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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


Dorothy J. Litchfield

May 22, 2015 Dorothy J. Litchfield, 91, of 4th Street, Gloversville, passed away peacefully Friday, May 22, at her son's home with her loving family at her bedside. Born March 8, 1924, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Harold and ...

Irene Sakne

May 22, 2015 Irene Sakne, 93, formerly of West Charlton, passed away Friday evening, May 22, at the Fulton Center for Rehabilitation and Health in Gloversville. Born May 31, 1921, in Perth, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Victor ...

Joyce J. Bellows Gillis

May 23, 2015 Joyce J. Bellows Gillis, 79, of East Lykers Road, Sprakers, passed away Saturday, May 23, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the Christian Church at Charle ...

Anita A. (Bellen) Smith

May 20, 2015 Anita A. (Bellen) Smith, age 90, a longtime and well-known and loved resident of St. Johnsville, NY, passed away peacefully yet suddenly on Wednesday afternoon, May 20, 2015 at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, NY. Anita A. Belle ...


Letter to the editor

Chorus is a true treasure To the editor: I have just returned home after enjoying a most entertaining musical program at the Amsterdam High School. Amsterdam -- "We have a treasure in the Mohawk Valley Chorus." This is nothing new -- I have b ...

Letters to the editor

History of a longtime FM professor To the editor: It was September of 1969 when I arrived at the brand new buildings of the new campus of Fulton-Montgomery Community College. It was certainly a beautiful setting. I had come from the small town of ...

Main Street

Spare the Shortening It really wasn't a sanitary thing for anybody to do, let alone a sanitary inspector, but take it from me, Vince didn't mean to do it. Among several other lessons to be derived from the happening it may be stated without fear ...

Letters to the editor

Attention all veterans: To the editor: The parade committee of the St. Johnsville Memorial Day remembrance cordially invites all veterans to participate in our parade and commemoration ceremonies on Memorial Day, May 25. If you wish to appear in ...


Actress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for four Emmys, dies

By SANDY COHEN and FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. Jerry Stiller and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. She was 85. No other details were provided. The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry ...

Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press CANNES, France -- The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or. The choice of "Dheepan," as selected by a jury led by Joel and Ethan Coen, left some critics scratching their heads. While the dapper French filmmaker has drawn widespread acclaim for films such as "A Prophet" and "Rust a ...

John Nash lived a life of great struggle and even greater success

By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. -- Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics. Nash had read the classic "Men of Ma ...

Vandals hit selfie-taking Ottoman prince statue

ISTANBUL (AP) -- A statue erected in a Turkish city of an Ottoman prince taking a selfie with a cellphone has been vandalized amid strong criticism of the artwork. Just days after it was erected, someone -- perhaps offended by disparagement of Ottoman history -- hacked off the phone and the prince's sword. The mayor's office in Amasya, a city an hour south of Turkey's Black Sea coast, said police have been ordered to guard the disarmed prince. The ...
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