Articles by Stephen Williams

REVA's Hawker 800XP medical jet at the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville. (Photo: John Cropley/The Daily Gazette)

Schenectady County Airport runway paving projects moving forward

SCHENECTADY COUNTY — A $10 million runway and taxiway paving project at the Schenectady County Airport will go forward, even though costs have shot upward by more than $1 million since planning began, county officials have decided. The rehabilitation of the airport’s 7,000-foot main…


The General Electric plant in Schenectady. (Photo: Marc Schultz/The Daily Gazette)

Layoffs announced at General Electric in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY — General Electric on Aug 7. further reduced a workforce that has seen repeated layoffs over the past two years, cutting 225 jobs. The international electrical giant, by far the city’s most-prominent business, cited a decline in power equipment sales and issues…



Niskayuna Town Hall

Niskayuna to borrow $17.5M to pay for upgrades

STEPHEN WILLIAMS Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Town Board has approved $17.5 million in borrowing to pay for upgrades to the town’s wastewater treatment plant and other work, the largest borrowing package in the town’s history. The measure was…


Yasmine Syed, right, then supervisor-elect, tours Niskauyna Town Hall in November. (Marc Schultz)

Niskayuna supervisor won’t name bookkeeper

NISKAYUNA — New Town Supervisor Yasmine Syed has dropped efforts to name her own town bookkeeper and will do some of the work herself. Syed, in late January, withdrew the proposed appointment of Jay Nish, a former Poestenkill town supervisor and local business…


An early design of the planned roundabout at River and Rosendale roads in Niskayuna. (Stephen Williams)

Niskayuna roundabout gets skeptical reception

NISKAYUNA — Plans that could put a $2 million roundabout at the intersection of River and Rosendale roads got a skeptical reception at their public unveiling Wednesday night. About 40 people came to Town Hall to hear about alternatives being considered to…