2014-12-15

JURY: MOORE DID NOT WRITE FAMOUS TWAS CHRISTMAS POEM

A jury in Troy, NY delivered a surprise verdict on Sunday that long-credited author Clement Clarke Moore did not write the most famous Christmas poem in history.
2014-11-26

COURTROOM RETRIAL: WHO WROTE “‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” – Dec. 7, 2014

Last year, "The Trial Before Christmas" was a surprise holiday spectacle that gained national media attention and attracted more than 500 spectators to the Rensselaer County Courthouse – a standing-room-only crowd. But the jury was unable to reach a verdict, so the case will be heard again.
2014-09-17

AUTHOR TELLS “INTERESTING TALES OF OTHER PEOPLE’S WOE”

A local author explores the experiences of those who surrender to their character flaws in a new collection of short stories. Damon Stewart’s “Interesting Tales of Other People’s Woe” (162 pages) presents 12 stories written over the span of 15 years, some previously published in various literary magazines.
2014-08-18

ESSAY: PINPOINTING FORT NASSAU 1614 (ALBANY)

An essay by John Wolcott that pinpoints the exact location of a long lost 1614 Dutch Fort in Albany, N.Y.
2014-07-20

THE LEGEND OF MAJOR DUNCAN CAMPBELL, “TICONDEROGA” JULY 1758

The Scottish spirits will haunt and flow in Brown’s Malt Room this Thursday night. Troy author Duncan Crary will spin a candle-lit account of the legend of Major Duncan Campbell of the Black Watch, a Scottish highlander who met his eerie fate during the failed British attack on Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) in July 1758.
2014-02-27

AUTHOR TELLS HOW SHE CONQUERED HER OCD WITHOUT MEDICATION

A new book tells the story of how a life-long sufferer conquered her own Obsessive Compulsive Disorder without medication.
2014-01-27

OIL PLANT COULD DESTROY 1614 DUTCH FORT IN ALBANY, N.Y.

A proposed facility to heat crude oil at the Port of Albany could forever destroy “Fort Nassau,” North America’s oldest Dutch habitation built in January, 1614, say historians. But the structure could be saved if the project is handled correctly.
2013-12-10

COURT TRIAL WILL DETERMINE TRUE “NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” AUTHOR

A juried courtroom trial aims to solve a centuries-old controversy over who really wrote one of the most beloved holiday poems in the world. "A Visit from St. Nicholas" a.k.a. "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" was published anonymously for the first time ever in Troy, N.Y. by the Sentinel newspaper on December 23, 1823.
2013-09-27

TROY AUTHOR HOSTS OPEN HOUSE FEAT. NEW MURALS, HORSE STABLES, ALBUM RELEASE

Troy novelist Jack Casey opens his home for Troy Night Out this Sept. 27 to display a series of Hudson River murals commissioned for an office in his downtown row house.