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Future of historic fence in rural Malta cemetery in doubt

MALTA

Future of historic fence in rural Malta cemetery in doubt

The Dunning Street Rural Cemetery on Route 67 is full of historic graves and monuments, but there’s a question about how long the historic fence in front of it will remain.

Iwo Jima combat vets recall time on island

ALTAMONT

Iwo Jima combat vets recall time on island

After five years of swapping war stories about their Iwo Jima experiences, U.S. Marines Sal Famularo and Tom Lemme didn’t think they had any more surprises for each other. Then, Lemme had a friend read a short passage from Gail Chatfield’s book, “By Dammit, We’re Marines!”

In Capital Region, young people joining ranks of municipal historians

CAPITAL REGION

In Capital Region, young people joining ranks of municipal historians

Under the Great Sacandaga Lake are the remains of the towns that it flooded in 1930, sand-covered foundations exposed when the water levels fall low enough.

For arts, education, Carver Center has long history

SCHENECTADY

For arts, education, Carver Center has long history

The Carver story in Schenectady began in 1938, when people who wanted to improve the quality of life for black residents started the George Washington Carver Welfare League.

February offers a wealth of history lectures, programs

Anyone interested in Schenectady history is going to have a lot on their plate over the next seven weeks.

Black History Month facts from Schenectady's past

In observance of Black History Month, The Daily Gazette will run one history fact about local African Americans from the past each day for the entire month of February.

Lack of snow, cannon misfires disappoint, but Frost Faire still a blast

STILLWATER

Lack of snow, cannon misfires disappoint, but Frost Faire still a blast

It was the final Frost Faire in Joe Craig’s long career with the National Park Service, and he really wanted to go out with a bang. It didn’t happen. And a lack of snow was disappointing, but that may have helped draw more people to the event at the Saratoga Battlefield.

What fairy tales tell us about where we came from

What fairy tales tell us about where we came from

Many of the fairy tales we associate with the Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen and Disney are thousands of years older than the people who first stuck them in a book. Some of them are so old they predate modern languages and religions - one is even older than writing itself.

Schenectady's deadly mudslide, 20 years later

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady's deadly mudslide, 20 years later

The steep hill off Broadway, close to Schenectady’s busy Interstate 890, is mostly rock now.

Scrapbook: In '49, 'Gratitude Train' rolled into Albany

Scrapbook: In '49, 'Gratitude Train' rolled into Albany

France wanted to say “Merci!” World War II was over, and French citizens decided to thank the United States for the $40 million in food and other supplies sent to their war-ravaged country during the late 1940s.

UAlbany prof discusses dairy’s role in history

UAlbany prof discusses dairy’s role in history

In a lecture next weekend at the Mabee Farm, University at Albany professor will talk about how American involvement in World War I and World War II mattered to those manufacturing and supplying creameries.

Ballston buys historic  Hawkwood property

BALLSTON

Ballston buys historic Hawkwood property

The town of Ballston has bought the historic Hawkwood property at the corner of Route 50 and Middle Line Road, following two years of negotiations.

Favorite ‘Scrapbook’ pictures from the past year

Favorite ‘Scrapbook’ pictures from the past year

We’re space trucking through time today — slipping into the past for cool photographs of 2015.

Scrapbook: Visiting holiday celebrations of the 1960s

Scrapbook: Visiting holiday celebrations of the 1960s

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad! Season's Greetings! Salutations abound for December. During the 1960s, Schenectady residents used words and actions to celebrate festive days of early winter.

Scrapbook: Looking back at winters with snow

Scrapbook: Looking back at winters with snow

While snow may be later than usual, people can still count on days and nights appropriate for sleds, snowsuits and shovels — the way it was for winter days during the 1950s and ’60s.

Photos of WWII refugees saved by Japanese official are ID'd

ALBANY

Photos of WWII refugees saved by Japanese official are ID'd

Early in World War II, a Japanese tourism official helped rescue Europeans seeking haven from the Nazis.

Capital Region Scrapbook: Sledding, shopping decades ago

Capital Region Scrapbook: Sledding, shopping decades ago

Santa, sledding, snow and shopping are among December’s diversions.

Younger generations learning lessons of Pearl Harbor

CAPITAL REGION

Younger generations learning lessons of Pearl Harbor

“Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by air and naval forces by the Empire of Japan.”

Vets reflect on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Vets reflect on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Every Dec. 7, military veterans remember lives lost when Imperial Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Capital Region Scrapbook: Waiting on Old Man Winter

Capital Region Scrapbook: Waiting on Old Man Winter

Frank Sinatra used to sing about sand and sea — sea and sand — and the warm bright sun up there above.

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