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NEWSPAPERING IN RENSSELAER COUNTY

CHRONOLOGICAL LISTING OF NEWSPAPERS

YEAR

NAME OF PAPER

COMMENTS

TROY LIBRARY HOLDINGS

5/1787

Northern Centinel & Lansingburgh Advertiser

A weekly paper by Claxton & Babcock (to Jan. 1788).  Moved to Albany

On Microfilm - May 21, 1787-January 1, 1788

1788

Federal Herald

A weekly paper that ran at least from May 1788 to May 1790 by Babcock & Hickok.

On Microfilm - May 5, 1788-May 17, 1790

9/1791

Tiffany's Recorder

Sylvester Tiffany, sold to George Gardner and James Hill who published it as The Lansingburgh Recorder from Jan. 1792 to Aug. 1795 when they moved to Troy.

 

1/1792

American Spy

Silvester Tiffany, took on partner William W. Wands in Aug. 1792 to form Tiffany & Wands. After 1795 only Wands involved, paper ran to 1797. It was continued by the Lansingburgh Gazette. Weise (1877) notes that this paper was started in April 1791 as a weekly by Silvester Tiffany. He says William W Wands joined Tiffany in August 1792 and took over in Dec. 1792.

In Bound Books - April 8, 1791-June 6, 1797

5/1795

The Recorder

Started by George Gardner and James Hill. Hill was succeeded by Nathaniel Billings. Paper stopped publication by the end of 1795 and the publishers left the state.

 

1796

Farmer's Oracle

Published at Troy for a short time by Luther Pratt. Weise (1877) notes that Luther Pratt & Co started this as the first Troy paper Jan. 31, 1797 on River (Water) Street.

 

1798

Farmer's Register

Published at Lansingburgh by Francis Adancourt. Politically, "Clintonian Democrat". Later (in 1807) removed to Troy and suspended in 1832. Hayner notes this as an "anti-Federal" paper.

 

1798

Lansingburgh Gazette

Various publishers through 1883. In early 19th c. was ultra Federal politically. Continued until 1883. Followed the American Spy and was variously called the Rensselaer County Gazette, State Gazette, Lansingburgh State Gazette. Listed in the 1880 Census Special Report.

On Microfilm - December 4, 1798-1883 (some years missing)

1798

Northern Budget

First published in 1797 in Albany by Robert Moffitt who had served his apprenticeship in Lansingburgh. Moved to Lansingburgh in 1797 and then to Troy in 1798 where Moffitt was in partnership with Jesse Buel and with Col. Wells (1880 Census report notes still published). Later a partner was Oliver Lyons who marries Moffitt's widow after his death in 1807. Lyon left in 1815 and later publishers were Ebenezer Hill, Zephaniah Clark.  Continues as Troy Observer Budget.

On Microfilm - 1798-May 1854, 1884-1931, (missing 1854-1883)

 

 

George Butler and John C. Kemble.  In 1840 it became a daily paper and publication was discontinued in 1862 to be revived in 1867 as a Sunday paper by Col. Charles L. MacArthur until 1927.  Over its long life it was also called the Troy Budget, Troy Observer Budget and the Sunday Budget.  Dauchy & Co. lists this weekly paper as being founded in 1791 and in 1890 as an Independent paper with a circulation of 30,700.  Weise (1877) notes the following chronology: June 20, 1797, Robert Moffitt & Co., Lansingburgh; May 15, 1798, Vol 1 No. 48, Troy; May 4, 1807, Oliver Lyon; 1826, Troy Budget and City Advertiser; 1827, John C. Kemble; Kemble & Hooper; Charles Hooper; 1836, Hooper & Cook; 1837, Kellogg & Strong; 1838, Kellogg, Strong & Cook; Oct. 1, Kellogg & Cook; 1840, Daily Budget, Carroll & Cook; 1846, May, John M. Francis and Edwin Brownell; 1847, August, John M. Francis and C. L. MacArthur; 1849, W. W. Whitman, editor - C. L. MacArthur; 1851, C. L. MacArthur; 1852, W. W. Whitman; 1854, C. L. MacArthur; 1859, Jan. 3rd, William Hagadorn; 1861, Troy Union and Budget; 1867, Troy Northern Budget reestablished as a Sunday paper, by C. L. MacArthur.  By 1877 C. L. MacArthur & Son.

 

1802

Troy Gazette

Established by Thomas Collier from Bennington, VT.  1804 succeeded by John Crafts Wright from Litchfield, CT.  Other partners with Wright - Solomon Wilbur, Sterling Goodenow, Henry Stockwell.  Continued until 1812.  A Federal paper politically.  Lasted until "federalism itself gave up the ghost."  (suspended before 1818)

In Bound Books - September 5, 1802-May 1810

1807

Farmer's Register

Published weekly in Troy by Francis Adancourt until at least 1828.  Republican.  Begun as the Farmer's Register in Lansingburgh in 1806.  Continued by the Farmer's Register and Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Journal.

 

1812

Troy Post

William S. Parker and Pelatiah Bliss published this paper until 1823.  Followed by the Troy Sentinel.

On Microfilm - September 1, 1812-July 1, 1823

1823

Troy Sentinel

Published semi-weekly until 1832.  Best known for being the first publisher of Clement Clarke Moore's poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas.  Followed Troy Post.  A daily edition was issued from May 1830 to August 1831.  Weise (1877) notes that O. L. Holley was editor, William S. Parker, publisher in 1823.  In 1826, J. D. Willard, editor and Tuttle & Richards, publishers.  July 1827, O. L. Holley, editor and Tuttle & Gregory, printers.  May 1830, Troy Daily Sentinel with O. L. Holley, editor and Tuttle and Gregory, printers.

