Articles by Indiana Nash


PHOTOGRAPHER: KRISTIN SCHULTZ
The Complete Streets policy aims to make Niskayuna more pedestrian-friendly.

Making streets safer a focus in Niskayuna

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution implementing a complete streets policy sponsored by Councilman Della Ratta at its regular meeting Jan. 31. Under the new policy, future road construction and reconstruction…


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GE working to get Schenectady employee home

By Steven Cook Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- A General Electric design engineer and native of Syria is stuck in Qatar after President Trump instituted the ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, according to the company and people who know…


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Bank robber tried to flee on bus

By Steven Cook Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A man who robbed a Niskayuna bank Friday afternoon tried to use a CDTA bus as his getaway vehicle, police said. The man was apprehended without further incident after the bank manager spotted him…


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Schenectady Photographer Henry Tripp took this photograph looking to the east at the land between the Erie Canal and the Mohawk River sometime between 1870 and 1890.

‘Poor Pasture’ no longer

By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter The irony of a new casino going up on an area of land that used to be known as the “Poor Pasture” hasn’t been lost on local history buffs. Rotterdam native Tom Morgan knew all…


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Musler's Fine Women's Wear on Upper Union Street in Schenectady.

Musler’s celebrates long past and legacy

By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Peter Musler loves talking about his family’s 90-plus years in the women’s clothing business, and while he’d love to celebrate the company’s century mark in 2026, he’s thinking it might not happen. “I’ve been…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna Glass worker Jesse Robert of Schenectady seals a pane of glass bound for Louisianna in the Maxon Road Extension plant Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Tempering oven cooks up more and more business

  By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Tempered glass is better and safer, and for Niskayuna Glass in Schenectady it’s also a lot more lucrative. Mark Maslanka’s business on Maxon Road Extension is enjoying a rising demand for tempered glass…




Photo By John Cropley Environment One Corp. will expand its Balltown Road factory by tens of thousands of square feet and create scores of new jobs over the next five years as it begins contract production of a new battery for electrical utilities.

Environment One jumpstarts new battery production

By John Cropley Gazette Business Editor NISKAYUNA — Environment One Corp. will expand its Balltown Road factory by tens of thousands of square feet and create scores of new jobs over the next five years as it begins contract production…


PHOTOGRAPHER: PETER R. BARBER
General Electric in Niskayuna is one beneficiary of a $1.5 million initiative by the Department of Energy to produce large power transformers that are critical to the nation’s power grid. September 28, 2016.

GE Global Research cutting jobs in Niskayuna

By John Cropley NISKAYUNA — General Electric is reducing the workforce at its Global Research campus on River Road. GE would not say how many jobs are being eliminated or what the affected job descriptions are, but a source within the…