Articles by Kristin Schultz

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Weekly Briefs: August 25 – 31

Northeast Parent & Child to host rummage sale SCHENECTADY — The Northeast Parent & Child Society will host an inside rummage and bag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the State Street Presbyterian Church,…

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30 years of pulling together

NISKAYUNA — No one gives out medals for being first to the starting line, but this year Niskayuna Rowing is celebrating just that. In 1987, Nan Kuntz, at her daughter’s request, set out to establish what would become the area’s…


Niskayuna students, residents marvel at solar eclipse

Though the event didn’t officially start until 1 p.m., people started arriving around noon, hauling strollers, picnic blankets, umbrellas and coolers. Scott had 70 pairs of viewing glasses on hand, and all were snatched up within minutes. But at his…

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Man claiming excessive force sentenced; video released

Steven Cook Daily Gazette NISKAYUNA —  A man suing the Niskayuna Police Department over injuries he suffered in his drunk driving arrest received six months in jail at his sentencing Friday in the underlying DWI case. The conclusion of the…

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Graduate establishing 3-D archive of Union artifacts

Zachary Matson In early June, Sonia Sandoval set up shop inside the rustic Adirondack room in the old Niskayuna home of conservationist Paul Schaefer, now a Union College research center. She placed a Faro Focus 3-D scanner — it looks…

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Nisky revises school calendar, Thanksgiving affected

NISKAYUNA – In order to meet state requirements and keep two beloved traditions, Niskayuna Central School District has added more instructional time to its 2017-18 calendar.   At the Aug. 15 regular Board of Education meeting, the board approved the…

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Clockwise from upper left: Tyler Bobbitt, Aidan Stevens, Stephen Swinton and Geoff Stroebel.

Youth Court dispenses justice, second chances

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Second chances can be hard to come by, but that’s just what Niskayuna’s Youth Court aims to do. Established nearly 20 years ago, Youth Court is a branch of the local justice system…

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Weekly Briefs August 11-17

Student to talk about her visit to Morocco On Tuesday, Aug. 15, Niskayuna Rotary will welcome high school student Elizabeth “Lizzy” Canavan, who will describe a trip to Rabat, Morocco, sponsored in part by the Rotary. While in Morocco, Canavan…

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Dick Horstman, 89, of Jonesville crossed the first Rexford Bridge in a horse-drawn wagon driven by his grandfather in the early 1930s.

Over the river and up the hill

Jonesville’s Dick Horstman, 89, recalls horse-and-buggy hay runs to Niskayuna over original Rexford span   By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter When time marches on, it often leaves people’s memories in the dust. Not so for Dick Horstman. Time has seen…