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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


Mary S. Morini

Mary S. Morini November 20, 2014 Mary S. Morini, 93, of Lindbergh Avenue, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Thursday afternoon November 20, 2014 at Wilkinson RHCF in Amsterdam Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:15 at the Riley Mortu ...

Ronald C. Hopkins

Ronald C. Hopkins November 20, 2014 Ronald C. Hopkins, 81, of Amsterdam, passed away at home with his loving family at his side on November 20, 2014. Born in the Town of Florida on June 3, 1933. He was the son of the late Reinholdt and Mild ...

Helen McGuire Boswell

Helen McGuire Boswell November 21, 2014 Helen McGuire Boswell, 93, of 100 Sandy Drive, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Friday morning November 21, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam. Arrangements by the Riley Mortuary, Inc. 110 Division Str ...

Mary S. Morini

November 20, 2014 Mary S. Morini, 93, of Lindbergh Avenue, Amsterdam, NY; passed away Thursday afternoon November 20, 2014 at Wilkinson RHCF in Amsterdam. Born in Baltimore, MD on July 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Mary ...


Christmas trees for sale

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder As promised, this is the story given to me by Howard Bradt. I had been unable to confirm the details but Howard Bradt never lied to me. He had premature gray hair and was taken from us far too soon. He was re ...

Main Street

Deep in the Red Hi-de-ho! Here we are again, b'gosh. Took one on the chin from Old Man Toxemia himself and went down for the count. Felt myself slipping about election time and lasted only three days after. 'Nuff to make any Republican sick -- t ...

Letters to the editor

County must work together To the editor: Two days after the election, we had Tonko and Gillibrand come to the area on the premise of economic development and local cooperation. Yet, this was actually a political move as demonstrated by the lack ...

Defining happiness

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder OK, Jackie it's your turn. Last week we headed up toward Hardscrabble Road. We passed the cemetery where two of my children are buried, Percy and Linda Marie. The first house on the left was Marion and Horace ...


Bin Laden documentary is most popular ever for Fox

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Fox News Channel's two-part documentary on the former Navy SEAL who claims to have fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden is the network's most popular documentary ever. Reporter Peter Doocy's interview with Robert O'Neill averaged just over 3 million viewers last Tuesday and Wednesday, the Nielsen company said. The second part had 3.37 million viewers, effectively tying with an edition of "The ...

The Associated Press Music Reviews

Trisha Yearwood "Prizefighter: Hit After Hit" (Gwendolyn/RCA Nashville) Trisha Yearwood returns with her first new recordings in seven years with "Prizefighter," which combines 10 of her best-known hits ("XXX's and OOO's," "She's In Love With The Boy") with six new songs. The title tune pairs Yearwood with acolyte Kelly Clarkson, and the two overcome the song's empowerment cliches through the earth-shaking force of their voices. But the album inc ...

The revolution is brewing in 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay'

By LINDSEY BAHR The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- All is not well in Panem. At the conclusion of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Katniss's (Jennifer Lawrence) force-field shattering arrow left the society in turmoil. The desperate act was perceived as subversion, inciting populist uprisings and devastating counter attacks by the governing elite. Thus, revolution is on the horizon in the franchise's third installment, "Mockingjay -- Part 1," ...

Lawyer: Tracy Morgan is still recovering from brain injury

By DAVID PORTER The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. -- Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's unknown if the actor-comedian will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday. Benedict Morelli said the former "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" star suffered a traumatic brain injury in the June 7 crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, in addition to a b ...
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