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Dance partners Natalia O'Connor and Florin Vlad are opening Dance Fire Studio in the Shop Rite Plaza in late October.

Ballroom duo opening studio

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter There’s a new business waltzing in the ShopRite Plaza in Niskayuna this month. Champion ballroom dancers Florin Vlad and Natalia O’Connor are opening Dance Fire Studio & Fitness, a ballroom dance studio where they will…


Painter just plein thrilled about Art-Out prize

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Last month, Niskayuna hosted its seventh annual Art-Out. Nine artists set up easel and canvas in Aqueduct Park and set to painting and interpreting the landscape. The Art-Out is a plein-air event, which means the…

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Employee entrance restored at Niskayuna court

NISKAYUNA — The controversy over a Town Court employee entrance that was disabled has been resolved, town officials say. The town supervisor’s action to disable the entrance had led to a complaint filed with the state Labor Department that alleged retaliation. Town Board…

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Weekly briefs – September 28 to October 4

Blogger/author set for Co-op appearance Meet the Author. Alexandra Stafford, a Niskayuna resident, blogger and author of “Bread, Toast, Crumbs,” will be at the Niskayuna Co-op on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by and sample…


Niskayuna Planning Board tables zoning recommendation

NISKAYUNA — Public opposition to a proposed mixed-use and multi-family development at Van Antwerp and Balltown roads has not abated. The Niskayuna Planning Board was scheduled to make a recommendation Monday to the Town Board regarding a zoning change request by developer BR Niskayuna Holdings. But…