Former Alplaus post office torn down

Stephen Williams Gazette Reporter ALPLAUS — The former Alplaus post office was torn down this week, despite efforts by residents and town officials to save the historic structure. The Alplaus Fire Dist. No. 2, which owns the property next to the fire station…


Toys For Tots drives underway in the region

SCHENECTADY — The weeks leading up to Christmas are an opportunity to show love and charity to those in need, and the Toys For Tots toy drive is one way to do that. Locations throughout the area are collecting new, unwrapped…


Mausoleum to open, bring solace to grieving

NISKAYUNA — Drivers on Route 7 have been watching the construction of Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery’s mausoleum for more than two years. Now, with the granite, timbers and custom stained glass window in place, Mary Immaculate Patroness of America Mausoleum…

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Dharma and Brodie Makarowsky delivered more than 600 pounds of donated candy to the Albany Stratton VA Hospital on Nov.14

Sweet update

After only two weeks of soliciting donations of candy, Van Antwerp student Dharma Makarowsky and her brother and Craig Elementary School student Brodie Makarowsky, along with their parents delivered the goods to Albany Stratton VA Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov….

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Students and teachers at Rosendale Elementary School put up a bulletin board featuring a turkey with feathers that feature things kids and grownups are thankful for.

Expressing thanks . . . on turkey feathers

For the past six years, students and faculty at Rosendale Elementary School have let their thankful feathers fly in a grand Thanksgiving display. More than 375 paper “feathers” surround a turkey head in a 5-foot-wide bulletin board. Each feather features…