In Bound Books - July 15, 1823-December 1832 - (July 15, 1823-July 9, 1824 in Troy Room)

1824

The Fowler

Unknown how long this weekly ran, probably just 1824.  Weise (1877) notes only April by Gilbert Gunflint, Esq.

 

1825

Evangelist Restorationist

Published semi-monthly by Adolphus Skinner at Troy.

 

1826

Lansingburgh Gazette

A weekly published in Lansingburgh from 1826 to 1880. It followed the Rensselaer County Gazette and was continued by the State Gazette.

 

1826

The Reflector

Hayner mentions this paper- no other information.

 

1826

Rensselaer County Gazette

Published in Lansingburgh 1826 to 1828. Continued the Lansingburgh Gazette.

 

1826

Troy Budget & City Register

A semiweekly paper published in Troy in 1826 and 1827. It was continued by the Troy Budget. The weekly edition was the Northern Budget (Lansingburgh).

 

1826

Troy Review, or Religious and Musical Repository

This semi-monthly apparently ran only from Jan. 1826 to Dec. 1827. Published at Troy. Weise (1877) notes this was edited by Truman Hastings and Tuttle & Richards were printers.

 

1828

Evangelical Repository

This Universalist paper was published at Troy.

 

1828?

Farmer's Register and Mechanics' and Manufacturers' Journal

Continues the same paper published in Lansingburgh to 1832.

 

1828

Lansingburgh Democrat and Rensselaer County Gazette

This weekly was published in Lansingburgh in 1828. It continued the Rensselaer County Gazette.

On Microfilm - February 12, 1828-April 6, 1861

1828

Troy Budget

A semi-weekly paper which continued the Troy Budget & City Register. It was published between 1828 and 1840. The Troy Daily Budget was the daily edition (1834 and again in 1859-1861 when it merged with the Troy Daily Union to form the Daily Budget and Union- from 1861 to 1862 the name was again the Troy Daily Budget) and the Troy Budget was the weekly. It was continued by the Daily Troy Budget. The Troy Budget continued the Northern Budget of Lansingburgh and was continued by the Northern Budget of Troy in 1843.

 

1828

Troy Republican

July 1828 to Jan. 1830. Run by Thomas Clowes, later (1865) Troy postmaster. 1880 Census Report notes that it was run by Austin and Wellington and was suspended in 1829. Weise (1877) notes this was an Anti-Masonic paper by Austin and Wellington. He says in 1830 Thomas Clowes ran it.

In Bound Books - July 29, 1828-January 5, 1830

1830

Daily Troy Sentinel

May 1830 to Aug. 1831.

 

1830

Northern Watchman

Ran as a semi-weekly from 1830 to 1831. Followed by Troy Watchman (1831-1832). 1880 Census Report lists this paper as starting in 1831 at Troy run by E. Wellington.

 

1831

Calder's Cornucopia

A weekly which ran at least through 1833.

 

1831

Gospel Anchor

This Universalist paper was run by J. M. Austin until it was suspended in 1834. Weise (1877) notes after Austin it was run by H. J. Green. In 1832 it was run by Williamson and Austin.

 

1831

Troy Watchman

This semi-weekly paper ran from 1831 to 1832. Follows Northern Watchman. 1880 Census Report notes this paper as starting in 1832 and continuing for one or two years.

 

1832

Troy Press

Published at Troy by Yates and Richards, suspended in 1834. See Daily Troy Press below.

 

1832

Troy Statesman

This paper was published at least into 1833. Weise (1877) notes this was an Anti-Masonic paper run by T. J. Sutherland.

 

1833

Daily Troy Press

Only ran for less than one year (Feb. to Oct.). Merged with Troy Daily Whig in 1834.

 

1833

Troy American

Semi-weekly, published 1833-1834 at least. Weise (1877) notes run by E. J. Van Cleve.

 

1834

Botanic Advocate

Published at Troy by Russell Buckley.

 

1834

The Trojan

This penny daily paper was published from Dec. 1834 to March 1835. Weise (1877) notes this was run by Jacob D. E. Vanderheyden with Russell Buckley (See Botanic Advocate) as printer.

 

1834

Troy Statesman

Published at Troy by T. J. Sutherland. See 1832 above- this may be wrong date.

 

1834

Troy Whig

This weekly ran from 1834 to 1855. It was followed by the Troy American (1855) and had a daily edition (see below). 1880 Census Report notes published by James Stevenson as a daily and weekly. "Now (1880) published as the Telegram and Whig." Weise (1877) notes 1834, J. M. Stevenson; Oct. 1850, Charles D. Brigham; 1855, George Abbott; 1863, H. W. Green & Co.; Nov. 1864, George Evans, editorial manager; Aug. 1868, A. Kirkpatrick; Nov. 1873, Troy Whig Publishing Co..

In Bound Books - 1835, 1841-1868

1834

Troy Daily Whig

First published by James M. Stevenson and Alex. McCall. Formed by the union of the Daily Troy Press and the Troy American. Went through many changes of ownership until it ended in 1873. Followed by the Troy Morning Whig (1873-1880), the Troy Morning Telegram and Whig (1880-1882), the Troy Daily Telegram (1882-1888), the Troy Morning Telegram (1889-1896?), and then the Troy Record (1896-1903).

In Bound Books - July 1, 1834-December 1873 - On Microfilm - July 1834-June 1836, January-December 1847, January-June 1851, January-June 1853, July-December 1856, January-June 1859, July 1861-June 1862, July 1863-January 1864

1835

The Chronicle

A weekly paper which was published at least briefly in 1835.

