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SCHENECTADY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Schenectady Photographer Henry Tripp took this photograph looking to the east at the land between the Erie Canal and the Mohawk River sometime between 1870 and 1890.

‘Poor Pasture’ no longer

By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter The irony of a new casino going up on an area of land that used to be known as the “Poor Pasture” hasn’t been lost on local history buffs. Rotterdam native Tom Morgan knew all…





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Keeping heritage in the home

Historic Union Street women’s retirement facility undergoing careful updates BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — At a historic building on upper Union Street, a renovation project is helping unite past and present. It all started when staff at the…



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Booklet recounts school history

NISKAYUNA — The historical overview of the Niskayuna Central School District produced by the 60th Anniversary Committee is now available to anyone who would like a copy. This 72-page booklet features photos from throughout the district’s six decades, along historical…


Our archives are full of Niskayuna photos from years gone by. Here's one. Niskayuna senior cheerleaders take a break from shouts and jumps during the 1962-63 school year. Kneeling in the front row, from left, are Kathy Horn, Suzanne Tillma Montler, Jean Fontaine and Ginanne Fang Gilmore. Standing, from left, are Shirley Pray Eglington, Carol Vaughan Neely, Kathy Loritsch and Kathy Murray Crowe. Interested in seeing more?

From our history vault

Our archives are full of Niskayuna photos from years gone by. Here’s one. Niskayuna senior cheerleaders take a break from shouts and jumps during the 1962-63 school year.


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Anne Frank inspired author to write mystery

By KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — When she was 12 years old, Anne Blankman fell in love with Anne Frank. “I just felt like she and I could have been best friends if we had known each other,”…