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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


Cecelia A. (Mydlowski) Foss

September 27, 2014 Cecelia A. (Mydlowski) Foss, 94, formerly of Log City Rd., Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully Saturday at the River Ridge Living Center LLC. Born in Amsterdam on June 25, 1920, the last surviving child of Valenty and Mary ...

Henry Chris Buhrmaster

September 28, 2014 Henry Chris Buhrmaster, 73 of the Baum Road, St. Johnsville, NY passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Palatine Nursing Home, Palatine Bridge, NY where he has been a resident since march of this year. He was born on J ...

Robert L. Briskie, Esq.

September 29, 2014 Mr. Robert L. Briskie, Esq., 87, of Manny's Corners Road, Amsterdam, New York passed away Monday, September 29, 2014 at his residence with his family at his side. He was born May 5, 1927 in Fort Johnson, New York a son of th ...

Mary Zawisza

Mary Zawisza September 25, 2014 Mary Zawisza, 91, of Sarasota, Florida since July 2011 and a native of Amsterdam, New York died on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at the Sarasota Hospice House in Sarasota, Florida. Born on September 6, 1923 in ...


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 ...

Letters to the editor

The Route 67 shortcut To the editor: After much thought, I made an expedition between Amsterdam and Saratoga Springs on Route 67. I had decided some Thruway drivers were saving time, gas and tolls by making that shortcut, saving 30 miles of drivi ...


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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