Articles by Kristin Schultz


Community rallies around Niskayuna fire victims

Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA — Investigators have concluded that an electrical issue was to blame for a house fire last week on Grandview Avenue. In the aftermath, a friend of the homeowner set up a GoFundMe campaign to help the family meet immediate needs. The…

At Lock 7 Park, Niskayuna, ECOS teamed up with the DEC for Day in the Life of the River program.  Here Russell Moore, DEC Region 4 Fisheries Technician shows students a walleye from the Mohawk River. Also ECOS caught fish for school groups to help identify, giving them a peek below the surface to experience the incredible biodiversity in our Mohawk River.

Students wade into conservation at Lock 7

Hands-on learning was on the agenda Thursday in Lock 7 Park, as Niskayuna-based environmental group ECOS hosted a Day in the Life of the River program. Around two dozen children from RiverRun Community Montessori School, as well as some home-schooled children,…

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Backus wins open seat on Niskayuna school board

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education is back at full strength. Brian Backus defeated Christina Calabrese and Noney Grier in a special election on Tuesday to win the seat vacated by Patricia Lanotte in July. Backus expressed gratitude to his…


Occupants safely escape Niskayuna fire

NISKAYUNA — All occupants escaped safely after a fire Tuesday in Niskayuna, according to a Daily Gazette photographer on the scene. Schenectady firefighters arrived first to the fire at 2520 Grandview Ave. Flames were reported after 7 p.m. The fire…


Polls open today for BOE special election

The Niskayuna Central School District is holding a special election that started this morning at  7 a.m. Voters will choose one of three candidates to fill a board position vacated in July. Niskayuna residents Brian Backus, Christina Calabrese and Noney…