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A Power Yoga New York instructor corrects a student's alignment during a Vinyasa class.


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Yogis are on a mission – to help the homeless

BY KATE BUNSTER Gazette Reporter Since Thanksgiving day, Yogis at Power Yoga in Niskayuna have taken to their mats to raise money for the Schenectady City Mission. Beginning in December, the studio has hosted a free Vinyasa Flow class throughout…


Members of the Niskayuna Rowing team carry boats to the water during an April 21 practice in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Grant secured to improve Aqueduct Park

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — There will be toilets. At the town’s Aqueduct Park that is, the main reward from the state’s Regional Economic Development Council’s $150,000 grant bestowed last week upon the Friends of Niskayuna Rowing and…





Cindy Parillo removes foil from trays of cooked lasagna at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady during the Dining for Dollars fundraiser in 2013.

In Schenectady, dinner delivered for a cause

BY KATE BUNSTER GAZETTE REPORTER Holiday time is a busy time, with festivities and shopping jammed into lives already filled with work, traffic, taking care of kids and making sure dinner is on the table at night. For one day…




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The Jewish Community Center held Grandparents Day on Sunday November 22,2015. There were various activities for grandparents and grandkids to do together. Here Gary and Barbra Dagastine listen to Andrea Layton read Eating Well story to their grandkids, Colin and Parker. (No last name wanted)

JCC of Schenectady hosts its first-ever Grandparent Day

BY Zachary Matson Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Four-year-old Deanna Riley of Rexford made sure to remind her grandma Saturday night about their special date on Sunday. “She called last night and said, ‘Remember, tomorrow is grandparent’s day,’ ” said Shelley Riley,…



Inside the Niskayuna police station. There are two phones for residents to use: the red is for emergencies and the black is for non emergencies. 
Photo: Kate Bunster

Resident questions safety of emtpy police station

NISKAYUNA — The county Unified Communications Center in Rotterdam went into operation in May 2014, combining police and fire dispatchers from Glenville, Niskayuna Rotterdam and Schenectady under one roof. Its goal was to save money and allow officers to respond…