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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


George Lamont Bidwell IV

August 25, 2014 George Lamont Bidwell IV, proprietor of Bidwell Orchard's died suddenly on Monday, August 25, 2014. He was 56. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lenz & Betz ...

Yvonne E. Sitterly

August 26, 2014 Mrs. Yvonne E. Sitterly, 77, of Spring Street, Palatine Bridge, New York died Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Arrangements are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Houghtal ...

Barbara V. Spraker

August 25, 2014 It was a warm sunny day on August 25, 2014 that the Lord extended His hand, called her name and brought her home. Carolyn Barbara was born January 1, 1925 at home on 68 Moyer Street in her beloved Canajoharie, NY to Frederick ...

Winifred "Winnie" Mary Silka

August 22, 2014 Mrs. Winifred "Winnie" Mary Silka, 92, of Stony Point Road, Spencerport, New York passed away Friday, August 22, 2014 at Mount Carmel House in Rochester, New York. She was born July 28, 1922 in Amsterdam, New York a daughter of ...


Letters to the editor

We all want to make a difference To the editor: I was the director of the Inman Senior Center for over 10 years, and over the course of that time, I had the privilege of getting to know so many people at the center and in our community. On Aug. 1 ...

Letters to the editor

A public explanation is needed To the editor: The disqualification of Montgomery County's application for a casino gaming license is unquestionably a devastating blow to our area. All that remains now are many unanswered questions as to how our e ...

Main Street

Intruders Beware When the road gang began work on Van Dyke Avenue, Charley Vollmer told Frank Manning: "Anything you want, just go in the house and ask for it." Which was very nice of Charley -- except that he forgot to tell Frank about the new ...

A shopping tour

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder I'd like to go back a ways -- not too far -- to see if the Mohigan market rings a bell with those who read these letters. The floor of the Mohigan was covered with sawdust. They had a butcher's shop, fish ...


The Emmys owe TV newcomers a better chance at winning

By FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press NEW YORK -- There was something embarrassing about the rash of repeat treating on Monday's Emmycast. It might have left viewers wondering if they had stumbled on a rerun of last year's show, or the one before that. Count 'em up: Bryan Cranston's fourth best-drama Emmy for "Breaking Bad," his co-star Aaron Paul's third supporting-actor trophy, and the second best-drama salute for the show. There was a fourth s ...

'Breaking Bad', 'Modern Family' win big

By LYNN ELBER The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black." The ceremony's emotional high point came with Billy Crystal's restrained and graceful remembrance of Robin Williams, who was found dead Aug. 11, an apparent suicide. "He made ...

Show bits: Seen and heard at the Emmys

'BREAKING BAD' CELEBRATION Aaron Paul toted his Emmy into the AMC party celebrating a victorious finale for "Breaking Bad." Bryan Cranston, who played meth dealer Walter White, posed for photos with admirers as he made his way into crowded BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood after the Emmy Awards on Sunday night. He won a record-tying fourth best dramatic actor award. Anna Gunn, who played Cranston's wife, briefly carried her statuette, and castmate Bet ...

Miley Cyrus says she is in constant gratitude of life

By MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press NEW YORK -- Miley Cyrus said when she stole the night at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, she didn't realize her impact and influence. Now, the singer says she wants to use her powers for good. The 21-year-old is assisting the Hollywood homeless center My Friend's Place by launching a Prizeo campaign, urging her feverish fans to donate to the cause assisting homeless youth. Cyrus brought a member of the cen ...
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