Articles by Rebecca Isenhart

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Neurologist to speak

NISKAYUNA — At 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, Glen Eddy in Niskayuna will host Dr. Francisco Gomez, a neurologist. Gomez will present a free public program titled Common and Alternative Treatments for Nerve Pain.


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Education Enrichment Fund seeks advisory committee

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — This academic year, a project several years in the making will finally begin to fulfill its original purpose: bringing academic enrichment to Niskayuna’s students. The Niskayuna Education Enrichment Fund (EEF) began in 2012…


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School board to add non-voting student reps

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — It’s official: The Niskayuna Board of Education will make space for two non-voting student representatives this fall, after a great deal of discussion and planning. During the 2014-2015 school year, the board created…


Children and their parents get a lesson in safely crossing the street in front of a school bus at Hillside Elementary School on Tuesday, Aug. 25. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Young students learn about school buses, new routines

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — For the youngest of Niskayuna’s students, this fall isn’t “back-to-school,” as every advertisement and school supply store professes this time of year. It’s just school, a first foray into something new, foreign and…


Niskayuna Fire District 1 paramedics John Baker, center, and Lt. Shane Sweet tend to an injured child struck by a boat on the Mohawk River near the Rexford Bridge Friday, August 28, 2015. The victim was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment.  (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

UPDATE: Girl recovers after incident on Mohawk

BY NED CAMPBELL Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A Niskayuna man was charged with reckless operation of a vessel Aug. 28 after a motorboat filled with rowing students went partially under water, causing an 11-year-old girl to fall out and be…


Sean Calhoun video chats with his Egyptologist friend Walid Batouty. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Seven-year-old boy a budding Egyptologist

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — “So, what do you know about Egypt?” This is Sean Calhoun’s famous opening line for making new friends. He’ll ask anyone. And when his mom, Nancy Calhoun, hears him say it, she knows…


Niskayuna High held a teacher pep rally at the school on Monday morning with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", being performed by music teacher Theresa J. Fitzmaurice and bandmembers. (Marc Schultz/Gazette Photographer)

District gets an early, but energetic start

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On the last day of summer vacation, while kids in Niskayuna slept in, their teachers danced. It was the annual welcome for teachers, referred to affectionately as “Pep Rally,” and rightly so. Friends…



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Upcoming public meetings

NISKAYUNA — The following public meetings are scheduled in town: Monday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.: Planning board, Town Hall, 1 Niskayuna Circle Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m.: Town board, Town Hall.


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Rowers honored

SCHENECTADY — At its Aug. 11 meeting, the Schenectady County Legislature honored the Niskayuna Rowing foursome that won a national championship earlier this year. The four Niskayuna High School students who were honored were Noah Chaskin, Austin Dobson, Jack Lampman…


Girls' soccer players Hannah Munro, left, and Cassidy O'Rourke compete against one another during the opening day of practice for high school sports in Niskayuna on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

This week in Your Niskayuna: Aug. 21-27, 2015

THIS WEEK IN PRINT And they’re off! Student athletes begin practices for fall sports at Niskayuna High Anti-tobacco campaign catches students’ interest Emissaries teach about Israel, learn about America Student spotlight: Niskayuna sophomore has operatic aspirations New superintendent on community…