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CSR professor to discuss changes at GE

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Lisa Kannenberg has been a history buff since she was 7.
 
New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?
NEW YORK

New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast.
 
Scrapbook: Thriving in spring of '75

Scrapbook: Thriving in spring of '75

Monday, April 20, 2015
The numbers were right for people who loved spring in 1975, including 16 mathematical masters at Schalmont High School. April of 40 years past was also good for tricycles, travelers, musicians, magicians, daffodils and daffy hats.
 
Scrapbook: '50s GE shareholder meeting draws enthusiastic crowd

Scrapbook: '50s GE shareholder meeting draws enthusiastic crowd

Monday, April 13, 2015
General Electric shareholders could always count on two things during the company’s annual meeting with its financial sponsors.
 
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Underground Railroad conference to begin Friday at Russell Sage College

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Douglas Egerton, a history professor at LeMoyne College and currently the Merrill Family Visiting Professor of History at Cornell University, will give the opening address at the Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region 2015 Conference 7 p.m. Friday at Bush Memorial on the campus of Russell Sage College in Troy.
 
Events tout Schenectady links to Lincoln assassination
SCHENECTADY

Events tout Schenectady links to Lincoln assassination

Saturday, April 11, 2015
As the country commemorates the 150th anniversary of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln this week, few communities can claim a more compelling or tragic connection to that April night in 1865 than Schenectady.
 
Vonnegut’s work influenced by time in Capital Region
ROTTERDAM JUNCTION

Vonnegut’s work influenced by time in Capital Region

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Kurt Vonnegut’s elevation of firefighters, a recurring theme in his work and speeches, comes from personal, and local, experience: Vonnegut volunteered with the Alplaus Fire Department when he lived across the street in an apartment above a grocery store and worked in public relations for General Electric in Schenectady.
 
Edison, Steinmetz statues slated for park near Schenectady GE
SCHENECTADY

Edison, Steinmetz statues slated for park near Schenectady GE

Friday, April 10, 2015
Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz, the two geniuses who made Schenectady a household name in the late 1800s, are being cast in bronze and will be erected just down the road from General Electric.
 
Charles Steinmetz to be honored on 150th birthday
SCHENECTADY

Charles Steinmetz to be honored on 150th birthday

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
When the Edison Tech Center celebrates Charles Steinmetz’s 150th birthday at its Broadway location in downtown Schenectady on Thursday, much of the focus will be on the personal side of the former General Electric scientist, known around the world as the Wizard of Schenectady.
 
Scrapbook: Medieval fair and more in April '69

Scrapbook: Medieval fair and more in April '69

Monday, April 6, 2015
Medieval was the mood at Maywood Elementary School in Colonie in April 1969. Kids in the sixth grade sponsored a fair that included costumes and displays from the days of knights and castles.
 
Discovered: 1917 newsreel featuring Gloversville ballplayer George Burns
FULTON COUNTY

Discovered: 1917 newsreel featuring Gloversville ballplayer George Burns

Sunday, April 5, 2015
This is a story about baseball spanning generations.
 
Local baseball teams date back to 1800s

Local baseball teams date back to 1800s

Monday, March 30, 2015
The guys look defiant and confident — ready to hit a fastball over the fence or catch a screaming line drive at third base.
 
Author to talk about book on less-known Revolutionary battle

Author to talk about book on less-known Revolutionary battle

Friday, March 27, 2015
For those with only a casual interest in the American Revolution, Brandywine may not pack the same historical punch as, say, Saratoga or Yorktown. Michael Harris says there’s a very good reason.
 
Professor to share stories of Schenectady’s immigrants

Professor to share stories of Schenectady’s immigrants

Friday, March 27, 2015
For local historians and anyone looking into family genealogy, Robert Pascucci is a bit of a rock star.
 
Rotterdam VFW post’s last WWII vet dies
ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam VFW post’s last WWII vet dies

Monday, March 23, 2015
With the passing of Anthony Farina, so ends a 90-year life well lived, an era, and a chance for him to tell his story in full.
 
 

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