History & Heritage

When Timothy Wahl was growing up on a dairy farm in Allegany County , NY, Town of Andover , going to Andover Central School, doing the chores and playing games in Elm Valley, few would have thought...
The WSKG program OFF THE PAGE is designed specifically as "a forum for writers from our region".  Since its inception in January, 2000 it has presented hundreds of novelists, poets,...
The broadcasting industry has always been aware of its educational potential and is often idealistic about its service to children.  In the 1946 book "Here Is Television" author Thomas...
It's easy to find simple facts about Middlefield, New York.  The Census Bureau estimates the town's population in 2009 is 2,451, an increase of 2.31% since 2000.  The estimated...
When I finished the passage, I let the Bible fall to my side with my finger firmly planted in Luke, chapter 6, and said quietly, "Blessed are the poor." All of a sudden, a small man...
Anyone zipping along the Trumansburg Road north of Ithaca these days can’t miss the big sign at number 1259 indicating (in large letters) The Museum of the Earth at the (written below smaller)...
The 20th century was a time of unparalleled innovation and discovery, with great progress in science and technology, especially the practice of medicine. So it was both shocking and humbling when, in...
Judge Thomas Averill Carter of Owego, NY never really existed. Robert W. White’s novel set in the 1850s, “Susquehanna Scandal”, described a respected lawyer and jurist with a messy...
From the 1930s through the 50s one of the most noted persons in America's legal community was Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954). He was a "country lawyer" who was not afraid to take on...
Your view of the Catskill Mountains really depends on where you stand. New Yorkers downstate are likely to think of country roads and resorts and memories of the "Borscht Belt". Further...