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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…


Girl Scout Troop 2210 members Sarah Jane Gascoyne, 10, left, Isabella Polk, 11, and Faith Potter, 11, clean up trash and debris on the soccer fields near Craig School in Niskayuna after Niska Day Sunday, May 18, 2014.

PHOTOS: Niska-Day cleanup

The Niskayuna community gathered Sunday to take down tents, pick up trash and clean up Craig School after Niska-Day. Photos by Peter R. Barber.


A young parade spectator donates food to Emily Barrett. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

A Niska-Day Tradition: Collecting Food

By REBECCA ISENHART NISKAYUNA — Nathan Curto is heir to a very important piece of Niskayuna heritage: the annual Niska-Day food drive. He doesn’t know it yet, though, because he’s only 18 months old. “This is his third Niska-Day,” said…



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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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Longtime manager sure co-op’s ‘in good hands’

By STEVEN COOK Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Don Bisgrove started at the Niskayuna Co-op in 1975 as the store’s general manager. It’s a job he continues to hold today and will continue to hold until his official retirement next month. He’s…