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PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Louis Lecce stands in front of the Albany Medical Center Urgent Care building at 1769 Union Street in Niskayuna Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Former City Squire may be razed, rebuilt as pub

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY – If everything goes according to plan, Upper Union Street will have a new watering hole before the year is out. The Lecce Group, in a joint venture with John and Katrina Isopo, hope…


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The proposed cell tower would be located on the Niskayuna Highway Department's site on WTRY Road. Residents are invited to a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 27.

Verizon seeks to build 120-foot tower

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — More bars may be on the way for local Verizon customers, if Niskayuna’s Planning and Town boards approve construction of a 120-foot cell tower on WTRY Road. The tower is proposed for the…




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Construction equipment could soon start up as Barbera Homes nears the end of the municipal approval process.

Work may begin on Park Ridge subdivision

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Hammers should start swinging this spring at the Park Ridge subdivision if Barbera Homes gains the final approval it is seeking at the Feb. 28 Niskayuna Town Board Meeting. Owner Frank Barbera appeared…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Nathaniel Mandsager who runs ths City Mission's Employer Resource Network, right, goes over paper work with Imani Payne at 28 Yates Street in Schenectady Thursday, February 9, 2017.

City Mission’s workplace counseling service grows

BY JOHN CROPLEY Gazette Business Editor SCHENECTADY — What began as an effort to help shelter residents transition to independent living has become a fast-growing workplace resource for Capital Region employers and employees. The City Mission of Schenectady on Feb….



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The Complete Streets policy aims to make Niskayuna more pedestrian-friendly.

Making streets safer a focus in Niskayuna

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Town Board unanimously adopted a resolution implementing a complete streets policy sponsored by Councilman Della Ratta at its regular meeting Jan. 31. Under the new policy, future road construction and reconstruction…


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Bank robber tried to flee on bus

By Steven Cook Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — A man who robbed a Niskayuna bank Friday afternoon tried to use a CDTA bus as his getaway vehicle, police said. The man was apprehended without further incident after the bank manager spotted him…


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Musler's Fine Women's Wear on Upper Union Street in Schenectady.

Musler’s celebrates long past and legacy

By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Peter Musler loves talking about his family’s 90-plus years in the women’s clothing business, and while he’d love to celebrate the company’s century mark in 2026, he’s thinking it might not happen. “I’ve been…


PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER Niskayuna Glass worker Jesse Robert of Schenectady seals a pane of glass bound for Louisianna in the Maxon Road Extension plant Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Tempering oven cooks up more and more business

  By Bill Buell Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY- Tempered glass is better and safer, and for Niskayuna Glass in Schenectady it’s also a lot more lucrative. Mark Maslanka’s business on Maxon Road Extension is enjoying a rising demand for tempered glass…