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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


Leland George Swartz

October 13, 2014 Leland George Swartz, 87, of Monroe Street, St. Johnsville, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 13, 2014 at his home with the loving support of his family by his side. He was born January 16, 1927 in St. Johnsville, the ...

Muriel Howard Bennison

October 14, 2014 Muriel Howard Bennison, 93, died October 14, 2014. She was born in Amsterdam, New York and was raised in Minaville, New York. Muriel graduated from New York State College for Teachers in Albany in 1941. She worked for GE until ...

Lee Taber

October 13, 2014 Lee Taber, 86, formerly of Library Ave., passed away Monday, October 13, 2014, at the Hospice of Palm Beach County, in Jupiter following a long illness. Born Leo Taboleski on March 6, 1928 in Amsterdam, he was the son of the l ...

Luann Capano Marek

October 11, 2014 Luann Capano Marek, 59, Compassionate and much loved mother and wife, passed away peacefully October 11th, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at home in Clearwater, Florida. Although she was taken at an early age, she was f ...


Main Street

Can't Take It One of the charges commonly made against service clubs is that their speaking programs include only purveyors of pure and unadulterated optimism -- disciples of the Silver Lining Guild Inc. who refuse to leave conditions as they are. ...

Touring Northville

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder We have just left Lewek's Drug Store and are in front of the Oneida Market in Northville, run by Mark and Helen Greenhill. The man in charge of the butcher shop I had known before. His name was Bill Healey. H ...

Letters to the editor

'Newsies' from the newspaper To the editor: My wife and I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Recorder. I recently won a pair of tickets to "Newsies" in a drawing sponsored by The Recorder. The show was excellent, the seats were ex ...

Letter to the editor

Think about the feral cats To the editor: Oct. 16 was National Feral Cat Day -- a day to think about the outdoor cats in our neighborhoods. Feral cats exist in every community. They live healthy lives outdoors in family groups called colonies. Th ...


Around the Remote: Television picks for Oct. 19-25

By CHUCK BARNEY Contra Costa Times DON'T MISS: "Private Violence" -- This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors. Presented during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the film sheds light on the complex, frustrating realities of the abuse women suffer every day at the hands of intimate partners, as well as the difficulties of prosecuting the cases and why it isn't ...

Remember when Saturday morning was cartoon time?

By KEN RICKARD Chicago Tribune When I was a kid, there wasn't much TV watching in the house. We had two sets in the home, both of which were behind locked doors. The adults didn't think television was good for the children. So of course, I was obsessed with it. After school I would sneak into the room where the behemoth 27-inch television was hidden away, trying to catch glimpses of afternoon reruns of "The Brady Bunch" or episodes of "Sesame St ...

Medical report reveals how Joan Rivers died

NEW YORK (AP) -- Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner's office ruled Thursday. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. 4 after she'd been hospitalized for about a week when she went into cardiac arrest during the procedure at a doctor's office. Rivers died from "anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest" -- brain damage due to lack of oxygen -- dur ...

The Associated Press Music Reviews

OK Go "Hungry Ghosts" (Paracadute) Alt-rock band OK Go's fourth full-length album, "Hungry Ghosts," is heavy on hooks and a curious electro music approach, but musically falls well short of the type of innovation OK Go is capable of. For all the applause OK Go has grown accustomed to for their mind-bending music videos that quickly go viral, the songs here peak as passably interesting. Tracks like "Turn Up the Radio" and "The Writing's on the ...
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