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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


Dorothy M. Smith RN

September 28, 2014 Dorothy M. Smith, RN, 88, of Greenwood Avenue, Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam. Born January 13, 1926 in Amsterdam, NY she was the daughter of t ...

Robert Thomas Clayburn

September 26, 2014 Robert Thomas Clayburn, 65, of Briar Hill, passed away peacefully at his daughter's home in Rochester, NY after a long illness. Born February 13, 1949 in Amsterdam, New York he was the son of Anne Sirotick Clayburn and the ...

Harold R. Leamon

September 28, 2014 Harold R. Leamon, 46, of Henson Road, former resident of Glen, NY, passed away unexpectedly in Broadalbin. Born November 15, 1967 in Amsterdam, NY he was the son of Doris Costello Leamon and the late Gerald Leamon. He attend ...

Mary A. Henza

October 1, 2014 Mary A. Henza, of Clyde Street, Fort Plain died peacefully on October 1, 2014 at the Palatine Nursing Home with her family by her side. Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 ...


Letters to the editor

Florida is going to the dogs To the editor: This is to appeal passage of the proposed dog ordinance for the town of Florida. Despite being an agricultural community, the town of Florida town board is planning to adopt a new dog ordinance with a ...

Letters to the editor

The OFA is not a county agency To the editor: In a recent article (Sept. 22) regarding the Montgomery County Office for Aging's annual senior picnic, it was implied that the agency is a county department. I just wanted to provide some clarificati ...

Main Street

Tools Are Coming Down Maybe it wasn't the ghost of Fort Johnson and maybe it was. I ain't a-sayin'. But they tell me that it was some fellow by the name of Anderson who asked Cass Gorham for the lease of a few tools. And consent was not only giv ...

The family way(s)

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder For the past 28 years we've lived in the house, the four of us -- myself, my wife, the cat and the beagle. In this time we have had a total of three beagles, two of which are deceased. We had one cat who pass ...


Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seat belt

By DAVID PORTER The Associated Press NEWARK -- Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seat belts, the company said in a court filing Monday. The filing was made in federal court in response to a lawsuit Morgan filed in July over the accident, which killed his friend James McNair, who was acco ...

Entertainment news in brief

Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at dad's death SYDNEY (AP) -- Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. "We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks," the actress and her singer husband Keith Urban said in a joint statement posted Tuesday on Facebook. "We are all heartbroken, but knowing we ...

Fox's 'Sleepy Hollow' hopes to engage fans in season 2

By ALICIA RANCILIO The Associated Press NEW YORK -- "Sleepy Hollow" was renewed after just three episodes last year, and star Tom Mison, who plays Ichabod Crane, calls the new season "the tricky second album." "Last season people were ... expecting us to be terrible," Mison says of the Fox mythical drama, which airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. "Let's be honest ... (the show's premise is) quite a bold idea. Last season: low expectations. This season: h ...

Denzel opens with a $35M handle

NEW YORK (AP) -- Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller "The Equalizer" to a $35 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday. The strong opening marks the third-best debut in Washington's career, trailing only 2012's "Safe House" ($40.1 million) and 2007's "American Gangster" ($43.6 million). Washington, who will turn 60 in December, has been one of Hollywood's most reliable draws without the benefit of anything like a superh ...
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