Health

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From left: Niskayuna Chief of Police Daniel McManus, N-CAP grant manager Kristin Sweeter, councilman Bill McPartlon and town Supervisor Joe Landry stand by the newly installed medication drop box inside the rotunda at Town Hall.

Niskayuna installs drug drop-off box

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — For the past six years, Niskayuna has participated in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days typically held in April and October. On Feb. 16, the town installed a permanent drug drop-off receptacle in…




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Anouk Booneman (left) and Danielle Kollarus (right) stand over the stove in Booneman's stove where the duo leads Healthy Living Workshops.

Pair join forces to promote healthy living

By Cady Kuzmich Gazette Reporter Vischer’s Ferry — One of the oldest homes in Vischer’s Ferry has become the meeting spot for folks interested in healthier food choices. Anouk Booneman and Danielle Kollarus began their program, Spring into Health, five…


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Rosendale Elementary School students wait to buy snacks from the snack cart in the school's cafeteria in Niskayuna on Jan. 13

Nisky schools look to replace sweet, salty snacks

By  Zachary Matson NISKAYUNA — Students at Niskayuna elementary schools can choose from a long list of tasty snacks at the end of their lunch period, including Fruit Gushers, Cheetos, Oreos and four different flavors of Doritos. But a committee of…


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A 60 Minute Orange Theory Workout class takes place at Orangetheory Fitness in Schenectady on December 30, 2016.

Getting with the programs

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- January is resolution month. People tend to look into the coming year with a sense of hopeful determination. The most common resolutions revolve around getting into or staying physically fit. According to Nielsen, 37…




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Area hospitals taking extra flu precautions

ALBANY – Visitation guidelines are being implemented at several regional hospitals to protect patients from influenza and other infectious diseases. These actions are being taken in response to increasing numbers of cases of influenza across the state and in this region,…



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Dr. Michael Jakubowski, a Niskayuna resident, has been honored with a Distinguished Service Award for his 39 year career in anesthesiology. 
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.

Niskayuna Doctor Honored

BY INDIANA NASH Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Dr. Michael Jakubowski’s career may have been dedicated to putting patients to sleep, but his passion for the profession is far from dull. This is, in part, why Jakubowski was honored with the…