 

1835

New York State Journal

A weekly paper published in Troy at least from 1835 to 1836. 1880 Census Report notes this paper published in Troy in 1837 by T Haxtun. Hayner notes that this continued the State Journal (see below), Weise (1887) notes that the State Journal was founded in 1837 and was followed by the New York State Journal.

In Bound Books - September 9, 1835-September 7, 1836 -  On Microfilm - September 14, 1836 - June 7, 1837

1835

The Trojan

Published several months at Troy as a daily.

 

1836

State Journal

Published at Troy by Richards and Mastin. Suspended in 1837.

 

1837

Troy Morning Mail

Nov. 1837 to Dec. 1840. Owned by Tuttle, Belcher & Burton. Started by Whigs not happy with Troy Daily Whig. Sold in 1840 to Winthrop Atwill "who conducted it for some years, and then went to Oswego." (note- end date may be later than 1840). Merged with Troy Daily Whig and later the Troy Morning Record. 1880 Census Report notes that the Troy Daily Mail was published by Wellington and Nafew until 1841- probably the same paper. Weise (1877) notes the paper was published after 1840 by Atwell & Mills.

In Bound Books - 1837-1840

1838

 Daily Morning Mail

Daily paper published in Troy, continued by the Morning Mail. Weekly edition in the Northern Budget.

 

1838

Democratic Press

A weekly paper that ran from Jan. 1838 at least until Dec. 1840. Continued the Democratic Press and Lansingburgh Advertiser and was followed by the Lansingburgh Democrat (1844-1861). Hayner notes that William J Lamb was publisher and after his death in 1859 his widow, N. Maria Lamb continued to publish the paper under his name.

On Microfilm - January 13, 1838-December 5, 1840

1838

Lansingburgh Democrat

According to the 1880 Census Report this paper was published in Lansingburgh by J. W. Lamb until it was suspended after 1860. See above.

On Microfilm - February 12, 1828-April 6, 1861

1840

Daily Troy Budget

Daily published from 1840-1845.  Continues the Troy Budget (semiweekly) and continued by the Northern Budget.

 

1840

Democratic Analyzer

Published in Troy from 1840 to 1842.

 

1840

Troy Daily Mail

This daily paper ran only in 1840.  It continues the Troy Daily Morning Mail.

 

1841

Golden Rule

Published for several years in Lansingburgh by Rev. R. W. Smith.  Hayner lists this monthly paper as first published in 1844 by Rev. Rolla J. Smith and edited by Mrs. M. A. Smith in connection with the Golden Rule Institute, a female seminary.  The name of the paper was changed in 1847 to Young Ladies' Messenger.

 

1841

Literary Casket

Hayner lists this paper as being published in Lansingburgh by James J. Peck.

 

1841

Troy Daily Bulletin

This daily paper ran at least through 1841.  Published by R. Thompson.

 

1843

Aquarian

This weekly ran from April 1843 to July 1844.

On Microfilm - April 22, 1843-July 27, 1844

1843

Northern Budget

Troy paper published 1843-1845 as a weekly.  (See below).

 

1843

Troy Daily Herald

Published at Troy by J. D. Ayers.  Weise (1877) notes that this paper was founded in 1842 and published by Ayres and Whitehouse.

 

1843

Troy Daily Post

This daily ran until 1854 and was followed by the Troy Daily Traveller.  The weekly edition was the New-York State Republican.  1880 Census Report notes that the Troy Post was published in Troy from 1844 by Alexander McCall.  It changed in 1845 to the Troy Traveller, a daily and weekly.  Weise (1877) notes that this paper was started in 1844 and run by Alexander McCall and Enoch Davis, then in 1850 by Davis and Johnson and finally in 1852 by A. G. Johnson.

On Microfilm - April 1846-December 1851

1843

Troy Temperance Mirror

Weise (1877) notes this paper was published by Bardwell and Kneeland.

 

1844

Family Journal

A weekly published in Troy, also titled New York Family Journal, Fisk's Family Journal.  Ran at least until 1861.  Continued the Family Journal and Northern New-York Organ.  According to the 1880 Census Report this was published by Fisk & Co. until 1848 when the name changed to the New York Family Journal.

In Bound Books - December 1852-December 1857

1844

Lansingburgh Democrat

A weekly published in Lansingburgh from 1844 to 1861. It continued the Democratic Press and was followed by the New Advertiser.

 

1844

Lutheran Herald

Published at West Sand Lake semi-monthly by Rev. Henry L. Dox for several years.

 

1844

The Poker

A weekly brought out by the Budget for the fall campaign.

 

1845

The Juvenile Pearl

Published in Lansingburgh by the Rev. J. A. Pitman.

 

1845

Northern Budget

Troy daily published till 1858. Part of long line of papers published under this name. (see below)

 

1845

The Trojan

Published for several years at Troy.

 

1846

Daily Post

April 1846-Dec. 1851

 

1846

Journal of Temperance

Published at Troy by W. Hager. Weise (1877) lists this paper as being published by Allen & Garnett.

 

1846

Rensselaer County Post

This weekly ran from Sept. 1846 to at least Jan. 1849.

In Bound Books - September 22, 1846-January 2, 1849

1846

Rensselaer County Temperance Advocate

Published at Troy by S. Spicer.

 

1847

Antiquarian & General Review

Hayner lists this paper as first being published in Schenectady, then in Lansingburgh by Rev. William Arthur.

