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Niskayuna High School. (Marc Schultz)

Niskayuna students eye March, April walkouts

NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna High School students organizing a walkout and ceremony to honor students killed last month in Florida won tacit administrative support for a March 14 event, but they may face discipline if they carry out a second walkout and…


Yasmine Syed, right, then supervisor-elect, tours Niskauyna Town Hall in November. (Marc Schultz)

Niskayuna supervisor won’t name bookkeeper

NISKAYUNA — New Town Supervisor Yasmine Syed has dropped efforts to name her own town bookkeeper and will do some of the work herself. Syed, in late January, withdrew the proposed appointment of Jay Nish, a former Poestenkill town supervisor and local business…


A group of Niskayuna eight and ninth graders shared safety concerns with the school board on Tuesday night. (Zachary Matson)

Niskayuna students demand safety improvements

NISKAYUNA — Students don’t feel safe in their schools, and they are starting to do something about it. One-by-one, a group of Niskayuna eighth- and ninth-graders on Tuesday night calmly and matter-of-factly stepped before the school board to demand safety…


Niskayuna High School. (Marc Schultz)

Niskayuna school board weighs max tax levy hike of 3 percent

NISKAYUNA — Niskayuna school board members appear ready to support raising local taxes by the maximum amount allowed under the district’s tax cap — just over 3 percent. Board members said during a Tuesday meeting that the district had demonstrated restraint in recent…


An early design of the planned roundabout at River and Rosendale roads in Niskayuna. (Stephen Williams)

Niskayuna roundabout gets skeptical reception

NISKAYUNA — Plans that could put a $2 million roundabout at the intersection of River and Rosendale roads got a skeptical reception at their public unveiling Wednesday night. About 40 people came to Town Hall to hear about alternatives being considered to…