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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


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Stanley C. Tonko

June 28, 2015 Stanley C. Tonko, 94, of Princeton Street, Amsterdam, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, at St. Mary's Healthcare, with his loving family by his side. Mr. Tonko was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Amsterdam, the son of William and A ...

Michelle P. Stewart

June 29, 2015 Michelle P. Stewart, 46, of Union Mills Road, Broadalbin, died Monday, June 29, at Albany Medical Center. She was born in Amsterdam Feb. 26, 1969, a daughter of Leonard and Cheryl Francisco Gasner and was a 1987 graduate of Broad ...

Sonia Mary Mokowich Romano

Graveside service A graveside service for Sonia Mary Mokowich Romano will be held Sunday, July 5, at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Tribes Hill. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
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Mortimer H. (Mort) Dykeman Jr.

June 29, 2015 Mortimer H. (Mort) Dykeman Jr. passed away Sunday, June 28, at the Hospice house in Gloversville with his family at his side. Born Dec. 23, 1925, in Carmel, he was the son of the late Mortimer H. and Phebe Ganung Dykeman Sr. He w ...


Letter to the editor

Another successful tournament To the editor: The 13th annual Broadalbin Youth Commission golf tournament was held at the Holland Meadows Golf Course June 13 and was a great success. The golfers enjoyed a beautiful day for a round of golf, followe ...

Letters to the editor

Saluting Ralph Albanese To the editor: D-Day June 6 -- Although this is a few days late -- it's important "Lest we Forget." This year, 2015, marks the 71st anniversary of the invasion of allied troops in Normandy France during World War II. A r ...

Main Street

Clothes Make the Man In the avalanche of graduation programs, baccalaureate sermons, class day exercises, etc., that fill the columns of our publications at this season there is so much similarity that one reads about the same as another. Except ...

Letters to the editor

Where have the flowers gone? To the editor: I have never written a letter to the editor. Surely, the editor is not who this letter is directed to. I am very hurt and feel violated. As the administrator for the past 15 years of the beautiful San ...


Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ballet theater

By JOCELYN NOVECK The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday -- the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history. Copeland, 32, fought tears as she spoke about her promotion, which she said was ...

Entertainment news in brief

Bennifer say they're getting divorced LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are splitting after 10 years of marriage. The Oscar winner and his wife sent out a joint statement Tuesday after weeks of public speculation on the status of their marriage. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our chi ...

'Ted 2' trails 'Jurassic,' 'Inside Out'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A foul-mouthed Teddy bear is no match for a pack of dinosaurs. Seth MacFarlane's "Ted 2" opened far under expectations with $32.9 million, according to Rentrak estimates Sunday, ceding the top two spots to holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out." While $32.9 million is a solid opening for an R-rated comedy, bigger things were expected from "Ted 2," which cost a reported $68 million to produce. The Universal Pictures sequel was e ...

Entertainment news in brief

Luke is leaving the 'Hospital' again NEW YORK (AP) -- Anthony Geary, whose character Luke Spencer's marriage to Laura in 1981 on "General Hospital" was the biggest moment in daytime television history, will appear in his final episode next month ABC announced in May that Geary decided to leave the show after nearly three decades, saying his character would be written out of the series later this summer. His last appearance in the role will air on July ...
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