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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Time for a breath of summer during the chill of winter — and a clambake with Ed and Dan Kelly.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.