miscarriage was the reason that she was unable to appear on the program at one point. She said she was sick and unable to move. She didn't offer any further details on the program about her ill-fated pregnancy. ...

Tom Petty reflects on 40 years of song writing

By SANDY COHEN The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Forty years of practice has made songwriting harder, not easier, for Tom Petty. "As life goes by, you get a little more carefree or distracted by other things and you have to really police yourself -- I do -- into sitting down and doing something that pleases me," the 63-year-old rocker said. "Plus, I'm trying to do things that I haven't done before and not go over the same ground." The writer b ...

Around the remote: TV picks for the week of April 20-26

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "DEVIOUS MAIDS" -- Bring on the heavy-duty detergent. There's lots of dirty laundry to deal with as this campy soap returns for a second season that promises even more twists and surprises. The story makes a three-month jump from the events of last year's finale, when Flora's murder case was solved and Marisol's (Ana Ortiz) quest to clear her son's name ended. Of course, the heightened drama isn't abo ...

Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed at first, but then determined to speak out in protest. "It really did throw me into a tailspin and it hit me hard," Novak, 81, said in a telephone interview Thursday, after she released an open letter condemning remarks by Donald Trump and others about her appearance. In her letter, Novak said: "I will no longer h ...
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