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PETER R. BARBER/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER The infamous Niskayuna Turkey who has it's own Twitter page, crosses Route 7 at the intersection of Balltown Road in Niskayuna stopping traffic in its path Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

Make Way for . . . Turkeys?

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA-Thanksgiving may be over, but a turkey is still making its mark on Niskayuna. It is know as the Niska Turkey and it has its own Twitter handle (@Niskaturkey7). Residents who drive down Route 7…




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Artist Gerri Moore poses beside one of her more abstract pieces in her Niskayuna home. Wednesday August 3, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Gerri Moore

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- In the fourth grade, Gerri Moore said her father stamped her with what would become her ultimate passion later in life: creating art. “I went to Woodlawn school and my teacher in fourth grade…





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Betty Bumgarner poses with one of her paintings in her Niskayuna home. June 29, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Betty Bumgarner

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- Artist Betty Bumgarner apologized for taking a few extra seconds to answer the doorbell, because, as she puts it, she’s no longer as spry as she used to be. But there is no sign of…


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Artist Mary Ellen Riell poses in her backyard and art studio in Schenectady. Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Artist Spotlight: Mary Ellen Riell

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — The well-tended garden, the arbor with plants wending throughout its nooks and crannies and the large tent covering a corner of the backyard are the first clues to where artist Mary Ellen Riell…