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Pentagon chief OKs Medal of Honor for Albany WWI hero
ALBANY

Pentagon chief OKs Medal of Honor for Albany WWI hero

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I.
 
LAKE GEORGE

Upstate New York marker honors famous Hawaiian

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
New York's newest roadside historic marker honors an upstate native who grew up in the Adirondacks and went on to become a prominent figure in Hawaii during the 19th century.
 
In 1960, Capital District Scottish Games held under sunny skies

In 1960, Capital District Scottish Games held under sunny skies

Monday, Aug. 25, 2014
Welcome, highlanders! That was the sentiment on Saturday, Sept. 3, 1960, as pipers, drummers, dancers and marchers assembled for the annual Capital District Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds.
 
Crescent-Halfmoon trail takes visitors back to Erie Canal days

Crescent-Halfmoon trail takes visitors back to Erie Canal days

Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
Walking around Crescent-Halfmoon Park on the banks of the Mohawk River, you can almost hear the music: “I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal, 15 miles on the Erie Canal.”
 
Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

Greek archaeology site sparks intense interest

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.
 
Neanderthals, humans had 'ample time' to mix

Neanderthals, humans had 'ample time' to mix

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for more than 5,000 years, providing ample time for the two species to meet and mix, according to new research.
 
ALBANY

Historian: Location of 1614 Dutch fort pinpointed

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Four hundred years after Dutch explorers built a small fort along the banks of the upper Hudson River, a local historian said he believes he has pinpointed the exact location of the ill-fated stockade that was one of the earliest European settlements in North America.
 
Many Pleasant memories

Many Pleasant memories

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
When Mont Pleasant’s classes of 1968, 1969 and 1970 were in school, Woodstock, the Vietnam War, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were major topics of discussion. At their Aug. 29 reunion, they can revisit those days or talk about more modern news.
 
Dig at Lake George battleground turns up artifacts
LAKE GEORGE

Dig at Lake George battleground turns up artifacts

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
An archaeological dig at a Colonial military site in the southern Adirondacks of New York has turned up thousands of artifacts.
 
The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall
NEW YORK

The fashion world looks back on Lauren Bacall

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014
Bacall, who died Tuesday at 89, was a fashion darling of a unique sort. A model at 16, later a pal of Yves Saint Laurent and a frequent wearer of designs by Norman Norell, she wore the clothes — not the other way around.
 
GLENVILLE

Ellis opens new facility in Socha Plaza in Glenville

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
Ellis Medicine opened its new primary care center Monday in the new Socha Plaza building on Route 50.
 
1975 Altamont Fair featured careening cars and more

1975 Altamont Fair featured careening cars and more

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
The 1975 Altamont Fair had plenty of things to grab your attention. That included the “Hell Drivers” in Jack Kochman’s Thrill Show.
 
Spa City's horse history predates track
STILLWATER

Spa City's horse history predates track

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Horses have been a huge part of Saratoga summers since 1863, but way back in 1777 the poor ponies were involved in a different game with much bigger stakes than The Travers, The Whitney or The Alabama.
 
World War I: the war that inspired innovative art
NEW YORK

World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
World War I was unique for the art it inspired, and for the art's disillusion with war itself; winners and losers both despaired.
 
ALBANY

WWII vet who found Hitler's top hat dies at 88

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
The New York man whose story of finding Adolf Hitler's top hat at the end of World War II was told in a 2003 documentary film has died. Richard Marowitz was 88.
 
 

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