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SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs church gets $1,500 to study restoration

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The state is providing a $1,500 grant to study the restoration needs of the historic Bethesda Episcopal Church on Washington Stre
 
Finally...Albany WWI hero to finally get Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON

Finally...Albany WWI hero to finally get Medal of Honor

Thursday, May 14, 2015
President Barack Obama will award a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from Albany next month.
 
Scrapbook: Alphabetically, these businesses were last but not least

Scrapbook: Alphabetically, these businesses were last but not least

Monday, May 11, 2015
People used to find “The A Team” on the television page. Today, they can find “The Z Team” on the history page
 
Restoring a Glenville one-room schoolhouse
WEST GLENVILLE

Restoring a Glenville one-room schoolhouse

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The oldest known unaltered one-room schoolhouse in Glenville, Green Corners School, has fallen into disrepair. Restoration work on the 1820s schoolhouse has already cost about $38,000 in donated funds, and there’s still a lot to do.
 
Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Monday, May 4, 2015
Albany’s early Tulip fests were a blast. A king and queen ruled, and dances were held at the Washington Avenue Armory. Tulips bloomed in every small park in the city — with thousands in Washington Park.
 
May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race
LOS ANGELES

May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race

Friday, May 1, 2015
Activists who are marching for labor and immigrant rights in U.S. cities on Friday will broaden their message to direct attention toward police brutality as tensions simmer in communities across the nation.
 
Scrapbook: Carrols and other popular places

Scrapbook: Carrols and other popular places

Monday, April 27, 2015
Today, people order Big Macs, Whoppers and assorted burritos when they’re thinking about fast food. During the 1960s and ’70s, the Club Burger was boss, and you could only get it at Carrols.
 
Capitol marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln train stop
ALBANY

Capitol marks 150th anniversary of Lincoln train stop

Saturday, April 25, 2015
One hundred and fifty years ago Saturday, the body of President Abraham Lincoln arrived in Albany during its long trip from Washington to Illinois. The casket was taken to the old state Capitol building where mourners paid their respects through the night.
 

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.
 
TROY

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.
 
 

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