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Dark skies approaching

With strong storms moving across the area this afternoon, we’re asking you to share your weather photos with us. And let us know about any street closings you’re encountering.



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Water main break on Balltown Road shuts southbound lane

Niskayuna: Southbound lane of Balltown Road between Aqueduct and Reilly way shut for water main break. Could be shut until 10 p.m. — Steven Cook (@ByStevenCook) May 21, 2014 Niskayuna: Homes impacted by water main break have been notified. Town…


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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,”…