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FMCC professor takes over as Princetown historian

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Robert Jones, a professor of foreign language and English at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, has been appointed the new town historian for Princetown in western Schenectady County.
 
Scrapbook: Sights and sites of the '60s

Scrapbook: Sights and sites of the '60s

Monday, March 2, 2015
Sights and sites in Schenectady County during the 1960s included full-service gas stations and laundry businesses. Dom Gallo opened a new flower shop on Broadway, and salesmen moved real estate and automobiles at Girard Realty and Schenectady Plymouth, both on State Street.
 
Scrapbook: Skating and sledding in Central Park in '50s, '60s

Scrapbook: Skating and sledding in Central Park in '50s, '60s

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Central Park used to be the hottest place in Schenectady during the coldest time of the year. The park’s giant pond attracted hundreds of ice skaters. Hills around the park became private property for boys and girls with Flexible Flyers.
 
Scrapbook: The speed duel of 1947

Scrapbook: The speed duel of 1947

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
It’s a grab bag of photos from the 1940s in today’s Capital Region Scrapbook. We’ve got Boy Scouts lining up for a candlelight ceremony. And Schenectady firefighters and members of the Schenectady County chamber of Commerce lining up for a group shot. The best story — the speed duel of 1947.
 
Scrapbook: In ’47, Scully presides at St. John confirmation

Scrapbook: In ’47, Scully presides at St. John confirmation

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015
Young Roman Catholics and their families attended a confirmation service at St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady on Tuesday, April 29, 1947. More than 250 would meet the Most Rev. William Scully, coadjutor of the Albany Catholic Diocese, as they went through the confirmation ceremony
 
Scrapbook: Bus stop -- In ’47, drivers stopped rolling

Scrapbook: Bus stop -- In ’47, drivers stopped rolling

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
The words “bus stop” received new meaning in Schenectady on Wednesday, April 23, 1947. Schenectady bus drivers left their jobs — and their steel coaches — during the early evening hours.
 
Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015
Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.
 
Scrapbook: Many enjoyed  the Kelly clambakes

Scrapbook: Many enjoyed the Kelly clambakes

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Time for a breath of summer during the chill of winter — and a clambake with Ed and Dan Kelly.
 
100 years later, Armenian genocide still painful lesson
WATERVLIET

100 years later, Armenian genocide still painful lesson

Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
One hundred years after the Armenian genocide, stories about the massacre still cut to the bone. The Rev. Stepanos Doudoukjian, pastor of St. Peter’s Armenian Church in Watervliet, has heard them all his life, from family members and his congregation.
 
OSWEGO

2 sunken canal boats from mid-1800s found in Lake Ontario

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren't used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said Wednesday.
 
Scrapbook: In 1987, region buried by snowiest January

Scrapbook: In 1987, region buried by snowiest January

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
People all over the Capital Region needed shovels in January 1987. A bunch of steady snowstorms put 47.8 inches of white stuff on the ground by the end of the month — and made that January the snowiest in area history.
 
Exhibit to tell story of ‘Brothers’ fight for rights
ALBANY

Exhibit to tell story of ‘Brothers’ fight for rights

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
As a young black girl growing up in New York City in the 1960s, Arlene C. Way always had people in the national spotlight she could look up to. Now a resident of the Capital Region for more than two decades, Way recently discovered that Albany also had its share of activists from a half century ago....
 
2 Tuskegee Airmen die in LA at 91 on the same day
LOS ANGELES

2 Tuskegee Airmen die in LA at 91 on the same day

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen — the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II — died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91.
 
Scrapbook: Familiar places, not faces

Scrapbook: Familiar places, not faces

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
People and places are part of today’s Capital Region Scrapbook. The places we know — the people, we’re not so sure about.
 
Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers
BOSTON

Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide.
 
 

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