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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


John A. Wyszomirski

October 23, 2014 John A. Wyszomirski, age 78, entered eternal rest on October 23, 2014, at St. Peter's Hospital with his loved ones nearby. He was a 53 year resident of Colonie. Born in Amsterdam, NY, he was the son of the late Martin and Jose ...

Pamela "Penny" Folts

October 23, 2014 Pamela "Penny" Folts, formerly of Dillenbeck Road, Palatine Bridge, died peacefully on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home following a long illness. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved h ...

Joseph Fabozzi

October 23, 2014 Mr. Joseph Fabozzi, 91, of Amsterdam, New York passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 at St. Mary's Healthcare. He was born November 22, 1922 in Amsterdam, New York a son of the late James and Jennie Tessitore Fabozzi. He w ...

Patricia J. Loucks

October 22, 2014 Patricia J. Loucks, 55, of Arnold Avenue, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Wednesday morning October 22, 2014 at home. Born in Rahway, New Jersey on September 25, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Audrey Nickerson K ...


Not just pulling your leg

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder As promised, my story on the Brass Rail in the 1950s, warts and all. I still hadn't learned how to cook and I had no idea as to how far back I was. I was about to find out. I was hired as a dish washer at t ...

Main Street

At It Again Well, here we are again with plenty of stuff to chronicle and little time to do it. How things can pile up when a fellow gets out of the routine for a few days. To be perfectly frank I didn't know whether to take off that week or not ...

A zombie government

By SHANNON BERTUCH For The Recorder A chronicled souvenir from my Catholic education is looking like an oracle these days. I recall Sister Superior recounting the meeting between President Kennedy and Pope Paul VI, told to us as Catholics that ...

Letters to the editor

The neighbors and the dogs To the editor: In response to The Recorder article by Bill Berner Oct. 16: Upon moving to Hartley Road, the town of Florida granted the Berners kennel permits, one to William for 10 dogs and one to Kris for 10. The perm ...


'American Horror Story' Twisty the Clown actor John Carroll Lynch is scary good

By GINA MCINTYRE Los Angeles Times When "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy first contacted actor John Carroll Lynch about a possible role on the fourth season of his gleefully deranged hit, he was upfront about his aims for a new character, a silent, grinning killer straight out of a child's nightmare. "He described it in a way that I understood it to be somebody calling me up and going, 'We'd like you to play my version of the Phantom of ...

Entertainment news in brief

TLC cancels 'Honey Boo Boo' series NEW YORK (AP) -- The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. The network had already completed filming of another season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and was set to begin airing it at the end of this year. TLC wouldn't publicly cite a reason for the cancellation, but said in a statement that "supporting the health and welfare of ...

'Fury' director's rugged style was a hit on set

By REBECCA KEEGAN Los Angeles Times OXFORDSHIRE, England -- On a cold, rainy morning in November 2013, director David Ayer was dealing with a temperamental star. Actors Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal had all taken their places on the set, a farm in a sleepy town in the countryside west of London dressed to re-create Germany in April 1945. But the title character, a 70-year-old M4 Sherman tank named "Fury," had ...

Britney Spears to get Vegas key, 'Britney Day'

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. The Las Vegas-based casino giant announced Thursday that it would host "Britney Day" at The LINQ Promenade starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. Caesars says that starting at 8 a.m., the first 100 people who prove that they, too, are named Britney will get two tickets to Spears' "Piece of Me" show at Planet Ho ...
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