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Board of Education gets a new look

By REBECCA ISENHART NISKAYUNA — Voters in Niskayuna approved a $77,313,236 budget for the 2014-15 school year by a wide margin, with 2,595 in favor and 1,230 against. Res idents also accepted the district’s plan to purchase seven new buses…


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Niskayuna school budget passes

Voters in the Niskayuna Central School District passed the proposed school district budget for the coming year Tuesday. The $77.3 million budget was approved 2,595 to 1,320. Rosemarie Perez Jaquith was elected to the school board with 2,425 votes. David…


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Niskayuna’s interim leader calls for mutual respect

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter John Yagielski has a message for the Niskayuna school board that could have originated in any of the district’s elementary classrooms: compromise, collaborate and be kind to one another. “We can have disagreements, but let’s…


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Anne Frank inspired author to write mystery

By KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — When she was 12 years old, Anne Blankman fell in love with Anne Frank. “I just felt like she and I could have been best friends if we had known each other,”…


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Veterans put a face to history

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Students at Iroquois Middle School, dressed in patriotic red, white and blue, shared laughter and tears with six World War II veterans at the 18th annual Greatest Generation event on April 23. One student,…


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Familiar face takes reins of Niskayuna school district

NISKAYUNA — John Yagielski, who led the Schenectady City School District on an interim basis for two years, was named Niskayuna’s interim superintendent on Tuesday night. The Niskayuna school board appointed Yagielski in a unanimous vote at its meeting. The appointment…