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Tabernacle gears up for large community Thanksgiving

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Tabernacle gears up for large community Thanksgiving

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Lorrie Mangroo’s church kitchen is in full swing for nearly a week before Thanksgiving Day. It has to be. She’s expecting more than 200 people for dinner. Mangroo organizes the Thanksgiving Community Dinner at the Tabernacle of New Hope in Schenectady. Each year since the dinner began in […]

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On Their Way: 14 student athletes sign letters of intent at Niskayuna High

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On Their Way: 14 student athletes sign letters of intent at Niskayuna High

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Parents, sibling and friends filled the seats of the Little Theater at Niskayuna High School on Nov. 12 to watch a row of seniors commit to pursuing their dreams. A big celebration has become tradition at the school on “signing day,” the first day high school athletes in […]

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Rickert rebuts latest doubts about second career

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Rickert rebuts latest doubts about second career

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Community members packed the auditorium at Van Antwerp Middle School the evening of Nov. 13 to hear how Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert balances his administrative responsibilities with his second job as a sports agent. As an agent, Rickert represents over 100 professional athletes and has negotiated […]

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Glen Eddy residents enjoying donated e-readers

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Glen Eddy residents enjoying donated e-readers

By KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Retiree Al Gilbert doesn’t read plain old books anymore. You know — the kind with a cover, spine and pages. “Well, that’s old-fashioned,” he explained, his expression not revealing whether he was kidding or not. He wasn’t. The Glen Eddy resident reads between four and five […]

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Drama Club’s monologue night earns rave reviews

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Drama Club’s monologue night earns rave reviews

By ELENA GRANDE For Your Niskayuna NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna High School’s Drama Club presented its fourth annual Monologue Night on Friday, Nov. 14. The event, which has been free since the first edition in 2011, began at 6:30 and ran for about an hour. “What I personally like about Monologue Night is that this event […]

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Tech-savvy Niskayuna senior to publish book on node.js

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Tech-savvy Niskayuna senior to publish book on node.js

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Seventeen-year-old Samir Menon, a senior at Niskayuna High School, is months away from becoming a published author. He started his book, an instructional text about a programming platform called node.js, without even realizing it. Menon spent this past summer in an apartment in Boston, trying new things like […]

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Card game was the bridge to a satisfying career

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Card game was the bridge to a satisfying career

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Lynn Deas is a professional at learning from mistakes. The 62-year-old professional bridge player travels the world winning a game she learned on a whim when she was in high school. It wasn’t the life she dreamed of when she was a kid. In fact, from her elementary […]

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