Articles by Kristin Schultz

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Town to begin paving in May

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The snowplows have been put away and the dump trucks and steamrollers are preparing to head out as street-paving season is set to start. Preparation work is slated to begin the first week of May…

PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna Fire District 1 firefighters put their new 2017 Rosenbauer pumper to the test at Commerce Park in Niskayuna Thursday, March 30, 2017. According to Chief Dale Lingenfelter the cost of the engine was $505,000 and can pump 1500 gallons per minute and carries 750 gallons of water.

Fire District 1 adds a workhorse engine

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter It’s the stuff of little kids’ dreams and it’s parked in the fire station on Balltown Road. Three weeks ago, Niskayuna Fire District 1 took delivery of its brand-new fire engine, which replaced an engine…

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Bill Miorin has been a bus driver with Niskayuna Central School District for 15 years.

Help wanted: District needs bus drivers

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The wheels on the bus can only go ’round and ’round if there’s someone in the driver’s seat. Niskayuna Central Schools are among area districts facing a shortage of bus drivers, creating challenges…


Ruth Hahn keeps moving… all the way to 100

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — In 1917 the United States entered World War I, Russian Tsar Nicholas II abdicated his throne, sneakers were invented and Ruth Hahn was born. On April 15, Hahn celebrated her 100th birthday with…

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The Easter Bunny high-fives kids at Niskayuna's annual Easter Bunny Parade.

A visit from the Easter Bunny

NISKAYUNA Kids, adults and even a couple of dogs gathered on the green space at Town Hall in anticipation of the town’s annual Easter Bunny Parade on April 14. When the Easter Bunny emerged, he led the crowd — some…

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Schenectady real estate transactions

Schenectady County   Duanesburg Wyeth Coburn and Katharine Coburn bought 3256 NYS Route 30 from John Driessen and Kristine Driessen for $353,000 on 11/02/16.   Glenville John Piccirillo and Kristen Piccirillo bought 67 Fredericks Road from Rayon James and Faith…

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Around 30 people gathered to learn about container gardening at the JCC's monthly LEV program.

LEV program promotes an affinity for gardening

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter It was a full house as nearly 30 participants took a seat and rolled up their sleeves at the B’nai B’rith house for the second installment of the Schenectady JCC’s LEV program. Patty O’Hare of…