 

1847

Daily Telegraph

Short-lived daily - ran for a few months (News Pamphlet). 1880 Census Report lists this as being published in 1846. Weise (1877) lists the Troy Daily Telegraph, run by Hagen and Ayres in 1846. This may be the same paper.

 

1847

National Watchman

Published at Troy by Allen and Garnett (note - abolition paper? Henry Highland Garnett)

 

1848

Troy Commercial Advertiser

Ran daily from March to Dec. 1848. Related to the Democratic party and the election of 1848. Absorbed by the Northern Budget. There was a weekly edition, Weekly Troy Commercial Advertiser that ran until 1849.

In Bound Books - March 28, 1848-December 1848

1848

The Trojan

A literary paper only lasted a few weeks.  Abbie Goddard edited it.

 

1849

New York State Republican

Weekly published by the Troy Post from Jan. 1849 to 1853.  It was continued by the Troy Weekly Traveler.

In Bound Books - January 8, 1850-December 30, 1851

1849

Troy Daily Arena

Oct. 1849 to April 1861.  C. L. Mac Arthur was involved.

In Bound Books - October 18, 1859-April 29, 1861

1850

Nassau Gazette

Published at Nassau by J. M. Geer.  Hayner notes this paper did not last long.

 

1851

La Ruche Canadienne

French foreign language newspaper published at Troy by Dorian and Mathiot.

 

1851

Old Settler

Weise (1877) notes this monthly paper published in January 1851 by Allen.  (RCHS has two issues of a paper with the same title published in Keesville, NY in 1850.

 

1851

Troy Daily Times

Founded by John M. Francis, former editor of the Northern Budget and son-in-law of Pomeroy Tucker, editor of the Troy Sentinel and R. D. Thompson.  The Times was a Republican paper after 1860.  The paper ran until 1903 when it was continued by the Troy Times.  A weekly edition was called the Troy Weekly Times.  Weise (1877) lists J. M. Francis as editor and Francis and R. D. Thompson as publishers in 1851.  In 1854 just John M. Francis is listed.  In July 1856 Weise notes the Troy Weekly Times was added.  Feb. 20, 1865 it was published by J. M. Francis & Co. and in June 1869 it was published by J. M. Francis & H. O'R. Tucker.  Listed in the 1880 Census Report as "still published, daily and weekly."  In 1890, Dauchy & Co. list the Times as a Republican paper with the evening edition having a circulation of 10,002 and the weekly having a circulation of 11,008.

ON Microfilm - June 25, 1851-February 1, 1935, - Semi-weekly January 1903-May 1929 

1851

The Unique

Weise and Hayner note that this semi-monthly paper was published starting in June, 1851.  Weise notes that Parvus Iulus was the publisher.

 

1853

Our Paper

Weekly paper published in Lansingburgh in 1853.  Weise (1877) notes that Davis & Cutler published it starting in January.

 

1854

Troy and Albany Freeholder

This weekly paper was published in Troy at least in 1854.

 

1854

Troy Daily Democrat

Weise (1877) notes that this paper was published by James T. Ellis starting in October.

 

1854

Troy Daily Traveller

Ran from April 1854 to Jan. 1856. Follows the Troy Daily Post. Weise (1877) notes that Fisk and Avery published this paper in 1854, then Fisk, Fisk, & Avery, then Fisk, Avery, & Thompson. He also notes that in 1852 the paper changed from Troy Daily Post.

In Bound Books - October 1854-January 1856

1854

Troy Weekly Post

This paper ran at least in 1854.

 

1855

New-York Family Journal

Published in Troy from 1855 to 1857, it continued the Family Journal and was followed by Fisk's Family Journal.

 

1855

Troy American

This paper was published at least until 1865 in Troy. Hayner lists paper as starting in 1857.

 

1856

Greenbush Guardian

A weekly published in Greenbush in 1856 by A. J. Goodrich.

 

1856

Troy Times

This paper continued until 1917, as a weekly until 1895 and then a semiweekly, the Troy Semi-Weekly Times.

 

1858

Fisk's Family Journal

Published in Troy from 1858 to 1861. Continued the Family Journal and Northern New-York Organ and the Family Journal.

 

1859

Troy Daily Arena

C. L. MacArthur and A. Fonda started this paper which may have lasted as long as 1862 when the Budget also went under for the first time. Weise (1877) notes that as of Feb. 1861 A. G. Johnson was editor and A. A. Fisk was publisher.

 

1859

Troy Daily Express

Weise (1877) lists this paper with Gaylord J. Clarke as editor and Allen Corey as publisher.

 

1860

Laigle Canadien

Weise (1877) notes that this French language paper was run by L. Cousin and Dr. J. N. Cadieux, editors and James R. Lettore, publisher.

 

1860

Lansingburgh Daily Gazette

A daily paper published in Lansingburgh in 1860. Hayner notes this paper ran only from January to February 1860.

 

1860

Troy Daily News

Run for a few months by Mr. Loveridge.

 

1860

Troy Evening News

A daily paper which ran from November 1860 to March 1861.

 

1860

Troy Morning News

Weise (1877) lists this paper as starting in April with E. F. Loveridge as proprietor.

 

1861

New Advertiser (Lansingburgh)

Followed the Lansingburgh Democrat as a weekly, at least in 1861.

 

1861

Troy Daily Union

May to July 1861.  William Van Arnum involved.  Weise (1877) notes that Van Arnum and Merriam were involved.  Merged with the Troy Daily Budget.  Continued by the Troy Daily Budget and Union 1861-1862.

In Bound Books - May 18, 1861-July 27, 1861

1862

Troy City Democrat

Weise (1877) notes this paper started in June with J. A. and A. Corey, editors and A. Corey & Co., publishers.

