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Backus wins open seat on Niskayuna school board

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education is back at full strength. Brian Backus defeated Christina Calabrese and Noney Grier in a special election on Tuesday to win the seat vacated by Patricia Lanotte in July. Backus expressed gratitude to his…


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Polls open today for BOE special election

The Niskayuna Central School District is holding a special election that started this morning at  7 a.m. Voters will choose one of three candidates to fill a board position vacated in July. Niskayuna residents Brian Backus, Christina Calabrese and Noney…


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Girls in STEM areas exceed national norms

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter Companies and educational institutions from preschools to universities are evaluating practices and procedures related to increasing the number of women working in science fields. Last spring, the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education tasked…


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School board hopefuls participate in forum

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter The three candidates running for the single spot on the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education came together on Oct. 2 to answer audience questions. The election to replace Patricia Lanotte, who resigned from…




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School board candidates answer questions

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — On Tuesday, Oct. 10, voters will head to the high school to cast ballots for one of three candidates running to replace former school board member Pat Lanotte, who resigned in July. Brian…



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3 candidates pursuing open school board seat

As of 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, three candidates had filed the appropriate paperwork to run for a single seat on the Niskayuna Central School Board of Education. Brian Backus, Christina Calabrese and Noney Grier will face off in a…


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Niskayuna High School hosted Freshman and New Student Orientation on Wednesday. Students toured the building, found their lockers and attended brief class sessions.

Kindergarteners, freshmen get feet wet at orientation

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Thousands of pairs of new sneakers squeaked down the halls in Niskayuna schools on Sept. 6, as the 2017-18 academic year kicked off. The elementary schools opened their doors to first- through fifth-graders….


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Committee to examine high school start time issue

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter An advisory committee to the Niskayuna Central School District’s Board of Education will form a subcommittee to explore delaying the start time for high school students. Over the summer, an online petition started circulating asking…