Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Trial Of Whiting Sweeting Of Stephentown – July 1791

October 10, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Cries of “Appeal! Appeal!” and “Collusion of witnesses!” erupted from the audience following the re-enactment of the trial of Whiting Sweeting at the Stephentown Heritage Center last Monday evening. Whiting Sweeting of Stephentown, son of a prominent local doctor, was convicted of murder in July of 1791 and was later hanged in [...]

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Sale Of Former Dave’s Supermarket Pending

October 3, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Sale of the former Dave’s Market in Stephentown is in progress, but it is not known whether another food market will be taking over the property. According to Rudy Lynch, Associate Broker at Carrow Real Estate Services, the property is “under contract.” The sale has not yet been finalized and may not [...]

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Four Fat Fowl

October 3, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Four fat what? The typical lease contract or indenture for early settlers on land in Rensselaerwyck specified that the renter of about 100 acres, besides performing annually a day of service with carriage and horses, must also pay “yearly rent of twenty four Bushels of good merchantable winter wheat (and) four fat [...]

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Stephentown Summer Camp Combined Fun And Learning

September 26, 2014 Leave a Comment 

submitted by Sue Brissette  This year’s Stephentown Youth Camp, operated by the Stephentown Memorial Library, provided 47 campers with new experiences every day, including science exploration, sports, art, conservation activities and plenty of time to play and make friends.

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Bella Bella

September 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint The Bella Terra Music Festival that drew crowds last month to Stephentown apparently did not cause as much consternation among local residents as in past years. No one showed up to complain at the Town Board meeting on Monday evening. Sue Demick did say that the noise got a bit loud at [...]

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A Road Well Travelled

September 19, 2014 Leave a Comment 

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Motocross Track Redux?

September 5, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint “It’s been all fun.” That’s Lebanon Valley Speedway owner Howard Commander talking to a Times Union reporter on the occasion of his receiving a DIRTcar Hall of Fame award last month for his 50 years of dedication to the sport of racing. But just before the “all fun” wrap-up, Commander made a [...]

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Route 22 Repaving Begins This Week

August 22, 2014 1 Comment 

by David Flint Stephentown residents will be glad to see work finally starting this week to fix up Route 22 into a more drivable highway. Motorists, however, can expect some serious traffic delays for a number of weeks.

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Stephentown Town Board Action – Bracing For Music

August 22, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint Stephentown is bracing for the annual Bella Terra Music Festival to be held at Gardner’s Field from Thursday, August 21, through Sunday, August 24. The Town Board is optimistic that things will run smoothly and safely and that measures to alleviate the noise, as promised by Festival organizers, will result in fewer [...]

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The Doctors Of Early Stephentown

August 8, 2014 Leave a Comment 

by David Flint In a presentation to the Stephentown Historical Society on Monday evening entitled “Early Physicians of Stephentown, New York,” Town Historian Pat Flint came up with some 28 doctors that practiced in the area during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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