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…


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…


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…

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…