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Draper grads recall 1954 Macy's Parade
ROTTERDAM

Draper grads recall 1954 Macy's Parade

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Sixty Thanksgivings ago, the Draper High School Band marched down Broadway in New York City, cheered on by several million spectators.
 
Snowstorms through the years

Snowstorms through the years

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014
Just so local residents won’t feel left out after western New York's big snowstorm, Capital Region Scrapbook today reminds folks about past snows in our area. If Buffalo’s weather woes are a preview — or premonition — of things to come, these photos will remind people in the northeast part of the state to check their gear.
 
1989 Christmas Parade was frosty but festive as ever

1989 Christmas Parade was frosty but festive as ever

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014
Baby, it was cold outside. It was the night after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, 1989. Temperatures were around freezing at 7 p.m., when Schenectady’s annual Christmas Parade took over State Street.
 
It was full-steam ahead for WWI-era locomotive at 1966 Veterans Night parade

It was full-steam ahead for WWI-era locomotive at 1966 Veterans Night parade

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
A locomotive, drummers, majorettes and military men and women were all in downtown Schenectady on Friday, Nov. 11, 1966. It was Veterans Day — and Veterans Night.
 
West Point graduate from 1861 gets Medal of Honor

West Point graduate from 1861 gets Medal of Honor

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
A West Point graduate from 1861 is being awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War.
 
On Election Day ’74, winners savored victories

On Election Day ’74, winners savored victories

Monday, Nov. 3, 2014
Fred Isabella decided to practice his senatorial smile. The people had insisted.
 
Headless Ranger? Colonial burial site yields mystery
FORT EDWARD

Headless Ranger? Colonial burial site yields mystery

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?
 
Monster Mash: Halloween ’94 brought annual costume party, usual holiday fun

Monster Mash: Halloween ’94 brought annual costume party, usual holiday fun

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014
The seventh “Monster Bash” took place at the club a few days before Halloween, and folks competed for a $1,000 grand prize.
 
COEYMANS

Port of Coeymans seeks to be Half Moon’s year-round home

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
The Port of Coeymans wants to be the home for the Half Moon, the replica of Henry Hudson’s Dutch ship that has been educating area students since 1999, but could be relocated to The Netherlands because of a lack of funds and permanent berth.
 
WATERFORD

State canal system put on national register

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
It may not be memorialized in song, but the New York State Barge Canal, the 20th century offshoot of the famed Erie Canal, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service announced Wednesday.
 
Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
WASHINGTON

Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it: goofy and weird.
 
Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States.
 
October treats: There was plenty of fall fun in ’89 and ’90

October treats: There was plenty of fall fun in ’89 and ’90

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Mike McCrea was in a medieval mood as "Medieval Faire" approached at Cathedral of All Saints in Albany in the fall of 1989. There were other October scenes playing in 1989 and 1990, the subject of this week's Capital Region Scrapbook.
 
Survey to help  track St. Johnsville's ‘rich heritage’
ST. JOHNSVILLE

Survey to help  track St. Johnsville's ‘rich heritage’

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
The Preservation League of New York State presented a $7,300 check to the village of St. Johnsville to complete a reconnaissance-level survey in the village to locate buildings with historic value.
 
David Greenglass of Rosenberg spying case dies
NEW YORK

David Greenglass of Rosenberg spying case dies

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
David Greenglass, who served 10 years in prison for his role in the most explosive atomic spying case of the Cold War and gave testimony that sent his brother-in-law and his sister, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chair in 1953, has died at 92.
 
 

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