 

1863

Rensselaer Advertiser

This weekly paper ran from at least October 1863 to May 1864.

 

1863

Troy Daily Press

This daily paper ran from 1863 to 1879 when it was continued by the Troy Press (1879-1883) which was itself succeeded by the Troy Daily Press from 1883 to 1911.  It then merged with the Evening Standard to form the Standard-Press.  Weise notes that this paper started July 30th by A. S. Pease.  August 8th began the Weekly Press (see below).  In 1867 William Hawley and in October 1867 Hawley Brothers began a new series.  This was continued in Nov. 1868 by E. P. Hawley and two weeks later by Hawley & Parmenter.  In 1869 Parmenter and Clark took over and then in Feb. 1873 Jerome B. Parmenter followed.  Hayner notes that this was a revival of the 1833 Daily Troy Press.

On Microfilm - February 11, 1833-June 1834, December 1858-June 1859, August 8, 1863-June 1911

1863

Troy Press

This weekly paper ran from 1863 to 1867.  It was continued by the Weekly Press (1867-1868).  A daily edition was the Troy Daily Press.

 

1864

Hoosick Falls Gazette

This weekly paper was published in Hoosick Falls at least in 1864.

 

1864

Lansingburgh Chronicle

Semiweekly from April 1864 to Dec. 1866.  Hayner says this paper began as the Semi-Weekly Chronicle, then became the Lansingburgh Chronicle and Family Guide, then the Weekly Chronicle and Watchman, finally moving to Cohoes.  See below.

On Microfilm - April 6, 1864-December 5, 1866

1864

Troy News

A Sunday paper - "a standard sheet for morality, literature, and politics…"  (This is the paper that the pamphlet is about.)  C. L. MacArthur, editor.  Ran until at least 1868.  It continued the Weekly Press.  Weise (1877) notes that it began August 21 by C. L. MacArthur to be followed in 1866 by William S. Hawley.

In Bound Books - August 21, 1864-November 1866

1865

Golden Wreath

A monthly published in 1865 to 1866. It merged with the Family Guide to form the Family Guide and Golden Wreath in 1867.

 

1865

Hoosick Falls Independent

This weekly was published in Hoosick Falls from 1865 to 1866.

 

1865

Lansingburgh Weekly Chronicle

Weekly paper from Jan. 1865 to Dec. 1866.

 

1866

Catholic Weekly

Hayner lists this paper.

 

1866

Family Guide

A monthly published in 1866 in Lansingburgh. It merged in 1867 with the Golden Wreath to form the Family Guide and Golden Wreath.

 

1866

Saturday Evening Herald

Hayner lists this paper.

 

1867

Family Guide and Golden Wreath

Published in Lansingburgh as a monthly in 1867. It was continued by the Weekly Chronicle and the Family Guide.

 

1867

Lansingburgh Chronicle

This weekly published in Lansingburgh in 1867 continues the Weekly Chronicle and the Family Guide.

 

1867

Northern Budget

Weekly published in Troy 1867-1868.

 

1867

Sunday Herald

Weise (1877) notes this paper began in November by William F Boshart. Listed in Hayner as well.

 

1867

Troy Daily Press

Henry O'R Tucker, publisher. Dauchy & Co lists the Press as a Democratic paper with a circulation in 1890 of 13,108. Hayner notes that Charles Parmenter was the first owner who then sold the paper to Tucker. It was a conservative Democratic paper with a large, 32 column format.

 

1867?

Troy Weekly Press

This paper appears to have run until 1911. May also have been known as the Weekly Press. Dauchy & Co lists the Press as a Democratic paper in 1890 with a circulation of 9,000.

 

1868

Public Spirit

Weise (1877) notes that this paper started in March by LeGrand Benedict. Hayner notes this was a monthly paper.

 

1868?

Troy Evening Press

Not much information on this - appears to have run in 1868.

 

1868

Troy Northern Budget

This weekly paper was published between 1868 and 1916.  It continued the Northern Budget (1867) and was followed by the Troy Sunday Budget.

 

1868?

Troy Weekly Whig

This weekly paper ran from at least 1868 to 1880.  It continued the Troy American, and was followed by the Troy Weekly Telegram and Whig.

 

1870

Rensselaer County Gazette

A weekly paper published in Greenbush between 1870 and 1874.  1880 census shows it as active then.

 

1870

Saturday Bulletin

A weekly paper which ran at least in 1870 in Troy.  Listed in Hayner.

 

1870

Sunday Telegram

A weekly paper which ran at least 1870 to 1871 in Troy.  Weise (1877) notes that it was started by Thomas Hurley in November.  Listed in Hayner.

In Bound Books - October 1870-July 1871

1870

Weekly Chronicle and Family Guide

A weekly paper published in Lansingburgh in 1870.  Followed by the Weekly Chronicle and Watchman.

 

1870

Weekly Chronicle and Watchman

A weekly paper published in Lansingburgh continuing the Weekly Chronicle and Family Guide.

 

1871

L'Avenir National

This French language paper was published in St. Albans, VT first (1871-1872) and then in Troy until it ended in 1875.  It followed Le Protecteur Canadian (St. Albans, VT).  Hayner lists this as starting in 1873.

 

1872

Freie Deutsche Presse

German foreign language weekly newspaper published at least until 1880 (Census 1880 report) and possibly until 1900.  Continued by the Troy Freie Press.  Dauchy & Co. lists this paper as being founded in 1873, as a Republican paper with a circulation in 1890 of 1,000.

On Microfilm - Various Years - 1879-1949

1872

Our Little Paper

Semiweekly published in Lansingburgh in 1872-1873.  It was continued by the Enterprise.

