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Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

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.
 
Scrapbook: Many enjoyed  the Kelly clambakes

Scrapbook: Many enjoyed the Kelly clambakes

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Time for a breath of summer during the chill of winter — and a clambake with Ed and Dan Kelly.
 
Schuyler Flatts an outdoor haven in Colonie
COLONIE

Schuyler Flatts an outdoor haven in Colonie

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015
The Schuyler Flatts Cultural Park is a mostly clear and open parcel of land in the town of Colonie between Broadway and Interstate 787, with a small pavilion and a paved walking trail around the park’s 12 acres.
 
100 years later, Armenian genocide still painful lesson
WATERVLIET

100 years later, Armenian genocide still painful lesson

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.
 
OSWEGO

2 sunken canal boats from mid-1800s found in Lake Ontario

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.
 
Scrapbook: In 1987, region buried by snowiest January

Scrapbook: In 1987, region buried by snowiest January

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.
 
Exhibit to tell story of ‘Brothers’ fight for rights
ALBANY

Exhibit to tell story of ‘Brothers’ fight for rights

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....
 
2 Tuskegee Airmen die in LA at 91 on the same day
LOS ANGELES

2 Tuskegee Airmen die in LA at 91 on the same day

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.
 
Scrapbook: Familiar places, not faces

Scrapbook: Familiar places, not faces

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.
 
Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers
BOSTON

Time capsule dating to 1795 included coins, newspapers

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.
 
Scrapbook: 1990 starts with speech, thrills and chills

Scrapbook: 1990 starts with speech, thrills and chills

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
Republican Assemblyman James N. Tedisco found time for a new year’s laugh with Democrat Assemblyman Richard Conners on Jan. 3, 1990 — the day Mario M. Cuomo gave his State of the State address in Albany. After the speech, it was back to business as usual — Democrats loved the speech. Republicans were not as thrilled. Others began 1990 with thrills and chills.
 
Scrapbook: Another look at 2014 images

Scrapbook: Another look at 2014 images

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
The Daily Gazette’s time machine is revving up for a trip into the past. We’ve made these voyages before — the final Capital Region Scrapbook of the year is always devoted to favorite photos from the past 51 weeks.
 
Scrapbook: Christmas spirit in 1994

Scrapbook: Christmas spirit in 1994

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Reverence and revelry were part of the Capital Region scene in December 1994 as people prepared for the holidays.
 
NISKAYUNA

Budding Niskayuna scientist wins historical essay contest

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Meghan Stephenson says 10th grade biology and physics this year have confirmed her love for the sciences, but she does find history inspirational, as well, particularly recent history.
 
Mansion to celebrate history and season with Holiday House

Mansion to celebrate history and season with Holiday House

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Growing up on the West Coast, Jillian Altenburg never really developed an appreciation of history. There just wasn’t enough of it.
 
 

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