Articles by Kristin Schultz

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Judge William Fillmore assesses the entries at the 2017 Capital Area Media Arts Festival held at Niskayuna High School.

Festival showcases media arts

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — From movies to video games to photographs, students from 15 area high schools put their creativity on display at Niskayuna High School for the 2017 Capital Region Media Arts Festival. Nine of the…



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The Niskayuna High School Freshman Leadership Team aims to spend the next four years making a difference in the community. Their next event is a used cell phone drive to benefit Hope Phones.

Philanthropic freshmen to collect phones

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter They may be little fish in a big high school pond, but Niskayuna’s Class of 2020 aims to make a big splash. From the moment the freshmen leadership group, including class officers and self-selected students,…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna High School students Greg George, 16, left, Johanne Friedman, 17, and MJ Lee, 16, did a study on the effects of stess on high school students Thursday, April 13, 2017.

High levels of anxiety found at Niskayuna High

Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter A significant majority of Niskayuna High School students feel “inadequate” compared to their peers, according to a survey conducted by a team of students for an AP English project. The survey – which juniors Greg George,…


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Relay for Life preparations underway

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — This June, the community will once again take to the track at Niskayuna High School for the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life fundraiser. Organizers hope to raise $50 thousand at this…


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Schenectady County real estate update

Duanesburg Raul Bastiani III and Amanda Bastiani bought 374 Alexander Road from Erminia Leveillee for $127,000 on 10/26/16.   Glenville Lindsay Desbiens bought 2107 West Glenville Road from Mario Guerra and Leanna Guerra for $144,000 on 10/24/16. Wayne Schulz and…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna Fire District 2 on Troy-Schenectady Road put two new rescue trucks in service Friday, April 7, 2017.

New trucks make a difference for Fire District 2

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Everybody loves that new-car smell, including the volunteer firefighters at Niskayuna Fire District 2. Within the past two months, the district has taken possession of two brand-new emergency-response vehicles. The new vehicles are…


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Weekly briefs

Republican Committee seeking candidates NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Republican Committee is looking for residents interested in running for local office. There will be elections for five town positions this year, including town supervisor, two town board members, receiver of taxes…



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Rosendale Elementary School Principal Joe DiCaprio enters a surprise pep rally on the eve of his football tryout.

Leading by example

  By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has announced that he wants to play football until he is 45 years old, which would make him one of the oldest active professional players in history. “The…


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Niskayuna’s Eastern Mountain Sports on closure list

NISKAYUNA — Eastern Mountain Sports has listed its Mohawk Commons location among more than two dozen stores that are slated to close as it seeks Chapter 11 protection. EMS is owned by Eastern Outfitters LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in early…