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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


Mia L. Groat

Mia L. Groat July 23, 2014 Mia L. Groat, newborn daughter of Matthew and Jessica Rogers Groat, passed on to eternal life to be with the angels on July 23, 2014. She leaves behind her parents; grandparents, Michelle Rogers, William Rogers, Do ...

Florence Betty Chiara

Florence Betty Chiara July 24, 2014 Florence Betty Chiara, 87 of Hagaman, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Focus Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, in Utica. Born November 12, 1926 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of ...

Frank E. Maslak

Frank E. Maslak December 9, 2013 Frank E. Maslak died December 9th 2013 at 86 years old. Frank grew up in Amsterdam; he was the youngest out of eight children. Frank's loves included golfing, gardening, and reading poetry. His cremains wi ...

Roberta Clark Gillis

Roberta Clark Gillis July 5, 2014 Roberta Clark Gillis, 92, of Potomac Maryland, passed away peacefully July 5th in Bethesda Md. A calling hour will take place Friday August 1st from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Chapel of St. Mary's Chu ...


Letters to the editor

All we get is more of the same To the editor: I'm so relieved that the Common Council has been dealing with the difficult issues facing our city. This year alone they have solved the controversy of those rowdy golfers at the municipal golf course ...

An apple a day ...

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder Many years ago I signed a two-year contract to run the kitchen of a large hotel in York Beach, Maine, just up the road from President Bush's estate. It was an antiquated facility which no longer exists, but i ...

Main Street

Why Cause Alarm? At the time the $136 disappeared from the County Clerk's office, some people were of the opinion that county offices in Fonda should be equipped with burglar alarms. It seemed like a good idea. But, on the other hand, if they di ...

Letters to the editor

A decline into the unrecognizable To the editor: As the city council battles yet another pressing issue, this particular one being basketball hoops, the city as a whole continues its rapid decline, into something that lifelong residents can barel ...


Scientists make love, war weapons in 'Manhattan'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets. He found the answer by looking back to the early 1940s, when U.S. scientists and others working in isolation created the first atomic bombs without the knowledge of Congress, the vice president or the American public. The result is "Manhattan," debuting Sunday (9 p.m.) on cable channel ...

Around the remote: TV picks for the week of July 27-Aug. 2

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Manhattan" -- This gripping and provocative new drama series is set in Los Alamos, N.M., against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world's first atomic bomb. John Benjamin Hickey ("The Big C") shines as a self-destructive physics professor who is recruited to help lead the Manhattan Project and finds himself living in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate all aspects of everyda ...

Allen fans will have a hard time finding magic in the 'Moonlight'

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press Woody Allen's late period has been defined by a quality you wouldn't have expected from the man who produced the inspired chaos of "Bananas" or the Fellini-esque carnival of "Stardust Memories": tidiness. For years now, Allen's films have been light farces ("Midnight in Paris," "Vicky Cristina Barcelona") or neatly structured parables ("Match Point," "Blue Jasmine"). They breeze in innocuously in the summer, pro ...

Love and Manson to appear on 'Sons'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Courtney Love and Marilyn Manson have roles on the upcoming final season of "Sons of Anarchy." The musicians join such previous guest stars as Stephen King and David Hasselhoff as unusual casting choices in the motorcycle club drama on FX. "We try to have some things that are fun," creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter told the summer TV critics' meeting on Monday. Love plays a teacher and Sutter, a self-professed " ...
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