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A life through the lens

86-year-old Schenectady photographer shares highlights from his collection in new book

Peering back into history through one man’s collection of portrait photographs provides a glimpse of the state’s culture and history.

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A date with history

At ‘Tavern Night,’ patrons get a taste of the 18th century

Nobody living today can say they dined in an 18th century tavern, but one group now has a pretty good idea of what it might have entailed.

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County deals with Irene aftermath

Residents react to flood waters forcing evacuations, damaging homes

Mandatory evacuations and road closures were common as Hurricane Irene rolled through Schenectady County and led to a patchwork of power outages.