Articles by Jeff Wilkin

public safety

Niskayuna officials mull proposed cellphone tower

NISKAYUNA — Public safety and financial benefits from a cellphone tower proposed for Niskayuna’s WTRY Road may outweigh opposition from town residents who fear their property values will decrease. The 120-foot tower, which Florida-based Tarpon Towers wants to build on town-owned…


The drawing at the source of the controversy (photo provided).

Niskayuna High grad to sue school over art censorship

NISKAYUNA — An 18-year-old woman who graduated from Niskayuna High School in June plans to sue school officials for First Amendment and Title IX violations over art censorship. The former student alleged school officials told her to alter and finally remove…


A rendering of the initial proposal for a Capital District Jewish Holocaust Memorial. (Photo courtesy Dan Dembling)

Change in direction for proposed Holocaust memorial

NISKAYUNA — Grim reminders of German concentration camps, including a large dark wall and a rail car, will no longer be part of the Holocaust memorial proposed for Niskayuna. “The original design is off the table, and that was really a shock and…


Edwin D. Reilly Jr. greets a guest at a 1998 dinner in his honor at the Mohawk Golf Club. (Daily Gazette file photo)

Former Niskayuna Supervisor Edwin D. Reilly Jr. dies

Former Niskayuna Town Supervisor Edwin D. Reilly Jr., 86, died Aug. 1 at Ellis Hospital. Flags in front of Niskayuna Town Hall off Nott Street East on Thursday were lowered to half-staff and were to remain in that position through Friday….