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Wearing wireless sensors, Andrew Burns works up a sweat as Azar Alizadeh, back to camera, explains to visiting journalists the potential benefits of monitoring his sweat as he sheds it. Both are materials scientists at General Electric Global Research in Niskayuna, which showed off some of its newest technology Friday, April 28, 2017.

GE displays latest tech under development

By John Cropley Gazette Business Editor General Electric Global Research rolled out some of its newest technology on April 28 in a display for journalists of initiatives that might some day provide the industrial conglomerate with its next big thing…


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Plans for old City Squire moving forward

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The Lecce Group LLC and John and Katrina Isopo cleared another hurdle on their way to opening a restaurant in the former City Squire location. The Schenectady Planning Commission unanimously granted site plan…




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Niskayuna’s Eastern Mountain Sports on closure list

NISKAYUNA — Eastern Mountain Sports has listed its Mohawk Commons location among more than two dozen stores that are slated to close as it seeks Chapter 11 protection. EMS is owned by Eastern Outfitters LLC, which filed for Chapter 11 protection in early…


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Northeastern Fine Jewelry opens Glens Falls location

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Upper Union Street stalwart Northeastern Fine Jewelry has opened its third upstate location in Glens Falls and  held a grand opening on March 16. Located at 167 Glen St., the 2,500 square foot…


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Niskayuna Co-Op general manager resigns

By John Cropley Daily Gazette The general manager of the Niskayuna Co-Op is stepping down after two-and-a-half years on the job and being replaced by the longtime assistant general manager. The Co-Op’s board of directors said Wednesday that Jennifer Felitte…


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Aesthetic Science Institute owner Michelle D'Allaird Brenner moved the school from Plaza 7 to 922 Troy Schenectady Road in January.

Aesthetic Science Institute relocates

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter LATHAM — Niskayuna resident Michelle D’Allaird Brenner opened the Aesthetic Science Institute in Plaza 7 in Latham 15 years ago.  In January, the aesthetic school moved a mile and a half east into a brand-new…


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…