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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


Roma Marie Gould

January 27, 2015 Roma Marie Gould was called home to Heaven on January 27, 2015 at age 88. Roma was born on September 7, 1926 in Waynsboro, PA. She was married for 60 years to her loving husband Rev. Ardell who predeceases her. Rev. Gou ...

Floyd E. Gardinier

January 27, 2015 Floyd E. Gardinier, 89, passed away Tuesday (January 27th) at the Edward L. Wilkinson RHCF. Born in Amsterdam on June 9, 1926 to the late Edgar and Ethel Herrick Gardinier, Floyd was united in marriage to Dora Mae Roberts in 1 ...

Edward R. Furman

January 27, 2015 Edward R. Furman, 91, of Truax Road, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Tuesday morning January 27, 2015 at Albany Medical Center. Born in Amsterdam on May 17, 1923, he was a son of the late Stanley and Katherine Furman. Ed received ...

Barbara Ann Fox

January 8, 2015 Barbara Ann Fox entered into eternal rest and went home to be with her Heavenly Savior on January 8, 2015. She was a resident of St Johnsville Rehab and Nursing Home. Barbara was the daughter of Cecil and Charlotte Loucks of ...


Letter to the editor

Seeking some cheer therapy To the editor: I hope this past Saturday's Recorder article, "Dough for doughnuts," brought some smiles to many faces. Dad dictated it to my sister from his hospital bed in Ellis Hospital where he's been for over a week ...

Letters to the editor

Maintaining the turf fields To the editor: An article in last week's Recorder quoted GASD Superintendent Thomas Perillo as saying "the synthetic turf at the Wilbur H. Lynch Literacy Academy needs to be refurbished because it is seven years past i ...

Letters to the editor

Stop, think and reconsider To the editor: Recently I learned of NBT Bank's plan to donate their property on North Main Street in Gloversville to St. Mary's Healthcare for a drug rehabilitation facility. As an investor in the Schine building (adja ...

Dough for doughnuts

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder In my youth I acquired a very strong addiction to any form of doughnuts. The reason my desire was so overwhelming was because in our house, in 1938, there wasn't enough money to acquire any doughnuts that oft ...


Spring films offer a season of sameness

By STEVEN REA The Philadelphia Inquirer It's a new year -- well, practically (still January) -- and a new spirit pervades the land. Nowhere is that sense of innovation and imagination, of bold ideas and daring leaps into the further reaches of artistic realms, more in evidence than in Hollywood. Look at the films coming our way between now and May -- a veritable flood of forward-thinking, radically uncompromising dramas, comedies, romances and thr ...

Fox's 'Empire' is moving up the Nielsen charts

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Fox's music business soap "Empire" is moving up the charts. The new series logged more than 11 million viewers last week, and has achieved the rare feat of growing its audience for each of its three weeks on the air, the Nielsen company said. The numbers don't include people who watched on a time-shifted basis after the first night. Among the youthful 18-to-49-year-old viewers that Fox cares most ...

Joel Grey is out

NEW YORK (AP) -- Joel Grey has publicly announced at age 82 that he is gay. The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor tells People magazine, "I don't like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I'm a gay man." Grey was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years and they have two children together: actress Jennifer Grey and son James, a chef. He says, "It took time to embrace that other part of who I always was." Grey's show-stopping performance as the devili ...

'Project Almanac' a sci-fi thriller that's really not worth your time

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? The tired hand-held technique that seemed so fresh in 1999 with "The Blair Witch Project" long ago wore out its welcome. The only thing noteworthy about its use in "Project Almanac," which follows a group of high school misfits who invent a time travel apparatus, is that this particular found footage film isn't really a horror film, but a sci-fi thrille ...
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