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Niskayuna roundabout project given priority status

By Stephen Williams Gazette Reporter COLONIE — Plans to build a roundabout at River and Rosendale roads in Niskayuna and improve intersections and bike trails in Saratoga County moved closer to reality on June 1. The new roundabout could be…

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Mom’s peasant bread recipe anchors food blogger’s book

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Things to fear: global pandemic, unchecked inflation, clowns. Things not to fear: babies, a game of checkers, baking bread. Successful blogger and food writer turned cookbook author Alexandra Stafford wrote “Bread Toast Crumbs”…

Caroline McGraw talks with Linda Luther and Linda Morganson about McGraw's art work Saturday, May 27th, 2017 during the arts festival in Lions Park on Rosendale Road in Niskayuna, NY. Photo By Eric Jenks

Inaugural Art Festival a success

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Only the weather outshined the displays of paintings and photography at the inaugural Niskayuna Art Festival on May 27. The event featured 15 local painters and photographers who set up tents and showed off their…

 Adirondack Map Project curators left to right, Margie Amodeo, K A C assistant, Caroline Welsh, and Cal Welsh with 1556 map from the top of Mount Royal looking south at the Adirondack Mountains, at the Kelly Adirondack Center.

Exhibit shows story of Adirondacks in maps

By Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The earliest maps of the Adirondacks weren’t of the Adirondacks at all. Explorers and settlers and military strategists circled in on what is today’s great state park, but for hundreds of years the…

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Retired Niskayuna English teacher and Schoharie resident Richard Colyer has penned a memoir, "The Dash Between."

Memoir details 7 decades of living

By Kristin Schultz Daily Gazette What began as a record for his children and grandchildren has morphed into a work for a wider audience that embodies Richard Colyer’s teaching goals: entertain, educate and inspire. Richard and his wife of 52…

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The weather was picture-perfect for the 36th annual Niska-Day.

Niska-Day . . . by the numbers

By all accounts, it was another successful Niska-Day. Here’s a look at Niskayuna’s annual community day, by the numbers: 3: Superheroes at the meet and greet: Spider-Man, Batman and Wonder Woman. 4: Meetings held to plan Niska-Day. 5: Months to…

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Community members gathered for the 25th Annual Niskayuna High School & Former VFW Post #9132 Memorial Day Service.

VFW honors fallen veterans in Niskayuna

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Memorial Day is far more than mattress sales and cookouts. On Friday, Niskayuna High School and former VFW Post #9121 hosted their 25th annual Memorial Day Service. Wet, chilly weather moved the service…

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Niskayuna Town officials planted an Eastern White Pine tree in River Road Park in honor of Arbor Day.

Town plants ‘Tree of Peace’ for Arbor Day

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter River Road Park in Niskayuna has a brand new resident — an Eastern white pine, also known as the Tree of Peace. Town officials and members of the town’s tree council were on hand as…