From left, teammates Avery Watson, Iris Liu, and Mazzy Russo are shown during an April 25 clinic that started the Niskayuna Girls Softball League season. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Youth softball season starts up

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Building things up is the focus for the Niskayuna Girls Softball League, which is why its opening day event made a lot of sense. The league began play this past week, but started…

Instructor Mike Carpenter, second from left, and SUNY Adirondack golf team members, from left, Desmond Crandall, Travis Deuel, and Zach Burkhart walk up to the par-5 second hole at Mohawk River Golf Course in Clifton Park on Tuesday.

Your Niskayuna week in print: April 10-16, 2015

This week in print: Last O.D. Heck resident gone  Fast-casual place is in the oven Freshman has designs on spreading school spirit MY TAKE: What are you grateful for?  Shared dispatch system proves mutually beneficial Photography provides creative outlet for…

Students in Eshkol pose for a picture with a banner designed by students at the Schenectady JCC. (Photo provided)

JCC students’ banner, messages delivered to Israel

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Students in the Schenectady Jewish Community Center’s after-school program recently saw pictures and heard stories that showed them it’s possible to touch a far-away place without ever leaving home. After spending hours learning…