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Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON

Vietnam soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.
 
Quitting time: Clues on signs help date photo of downtown clothing store

Quitting time: Clues on signs help date photo of downtown clothing store

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
The Capital Region Scrapbook vault is open today, with shots that show spots on State Street during the 1920s and 1930s.
 
STILLWATER

Revolutionary War event at Saratoga Battlefield

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
A Revolutionary War encampment is being held this weekend at Saratoga National Historical Park to mark the 237th anniversary of the Battles of Saratoga.
 
Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner
WASHINGTON

Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic — in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry — the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.
 
Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled
WASHINGTON

Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Lead discoverer Nizar Ibrahim of the University of Chicago said the bizarre dinosaur scientists unveiled Thursday is so weird that studying it was like working on an extraterrestrial.
 
Albany World War I hero closer to getting Medal of Honor
ALBANY

Albany World War I hero closer to getting Medal of Honor

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Nearly 100 years later, an African-American World War I hero from Albany has inched closer to an honor many say he was unjustly denied: the Medal of Honor.
 
High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge
LONDON

High-tech survey exposes hidden Stonehenge

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Researchers have produced digital maps of what's beneath Stonehenge, using ground-penetrating radar, high-resolution magnetometers and other techniques to peer deep into the soil beneath the famous stone circle.
 
Draper High School’s Class of ’64 set to look back at past 50 years

Draper High School’s Class of ’64 set to look back at past 50 years

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
Teens from the 1960s who listened to the Beatles and Rolling Stones, hung out at Tops diner, Five Corners Pizzeria and Uncle Danny’s restaurant and baby-sat for 50 cents an hour will trade stories as Draper High School's Class of '64 holds a reunion on Sept. 19 and 20.
 
Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts
NEW YORK

Argentine dinosaur may shed light on huge beasts

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus.
 
Dropping in on Mr. Pacelli’s classroom

Dropping in on Mr. Pacelli’s classroom

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
"He became quite a mentor to most of the kids. Just a teacher that none of us ever forgot," John Templer says of Anthony Pacelli. Templer, 67, was reminiscing about his days in fourth grade at Franklin Elementary School when Pacelli, now 88, was his teacher.
 
Greek fest set next weekend at St. George

Greek fest set next weekend at St. George

Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014
In May of 1914, the Very Reverend Archimandrite Andrew Constantinidis put out a call for money to help build a Greek Orthodox Church in Schenectady. His appeal was heard around the state.
 
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.”
 
 

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