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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


Patricia J. Loucks

October 22, 2014 Patricia J. Loucks, 55, of Arnold Avenue, Amsterdam, NY, passed away Wednesday morning October 22, 2014 at home. Born in Rahway, New Jersey on September 25, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Audrey Nickerson K ...

Hazel L. Dean

October 21, 2014 Mrs. Hazel Louise (Warn) Dean of Palatine Bridge died Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Albany Medical Center following a sudden illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Elvin (Happy) Dean in 2006 and her son, Robert Leslie D ...

Cleora M. Merry

October 20, 2014 Cleora M. Merry, 95, of Perth passed away peacefully on October 20, 2014 at the E.L. Wilkinson Nursing Home. Born in the Town of Perth on March 16, 1919, she is the daughter of the late Lloyal and Jennie Adams Miller. ...

Henry R. Hinkel

October 19, 2014 Henry R. Hinkel, 79, of Amsterdam, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady following a brief illness. A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:15A.M. at O ...


A zombie government

By SHANNON BERTUCH For The Recorder A chronicled souvenir from my Catholic education is looking like an oracle these days. I recall Sister Superior recounting the meeting between President Kennedy and Pope Paul VI, told to us as Catholics that ...

Letters to the editor

The neighbors and the dogs To the editor: In response to The Recorder article by Bill Berner Oct. 16: Upon moving to Hartley Road, the town of Florida granted the Berners kennel permits, one to William for 10 dogs and one to Kris for 10. The perm ...

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 ...


AP Music Review

Little Big Town "Pain Killer" (Capitol Nashville) How do the four vocalists of Little Big Town respond to the platinum success of the group's most rewarded album, 2012's "Tornado?" Certainly not by playing it safe. On their sixth album, "Pain Killer," Little Big Town -- Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook -- experiment endlessly with harmonies, arrangements, loops and sound effects. The whistles, odd beats and ...

The Associated Press Book Reviews

"Gray Mountain" (Doubleday) by John Grisham John Grisham has been writing legal thrillers and dramas that resonate with readers for almost 25 years, and his latest continues the theme of ordinary people who work in the law profession experiencing a crisis of conscience. Sometimes following the letter of the law might not feel morally just, and that conflict within the person having to confront the issue head-on has propelled Grisham to the top ...

'Laggies' a welcome alternative to the familiar man-child movie

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press Lynn Shelton is a curious, Pacific Northwest-bred hybrid of high-concept and low production value. She has made a specialty out of deconstructing sitcom-y setups: two pals trying to follow through on a dare to make a gay porno ("Humpday"); a man betwixt two interested sisters, one of them a lesbian, in a remote cabin ("Your Sister's Sister"). Instead of heightening the broad potential of such stories, she plays ...

'John Wick' a revenge thriller that sets itself for follow-ups

By JUSTIN LOWE The Hollywood Reporter LOS ANGELES -- In an intriguing cinematic twist, Keanu Reeves' Matrix stunt double Chad Stahelski becomes his co-director with David Leitch on "John Wick," a visceral revenge thriller that marks a confident, muscular action debut. After a marked absence from the genre, Reeves resoundingly returns with an effortless, kinetic style that positions the film extremely well for any potential follow-ups. With much of ...
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