 

1872

Troy Volksfreund

Weise (1877) notes that this German language paper was started in April by August Hillebrand.  Hayner notes that this paper started in 1870.  The same date is given by Don Birkmayer, grandson of the subsequent owner of the paper.

 

1873

Enterprise

This weekly published in Lansingburgh ran from 1873 to 1874 and continued Our Little Paper.

 

1873

Evening Star

Published in Greenbush as a weekly from 1872 to 1892. It was continued by the Star-Eagle of Greenbush. Dauchy & Co. note that the paper is Democratic and has a circulation in 1890 of 1,250.

 

1873

Gazette and Sun

Dauchy & Co. list this Greenbush paper as a Republican weekly with a circulation in 1890 of 1,500. See also 1888 for paper with similar name.

 

1873

Rensselaer County Standard

This weekly paper published in Hoosick Falls ran from 1873 to 1933 when it merged with the Hoosick Falls Press to form the Hoosick Falls Standard Press. Dauchy & Co. lists this paper as Republican with a circulation in 1890 of 1,056. Hayner notes that this paper began as a small, 5-column folio, soon enlarged to 6 columns, then 8 columns. In 1876 it was enlarged to 8 column folio from 6 column quarto size.

 

1873

Troy Morning Whig

This daily paper was published from 1873 to 1880. It continued the Troy Daily Whig and was followed by the Troy Morning Telegram and Whig.

In Bound Books - January 1874-December 1880

1874

News and Farmer Advocate

This paper is listed in the 1880 Census Special Report as running from 1874 to Sept. 1879. It was published in the town of Nassau.

 

1875

Lansingburgh Courier

A weekly which ran from 1875 to 1909. Listed in the 1880 Census Special Report as a news and politics paper. Dauchy & Co. lists the paper as the Courier and as an Independent paper with a circulation in 1890 of 1,000.

On Microfilm - December 24, 1875-July 19, 1894

1875

Sunday Trojan

Weise (1877) notes that this paper was begun in April by A. B. Elliot as proprietor. Hayner notes that this paper merged with the Troy Observer in 1878.

 

1875

Troy Observer Budget

This weekly, part of the original Northern Budget, ran as the Trojan Observer in 1875 and then as the TOB from 1876 to 1927. Dauchy & Co. lists the observer as a Democratic paper with a circulation in 1890 of 9,110.

On Microfilm - 1932-1953

1876

Centennial

This monthly was published in Hoosick during 1876.

 

1876

 Freie Deutsche Presse

Hayner notes that this German language paper was published on Saturdays by August Hildebrandt. It was succeeded by the Freie Presse in 1893.

 

1876

Greenbush Democrat

This paper is listed in the 1880 Census Special Report as a weekly paper published in Greenbush.

 

1876

Troy Observer

M. F. Collins, publisher.  Hayner notes that this was a Sunday paper.

 

1877

Evening Standard

This daily paper ran from Oct. 1877 to 1911 when it merged with the Troy Daily Press to form the Standard-Press (1911-1915).  Dauchy & Co. lists the paper as Independent with a circulation of 3,000 in 1890.  Hayner notes that this paper was established by former Troy Press employees (compositors) who were forced from their jobs over union alignments.  The Troy Typographical Union #52 put some money in to get the new paper started.

 

1877

Lansingburgh Times

This weekly ran from 1877 to 1904.

On Microfilm - 1887-1895

1877

Messenger

Hayner notes that this religious quarterly became Light and Life.

 

1877

Wood's Family Guest

This monthly literary paper was published at least until 1880 when it appears in the 1880 Federal Census Special Report under Hoosick Falls.

 

1878?

East Albany News

Hayner notes that this paper was renamed the Greenbush Democrat.  Philip Bray was the editor.

 

1879

Missionary Tidings

This monthly paper was published in Troy and was a Methodist church paper.  It is listed in the 1880 Federal Census Special Report.

 

1879

Saturday Journal

This weekly published in Troy suspended operations in June 1880.  It is listed in the 1880 Federal Census Special Report.  Hayner notes its existence.

 

1879

Troy Observer

This weekly paper ran until 1927.  It continued the Trojan Observer and merged with the Troy Sunday Budget to form the Troy Observer and Troy Sunday Budget.  See above for paper with same name (1876).  May be same thing - sources do not agree.

 

1879

Troy Press

This daily paper ran from 1879 to 1883.  It continued the Troy Daily Press (1863) and was followed by the Troy Daily Press (1883).  The weekly edition was the Troy Weekly Press.

 

1880

Lansingburgh State Gazette

A weekly paper published in Lansingburgh until 1883.  It was followed by the State Gazette.

 

1880?

Troy Daily Telegram

Published by Crozier and Pratt.  Also a weekly version.  Some info that this was published 1882 to 1888.  It continued the Troy Morning Telegram and Whig and was followed by the Troy Morning Telegram.

 

1880

Troy Morning Telegram and Whig

A daily paper published between 1880 and 1882. It continued the Troy Morning Whig and was followed by the Morning Telegram.

 

1880

Troy Weekly Telegram and Whig

This paper ran from 1880 to 1881. It is related to the above paper.

 

1881

Laundry Journal

Dauchy & Co (1890) lists this as a commercial paper published monthly with a circulation of 600. Hayner notes that the Troy Collar, Shirt and Laundry Journal, also known as the Troy Laundry Journal, was published starting in July 1882 as a trade journal. Louis H. Dickerman was the founder and the paper ran until 1922 when he died.

 

1881

Monthly Bulletin

Hayner notes that the Railroad YMCA published this paper briefly.

