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April 1865, Two Journeys – by S. McBride

In today’s world, John Wilkes Booth would be called a “rock star”.  He was handsome, talented and well-paid.  He came from a prominent family of thespians.  He may have been…

This Month in the Civil War – March, 1865 Closing In – by S. McBride

On the morning of March 4, 1865, the day when Abraham Lincoln would be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States, it rained.  In fact,…

Local Heroes Take Flight of Honor – by C. Barton

Capital District-On Saturday October 4th following a celebratory ceremony to kick off the day, the Leatherstocking Honor Flight set off for a trip to Washington D.C. The Honor Flight allowed…

Bicentennial of the Battle of Plattsburgh – by Chris Kelly

  I will take a week off from Schaghticoke mill history to remind us all that 200 years ago at this time of year, New York State was being invaded…

Mechanicville 8th Graders Visit D.C. – by S. McBride

    The annual 8th grade trip to visit Washington D. C. is always a much-anticipated and exciting time for the young students at Mechanicville Junior/Senior High School.  They get…

Tonko Statement on 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

ALBANY – Congressman Paul Tonko released the following statement in observance of tomorrow’s 50thanniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream”…

A Memorable Visit to Washington – by Sandy McBride

Washington, DC is an amazing city.  So many of the world’s great leaders have met here.  So much history, triumph and tragedy, so much greatness have emanated from that 68.3…

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