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Brief film taken before Earhart's last flight surfaces

Brief film taken before Earhart's last flight surfaces

It was a clear spring day in 1937 when Amelia Earhart, ready to make history by flying around the world, brought her personal photographer to a small Southern California airport to document the journey's beginning.

Scrapbook: Car sales pitches of '60s and '70s much like today's

Scrapbook: Car sales pitches of '60s and '70s much like today's

If Schenectady residents wanted to see Ford’s better ideas in automobiles during the 1960s, they visited Webster Motors at 1044-46 State St.

D-Day: Push to defeat Nazis began 71 years ago

CAPITAL REGION

D-Day: Push to defeat Nazis began 71 years ago

According to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, 150,000 Allied troops landed 71 years ago today along a 50-mile stretch of fortified French coastline to combat forces from Nazi Germany.

With Medal of Honor, family learns WWI hero wasn't kin

ALBANY

With Medal of Honor, family learns WWI hero wasn't kin

Two days before President Barack Obama announced a posthumous Medal of Honor for black World War I soldier Henry Johnson, a family got staggering news about the legacy of heroism that had inspired them for generations and through three wars. They weren't related to Johnson by blood after all.

Albany native, WWI hero finally receives Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON

Albany native, WWI hero finally receives Medal of Honor

Declaring it’s never too late to make things right, President Barack Obama posthumously bestowed the Medal of Honor on two World War I veterans whose heroic acts nearly 100 years ago went unrecognized in an age of discrimination.

Scrapbook: Manny and Marilyn Aragosa, a (60-year) love story

Scrapbook: Manny and Marilyn Aragosa, a (60-year) love story

Marilyn and Manny Aragosa, longtime fixtures at Marty’s True Value Paint and Hardware store on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady, look back at their wedding 60 years ago.

Restoration project puts ‘Spirit’ back in Saratoga monument

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Restoration project puts ‘Spirit’ back in Saratoga monument

The Spirit of Life became one of the city’s most recognized symbols, but in recent decades, its age was showing, its limestone chipped and its shrubs and trees becoming overgrown. That's changing, however.

Documents of Quaker merchant hanged in 1778 up for auction

ALBANY

Documents of Quaker merchant hanged in 1778 up for auction

In November 1778, wealthy Pennsylvania businessman John Roberts III and a fellow Quaker were convicted of treason against the American cause and hanged from a gallows in Philadelphia, despite calls for a pardon from prominent citizens, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Scrapbook: A look back at Memorial Day 1975

Scrapbook: A look back at Memorial Day 1975

People remember George Gunn today — Memorial Day — just like they remembered him 40 years ago.

Mariaville Medieval fair equal parts martial arts, history

DUANESBURG

Mariaville Medieval fair equal parts martial arts, history

About 400 participants gathered this weekend for the War of the Roses Medieval Fair at Indian Lookout Country Club, organized by the Barony of Concordia of the Snows, a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

New report on Attica prison riot reveals inmates were beaten

ALBANY

New report on Attica prison riot reveals inmates were beaten

More than 40 years after the nation's bloodiest prison rebellion, newly released documents contain accounts, some never before seen publicly, from National Guardsmen and a doctor who said they saw injured inmates beaten with clubs and others with wounds indicating they were tortured as state police and guards retook control of Attica.

Scrapbook: Sacred Heart a Hamilton Hill fixture

Scrapbook: Sacred Heart a Hamilton Hill fixture

Anne Aragosa Rockwood's grandmother Mary Belouin, grandfather William Thimineur and great-grandfather Ovila Belouin all belonged to Sacred Heart, the church on Stanley Street near Craig Street in Schenectady. The Catholic parish was founded by French-speaking residents of the city in 1903,

Coxsackie to celebrate 'earlier' declaration of independence

Coxsackie to celebrate 'earlier' declaration of independence

More than a year before the Founding Fathers earned Great Britain’s wrath by offering up the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Rev. Johannes Schuneman and the people of Coxsackie had already created a little discontent of their own.

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Saratoga Springs church gets $1,500 to study restoration

The state is providing a $1,500 grant to study the restoration needs of the historic Bethesda Episcopal Church on Washington Stre

Finally...Albany WWI hero to finally get Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON

Finally...Albany WWI hero to finally get Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama will award a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from Albany next month.

Scrapbook: Alphabetically, these businesses were last but not least

Scrapbook: Alphabetically, these businesses were last but not least

People used to find “The A Team” on the television page. Today, they can find “The Z Team” on the history page

Restoring a Glenville one-room schoolhouse

WEST GLENVILLE

Restoring a Glenville one-room schoolhouse

The oldest known unaltered one-room schoolhouse in Glenville, Green Corners School, has fallen into disrepair. Restoration work on the 1820s schoolhouse has already cost about $38,000 in donated funds, and there’s still a lot to do.

Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Scrapbook: Tulip queen rules over weekend

Albany’s early Tulip fests were a blast. A king and queen ruled, and dances were held at the Washington Avenue Armory. Tulips bloomed in every small park in the city — with thousands in Washington Park.

May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race

LOS ANGELES

May Day rallies broaden to address police brutality, race

Activists who are marching for labor and immigrant rights in U.S. cities on Friday will broaden their message to direct attention toward police brutality as tensions simmer in communities across the nation.

Scrapbook: Carrols and other popular places

Scrapbook: Carrols and other popular places

Today, people order Big Macs, Whoppers and assorted burritos when they’re thinking about fast food. During the 1960s and ’70s, the Club Burger was boss, and you could only get it at Carrols.

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