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News from the Past in Memory of Harry A. Sturges

In memory of Harry A. Sturges

News Herald – February 1, 1924 – F. E. Bleezarde, Publisher


  • The thermometer registered 18 degrees below zero Sunday morning.
  • Dominick Tiberia has purchased from Mrs. Henry S. Miller the Peyton house in the Oklahoma section.
  • Prospects of harvesting ice from the river at this point are very remote. The river is still frozen over, but the weather conditions are not at all favorable.
  • Mr. and Mrs. C.F. Suderley and Mr. and Mrs. Meneely left yesterday for Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Many are wondering whether the groundhog will see his shadow on Saturday.
  • The choir of the M.E. church will have special song services at the Sunday evening sessions during February.
  • The Maplehurst Market opened Saturday. This new market, which has been opened in Coeymans on South Main Street, is a worthwhile addition to the mercantile houses of the village. The market is located on the west side of South Main on the property called “Maplehurst” and for many years the home of the Wolfes.


  • Board of Trade will meet on Tuesday evening at eight o’clock sharp.
  • Regular meeting of Ravena Hose Company will be held on Tuesday evening, Feb. 5. The rooms are in fine shape, and the members will be able to enjoy them.
  • The first crop of ice was harvested from the Ravena Lumber Co. pond this week. The ice was scraped on Saturday last, plowed and marked on Monday, and hoisting began on Tuesday.
  • The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist church will meet at the home of Mrs. Don Heath on Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock. Mrs. Walter Smith will assist in entertaining. All members are requested to be present.
  • Anthony Martino has been appointed guardian ad litem for his brother, Samuel Martino, who was arrested and sent to the Albany County jail in 1922, in connection with the attacks made on guards and workmen near the round house. Martino, through his attorneys, is about to commence action against the New York Central for false arrest and imprisonment.

Coeymans Herald – January 30, 1889 – S.H. & E.J. Sherman, Proprietors

  • Sunday was a disagreeably stormy day, rain followed by snow.
  • Boys broke one of the panes of glass in the drug store front Monday with their scuffling.
  • The Ladies M.E. Sewing Society will meet at the residence of Mrs. D. Baker, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
  • Capt. A.J. Wolfe and Walter Wolfe are spending a few days at the national capital.
  • Businessmen estimate that a failure of the ice crop here would entail a loss to trade of nearly $50,000 for the year.
  • J.E. Hallenbeck has placed a new covered sleigh-coach on the route to the W.S. depot.
  • Special meetings are still being held in the Reformed church four nights in the week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
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