Articles by Rebecca Isenhart



Volunteers work on a new playground behind Birchwood Elementary School in Niskayuna Saturday, July 11, 2015. (Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer)

Army of volunteers builds new school playground

UPDATE: The Birchwood playground will be ready for play in September. Organizers are still waiting for the special shock-absorbing floor to be installed for children’s safety. BY REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Anyone at Birchwood Elementary School, from kindergartners…



Two people were sent to the hospital, one of which had to be extricated from his vehicle, after two cars crashed into a home on Albany Street in Niskayuna on Friday, July 3, 2015. (Patrick Dodson/Gazette Photographer)

Crash sends vehicle careening into house

BY STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — One man had to be extricated from a car after two vehicles crashed into a Niskayuna house July 3. The accident happened just before 2 p.m. at Albany Street and Mohrhoff Avenue. A…