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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


Norma (Smith) Wiltse

Thursday January 22, 2015 Norma (Smith) Wiltse, 85, of St. Johnsville passed into eternal rest to be with her husband on Thursday, January 22, 2015. She was born February 17, 1929 in the Town of Exeter, NY, the daughter of the late Albert D. a ...

Irene N. Powell

January 23, 2015 Irene N. Powell, age 84, of Schenectady, NY died January 23, 2015 after a short illness. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Paul Trzaskos. Irene is survived by brothers John, Robert (Stacia), Matthew and Paul (Elaine) ...

Diana F. Cassone Neri

January 15, 2015 Diana F. Cassone Neri, 65, of Orlando Ave., Albany, formerly of Amsterdam, passed away Thursday January 15, 2015 at St. Peter's Hospice Inn in Albany with her family at her side. Born in Amsterdam, NY on November 4, 1949 a dau ...

Rev. Richard Hubschmitt

January 24, 2015 Rev. Richard Hubschmitt, 73 years old of Randall, New York, went home to live with the Lord on January 24, 2015 at the Mountain View Hospice Home. He was the son of Frank and Helen Hubschmitt. His life was one of love, compa ...


Letters to the editor

Stop, think and reconsider To the editor: Recently I learned of NBT Bank's plan to donate their property on North Main Street in Gloversville to St. Mary's Healthcare for a drug rehabilitation facility. As an investor in the Schine building (adja ...

Dough for doughnuts

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder In my youth I acquired a very strong addiction to any form of doughnuts. The reason my desire was so overwhelming was because in our house, in 1938, there wasn't enough money to acquire any doughnuts that oft ...

Main Street

Cheaper Transportation We'll just call them Mabel and Mae because one of them has appeared here so often lately that she is likely to get peeved if the headlines are thrown in her direction too often. But it's too good to keep -- how they manage ...

An absence of malice

By JAMES SHERIDAN For The Recorder The holiday season is finally over. I spent the majority of it in the hospital. Christmas itself I have to tell you -- I've had 88 of them and each one is just better than the preceding one. We had 11 for Chr ...


'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaring after SAG win

By JAKE COYLE The Associated Press Oscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood." Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's elegantly crafted backstage romp won best ensemble Sunday night at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild, a day after it also won the top honor at the Producer Guild Awards. B ...

'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office

By DERRIK J. LANG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again. The military drama starring Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million in first place, according to studio estimates Sunday. "American Sniper" is up for six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor for Cooper. The total haul for the Warner Bros. film ...
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TV makes unequal progress toward diversity

By DAVID BAUDER, LYNN ELBER and FRAZIER MOORE The Associated Press Kenya Barris, creator of ABC's "black-ish," was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family's efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. "I saw 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' and thought, 'What part of New York is this?"' recalled Barris, who is black. "It's not about being diverse. It's about being true to the ...

Jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea announce 1st tour in 37 years

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jazz greats Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock share much in common, but the last time they toured together was 37 years ago. The two artists have now announced plans for a 2015 world tour of duo piano concerts, kicking off March 14 in Seattle. Hancock says he's "very excited" about the upcoming tour. He says that he and Corea are "like family without the arguments" with "compatible outlooks on life and music." Their only previous tour ...
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