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By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016 - 4:05 pm
The site of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival is at the top of a list of places around New York State nominated for inclusion in state and national Registers of Historic Places.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office announced the list of 26 locations, nominated by... Read more
Hudson River Valley Jacket
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016 - 5:26 pm
“I think one cannot divide the Hudson Valley from the Catskills in a historic account, and I try to keep that theme alive in small ways,” said Vernon Benjamin, the author of the voluminous new book “The History of the Hudson River Valley: From the Civil... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 - 5:53 pm
Above: A widely-circulated photo of the flooded Schoharie Valley during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, as seen from the top of the cliffs of Vroman’s Nose. Photo by Amy Colyer Fogerty. The air was perfectly calm in the late hours of Saturday, August 27,... Read more
By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 - 3:14 pm
Above: A fire on Main Street Delhi destroyed two buildings on Thursday morning. Photo via the Delaware County Department of Emergency Services Facebook page.  Area firefighters spent much of Thursday morning fighting a massive blaze in the Delaware County... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 - 10:08 pm
Above: A clown and a float at Andes Community Day in 2007. Photo via the Andes Community Days Facebook page. In past years, the main event of Andes Community Day was the parade, featuring the members of the local fire department and other town worthies,... Read more
By Robert Burke Warren on Friday, Jun. 24, 2016 - 10:42 am
Above: A tribal dress that is believed to be made from the coats of Union soldiers who fell at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Photo courtesy of Delaware County resident Cliff Eaglefeathers, who rediscovered the artifact. This weekend, June 24, 25 and 26,... Read more
By Jane Margolies on Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2016 - 2:16 pm
Above: The Maynard School in Bovina. Photo by Stephen O’Grady. Children once walked from their families’ far-flung farms to the Maynard School, a one-room schoolhouse in the Delaware County town of Bovina, cutting across fields to minimize the mileage.... Read more
By Rebecca Andre on Sunday, Jun. 5, 2016 - 9:36 pm
Above: Peggy O'Connell appeared on the back cover of “Oceans between Us,” a 1978 album by the Allen Harris Band, released by Tappan Zee Records/Columbia Records. Standing left to right are: Kim Wroble (bass) Mike Kimmel (guitar/vocals), Peggy O'Connell (... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016 - 4:02 pm
Above: The Downsville Covered Bridge, one of three such historic structures in Delaware County, was closed to traffic on Thursday. Photo by Robert Cairns. The historic Downsville Covered Bridge, built in 1854, has been closed to motor vehicle traffic. ... Read more
By Robert Cairns on Tuesday, Mar. 22, 2016 - 9:35 pm
Above: The Broadlands mansion–the former Gerry Estate–which has been listed for sale. Photo via a listing on the Douglas Elliman Real Estate website.  A century-old mansion and nearly 2,000 acres of land, once part of the famous Gerry Estate, are for sale... Read more

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