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Rail Explorers introduce pedaled railbike tours

County SARANAC LAKE — A new immersive experience through the Adirondack wilderness is being offered this summer.  Pedal-powered railbikes that travel on six miles of unused railroad track between Saranac Lake and Lake Clear have been introduced by Rail Explorers, in partnership with the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. The journey will take riders past streams, across lakes and through... 4:00pm 07/06/15

Historical society holding reception for new book

County HERKIMER — The Herkimer County Historical Society is holding a reception and booksigning for the new book “Women Belong in History Books - Herkimer and Oneida Counties 1700-1950” Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in its Eckler Building, 406 N. Main St. The book, edited by Jane Spellman, features 135 women from the Herkimer and Oneida counties beginning with Catherine Petrie Herkimer... 4:00pm 07/06/15

Fort Stanwix Chapter NSDAR holds June meeting

Rome The Fort Stanwix Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its June meeting at the First Baptist Church. The meeting was called to order by Regent Diane Miller. Chaplain Pat Balcavage and Regent Miller led with the ritual. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was led by guest Roberta Lader, The American Creed by Sue Bowley and the Preamble by Pat... 4:00pm 07/06/15

City makes progress on Erie Canal Village artifacts

Rome The city has met with representatives of Erie Canal Village, and has made progress on the artifact inventory, according to Corporation Counsel Timothy A. Benedict. City officials have met with site owner Ronald Trottier of Railstar Corp.; Timothy D. Shannon, vice president and chief operating officer of Village manager Empire State Heritage Park; Rome Historical Society... 4:00pm 07/06/15