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.
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.
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.
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.
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.