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Republicans Amongst Democrats during one of their last meetings of the year. Friday, May 20, 2016.

Republicans Amongst Democrats

By INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — “We felt like this club might gives us more of a voice,” said Diana Pinchuk, Niskayuna high school junior and vice president of the school’s recently formed Republicans Amongst Democrats club. Several students…




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The beginnings of Niska-Day

By INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- In 1980, the Niskayuna Community Action Program was founded after a report on the mental health needs of the Niskayuna school district was gathered in the community. Since that year, NCAP (as it is…



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Making Niska-Day possible

Maria Freund: “It was originally Joan Rockwell who got me into volunteering for Niska-Day,” said Maria Fruend. She has helped to organize and put together the parade portion of the celebration for the past 21 years. “It was one of…


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Artist Steve Kowalski posing before one of his sculptures on display at the Unitarian Society in Schenectady. Friday May 6, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Steve Kowalski

By INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — “We are born with this artistic tilt … we can’t shake it … nor would we want to. We want to feed it. It thrives on reality, fantasy and imagination. I like bending…