Articles by Kristin Schultz

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Airbnb makes Niskayuna native a household name

Indiana Nash Daily Gazette Editor’s note: This story was corrected at 9:37 a.m. on March 27. A previous version included an incorrect title for Niskayuna High School media arts educator Stephen Honicki. Art may have been Brian Chesky’s claim to local…


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Northeastern Fine Jewelry opens Glens Falls location

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Upper Union Street stalwart Northeastern Fine Jewelry has opened its third upstate location in Glens Falls and  held a grand opening on March 16. Located at 167 Glen St., the 2,500 square foot…


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Steve Badala and Giana Mazzotta took baby Ruxin home in a brand new car seat courtesy of Bellevue Women's Center's new Bringing Home Baby initiative.

Initiative aims to get newborns home safely

  By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — New parents have many things to worry about — feeding, sleeping, is the baby too hot or too cold, and introducing the new baby to old pets. Now, through a partnership between…


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Bike-share program garners major sponsor

  Gazette staff report ALBANY — CDPHP and CDTA announced on March 20 that they have joined forces to launch the Capital Region’s first bike-share program. CDPHP Cycle! will premiere in Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga Springs this summer, offering…



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A robbery was reported on Wednesday morning.

No injuries reported in Schenectady bank robbery

By Steven Cook Daily Gazette SCHENECTADY — City police are looking for a man who robbed an Upper Union Street bank just after noon Wednesday. No injuries were reported and no weapons were displayed, police said. The incident happened just…


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Town has zombie properties under control

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — News came last week that one of Niskayuna’s most prominent eyesores is finally for sale. The house at the corner of Balltown Road and Union Street had been vacant for at least eight…


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Niskayuna Co-Op general manager resigns

By John Cropley Daily Gazette The general manager of the Niskayuna Co-Op is stepping down after two-and-a-half years on the job and being replaced by the longtime assistant general manager. The Co-Op’s board of directors said Wednesday that Jennifer Felitte…



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Aesthetic Science Institute owner Michelle D'Allaird Brenner moved the school from Plaza 7 to 922 Troy Schenectady Road in January.

Aesthetic Science Institute relocates

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter LATHAM — Niskayuna resident Michelle D’Allaird Brenner opened the Aesthetic Science Institute in Plaza 7 in Latham 15 years ago.  In January, the aesthetic school moved a mile and a half east into a brand-new…


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Schenectady JCC board president Marv Garfinkel and Fitness Director Terry Santoro have received positive feedback on the center's recent renovations.

JCC finishes extensive locker room reno

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — It just got a lot cooler to be a member at the Schenectady Jewish Community Center — literally. After a year of planning in consultation with members, its board and staff, followed by…