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At Birchwood, kids helping kids

Here’s a neat little story we received from Birchwood Elementary: The Birchwood Elementary School community recently completed a two-week drive to collect clothing, toiletries, and pantry items for children and families in Schoharie County. Families there are still struggling to…


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Pair of innovations win students RPI awards

  By REBECCA ISENHARTGazette ReporterNISKAYUNA — Bianca Viscusi’s family gets nervous when her little sister, Talia, forgets to keep her epi-pen close by. Talia lives with a life-threatening nut allergy, and if an unexpected peanut turned up in a meal…









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Niskayuna High School Latin teacher, Meghan Miller smiles with Student Council Vice President, Bel Mesbahi after receiving the annual Murray Award for Excellence in Education in her classroom on Monday morning.

Favata, Miller recognized for excellence in education

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — During homeroom and first period Monday at Niskayuna High School, two teachers were surprised with bouquets of balloons carried by their colleagues, students and school administrators. Though the surprise presentation is tradition with the Murray…