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UAlbany prof discusses dairy’s role in history

UAlbany prof discusses dairy’s role in history

In a lecture next weekend at the Mabee Farm, University at Albany professor will talk about how American involvement in World War I and World War II mattered to those manufacturing and supplying creameries.

Ballston buys historic  Hawkwood property

BALLSTON

Ballston buys historic Hawkwood property

The town of Ballston has bought the historic Hawkwood property at the corner of Route 50 and Middle Line Road, following two years of negotiations.

Favorite ‘Scrapbook’ pictures from the past year

Favorite ‘Scrapbook’ pictures from the past year

We’re space trucking through time today — slipping into the past for cool photographs of 2015.

Scrapbook: Visiting holiday celebrations of the 1960s

Scrapbook: Visiting holiday celebrations of the 1960s

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad! Season's Greetings! Salutations abound for December. During the 1960s, Schenectady residents used words and actions to celebrate festive days of early winter.

Scrapbook: Looking back at winters with snow

Scrapbook: Looking back at winters with snow

While snow may be later than usual, people can still count on days and nights appropriate for sleds, snowsuits and shovels — the way it was for winter days during the 1950s and ’60s.

Photos of WWII refugees saved by Japanese official are ID'd

ALBANY

Photos of WWII refugees saved by Japanese official are ID'd

Early in World War II, a Japanese tourism official helped rescue Europeans seeking haven from the Nazis.

Capital Region Scrapbook: Sledding, shopping decades ago

Capital Region Scrapbook: Sledding, shopping decades ago

Santa, sledding, snow and shopping are among December’s diversions.

Younger generations learning lessons of Pearl Harbor

CAPITAL REGION

Younger generations learning lessons of Pearl Harbor

“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by air and naval forces by the Empire of Japan.”

Vets reflect on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Vets reflect on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Every Dec. 7, military veterans remember lives lost when Imperial Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Capital Region Scrapbook: Waiting on Old Man Winter

Capital Region Scrapbook: Waiting on Old Man Winter

Frank Sinatra used to sing about sand and sea — sea and sand — and the warm bright sun up there above.

Alplaus time capsule captures slice of ‘great community’

GLENVILLE

Alplaus time capsule captures slice of ‘great community’

In 2065, the residents of Alplaus will get to take a step back in time.

Rotterdam to hold Pearl Harbor ceremony

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam to hold Pearl Harbor ceremony

The town of Rotterdam will hold a ceremony on the 74th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.

Holiday events scheduled at Mohawk Valley historic sites, museums

MOHAWK VALLEY

Holiday events scheduled at Mohawk Valley historic sites, museums

Mohawk Valley Museum Consortium member sites will sponsor “Heritage Holidays In The Mohawk Valley,” with the numerous programs and activities.

1800s House Speaker headstone restored in Ballston Spa

BALLSTON SPA

1800s House Speaker headstone restored in Ballston Spa

As historical figures go, none buried in the Ballston Spa Village Cemetery is more important than John W. Taylor.

Thanksgiving in ’90, ’95 featured exercise, service, food, triplets

Thanksgiving in ’90, ’95 featured exercise, service, food, triplets

In 1995, Martha Simone and nine of her friends decided to step into Thanksgiving. They spent part of their morning in Martha’s “step and sculpt” aerobics class at the YWCA. Other people celebrated Thanksgiving in different ways in 1990 and 1995.

Documentary celebrates Italians of Albany’s South End

Documentary celebrates Italians of Albany’s South End

Maria Gutta Franke remembers growing up in Albany’s South End. “We were poor, but my father never owed a bill in his life,” Franke says to the camera. “We lived very well.”

In 1949, GE president celebrates half century with the company

In 1949, GE president celebrates half century with the company

Charles E. Wilson had a busy 1949.

RPI mission: Getting Edison out of the dark

TROY

RPI mission: Getting Edison out of the dark

Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are designing lighting plans to illuminate two bronze statues of Thomas Edison and Charles Steinmetz, erected last May at the intersection of South Ferry Street and Erie Boulevard in Schenectady.

Scrapbook: Making pit stops in the '40s, '50s, '60s

Scrapbook: Making pit stops in the '40s, '50s, '60s

Around the town — around the years. Today, Capital Region Scrapbook bounces around the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s.

Schenectady Union Station 2 on track for 2018

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady Union Station 2 on track for 2018

When Train No. 74 bound for New York City pulled out of Schenectady’s Union Station on Saturday, June 28, 1969, it was a sad day in the city’s long and rich railroad history.

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