George Washington Phillips, a leading citizen of the Montgomery County hamlet of Cranesville, made his home a lighthouse to guide motorists on busy Route 5.
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Fulton County children wrote letters to Santa addressed to the local newspaper over a hundred years ago. Historian Peter Betz has made a study of these letters and found that ice skates and sleds were the most desired gifts.
Trucking already was in their blood when John A. Daly and his wife, Gertrude, founded Amsterdam Despatch in 1932 with offices at 23 Schuyler St.
Johnstown baker Harold Bell used to bang a bell to alert the neighborhood when he was on the street with bread for sale. There was a Gloversville door-to-door baker named Peter Knapp.
Mohawk Carpet Mills in Amsterdam started what may have been the industry’s first carpet laying school in 1947.
Members of the 46th Separate Company of the National Guard were preparing to depart for the Spanish American War on Sunday May 1, 1898, at Amsterdam’s 4-year-old Armory on the city’s South Side.
When he died in 1940, Robert M. Hartley, a prominent town of Florida farmer of ancient English ancestry, left a treasure trove of powder horn sketches, Native American artifacts and military buttons.
Amsterdam’s Jewish community started growing in the 1860s, according to research done by Abby Cretser at the Walter Elwood Museum on behalf of Congregation Temple of Israel Foundation.
A cold drizzling rain was falling on Amsterdam’s Guy Park Avenue shortly after 8 a.m. on Nov. 29, 1949.
A man who operated a Johnstown liquor store with his sons the last three years of his life had once been a member of the storied Lafayette Flying Corps in France.
For a time, serious thought was given to the idea of making Amsterdam the western end of a 419-mile, four-lane road informally called Interstate 92 or the East-West Highway.
Three tragedies which occurred in Amsterdam during his lifetime haunt local native Sam Vomero to this day.
A pioneer woman broadcasting executive became town historian in Charleston, Montgomery County, and spearheaded restoration of an eighteenth century building there through the town historical society.
Brian Mack of the Fort Plain Museum and other promoters of Revolutionary War tourism in western Montgomery County are regular users of social media.
Do you remember being told in the middle of the last century that you were so addled that you were going to be sent to Utica?
State Sen. William T. Byrne from Albany gave a spaniel to the Huston family of Amsterdam in the 1930s.
An Irish immigrant woman became a leader in the fledgling union movement while living in Amsterdam in the nineteenth century.
Columnist and reporter Hugh Donlon labored for eight years writing “The Mohawk Valley,” what he described as a history of the valley from the last ice age to 1940.
A clergymen’s group called the Clerical Bicyclists reached Amsterdam on August 10, 1886 and stayed at the Warner Hotel on Main Street, according to the Daily Democrat newspaper. T
The woman convicted in an arson-for-profit scheme that endangered a tenant’s life received the maximum possible sentence for her crime Friday: 25 years to life in state prison.
When an inferno raced through five 19th century Woodlawn Avenue brick row houses in July, it jeopardized one of the few Saratoga Springs examples of the brownstone-style homes that are so numerous in New York City.
Major league scouts will be coming in droves to watch the pitching exploits of Shenendehowa senior IAN ANDERSON, just as they did a year ago to take in the batting and fielding prowess of Niskayuna’s Garrett Whitley, who became a first-round pick of the Tampa Bay Rays.