Emil Johnson’s father spent decades battling the railway giant CSX Transportation for the right to build a crossing over their Mohawk Subdivision line in Montgomery County, which cut off a sizable portion of his 220-acre farm in Fort Plain from the time he bought it in 1961 to his death in 1987.
Volunteers for the World Peace and Health Organization are working this week to complete renovations at their Heavenly Buddhist Palace in Amsterdam before the organization’s grand convention this Saturday.
The MacFarlands said their family comes from a “long line of answering the call to serve our country,” dating back to the Revolutionary War and on through the Civil War, Spanish American War, WWII, Korea and into the modern era with Sean.
In the video a man is seen pouring bags of white granules into a plastic bucket and hand mixing them with smaller packets of gray granules. He repeats the process several times as a twangy banjo plucks away in the background.
From the air, everything looks different. On Thursday, Gazette photographer Marc Schultz and I took a helicopter ride to get an aerial view of ongoing projects and popular sites in Schenectady as well as Amsterdam.