Articles by Kathryn Hume



Michael P. Struys, left, commander of American Legion Post 1092 in Niskayuna, and Claude Dutcher, the post's first vice commander, stand behind the bar inside the Union Street building. Both men are trying to figure out new revenue streams for the financially ailing post. Jeff Wilkin photo

Legion Post 1092 making stand for survival

BY JEFF WILKIN Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Mothballs are hidden someplace inside American Legion Post 1092. The sinus-clearing scent hits as soon as you enter the old white house at 1809 Union St. “There’s a reason for that,” said Claude…



Lina Newstead posed behind the counter of her store across from Van Antwerp middle school in the 1970s for Dave Feiden. (Photo Courtesy of Dave Feiden)

Memorial in works for beloved store owner

BY VANESSA LANGDON For Your Niskayuna NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna residents are banding together to get a memorial for their beloved Lina Newstead. The longtime owner of Newstead’s passed away decades ago but her memory still lives on in those that…



Ingersoll Place Assisted Living and Memory Care on Consaul Road in Niskayuna. Photo by Peter R. Barber/Gazette photographer

Nurse claims she was fired after reporting allegations

BY STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A nurse who worked at Ingersoll Place in Niskayuna claims she was fired from the assisted-living facility last year in retaliation for reporting to the state allegations made by a patient against a…




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Sen. Charles M. Schumer visited Plug Power Inc. on Monday February 1, 2016. Dustan Skidmore, V.P. of Engineering shows Schumer both air cooled and liquid cooler fuel cell stacks during his tour.

Schumer plugs tax credit

Senator makes local stop in push to renew incentive for hydrogen fuel cells BY STEPHEN WILLIAMS Gazette Reporter LATHAM — Fuel cell manufacturer Plug Power has added employees and reduced losses in the past couple of years as business has…