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Homefront industries during World War II

American industries ran at full tilt during World War II. The Amsterdam carpet mills — Mohawk and Bigelow-Sanford — switched from making carpets to manufacturing blankets and canvas.

There's no ice today at the Sweet Ice Co.

Two descendants of the proprietors of the Sweet Ice Co. in Amsterdam revived the name of the business seven years ago and attached it to an antiques store on Division Street.

Helping Sam Stratton win election

On one of Samuel Stratton’s early trips to Amsterdam as part of his first congressional campaign, he luckily ran into an 11-year-old entrepreneur.

The history of Manny's Corners

Manny’s Corners, the intersection of Route 67 and Manny’s Corners Road in the town of Amsterdam, was named for Gabriel Manny, who was born in 1740 in New York City.

Pisciotta and its 15 seconds of fame ... in Amsterdam

Many Italian-Americans who settled in Amsterdam’s West End came from the small, southern Italian hilltop community of Pisciotta, in the Campania region of Salerno province.

A happy childhood on a lost block

Rosemary Cocca Forrest grew up on one of Amsterdam’s “lost blocks,” neighborhoods that fell to urban renewal and highway construction.

Where to put historic signs in Amsterdam

The Historic Amsterdam League is planning to put up more historic markers in the city.

The story of immigrant Carl Johnson

When he was 15, Karl August Johanesson and his sister Kristina set sail for a new life in America.

1960 JFK visit helped writer find her voice

Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy drew a crowd of 3,000 to a parking lot on Grove Street in downtown Amsterdam on Thursday, Sept. 29, 1960.

Gloversville resident Bill Rosa's POW experiences

Pvt. William “Bill” Rosa from Gloversville and his infantry patrol were pinned down by German machine gun crossfire in Nancy, France, on Sept. 22, 1944. Rosa had arrived in France earlier that month.

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