Articles by Steven Cook

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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…


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1,700 without power in Niskayuna, Colonie

NISKAYUNA — National Grid is reporting a power outage for sections of Niskayuna and Colonie impacting nearly 1,700 customers. The outage began at about 10 a.m. and power is expected to be restored by 2:30 p.m., according to the National Grid…


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Longtime manager sure co-op’s ‘in good hands’

By STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Don Bisgrove started at the Niskayuna Co-op in 1975 as the store’s general manager. It’s a job he continues to hold today and will continue to hold until his official retirement next month. He’s…


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Familiar face takes reins of Niskayuna school district

NISKAYUNA — John Yagielski, who led the Schenectady City School District on an interim basis for two years, was named Niskayuna’s interim superintendent on Tuesday night. The Niskayuna school board appointed Yagielski in a unanimous vote at its meeting. The appointment…