Articles by Kristin Schultz

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Erik Augspurger has spent the last four years volunteering with Niskayuna Fire District 2. He hopes to enter medical school in the fall.

Next stop: med school

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — With a plate this full, you’d think Erik Augspurger would be pursuing a culinary degree, but this Niskayuna High School graduate has his sights set on medical school and a career in sports…


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Two recruits working way toward police force

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Police Department is adding two more boys in blue, who, upon successful completion of the police academy and field training, will bring the total department roster to 29. In the past…



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Patricia Lanotte is running for her second term on the Niskayuna School Board.

Lanotte resigns seat on school board

Gazette staff report The Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education released a statement on Monday, July 17, announcing the resignation of board member Patricia Lanotte. The vacancy will be filled by a voter-elected candidate. Lanotte was elected to the…


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Newly elected Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education member Jennifer Zhao reads the oath of office.

Board fills posts, addresses codes

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — It was a busy night for the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education on July 14 as it held both its organizational and regular meeting. The board appointed leaders and vendors for…


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After years of training, Elisa Abraham and Purva Shenoy gave their debut performance of Bharatanatyam at U Albany's Performing Arts Center for an audience of 400.

Mastering footwork and facial expression

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter A tradition that dates to the time of Israelite King David, Iranian prophet Zoroaster and the Phoenician alphabet is alive and well in the Capital Region. Bharatnatyam is a 3,000-year-old form of dance that originated…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian in his office at the Federal Court House in Albany Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Hartunian joins national legal and consulting firm

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Newly retired United States Attorney Richard Hartunian will enter private practice with national legal and consulting firm Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP. The firm has offices around the country but Hartunian will work out of…


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Members of the Niskayuna Town Pool Swim & Dive team raised more than $5,000 at its annual Swim-a-Thon to benefit the Donna M. Crandall Foundation.

Swim-athon raises $5K for cistic fibrosis foundation

On July 14, the 120 members of the Niskayuna Town Pool Swim & Dive Team hosted their 12th annual swim-athon to benefit The Donna M. Crandall Foundation for those living with cystic fibrosis. The team members — ranging in age…


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Abby Weber finally "graduated" from kindergarten. With 34 years of service to Glencliff Elementary School, Weber retired this year.

Abby Weber: Leaving a legacy

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter REXFORD — She said there were only 21 students in the classroom, but on the last day of school it felt like many more. Nevertheless, Glencliff Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Abby Weber handled the bounding…


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STEAM powered: Girls spend week at science camp

Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette The theme for this year’s Engineering Institute for Young Women was “the sun,” a fitting theme, as the program aims to keep girls’ interest in math and science shining bright. Throughout the week, 40 middle school girls…