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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


Victor E. Eckler

November 28, 2015 Mr. Victor E. Eckler, 91, of Clark Avenue, Fort Plain, NY, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Albany Medical Center from complications following cardiac surgery. He was born on Dec. 6, 1923, in Frankfort, NY, the son of the ...

Doris M. Prime

November 26, 2015 Doris M. Prime, 81, of Salt Springville, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at Palatine Nursing Home. She was born May 25, 1934 , in Otsego, NY, the daughter of Earl and Hazel Slingerland VanAlstine. On Sept. 12, 1951, she married Ke ...

Dorothy Jordan

November 27, 2015 Calling hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, with Rosary at 4:30 p.m. Mass 11 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Online condolences at

Amelia M. "Mollie" Natale

November 29, 2015 Amelia M. "Mollie" Natale, 87, passed away Sunday morning at the Edward L. Wilkinson RHCF. Calling hours are set for Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave. The Mass ...


Letters to the editor

Volunteers help keep history alive To the editor, On behalf of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for those that attended our New York State History Month Tuesday Talk Series during the month ...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for 'Ghosts of the Past' help To the editor, On behalf of the Historic Amsterdam League and myself personally I would like to express appreciation and thanks to everyone who recently attended the fourth annual "Ghosts of the Past" tours ...

Main Street

Tonight's the Night Tonight, me fra-a-anz, is Hallowe'en. Or maybe you know that. It doesn't matter, however, because if you didn't know it before, you do now. If the doorbell ting-a-lings and nobody is there when you answer it, you'll know more ...

Letters to the editor

Why we should support the police To the editor: A very disturbing incident yesterday pointed out the importance of supporting our local police, and the wonderful job that they do. They really do "Serve and Protect." I would not have been in Fort ...


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Yo Rocky! Gritty, soulful 'Creed' goes the distance

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press Admit it. When you heard another "Rocky" movie was coming out -- a seventh -- you thought, really? How many "Rocky" movies do we need? Well, it turns out we needed seven. At least. From its very beginning in 1976, the "Rocky" story has been about proving you belong in the ring -- not winning, necessarily, but showing you have the cred to be there in the first place. That's why Rocky told Adrian: "All I wanna do is go ...

New on DVD this week

By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee The Nov. 24 DVD releases go from animated antics to armed conflict. "Shaun the Sheep Movie," (3 1/2 stars): Shaun the Sheep has gone from a sheepish supporting player to wild and woolly movie star. While his acting might try to pull the wool over our eyes, his work is a flocking good time. The animated character was introduced in 1995 in the Nick Park "Wallace & Gromit" stop-action short film, "A Close Shave." ...

Los Angeles Times Movie Guide

OPENING THIS WEEK "The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young" -- Documentary on a quirky endurance race -- modeled after James Earl Ray's failed prison escape -- that has seen only 10 finishers in 25 years. Directed by Annika Iltis and Timothy Kane. (1:29) NR. "The Black Dove" -- Released after 18 years in prison, a country music star battles his demons as he searches for his legendary Gibson guitar. With John Savage, Sean Young, Mia Caporale ...
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Pixar's trippy 'Good Dinosaur' stumbles

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press "The Good Dinosaur" is Pixar's most trippy and tripped-up film: a wayward tale, uncertain of its steps, about a Gumby-green young dinosaur lost in prehistoric forests that are rendered in lushly sensory detail and populated by bug-eyed animations. Any animated movie worth its salt usually has something hallucinogenic about it. More often than not, Pixar has honored that tradition, whether in the day-glow head tr ...
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