Articles by Steven Cook

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Niskayuna police warn of burglaries

NISKAYUNA — Town police are asking residents to remain vigilant in the wake of two recent home burglaries. One occurred on Fox Hollow Road in the Rosendale Estates neighborhood, the other on Ash Tree Lane. The Ash Tree Lane burglary is…




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Niskayuna man hurt in home invasion

NISKAYUNA — An older town resident encountered burglars inside his home early Thursday and was injured as a result, police said. Police received the call just after 4:30 a.m. to a home on Ruffner Road. The man reported awakening to at…


A tow truck driver works to right a rolled car on Balltown Road, Aug. 16, 2016. Photo by Steven Cook.

Crash closes Balltown Road in Niskayuna

STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A rollover crash in Niskayuna Tuesday afternoon sent a driver to the hospital for minor injuries and shut Balltown Road for a time. The crash also sent a wheel of the rollover car into…



Police extricate a man from a car that hit a house on Albany Street in Niskayuna, July 3, 2015. Photo by Steven Cook.

2 cars crash into Niskayuna house

NISKAYUNA — One man had to be extricated from a car after two vehicles crashed into a Niskayuna house this afternoon. The accident happened at about 2 p.m. at Albany Street and Mohrhoff Avenue. That’s when both a car and pickup…





Sheridan Plaza Police Response

Police: Unattended envelope in Sheridan Plaza not a threat

SCHENECTADY — An unattended package near the VA Primary Care Practice in Sheridan Plaza led to a police response out of caution today, police said. The package, a large envelope, turned out to be nothing harmful. The package was spotted…