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Stanford Mansion Up  Next–> Stanford Mansion Though this porch is an addition of the 20th century, it sure is a nice place to sit to look at the greenery and trees. No place else in the entire of Niskayuna has so much history and beauty in the midst of such ugly commercial development.

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Large trees with house in back Large trees with house in back Large trees with house in back

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Stanford pines along route 5 or Albany Turnpike Stanford pines along route 5 or Albany Turnpike The pines that were along this edge of the road, route 5 or State Street, and on the other side of the mansion, on Balltown road, were so thick that people now in their 70s and 90s whom I interviewed, said that as children it was difficult to see the house for the pines were so dense on the edges of the property. The…

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Stanford Mansion, pathway to front Stanford Mansion, pathway to front This pathway shows the nice trees that are on the property.

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Stanford Mansion, from left side, on hill Stanford Mansion, from left side, on hill This hillside is the highest point of land on the entire route from Albany to Schenectady, according to John Wolcott. The setting is one of the points noted by even a 1900s Trolley Brochure that John Wolcott has for his talking points, that this has been recognized for over 100 years as magnificent in its totality.

Pollinator-Friendly County Resolution to be introduced in the face of alarming flying insect declines

Pollinator-Friendly County Resolution to be introduced in the face of alarming flying insect declines

by Grace Nichols Have you noticed in driving through rural New York, that your windshield – which once would have been covered with the remnants of countless insect collisions are now fairly clean? This observation has been made globally and linked to severe declines in insect populations. Insects are a critical part of the ecosystem as a whole, as they are needed for the full pollination of flower plants, agricultural crops and as a food source for birds, amphibians, reptiles,…

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Developer Eyes N.Y. “Mount Vernon”

Developer Eyes N.Y. “Mount Vernon”

Developer Eyes N.Y. "Mount Vernon" Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation   Donate Contact Developer Eyes N.Y. "Mount Vernon" Story by Catherine Finn / Nov. 9, 2006 From Preservation Online Neighbors of a 19th-century house in Niskayuna, N.Y., are trying to fight a commercial development on its 12-acre estate that will turn the nursing home into a restaurant. Schenectady-based Highbridge Development, which will…

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Pollinator-Friendly County Resolution to be introduced in the face of alarming flying insect declines

Pollinator-Friendly County Resolution to be introduced in the face of alarming flying insect declines

by Grace Nichols Have you noticed in driving through rural New York, that your windshield – which once would have been covered with the remnants of countless insect collisions are now fairly clean? This observation has been made globally and linked to severe declines in insect populations. Insects are a critical part of the ecosystem as a whole, as they are needed for the full pollination of flower plants, agricultural crops and as a food source for birds, amphibians, reptiles,…

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Stanford Mansion Stanford Mansion Stanford Mansion Ingersoll/Stanford front door Stanford Mansion, from left side, on hill Stanford Mansion, pathway to front Stanford pines along route 5 or Albany Turnpike Large trees with house in back How the house sits upon the hill  

New York State Historic Archaeological Site Inventory Form

New York State Historic Archaeological Site Inventory Form

New York State Historic Archaeological Site Inventory Form Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation   Donate Contact   New York State Historic Archaeological Site Inventory Form NYS OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION & HISTORIC PRESERVATION (518) 237-8643 For Office Use Only–Site Identifier Project Identifier USN A09303.000240 Your Name Louise Basa and John Wolcott Date September 1, 2006 Address Basa: 1220 Waverly Place, Schenectady, New…

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Bonding that threatens historic Stanford homestead

Bonding that threatens historic Stanford homestead

Bonding that threatens historic Stanford homestead Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation   Donate Contact   December 15, 2006 Dear Concerned Citizens, Friends of Stanford Home, Health Care Advocates, and Niskayuna Neighbors, Bonding that threatens historic Stanford homestead on State Street and Balltown Road, and its parkland, is going forward. As soon as this coming Tuesday night, the Schenectady County Industrial Development Authority…

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New proposal for Stanford House still bad

New proposal for Stanford House still bad

New proposal for Stanford House still bad Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation   Donate Contact   Gazette Editorial – Stanford House Posted by: "drittner@aol.com" Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:10 pm (PST) New proposal for Stanford House still bad The latest development proposal for the Stanford property in Niskayuna is marginally better than the previous one, but not nearly good enough. The handsome,…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 p.m. Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation   Donate Contact   Skip the ‘state of the union’ on Tuesday, January 23rd, and join the ‘state of Niskayuna’ rally and gathering at 7 p.m. Town Hall, Niskayuna, where the action is. Urge a NO vote on the Special Use Permit. The vote is close. One swing vote could…

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Please donate to help Save the Stanford Home

Please donate to help Save the Stanford Home

Please donate to help Save the Stanford Home Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation   Donate Contact   Please donate to help Save the Stanford Home The Friends of the Stanford Home, a grassroots group working to save the 12-acres of parklands and brick mansion on Balltown Road and State Street in Niskayuna from becomming site of a shopping mall, is accepting donations…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7 p.m. Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation   Donate Contact     Niskayuna Spotlight Newspaper, A weekly distributed free to over 4,000 homes in Town of Niskayuna NISKAYUNA: Residents seek moratorium Posted on: 02/16/07 Written by: Jessica Harding, Schenectady County Reporter email: hardingj@spotlightnews.com The Niskayuna Town Board did not make any decision on the Ingersoll Home or…

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Yes, the King’s Royal Yorkers are Coming!

Yes, the King’s Royal Yorkers are Coming!

Yes, the King’s Royal Yorkers are Coming! Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation   Donate Contact   Yes, the King’s Royal Yorkers are Coming! Well, one man is representing the Captain Richard Duncan Company. Background: In the 1777 and 1783, Captain Richard Duncan commanded a company in the 1st Battalion of the King’s Royal Regiment of New York, under Sir John Johnson. Richard…

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Friends of Stanford Home

Friends of Stanford Home

Stanford Home Hearing Information Hearing Notes January 23 Hearing Canadians are Coming! Archeological Information Photos – Outdoor Photos – Indoor Bonding Editorial Preservation Donate Contact Friends of Stanford Home 2421 Troy Road, Niskayuna, New York 12309-1403 Email: LMCwrite@nycap.rr.com Phones: Grace Hilt Mack 518-377-5935; Sally Lester: 518-372-7196 Linda Champagne 518-346-8316 Support the Friends of Stanford Home by making a donation today Residents seek moratorium, published February 16 in the Niskayuna Spotlight Newspaper Announcement! View the Hearing: The hearing will be cable…

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