 

1882

Troy Weekly Telegram

This paper continued the Troy Weekly Telegram and Whig and had a daily edition, the Troy Daily Telegram. Dauchy & Co. list the Telegram as being founded in 1834. In 1890 it was a Republican paper and had a circulation of 8,500 for the daily edition and 5,600 for the weekly edition.

 

1883

Sand Lake Sun

Published weekly in Sand Lake at least in 1883.

 

1883

Troy Daily Press

Continued the Troy Press as a daily paper in Troy. Merged with the Evening Standard to form the Troy Standard Press in 1911.

 

1885

The Herald

Hayner lists this as a daily paper.

 

1885

La Patrie

Hayner notes this French language paper as starting this year.

 

1885

The Polytechnic

This college paper was published at RPI monthly and had a circulation of 912 in 1890 according to Dauchy & Co.

 

1885?

Reformer

This weekly paper, published in Hoosick Falls ran at least in 1885.

 

1885

Troy Morning Herald

Hayner lists this paper.

 

1885

Troy Sunday News

Hayner lists this paper.

 

1886

Catholic Weekly

Dauchy & Co. (1890) lists this weekly published on Saturdays in Troy with a circulation of 9,000. Note that Hayner lists a paper called by the same name as being founded in 1866.

 

1886

The Clarion

Hayner notes this paper published on Saturdays by the Cooperative Board of the Knights of Labor in Troy. It was discontinued in 1887.

 

1886

Hoosick Valley Democrat

A weekly paper that ran from 1886 to 1893, published in Hoosick Falls. It continued the Democrat. Dauchy & Co list this paper as the Valley Democrat, as a Democratic paper with a circulation in 1890 of 912.

 

1886

Saturday Observer

Hayner notes this paper, published by Michael (MF) Collins.

 

1887

Lansingburgh Times

This weekly was published from 1887 to at least 1904. Dauchy & Co lists this paper as the Times, as a Republican paper with a circulation in 1890 of 749.

 

1888

Gazette-Sun

This weekly paper published in Greenbush between 1888 and 1892. The town and village of Greenbush were incorporated into the City of Rensselaer in 1897. See 1873 for earlier date for paper with slightly different name according to Dauchy & Co.

 

1888

Morning Telegram

Daily paper published in Troy 1888 to 1896. Continues the Troy Morning Telegram. Continued by the Morning Telegram. Hayner notes that this paper was suspended in 1894.

In Bound Books - 1881-1891

1889

Citizens Line Gazette

This Troy paper was published at least until 1892.

 

1889

Observer

Dauchy & Co list this paper as published in Greenbush as a Democratic paper with a circulation in 1890 of 600.

 

1890

Troy Sunday Herald

This weekly was published at least in 1890.

 

1892

Politician

This weekly was published in Eagle Bridge during 1892.

 

1892

Star-Eagle

Hayner notes this Rensselaer paper which ran until 1922.

 

1893

Democrat

This weekly paper was published in Hoosick Falls from 1893 to 1912. It continued the Hoosick Valley Democrat and was followed by the Hoosick Falls Democrat.

 

1893

Freie Presse

Hayner notes that this German language paper was a weekly run by Fritz Hubrich and Jacob Birkmayer. It followed the Freie Deutsche Presse. The NYS Newspaper Survey notes that this German-American weekly paper ran from 1900 until 1955, continuing the Frei Deutsche Presse (1872-?).  Discussions with Don Birkmayer, grandson of Jacob, note that the paper continued on until 1970 after the death of the owner.

 

1894

Schaghticoke Sun

A weekly paper published in Schaghticoke from 1894 to 1983. Hayner notes this paper starting in 1892 as a successor to the Press.

 

1895

Berlin Independent

A weekly paper that ran for one year.

 

1895

One Cent Argus

Published in Troy at least in 1895. Hayner notes that this paper was called the Penny Argus.

 

1895

Rensselaer Courier

A weekly that ran from 1895 to 1897.

 

1895

Troy Semi-Weekly Times

This semi-weekly paper ran from 1895 to 1903. It continued the Troy Weekly Times and was followed by the Troy Times (semi-weekly).

 

1896

Averill Park Register

This weekly paper ran at least during 1896.

 

1896

Castleton Press

A weekly published between 1896 and at least 1899.

 

1896

Troy Advocate

Weekly published by John M O'Hanlon until at least 1903, possibly 1908. See also Troy Labor Advocate published by the same man from 1904 to 1928.

 

1896

Troy Morning Record

See Troy Daily Whig. This weekly and semi weekly paper had its roots back to 1834. It was published to 1903. (Today's Record is a descendant-see below).

In Bound Books - April 1935-December 1942

1896

Troy Daily Record

This daily paper was continued by the Troy Record after 1898. The weekly edition was the Troy Weekly Record.

On Microfilm - January 1897-December 1972

1897

Troy Record

This semiweekly paper ran from 1897 to at least 1899. It continued the Troy Weekly Record.

 

1898

Troy Record

This daily morning paper ran from 1898 to 1973. It continued the Troy Daily Record and was absorbed by the Times Record.

 

1899

Sand Lake Herald

Published in West Sand Lake during at least 1899, this was a weekly paper.

 

1899

Troy Record (Evening Edition)

This daily version ran from 1899 to 1935. It merged with the Troy Times to form the Troy Record. The Troy Times. The morning edition was the Troy Record.

 

1902

Rensselaer Eagle

Published in Rensselaer from 1902 to 1923.

 

1903

Rensselaer County Herald

A weekly paper published in Rensselaer in 1903.

