Articles by Kristin Schultz

Photo Provided
Melanie Anchukaitis took students on trips to Spain during her 36-year career at Notre Dame -Bishop Gibbons High School.

It’s adios for Mrs. A

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Spanish teacher Melanie Anchukaitis bid adios after 36 years of helping students conjugate verbs and understand Spanish culture. She leaves behind a legacy of service, caring and inspiring students to see beyond…


Photo Provided
Niskayuna Town Supervisor Joe Landry and Councilwoman Lisa Weber demonstrate the game of disc golf.

Disc golf course gets another 9 holes

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Let’s play 18. At a ribbon cutting on June 27, the town of Niskayuna officially opened the second set of nine holes on its disc golf course in Blatnick Park. In a sense,…


Photo Kristin Schultz
David Mennillo spent 40 years with the United States Postal Service. On Thursday, June 22, he walked his route for the last time.

Mailman, ‘part of our family,’ retires after 40 years

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA Neither snow nor rain nor barking dogs have kept Dave Mennillo from his appointed rounds. On Friday, June 23, the Niskayuna mailman hung up his satchel after 40 years of delivering letters and packages….


Photo Kristin Schultz
14 of the Niskayuna Central School District's 20 retirees gathered for the 2017 Retiree Recognition Night on June 13.

District honors 20 retirees

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Family, friends and district officials gathered on Tuesday, June 6 to honor 20 retirees who, put together, have given a combined 416 years of service to the Niskayuna Central School District and its parents and…


Photo provided

Work ethic propels Nisky grad to Princeton

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter She has a big smile, a big heart and a work ethic that won’t quit, and this fall she’s headed to Princeton hoping to pursue a career in surgery and neuroscience. She will be the…



Photo Kristin Schultz
A jovial Father Bob Longobucco addressed the audience at the blessing and dedication of St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish School's newly renovated Manuel Pena Early Childhood Education Center.

St. Kateri dedicates early childhood center

NISKAYUNA — The little tykes at St. Kateri Tekawitha Parish School will have a building of their own, after the Catholic school on Upper Union Street dedicated its newly remodeled convent on June 21. A handful of local government and church…


Photo Kristin Schultz
Natalia Perez and Angelo Bonsignore opened the second location of Bread from Brooklyn at 1625 Union Street in Schenectady on Friday, June 16.

Bread From Brooklyn now open on Union Street

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Drive to Brooklyn for a bagel? Fuhgeddaboudit. As promised, Bread From Brooklyn opened its new Schenectady store at 1625 Union St. on June 16. “I was up at 2:30 this morning to get…




Photo courtesy Joe DiCaprio
A few lucky Niskayuna little league players and the parents got to sit in the Judge's Chambers during a trip to the city for a Yankees game.

Guilty! . . . of having a good time

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Coach Joe DiCaprio wanted to take them out to the ball game, and on May 28, Niskayuna Baseball League players got more than peanuts and cracker jack. Players and parents enjoyed an afternoon of America’s…