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Book program links students with their parents

By on November 26, 2014 in Education, News, Niskayuna, People, Photo with
Book program links students with their parents

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Twice each year, sixth-graders at Van Antwerp Middle School head home from school, have dinner with their families, do a little homework, and then head back to school for a bonus class. Parents pull up out front and park. This is no quick drop-off situation; this is Book […]

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Toy drive this Saturday

By on November 26, 2014 in Events, News, Niskayuna with

NISKAYUNA — On Saturday, Nov. 29, LT’s Grill will host the sixth annual Stuff the Truck event for Toys for Tots. All are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to LT’s to help fill the Niskayuna Fire District 1 fire truck. Participants will be entered to win a diamond pendant from Sondra’s Fine Jewelry. […]

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Register children for winter chess classes

By on November 25, 2014 in Entertainment, Events, News, Niskayuna with

NISKAYUNA — Registration for winter chess instruction from the town of Niskayuna is now open. Boys and girls age 5 and older are eligible for the program, which takes place at the Niskayuna Community Center on Aqueduct Road from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Monday nights from Dec. 8 to Jan. 5. The lessons are taught […]

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Man admits he robbed gas station in Niskayuna

By on November 25, 2014 in Crime, News, Niskayuna with

SCHENECTADY — A Cohoes man accused of two Niskayuna gas station robberies as part of a string of business robberies across four counties has admitted to one of the Niskayuna robberies. Ismael Maxwell, 26, pleaded guilty Nov. 24 in Schenectady County Court to one count of third-degree robbery, a felony. He admitted to robbing the […]

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Board OKs town budget, comprehensive plan

By on November 25, 2014 in News, Niskayuna with

By STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter The Niskayuna Town Board approved two plans Nov. 20 — one spanning a year and the other a decade. The one-year plan was the 2015 town budget, while the 10-year plan is the town’s new comprehensive plan for development. The board approved the 2015 budget by a vote of 4-0, […]

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Cohoes man admits robbing Nisky gas station

By on November 25, 2014 in Crime, Niskayuna with

A Cohoes man accused of two Niskayuna gas station robberies as part of a string of business robberies across four counties admitted to one of the Niskayuna robberies Monday. Ismael Maxwell, 26, appeared in Schenectady County Court Monday and pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree robbery, a felony. He admitted to robbing the Stewart’s […]

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Niskayuna to buy license plate reader

By on November 21, 2014 in Crime, Niskayuna with

The Niskayuna Town Board Thursday night accepted a $23,400 state grant for the police department to purchase a license plate reader and a street surveillance camera. The reader will be the town’s second. The town’s current reader is outdated technologically, though still operational. The surveillance camera is to be installed on State Street at Mansion […]

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