Articles by Rebecca Isenhart

Niskayuna town supervisor Joe Landry. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Rotary to hear Landry

SCHENECTADY — Niskayuna Town Supervisor Joe Landry will be the featured speaker at Niskayuna Rotary’s breakfast meeting Tuesday, Aug. 25. Discussion will focus on the process of creating a town budget. The Niskayuna Rotary meets weekly from 7:15 to 8:15…


Shahar Bar-meir, left, and Tomer Aldubi stand with a group of JCC campers.  (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Emissaries teach about Israel, learn about America

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Every year for more than 15 years running, the Schenectady JCC and its community members host two young Israelis for an entire summer, shuffling them between doting local families. And every year, the…



Superintendent Cosimo Tangorra talks with community members during a recent library meeting. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

New superintendent on community listening tour

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Cosimo Tangorra has spent his summer acclimating to his new position as superintendent of the Niskayuna Central School District. Key among his orientation activities has been a series of “Listening and Learning Tour”…



Innovo Kitchen, in progress. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Opening of gastropub delayed but getting closer

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter LATHAM — It shouldn’t be long before passers-by on Troy-Schenectady Road near the Niskayuna border will see diners relaxing by an outdoor fireplace at Innovo Kitchen, where an old bowling alley recently stood. The restaurant,…


Kids jostle to become one of Letelier's assistants.  (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

This week in Your Niskayuna: Aug. 14-20, 2015

THIS WEEK IN PRINT: Happy campers: SICM program combines fun with inspiration, education Aides say arrests ruined reputations Leftover rescuers want to take a bite out of hunger Fire district retabulates service points after audit New immunization regs kicking in …



Gavin Farrow, 2, of Niskayuna, gives Niskayuna Fire District 1 firefighter/paramedic Bob Wessels a high-five after he handed a toy to him as part of the Toys for Tots program in the LT's Grill parking lot Saturday, November 29, 2014. Gavin's mother Katie watches at left. Photo by Peter R. Barber/Gazette photographer

Fire district retabulates service points after audit

BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna No. 2 Fire District on Troy-Schenectady Road has revised its methodology for rewarding volunteer firefighters after an audit by the Office of the State Comptroller found its practices failed to align…