The Express Newspaper – February 9, 2017

Schaghticoke in 1840 – by Chris Kelly

I have been illustrating the lives of people in Schaghticoke in 1840 through the inventories in their probate files, made when they died without wills. Today I will conclude with one more.

Alexander A. Miller, died at age 27 in 1826.  This young man, who left a widow and small daughter, was a non-commissioned officer in the local infantry regiment in the New York State Militia. It seems from the inventory that he was a farmer, though it also lists a set of blacksmith tools.  Except for a wagon, the most valuable thing in his estate was a cloak worth $40.

Article in the 05-19 edition.


In accordance with New York State Department of Education section 57.17 of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law:

“He or she will make an annual report in the month of January to the local appointing officers or officer and to the State Historian of the work accomplished during the preceding year."

Read the entire article in the 01/28 issue.

Stillwater Town Historian Honored – by Harold Wessell

TOWN OF STILLWATER, March 17 – The Express was advised at press time by Stillwater Supervisor Edward Kinowski that at the New York State Association of Historians Conference at the Gideon Putnam Monday evening, attended by 130 Historians from all over the State, Stillwater Town Historian Linda Palmieri was honored by presentation of the Edmund J. Winslow Award.
Kinowski explained that Linda Sanders, Deputy Historian and Stillwater Village Historian, had initiated the process of the award, and he as well had added "a few words in support from the Town Board."