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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


Shirley A. (Porath) Thompson

October 19, 2014 Shirley A. (Porath) Thompson, 78 of Moyer Street, Canajoharie, died Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Mountain Valley Hospice. Born on April 12, 1936 in the Town of Springfield, New York, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. Por ...

Harry D. Shaffer

October 19, 2014 Harry D. Shaffer, 65, Fonda, NY, passed away suddenly October 19, 2014. Born in Oneonta, NY he was the child of the late Ellis Vernon and Bertha Pitt Shaffer. Loving and devoted husband of Kathy Shaffer; father of Harry (S ...

Randy S. Nourse

October 20, 2014 Randy S. Nourse, 58 of State Route 29, St. Johnsville, NY (Town of Oppenheim) passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at his residence with his loving family at his side. He was born on August 15, 1956 in Little Falls the son of ...

Virginia C. Hemmes Laug

October 18, 2014 Mrs. Virginia C. Hemmes Laug, 87, of Canajoharie, New York died on October 18, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital with her family by her side. Born on December 10, 1926 at home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she was the daughter of Rudol ...


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 ...


NBC's medical editor Snyderman faces credibility issues

By DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press NEW YORK -- The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor. An admitted lapse in the quarantine, combined with a curiously imprecise explanation, unleashed a furious response. NBC must now decide whether Snyderman's credibility is too damaged for her to continue reporting on Ebola or other medical is ...

Oscar de la Renta, legendary fashion designer, dead at 82

NEW YORK (AP) -- At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of his models. He didn't walk on his own, and didn't go far, but he was beaming from ear to ear. He gave ...

'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from the top of the box office

By SANDY COHEN The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for two weeks before Brad Pitt and his rag-tag group of tank mates in "Fury" blasted the film to second place. Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. Fox's "Gone Girl" followed with $17.8 milli ...

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 ...
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