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Daniel Mattoon and Angela Netoskie - pictured here with Niskayuna High School Principal John Rickert - were recently name New York State Master Teachers.

Math instructors earn Master designation

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter It may not involve integers and imaginary numbers, but Niskayuna High School math teachers Daniel Mattoon and Angela Netoskie have found a formula for success and have been named New York State Master Teachers. The…



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At Lock 7 Park, Niskayuna, ECOS teamed up with the DEC for Day in the Life of the River program.  Here Russell Moore, DEC Region 4 Fisheries Technician shows students a walleye from the Mohawk River. Also ECOS caught fish for school groups to help identify, giving them a peek below the surface to experience the incredible biodiversity in our Mohawk River.

Students wade into conservation at Lock 7

Hands-on learning was on the agenda Thursday in Lock 7 Park, as Niskayuna-based environmental group ECOS hosted a Day in the Life of the River program. Around two dozen children from RiverRun Community Montessori School, as well as some home-schooled children,…


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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…