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Niskayuna wrestling opens with a win

Niskayuna opened its wrestling season with a win, and a pair of coaches taking over from two highly successful predecessors also were victorious Wednesday. Eighth-grader Thomas Minehan rallied for a pin at 125 pounds, and Dante Romanucci (220) got the…



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Cohoes man admits robbing Nisky gas station

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…


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Niskayuna to buy license plate reader

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 The town’s current reader is outdated technologically,…


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Niskayuna board approves town budget

The Niskayuna Town Board approved two plans Thursday night — 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…


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Rickert: ‘School always comes first’

Community members packed the auditorium at Van Antwerp Middle School on Thursday evening 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…


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Niskayuna teacher to receive Milken award

A $25,000 Milken Educator Award is scheduled to be presented to a Niskayuna elementary school teacher this morning, according to a press release from the state Education Department. The surprise announcement of the award, the only one in New York…



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Shen defeats Nisky for soccer crown

COLONIE — Same type of goal, same final result as the semifinal. But Shenendehowa’s 1-0 win over Niskayuna on Monday night was the one the Plainsmen have been waiting on for three years, as it gave them the Section II…


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Niskayuna soccer stymies Shaker again

Joe Carosella can’t fully explain it. Neither can his players. Whatever the reason, Niskayuna is the one team that had Shaker’s number during the Suburban Council boys’ soccer season. The Silver Warriors’ success extended Thursday night, when they beat the…