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Family, ALCO museum spar over model tank
AMSTERDAM & SCHENECTADY

Family, ALCO museum spar over model tank

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.
 

Scrapbook: Wallace’s among big department store draws downtown

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.
 
SCHOHARIE

Village of Schoharie gets $10,000 for historic survey

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.
 
Scrapbook: Famous and everyday people in Cudmore book

Scrapbook: Famous and everyday people in Cudmore book

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.
 
Schenectady chapter of Sons of Italy celebrating 100 years

Schenectady chapter of Sons of Italy celebrating 100 years

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.
 
WWI hero's Medal of Honor to be displayed in Albany
ALBANY

WWI hero's Medal of Honor to be displayed in Albany

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.
 
Remains of 18th-century slaves to be reburied in Menands
ALBANY

Remains of 18th-century slaves to be reburied in Menands

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.
 
Draper Scrapbook: Draper pupils pose for class photos in 1950s with fashions of the day
ROTTERDAM

Draper Scrapbook: Draper pupils pose for class photos in 1950s with fashions of the day

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.
 
Lower river level reveals old piers from Glens Falls' timber heyday
GLENS FALLS

Lower river level reveals old piers from Glens Falls' timber heyday

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.
 
New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015
Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday.
 
Scrapbook: In '69, Blue Condition top band in teen dance series
ROTTERDAM

Scrapbook: In '69, Blue Condition top band in teen dance series

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.
 
Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

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.
 
Scrapbook: Schenectady Yacht Club celebrating 75 years
REXFORD

Scrapbook: Schenectady Yacht Club celebrating 75 years

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.
 
Wills of millions of Americans now available online
BOSTON

Wills of millions of Americans now available online

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.
 
Mechanicville WWII vet spread news of Japan's surrender
MECHANICVILLE

Mechanicville WWII vet spread news of Japan's surrender

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.
 
 

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