CARS HOMES JOBS
 
Spa City's horse history predates track
STILLWATER

Spa City's horse history predates track

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Horses have been a huge part of Saratoga summers since 1863, but way back in 1777 the poor ponies were involved in a different game with much bigger stakes than The Travers, The Whitney or The Alabama.
 
World War I: the war that inspired innovative art
NEW YORK

World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
World War I was unique for the art it inspired, and for the art's disillusion with war itself; winners and losers both despaired.
 
ALBANY

WWII vet who found Hitler's top hat dies at 88

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
The New York man whose story of finding Adolf Hitler's top hat at the end of World War II was told in a 2003 documentary film has died. Richard Marowitz was 88.
 
Recordings reveal final days of Nixon White House

Recordings reveal final days of Nixon White House

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
Almost a decade after Richard Nixon resigned, the disgraced former president told the tale of his fall from grace in his own words. For three decades, his version has largely gathered dust — until this week.
 
In 1969, Rural Urban Mixer brought two ways of life together

In 1969, Rural Urban Mixer brought two ways of life together

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
John J. Gann Jr. was worried about the future. It was the summer of 1969, and city dwellers were becoming annoyed with urban conditions. They were moving to the country, and suburban developments were becoming common sights. Now, city problems such as preservation of open and farm lands, rising taxes, pollution and traffic congestion were becoming country problems.
 
Woolly mammoth tooth found in New Hampshire

Woolly mammoth tooth found in New Hampshire

Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
When a biology professor realized that an unidentifiable object he found and discarded 10 years ago was likely New Hampshire's first woolly mammoth tooth, he vowed to find another.
 
WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated regularly at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in New York's Hudson Valley.
 
Haunting memories 70 years after Warsaw Uprising

Haunting memories 70 years after Warsaw Uprising

Thursday, July 31, 2014
On Friday, a group of insurgents will be honored in state ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the start of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.
 
Japanese search Saratoga archives for WWII MIAs
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Japanese search Saratoga archives for WWII MIAs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Members of a Japanese organization are combing through World Word II records at the New York State Military Museum for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen.
 
Amsterdam's Class of '64 set to catch up at 50th reunion

Amsterdam's Class of '64 set to catch up at 50th reunion

Monday, July 28, 2014
Good times will roll again next month for Judy Heffernan Elmy and other members of Amsterdam High School’s Class of 1964. The group’s three-day, 50th-anniversary celebration will begin Friday, Aug. 8.
 
Metroplex aims to save Schenectady weigh station
SCHENECTADY

Metroplex aims to save Schenectady weigh station

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Try as they might, Schenectady officials have been unable to find anyone interested in using the small, historic and unusual-looking building that sits quietly in the back of a parking lot on South Broadway.
 
Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

Saturday, July 19, 2014
If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you're wrong.
 
Archaeologists excavate NY Colonial battleground

Archaeologists excavate NY Colonial battleground

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Archaeologists are excavating an 18th-century battleground in Lake George that was the site of a desperate stand by Colonial American troops, the flashpoint of an infamous massacre and the location of the era's largest smallpox hospital.
 
Image found of Confederate White House housekeeper

Image found of Confederate White House housekeeper

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Mary O'Melia left Ireland for America as a young widow with three children before she was hired as housekeeper at the White House of the Confederacy. An intimate witness to history, she also has been much of a mystery.
 

Schenectady, Albany buildings chosen for re-use project

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A historic preservation organization is launching an effort aimed at finding new uses for the many vacant industrial buildings dotting upstate New York communities.

 
 

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