Articles by Erin K. O'Neill

From left: DEC forest ranger Ian Kerr; Tech. Lt. Peter Mclain; Blake Alois; Madison Popolizio; and Tech. Sgt. Brian Rumrill. Courtesy of New York State Police.

Rescued Niskayuna high peaks hikers visit angels

ZACHARY MATSON Gazette reporter The New York State Police Huey 2 helicopter that helped lift a pair of stranded hikers off the state’s second-highest mountain in December has a new name: Algonquin Angel. The Niskayuna hikers — Madison Popolizio and…


Blake Alois and Maddie Popolizio are seen at the hospital Tuesday. Photo provided.

Back in Niskayuna, rescued hikers begin recovery

Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter The day after they were rescued from the top of Algonquin Peak, Blake Alois, 20, and Maddie Popolizio, 19, were continuing to recover from two days stranded in the bitter cold and three feet of snow….


Kyle Markham, 9, left, and his sister Camille Markham, 7, of Glenville, sample cups of water at the Best Tasting Water in Schenectady County Competition on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

Niskayuna voted best-tasting water in region

ALBANY — Niskayuna was voted the best-tasting water in the Capital Region, a press release said. Niskayuna won the most votes in the Capital Regional Tap Water Taste Contest at the Alive at Five concert on Thursday, August 4. Ninety…


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Overnight fire at Niskayuna apartments

ERIN K. O’NEILL Gazette Web Editor NISKAYUNA — A fire overnight at a Niskayuna apartment complex has displaced some residents, firefighters said. The fire, at Tall Oaks apartments at 2475 Brookshire Dr., Niskayuna, broke out around midnight Saturday, Lt. Bill…



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Tom-tom the Leprechaun poses with employees and fundraiser organizers March 17, 2016.

Meet Tom-tom the Leprechaun

For St. Patrick’s Day, Hannaford supermarket in Niskayuna hosted a fundraiser for the Schenectady Inner City Ministry and City Mission of Schenectady. Tom-tom the Leprechaun was there selling green flowers, and Bill the Bagpiper made an appearance. Hannaford said they…


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Niskayuna police start Take Me Home program

A new Niskayuna program will ​help police identify people with autism or other disabilities who have wandered away from school or home, officials said. The voluntary program, called Take Me Home, has families of dependents with autism or other disabilities supply…




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Williams Auto apartment project to add land

BY KATE SECKINGER Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Peter Luizzi, the contractor behind the plan to build a $30 million upscale residential development on the Williams Auto Scrap Yard site, said the project is right on schedule. But now the project,…