Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012
A night of drinking led to a spectacular manslaughter trial 99 years ago.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012
A man who spent the last four months of his life in Amsterdam was living in Rome, N.Y., when he correctly predicted the outcome of 21 St. Louis Cardinals baseball games at the end of the 1930 season.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012
With winter approaching, more memories are surfacing of snowstorms years ago.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
One of Amsterdam’s most decorated veterans of World War II was a noncombatant Roman Catholic U.S. Army chaplain, the Rev. Anthony R. Sidoti.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012
Ralph Bohlke of Ballston Spa has vivid memories of the February 1958 snowstorm that isolated rural Mohawk Valley families for two weeks or more.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
The Margaret Reaney Memorial Library on quiet Kingsbury Avenue in St. Johnsville contains an in-house museum plus historical records that are helpful to genealogists.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012
St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Amsterdam observes three anniversaries this year — the founding of the local church 120 years ago, groundbreaking for its current facilities 75 years ago and the ordination of its pastor, the Rev. John Califano, 35 years ago.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012
Just over three months before the United States entered World War II, the American military simulated an enemy attack on the airport in Fort Plain. Robert von Hasseln has posted notes on the incident on the Facebook page of Historic Amsterdam League.
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
The year Joseph Hagaman founded the Montgomery County community that bears his name is traditionally cited as 1777. However, historians Kelly Farquhar and Scott Haefner, in their book “Amsterdam,” report that Hagaman likely arrived there at the end of the American Revolution in 1783.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012
Jimmy Mackey of Amsterdam noticed a bump on his motorcycle’s tire after Sunday services on Sept. 4, 2011, as he was leaving Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church in Albany. It was the day of the Cranesville tornado.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012
The Rev. Washington Frothingham would be pleased to see how active is the library in Fonda that bears his name.
Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012
Methodists will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the consecration of their church building on Golf Course Road in the town of Amsterdam this month.
Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012
The explosion onboard the Russian submarine Kursk in August 2000 prompted an Amsterdam man to open up about his own rescue from a stricken submarine.
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012
Montgomery County has been remembering the Civil War at several events this week.
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012
With yet another dead end in the search for what happened to aviatrix Amelia Earhart, it is worth noting that Beech-Nut Packing Co., then based in Canajoharie, was one of her sponsors.