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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


Marjorie Elmore Hayes

November 23, 2015 Marjorie Elmore Hayes, 85, died peacefully at home in Mayfield with her husband of 64 years by her side on Monday, Nov. 23. Marjorie was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Palatine Bridge, the daughter and oldest child of Leona Slater El ...

Loren F. Prime

November 22, 2015 Mr. Loren F. Prime, 84, of Martin Street, Fort Plain, New York died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, surrounded by his family. Born on Oct. 6, 1931, in the Town of Minden, New York, he was the son ...

Alan Dean Hadley

November 21, 2015 Alan Dean Hadley, 54, resident of Lexington Center, Gloversville, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, at Nathan Littauer Hospital. He was born in Swindon, England, on Oct. 8, 1961, and was the son of the late Herbert and Molly Rowle ...

Beverly H. Birch

November 21, 2015 Beverly H. Birch, 86, of Amsterdam, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, surrounded by her loving family at River Ridge Living Center, LLC. Born May 30, 1929, in Gloversville, she was a daughter of the late Merr ...


Letters to the Editor

Thanks for 'Ghosts of the Past' help To the editor, On behalf of the Historic Amsterdam League and myself personally I would like to express appreciation and thanks to everyone who recently attended the fourth annual "Ghosts of the Past" tours ...

Main Street

Tonight's the Night Tonight, me fra-a-anz, is Hallowe'en. Or maybe you know that. It doesn't matter, however, because if you didn't know it before, you do now. If the doorbell ting-a-lings and nobody is there when you answer it, you'll know more ...

Letters to the editor

Why we should support the police To the editor: A very disturbing incident yesterday pointed out the importance of supporting our local police, and the wonderful job that they do. They really do "Serve and Protect." I would not have been in Fort ...

Letters to the editor

Looking at the bigger picture To the editor: My name is Sara Niccoli and I am running for Palatine town supervisor. Raising my daughter on the second generation farm in Stone Arabia that my husband grew up on is my dream come true. Our kitchen wi ...


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Yo Rocky! Gritty, soulful 'Creed' goes the distance

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press Admit it. When you heard another "Rocky" movie was coming out -- a seventh -- you thought, really? How many "Rocky" movies do we need? Well, it turns out we needed seven. At least. From its very beginning in 1976, the "Rocky" story has been about proving you belong in the ring -- not winning, necessarily, but showing you have the cred to be there in the first place. That's why Rocky told Adrian: "All I wanna do is go ...

New on DVD this week

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee The Nov. 24 DVD releases go from animated antics to armed conflict. "Shaun the Sheep Movie," (3 1/2 stars): Shaun the Sheep has gone from a sheepish supporting player to wild and woolly movie star. While his acting might try to pull the wool over our eyes, his work is a flocking good time. The animated character was introduced in 1995 in the Nick Park "Wallace & Gromit" stop-action short film, "A Close Shave." ...

Los Angeles Times Movie Guide

OPENING THIS WEEK "The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young" -- Documentary on a quirky endurance race -- modeled after James Earl Ray's failed prison escape -- that has seen only 10 finishers in 25 years. Directed by Annika Iltis and Timothy Kane. (1:29) NR. "The Black Dove" -- Released after 18 years in prison, a country music star battles his demons as he searches for his legendary Gibson guitar. With John Savage, Sean Young, Mia Caporale ...
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Pixar's trippy 'Good Dinosaur' stumbles

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press "The Good Dinosaur" is Pixar's most trippy and tripped-up film: a wayward tale, uncertain of its steps, about a Gumby-green young dinosaur lost in prehistoric forests that are rendered in lushly sensory detail and populated by bug-eyed animations. Any animated movie worth its salt usually has something hallucinogenic about it. More often than not, Pixar has honored that tradition, whether in the day-glow head tr ...
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