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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


May Rita Moller

May Rita Moller September 16, 2014 May Rita Moller, age 92, formerly of Amsterdam, New York, passed away Tuesday September 16, 2014 at the Gateway House of Peace in Ballston Spa, NY. Funeral services will be held Monday September 22, 2014 at ...

Donna L. Nichols

September 16, 2014 Donna L. Nichols, 69, of Cliff St., Canajoharie, NY passed away Tuesday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, following a long illness. Born in Amsterdam, NY on September 27, 1944 a daughter of the late Raymond and Belva Prim ...

Norma G. De Vost

September 17, 2014 Mrs. Norma G. De Vost, 93, formerly of Canal Street, Fort Plain, and most recently of Montgomery Street, Canajoharie, New York died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Wilkinson Center in Amsterdam, NY, following a brief illn ...

Robert H. Barker

September 17, 2014 Robert H. Barker, 77, of Johnstown, NY, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville, NY surrounded by his loving family. Born in Randall, NY, on September 12, 1937, a son of Harry ...


Main Street

At the Old Fort "There isn't a real ghost up there, a real ghost, is there?" quizzed one of my youngsters as he gazed at the picture of the ghost room in old Fort Johnson, a trick photo by John Maney used as an illustration in Max Reid's book of ...

An enormous debt

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder Well, we finally took Ursula to the veterinarian. It is Ursula, and in all probability, she is pregnant. After the kittens come, or if they do not come, we will have her spayed. She has a tooth that will be r ...

Letters to the editor

The wolf's pulling the sheep skin To the editor: Regarding the article in the paper Saturday, Sept. 13, "City code violators could lose rent": Don't let the wolf pull sheep skin over you. While I enjoyed reading the well written article about t ...

Kittens on the way

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder It's official -- Ursula is a girl (and a woman of loose moral values). She's heavy with kittens. She is due in about three weeks. We took a vote (my six grandchildren, my three children and their spouses, ...


'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5M

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate. The 20th Century Fox release easily outpaced the $13.1 million debut of Liam Neeson's hardboiled private eye thriller "A Walk Among the Tombstones" and the $11.9 million opening for the ensemble-cast dramedy "This Is Where I Leave You," according ...

Around the Remote: Television picks for Sept. 21-27

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Gotham" -- The new TV season revs up in earnest this week and no freshman series arrives lathered in more hype than this fun, visually gorgeous Batman-origin story. It delivers viewers to a grimy, corrupt city where a rookie cop (Ben McKenzie) is taking the first steps toward becoming Commissioner Gordon, and an 11-year-old Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) is struggling to find his way in the world. Best of ...

What's worth watching and what's not

By NEAL JUSTIN Minneapolis Star Tribune DON'T MISS IT The show you can't miss this fall is not on network TV, cable or even Netflix. "Transparent," a dark comedy about the most dysfunctional family since the Bluths of "Arrested Development," belongs to Amazon Studios, which is fast becoming a significant player. It might be just a coincidence that the series stars "Development's" Jeffrey Tambor, but this is like no other character he's played befo ...

New 'NCIS' spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The newest members of the successful "NCIS" TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots. But the stars and producers of "NCIS: New Orleans" also are betting that the crime drama's setting, one of America's most distinctive cities, will exert its own magic with viewers. The series debuts at 9 p.m. Tuesday on CBS, drafting on TV's top-rated drama "NCIS" that airs at 8 p.m. "It's really about the DNA of the city and ...
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