 

1903

Troy Times

Daily paper published 1903 to 1935 when it merged with the Troy Record (Evening Edition) to form the Times Record. It continued the Troy Daily Times.

 

1904

Troy Labor Advocate

Follows or runs at the same time as Troy Advocate published by John M O'Hanlon. Listed as a weekly until 1926 when it is called a monthly in Troy city directory. Last directory listing is 1928. O'Hanlon dies in 9/1939. He was also Sec/Treas for the State Federation of Labor in 1931 at least.

 

1906

Troy Semi-Weekly Times

This semi-weekly paper ran until 1932.

 

1909

Mirror

This weekly paper was published in Eagle Bridge, NY during 1909.

 

1912

Hoosick Falls Democrat

This weekly paper was published in Hoosick Falls from 1912 to 1920. It followed the Democrat also of Hoosick Falls.

 

1912

Standard-Press

Formed from the Troy Daily Press and the Evening Standard as a daily paper. Lasted until 1915.

 

1913

Castletonian

A weekly that ran from 1913 to 1916.

 

1914

Home Budget

A monthly magazine published until 1915.

 

1916

Troy Sunday Budget

This weekly paper published from 1916 to 1927 continued the Troy Northern Budget. It merged with the Troy Observer to form the Troy Observer and Troy Sunday Budget.

 

1920

Press of Hoosick Falls

This weekly paper was published in Hoosick Falls from 1920 to c. 1923. It was followed by the Hoosick Falls Press.

 

1923?

Hoosick Falls Press

A weekly paper published in Hoosick Falls from c. 1923 to 1933. It continued the Press of Hoosick Falls and was merged with the Rensselaer County Standard to form the Hoosick Falls Standard Press in 1933.

 

1927

Castleton Independent

A weekly paper that ran from 1927 to at least 1929.

 

1927

Rensselaer Times

Published weekly in Rensselaer in 1927.

 

1927

Saturday Globe

This weekly ran at least between June and August 1927.

 

1927

Troy Observer and Troy Sunday Budget

Weekly paper that ran from 1927 to at least 1953. Formed from the merger of the Troy Observer and the Troy Sunday Budget.

 

1928

Nassau Town News

Published in 1928-1929.

 

1928

Rensselaer Independent

Published in Rensselaer at least in 1928 and 1929.

 

1928

Transcript

Published weekly in Rensselaer from 1929 to c. 1930.

 

1929

The Sand Lake Herald

A weekly paper that ran during 1929.

 

1929

Taconic Valley Times

A weekly paper that ran from 1929 to at least 1931.

 

1933

Hoosick Falls Standard Press

A weekly paper published in Hoosick Falls ran from 1933 to 1965. It was formed from the union of the Rensselaer County Standard and the Hoosick Falls Press.

 

1933

Stephentown Times

A weekly paper published in Stephentown in 1933. Continued by the Taconic Valley News.

 

1933

Taconic Valley News

A weekly paper published in 1933. Continued the Stephentown Times.

 

1935

Troy Record. The Troy Times

This paper was formed by the union of the Troy Times and the Troy Record. It ran only in 1935. It was continued by the Times Record.

 

1935

Times Record

Published from 1935 to 1988 as a daily paper. It continues the Troy Record and the Troy Times. Continued by The Record which is still published as a daily paper. 

On Microfilm - May 1, 1935-Present

1940

The Echo

This paper, still in publication, was published in New Lebanon from 1940 to 1977, then in Canaan until 1991 and in New Berlin from 1991 on.

 

1965

Standard Press

This weekly paper published from 1965 to 1988 in Hoosick Falls continued the Hoosick Falls Standard Press. It merged with the Washington County Post (Salem, NY 1837) to form the Press and Post.

 

1969

Snake Hill Sun

Semi-monthly paper published in Poestenkill in 1969-1970.

 

1970

Greenbush Area News

This weekly paper is published in East Greenbush.

 

1972

Troy Voice

This weekly ran from 1972 to 1974. It continued the Lansingburgh Voice.

 

1973

Troy Sunday

This weekly paper was published at least in 1973.

 

1976

Pittstown Centinel

A biweekly published in Pittstown in 1976 continued by the Centinel published in Melrose.

 

1977

Centinel

This weekly paper published in Melrose continued the Pittstown Centinel.

 

1984

Courier

This weekly paper is published in East Greenbush.

 

1984

Chatham Courier

A Park Communications newspaper out of Ithaca, NY, this is a weekly coming out on Thursdays. Current circulation about 5600.

 

1988

The Record

Daily currently published in Troy. Continues the Times Record.

 

1991

Rensselaer County Independent

A weekly published in East Greenbush between 1991 and 1992.

 

1992

The Independent

This bi-weekly paper is published on Mondays and Thursdays and has a Rensselaer edition. Generally covers Columbia, southern Rensselaer, northern Dutchess and western Berkshire counties with a circulation of over 10,500.

 

1996

The Rensselaer Beacon

The Rensselaer Beacon, 28 Washington Street, Rensselaer, New York was the first new newspaper in Rensselaer County in many years.  It was a weekly community paper, first printed in 1996,  covering local news, sports, business, jobs and community events.  Publisher was Frank J. Ginther and editor was David Baker, a veteran of the local newspaper and radio industry.  The Rensselaer Beacon ceased publication in February 2001 after a little more than four years of operation.

On microfilm - November 26, 1996-February 6, 2001

2009

Greenbush Life

This weekly paper serving East and North Greenbush and Schodack is published every Thursday.  Publisher is Michael O'Sullivan and editor is Robert Lewis.  Began publication September 7, 2009.

 

 

 

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