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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…

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The weather was dreary but spirits were high as Niskayuna High School Juniors filed into the school for the traditional walk-through. From there, prom-goers headed to the Albany Marriott for dinner and dancing. After-prom was held at ViaPort.

Student have a ball at prom, ViaPort

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Constant rain didn’t make a dent on the high spirits of Niskayuna High School juniors as they celebrated their prom on May 13. Students packed the halls waiting to check in and walk across the…

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Vendors, nonprofits and community groups set up shop under the big tent at the 36th Annual Niska-Day. Evergreen Olive Oil Company was a first-time vendor.

Niska-Day off to great start

Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The 36th annual Niska-Day kicked off this morning with a fun run and the parade that wound from St. Kateri to Niskayuna High School. Festival-goers then headed to the grounds at Craig Elementary School where there…

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Weekly Briefs

Niska-Day is tomorrow but what’s happening next week? Rotary meeting set for May 23 Vicki Ramotar, a resource development specialist with Crossroads Center for Children in Rotterdam, will be the guest speaker at Niskayuna Rotary on May 23. Ramotar, who…


Neon CRM: In the business of helping helpers

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter New Yorkers are giving people. We give to community causes, animal shelters, sports organizations, food pantries and the arts. Unlike commercial enterprises that stay in business by selling things or services, or a government that…