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Town Supervisor Joe Landry congratulates Maryle King for 30 years of volunteering to teach line dancing at Niskayuna Senior Center. Also pictured from left: Rosemarie Mullaney and Sue Whitaker.

Senior Center volunteers honored

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — “It has been said that if you continually give, you’ll continually have,” town Councilwoman Lisa Weber said at a program to recognize Niskayuna Senior Center volunteers. Twenty-one volunteers had an afternoon of appreciation…


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Union College students went "fishing for compliments" on Monday, Feb. 13, as Random Acts of Kindness week kicked off.

College embraces Random Acts of Kindness Week

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — It may seem that kindness has been in short supply lately. But while spite and vitriol were readily visible elsewhere, students at Union College spent the week of Feb. 13 spreading the love…


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….








Mobil Mart on Troy-Schenectady Road near Albany Shaker Road

Niskayuna man hit, hurt while jogging

Gazette Staff Report COLONIE — A jogger suffered serious injuries Wednesday after being run over by a pickup truck at 11:17 a.m. on Troy-Schenectady Road near Albany Shaker Road. Police said Daniel A. Matus, 31, of Niskayuna, was hit as Robert…


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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…