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Niskayuna Rotarians regularly visit Lincoln Elementary School in Schenectady to teach special lessons. This lesson was on Bernoulli's Principle.

School district foundation to honor Rotary

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Hats off to the Niskayuna Rotary, which on Jan. 18 will be honored by the Schenectady City School District Educational Foundation at its annual fundraiser at Proctors. The service organization was chartered in Niskayuna in…



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At the Niskayuna Animal Hospital, Troy-Schenectady Road staff sort out donated supplies that will be going to the Schenectady Inner City Ministries (SICM). Pictured are Dr. Ron Scharf, Samantha Acevedo and Michael Rossman.

Animal hospital helping SICM aid family pets

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The Animal Hospital of Niskayuna is lending a helping paw to pets this winter. In November, practice manager Samantha Acevedo started a donation drive to collect pet supplies and food to give to…


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Girl Scouts worked for an hour and a half to complete their sculpture for last year's Can Do. The girls are at it again this year and are collecting cans of food which they will use to build a campfire sculpture.

Girl Scouts set to show off Can Do Spirit

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Creativity and a bit of structural engineering will intersect for a good cause this month, but not without some community support. Niskayuna Girl Scouts will for the second year participate in Girls Can Do, a…




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Niskayuna Town Board member Bill McPartlon reads the ceremonial resolution to name the ball fields in Blatnick Park after outgoing supervisor Joe Landry.

Fields to bear Landry’s name

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Babe Ruth baseball players in the spring will round the bases of the newly dubbed M. Joe Landry Fields in Blatnick Park. The Niskayuna Town Board sponsored a ceremonial resolution to name the ball fields…


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Ed Miller, left, of Miller Rd. Rexford listens to Fred Breglia, Executive Director of the Landis Arboretum and Team Leaderfor Eastern NY Old Growth Survey talks about the Nikon Forestry Pro Laser (Hypsometer) to aquire data for the Landis Arboretum's Great Oak Hunt. Miller, 94, has been growing the Pin Oak in the background since a seedling he planted in 1955.

Oak hunt finds the tree titans

By Indiana Nash Gazette Reporter When Ed Miller planted a few pin oak saplings in his Rexford yard 62 years ago, he had no idea he was raising a champion. But the results of the Great Oak Hunt are in,…


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Therapy center set for ex-maritime site

By Stephen Williams Gazette Reporter Plans to move a children’s physical therapy and wellness center into the former Capital Region Maritime Center in Alplaus will go forward. On Dec. 20, the Glenville Town Board approved a zoning change that will…


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Niskayuna leaders promise ‘new beginnings’

By Zachary Matson Daily Gazette Yasmine Syed, Niskayuna’s new Republican town supervisor, struck a tone of unity Monday as she was formally sworn into office, promising “new beginnings” and “fresh starts” after a contentious election. Syed, 34, who defeated 10-year incumbent Joe Landry…