AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015
A model of a tank designed and manufactured at ALCO in Schenectady is the center of a dispute over where it should be best displayed.
Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
Downtown Schenectady had plenty of choices for shopping during the 1950s and ’60s. Wallace’s was among the department stores that received visitors every day. People shopped for baseballs, beach balls, ties, table cloths, blankets, blouses and doll houses. And hundreds of other items.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015
The village of Schoharie on Friday received $10,000 for a survey of historic structures, the first step toward the creation of a National Register Historic District in the village.
Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
The George Senator story -- he was Jack Ruby's Dallas roommate -- is one of the lost links to famous people packed into Bob Cudmore’s new paperback book, “Lost Mohawk Valley.” The author also writes of the "real people" who worked in the mills around the area.
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
The Order Sons of Italy in America was established in the Little Italy section of New York City during the summer of 1905. By 1915, the Sons were working in Schenectady. This month the group — Gabriele D’Annunzio Lodge 321 — will observe its 100th anniversary.
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
The Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to a World War I hero from Albany will be put on temporary display in his hometown.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
The skeletal remains of more than a dozen 18th-century African-American slaves unearthed in upstate New York a decade ago will be reburied.
Monday, Sept. 28, 2015
It was school picture day for Nellie Quick’s second grade class at the Draper School. Kids dressed for success on Nov. 7, 1955.
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
The foundations of old Hudson River piers used decades ago during the lumber heyday in the Adirondacks are being revealed as the water level is lowered for a project.
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday.
Monday, Sept. 14, 2015
In Rotterdam, The Blue Condition was one of the boss bands of 1970. The guys, led by Lou Ventresca, were one of the groups featured during a series of teen summer dances at Elks Lodge 2157 on Curry Road.
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015
Scientists say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.
Monday, Sept. 7, 2015
A group of local boat enthusiasts first gathered as the Schenectady Boat Club in 1919. The Hyde brothers’ boathouse at the foot of Washington Avenue in Schenectady became the first meeting place. The renamed Schenectady Yacht Club is celebrating 75 years in mid-September.
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
Family relationships of some of America's most famous citizens are now just a mouse click away thanks to Ancestry.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015
A young sailor from Mechanicville was a shipboard radioman helping news organizations get the word out to the world that the Japanese had officially surrendered on Sept. 2, 1945.