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NY fishing rules will extend through March

By on August 26, 2014 in Entertainment, News, Niskayuna, Northside with

ALBANY — The state Department of Environmental Conservation says current freshwater fishing regulations will extend through the end of March 2015, with a new regulations guide available on April 1. The change was made based upon the change to the effective dates of fishing licenses. In the past, fishing licenses, like hunting licenses, were effective […]

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GE opens fuel cell facility in Malta

By on August 26, 2014 in Business, News with
GE opens fuel cell facility in Malta

MALTA, N.Y. — General Electric Co. is opening a new facility north of Albany devoted to the development of fuel cells. The facility in Malta opening on Tuesday will be devoted to the development of high-efficiency fuel cells that take in natural gas. GE believes these so-called oxide fuel cells could generate from one to […]

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Mohawk Harbor’s industrial neighbors weigh options

By on August 25, 2014 in Business, News, Niskayuna, Northside with

By HALEY VICCARO Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Automated Dynamics on Front Street is looking to move, and STS Steel on Nott Street is flirting with the idea as plans to develop Mohawk Harbor push forward. Robert Langone, president of Automated Dynamics, said he is in discussions with the Galesi Group and the Schenectady Metroplex Development […]

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Niskyauna native named Union tennis head coach

By on August 25, 2014 in Community, Niskayuna, Northside, Sports, Union College with
Niskyauna native named Union tennis head coach

Submitted by Daniel Jankowski Assistant Sports Information Director, Union College SCHENECTADY — Don Dudley, assistant coach for the past seven seasons, has been named interim head coach of the Union College women’s and men’s tennis programs. The announcement was made Friday by Director of Athletics Jim McLaughlin. Dudley has served as assistant coach for both tennis […]

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These kids love vegetables from garden

By on August 23, 2014 in Food, Health, News, Niskayuna, People with
These kids love vegetables from garden

Some people have rabbits and woodchucks sneaking around backyard carrot, green bean and broccoli patches. My friend Betsy has two rascals who make regular visits to her Niskayuna garden. It’s OK — they’re invited. Neighbors Maddie and Lilly Hanna, ages 5 and 2, happily nibble fresh vegetables. Betsy Sandberg and the girls’ mom, Jessie Hanna, […]

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Capturing a firefly can bring some light fun

By on August 22, 2014 in Entertainment, News with
Capturing a firefly can bring some light fun

In the 2009 film “Avatar,” treetops glowed like jellyfish, and camera shots through the fauna and flora gave the sensation of walking through a galaxy of stars. There’s a scientific term for this organic glow: “bioluminescence.” The science-fiction world of “Avatar,” of course, exaggerated this phenomenon. You can’t find many examples of bioluminescence in the […]

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Area wineries help to educate the palate

By on August 22, 2014 in Entertainment, Food, News with
Area wineries help to educate the palate

CAPITAL REGION — As the summer days shorten and the nights cool, thoughts turn to fall: crisp apples and ripening grapes. Might be time for a vineyard tour. There are several in the area that offer not only tastings, but great scenery as well. Altamont Vineyard and Winery sports rows of bright green grapevines, meandering […]

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